Snook 1️⃣0️⃣: Snookin’ All Over the Ouse

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Created by: Christine Jopling

Sponsored by: City Cruises

"Snookin’ All Over the Ouse" is your guide to the hidden gems of York, inviting you on a river journey past iconic landmarks like York Minster and Clifford's Tower. With each paddle, uncover tales of ancient settlers, Roman defences, and the serene blend of city hustle and country peace along the Ouse's storied banks. Dive in and let the stories unfold!


Meet the Artist

Christine Jopling

I love to create fun, colourful images that will brighten the viewer’s day and bring a smile to their face. A little bit wonky, showing texture and brushstrokes, scribbly and freehand, I’m a big fan of “imperfection”! I love to see, and show, the handmade feel of things. I have a particular passion for hand lettering, I enjoy making fun and funky fonts. I love to draw buildings and places, too, showing their intricacies in a quirky way. I’m also particularly fond of drawing humans and creatures – real or imagined – as I love the interactions that can be created.

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Meet the Sponsor

City Cruises

We are ecstatic to continue to support both St. Leonard's and Make it York, and eagerly participate in the Snook's Trail—an exuberant celebration of York's heritage. As proud sponsors, we can’t wait to embrace the spirit of this remarkable trail and experience the wonders it has to offer.

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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.