Image include photo of Kate Atkinson, the front cover of the book 'Behind the Scenes At The Museum' and large logo with text that reads 'The Big City Read 2022'.

The Big City Read


We Are The Groves & The Big City Read – a celebration event.

When – Tuesday 11 October 2022, 7-9pm.

Where – Theatre@41, 41 Monkgate, York YO31 7PB.

We are delighted to be part of The Big City Read with Explore York. This year’s book is Kate Atkinson’s ‘Behind the Scenes at the Museum’ that features, based on her experience, The Groves, York.

Join us at the event to –

  • Hear a reading of the first chapter and receive a free copy of the book.
  • Watch out storytelling walk from the comfort of your chair, and listen to stories from people of The Groves, past and present.
  • And find out more about Heritage Hunters, an exciting new project that York Museums Trust are launching to research the history of The Groves.

All are welcome, we hope to see you then.

The venue has level access and a BSL interpreter will be available in attendance. Pay as you feel tickets available from or at any library in York.

Any questions, email or call Stephen 07951050153.

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