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Education: Georgian Ball

York Assembly Rooms (Blake Stree) with dancers in place at the Georgian Ball 2007

Guests at the Georgian Ball in York Assembly Rooms, Blake Street
In 2007 we introduced a programme (with Heritage Lottery funding) to involve local schools in an in-depth study of the Georgian period. The culmination was a stunning Georgian Ball held in Lord Burlington's famous Assembly Rooms in Blake Street, York. Fully researched - with professional dancing masters and music from the Mount School - the result was outstanding.
The Youtube clip below begins with pupils entering York's historic Guildhall and includes a commentary by Civic Trust President, Darrell Buttery.

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The Assembly Rooms were designed by Lord Burlington as part of York's eighteenth century development. 
In 1951, when in the ownership of the City Council, the Rooms were the venue for a Georgian Ball as part of the first York Festival, itself part of the Festival of Britain,

The building is now owned (and has been restored) by York Conservation Trust.

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