School’s back next week, so have one last summer holiday hurrah with a trip to the Press Family Raceday on Sunday. As well as a full card of racing, York Racecourse will host pony races, live music, face painting and the annual visit of TV favourite Peppa Pig. More details here.
Street Food Saturday
Somehow food always tastes better outdoors. And you’ve a host of al fresco flavours to try at Street Food Saturday. Among those dishing up treats are Nachos Amigos, a pop-up which promises the best quality Mexican food, and Pitta Palace, with a whole variety of toppings or stuffings… All at Monks Cross Shopping Park – more here.
Blood + Chocolate – The Movie
It was an epic theatrical event, starring hundreds of you and garnering critical acclaim from the national press. And on Saturday afternoon there’s a chance to enjoy Blood + Chocolate again at a cinema-style presentation of the tale of war and confectionery. It’s held in a very appropriate venue – Joseph Rowntree Theatre – more here.
York Sport Village birthday
York Sport Village celebrates its third birthday on Saturday and we’re all invited to the party. The complex, including a gym, pool, pitches and tracks, is hosting an open day from 10am-3pm when you can use the members’ facilities for free – more here.
The latest Fossgate Festival should be a feast of fun, food, music – and a little retail therapy. Held on that most independently-minded of streets, there will be music from violinist Rupert Engledow and many others, and a chance to visit quirky shops and artists’ studios – more here.
A series of live music events, discussions, film showings, public lectures, book readings and record launches exploring South African jazz takes place over the next six days at York University. Events include Catherine and Darius Brubeck reading sketches from their book-in-progress Jazz Life, on Saturday at 5pm – more here.