Snook 1️⃣6️⃣: EY UP … it’s a Snook

Find me at: Middletons Hotel, Cromwell Road

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Created by: Rachael and Phillipa Corcutt

Sponsored by: Middletons Hotel

"EY UP … it’s a Snook" is a true Yorkshire ambassador, draped in the county's rich dialect and iconic phrases. From the warm welcomes of "OW Do" to the inviting "Fancy a Brew?", this Snook is a patchwork of Yorkshire pride, featuring beloved spots like Betty's Tearooms and the sweeping Yorkshire Dales, all while nodding to local tales like Andrew Martin's explorations in "There and Back."


Meet the Artist

Rachael and Phillipa Corcutt

Rachael and Phillippa are illustrators and twin sisters who work together as an illustration collective. After graduating from the University of Derby with a First Class (Hons) Degree in Illustration, they have gone on to create illustrations for children’s books, magazines and greetings cards, some of their clients include Scholastic publishing, Oxford University Press and Harper Collins. They have also painted over 28 sculptures for public art trails across the UK.

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Meet the Sponsor

Middletons Hotel

Middletons Hotel has always been a huge supporter of the annual York Ice Trail, so when Make It York announced the Snooks Trail 2024, it was an event we were keen to be involved in. Not only is it an exciting new experience that’s accessible to all, but it’s an opportunity to encourage visitors into the city while also supporting St Leonard’s Hospice - a charity very close to our hearts.

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Discover The Snooks Trail

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Trail Leaflet & Map ▸

This carefully curated guide is your passport to unlocking a world of imagination and wonder as you embark on this unforgettable adventure in York.

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Sculpture List ▸

Discover our full list of Snooks, each one a unique chapter in York's storytelling journey. Start exploring and see where each Snook will lead you!

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Meet the Snooks ▸

Set off on a delightful discovery to meet the Snooks! Uncover the origins of these charming characters and learn about their creator...

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Trail FAQs ▸

What is the Snooks Trail? When does the Snooks Trail take place? Do Snooks sleep? How can I participate in the Snooks Trail? And more!

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The Production Company ▸

Encounter the crafters behind the magic – Norse Sky, the masterful set builders and prop makers hailing from North Yorkshire, whose skilled hands have lovingly shaped the Snooks into existence.

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Meet the Artists ▸

Discover the creative minds behind the enchanting Snooks sculptures on The Snooks Trail. Explore the diverse talents and unique perspectives of the artists who have contributed their imagination and skill to bring these captivating characters to life!

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Meet the Sponsors ▸

Meet the businesses who have proudly sponsored The Snooks Trail and delve into their inspiring reasons for supporting this captivating event.

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Survey ▸

Tell us about your Snooks Trail experience in a quick survey and you could win a Snooks Trail Goody Bag! T&Cs

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Accessibility Guide ▸

Make It York is proud to organise many free events and festivals throughout the year for residents and visitors to enjoy. We are committed to ensuring that everyone can participate, with access requirements in place to support with additional needs.

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Charity Partner ▸

St. Leonard's Hospice, our esteemed charity partner for The Snooks Trail, is a highly regarded organization dedicated to serving the communities of York and North Yorkshire for over 35 years.