A CITY will welcome its 36th year of celebrating all things Viking in its annual celebration.

The JORVIK Viking Festival, in York, will run for nine days, from Saturday February 15 to Sunday February 23.

For 2020, the Festival incorporates two weekends, to give even more visitors a chance to explore the lives of those who settled in the city.

The mainstay living history encampment in Parliament Street will provide a constant presence, with the smell of woodsmoke and fresh timber filling the air from demonstrations of Viking woodturning and metal work.

Across the packed nine days, a host of events, activities, demonstrations and talks are available, many of which are free of charge.

New for 2020 will be a Viking costume competition, a Trichinopoly workshop, teaching the art of Viking wire weaving, and a new route is set to be announced for the parade through the city centre.

Full details of all the events in the 2020 JORVIK Viking Festival are now available online at jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk