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York: Women Witches Warriors Adult Storytelling Walking Tour

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This one-woman performance introduces the modern-day woman to the women of York who have walked before her, reminding her she will never walk alone. Fiction based on fact.

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  • Learn why Celtic Queen Cartimandua was left alone on her throne by her husband
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  • Find out what the Ivory Bangle Lady had up her sleeve
  • Admire Margaret Clitherow's sheer determination to remain true to her faith
  • Let Gentleman Jack, Anne Lister, tell you how she fell in love once and for all


Be introduced to and inspired by the women of York, as you follow this one-woman performance in the footsteps of the women who came before you. With only a book in hand, together you will travel back through time, across the eras. Learn how Celtic Queen Cartimandua came to be known as the people's peacekeeper but how she continued to wage war with her ex-husband long after their divorce. Find out what exactly was written in the stars for Roman Empress Julia Domna and how that shaped her reality. Let the Ivory Bangle Lady show you her final resting place and allow Lady Isabel, the anchoress, to show you where she spent her days. Take a walk down what was once York's Red Light District and come face to face with Mary Jane Sutherland, a lady of the night. Hear her story and her plight. Meet one of the first-known feminists, Josephine Butler who fought for the rights of women and their bodies. Get to know the modern-day women of this city, Sarah Coggles, and Victoria Bage, and listen to the stories that they have to tell. Meet the Pearl of York, York's very own Martyr, Margaret Clitherow, and find out why she chose to die in the name of her faith. Let Gentleman Jack, Anne Lister, tell you how she fell in love time and time again. Find York's forgotten artist, Mary Ellen Best, and see where she sat to paint when the day turned to rain. Come face to face with a supposed witch, Jennet Preston, a wise woman, who was executed here in this very city! All the while being guided along the enchanting streets of York by your narrator, Sasha Parker, one of York's local lasses. This adult storytelling tour is rated 18+ as the content is aimed at a mature audience.


Walking tour Professional actor-guide

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.

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