Dad’s Army film and talk
Perennial warcom Dad’s Army is released onto the big screen this weekend, with Bridlington doubling up as Walmington-on-Sea. To celebrate York St John University’s Dr Chris Price is talking about the Home Guard and York in the war in the Basement Bar prior to a City Screen showing of the movie. Sunday from 4pm – more here.
War games at the racecourse
York Racecourse hosts all manner of battles this Sunday as York Wargames Society hosts Vapnartak 2016. The tabletop war games show has more than 50 traders on three floors of the Knavesmire Stand, plus competitions and demonstrations – more here.
Vintage shopping returns
As each flood-hit property gets back on its feet the city cheers. And so the return of York Does Vintage to the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall on Sunday is double cause for celebration, as the shopping fair marks the reopening of one floor of this medieval marvel – more here.
Fairfax House reopens
Fairfax House is one of the first of York’s attractions to wake from its winter sleep. Go and enjoy its remarkable collections and Georgian splendour while they are at their most sparkly after the winter deep clean. From Saturday at 10am – more here.
Phantom of the Opera
Fresh from their triumph with Jekyll & Hyde, York Orchard Musical Theatre Company presents another Gothic extravaganza. The Phantom Of The Opera has melodrama, magic and masses of music to ensure a spookily entertaining evening. Two performances at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Saturday – more here.
Rock and roll legends
Ian Astle has photographed some legends of pop and rock – Robert Plant. BB King, Rod Stewart and David Bowie to name only a few. See his stunning pictures at the Rock And Roll Legends exhibition at the Pyramid Gallery till February 21 – more here.