21 things to do in York this weekend, November 5-6 2016

Holly Beasley-Garrigan in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by the Flanagan Collective. Photograph: Ed Sunman
4 Nov 2016 @ 11.41 am
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mix-six-logo-2016It’s not rocket science, but it is Bonfire Night – plus the magic of the movies and a monster drama. The full lowdown is in York’s best What’s On Guide

Fireworks

The sky will be lit up, and dogs will be terrified…
The sky will be lit up, and dogs will be terrified…
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Bang, whizz, ooh, ahh… It’s time to celebrate the moment when a son of York failed to dynamite Parliament, and what better way than bonfires, fireworks and sausages in baps. There are a few public displays around York, check our guide here.

More bonfire night events

Event Venue Time
Dunnington Bonfire, Fireworks & Live Music Eastfield Showfield, Dunnington Sat from 4.30pm
Poppleton Bonfire & Firework Spectacular Poppleton Centre Sat from 5pm
Fire Fighters Charity Firework Display and Bonfire 2016 Rawcliffe Country Park Sat from 5.30pm
Pie & Ale Night Bedern Hall Sat @ 6pm

Short film festival

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Amazing films, amazing venues. That’s the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, bringing the world’s best mini-movies to our old city for six years now. There are 400 to see, from thrillers to family to music to fashion. Runs until Sunday, here’s our guide.

More movies

Event Venue Time
Sister Act + performance by Zamar Gospel Choir City Screen Sun @ 12.40pm

Early Christmas Festival

Photograph: Made In Yorkshire on Facebook
Photograph: Made In Yorkshire on Facebook
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Now we’re into November, there’s no avoiding the C-word. If you have friends and family who appreciated hand-crafted art, jewellery, ceramics and more head to the Made In Yorkshire early Christmas fest marquee, on Parliament Street till Sunday. More here.

More shopping

Event Venue Time
Festive Open Studio Day at Joanna Wakefield Jewellery St Catherine’s Place Sun @ 10am-4pm

Frankenstein

Holly Beasley-Garrigan in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by the Flanagan Collective. Photograph: Ed Sunman
Holly Beasley-Garrigan in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by the Flanagan Collective. Photograph: Ed Sunman
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Innovative theatre company The Flanagan Collective have taken to the streets of York once more with their production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. They will tell both Mary’s story and that of her monster at various locations around York. On till November 26, more here.

More shows

Event Venue Time
West Side Story Jo Ro Theatre Till Sat @ 7.30pm
Festival of Remembrance York Barbican Sun @ 3.30pm
Big Band Dance Night De Grey Rooms Sat @ 7.30pm

Space fun

Inside the International Space Station… Photograph: Destination Space
Inside the International Space Station… Photograph: Destination Space
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British astronaut Tim Peake has inspired a new generation of space explorers. Although his public lecture has been postponed, this space day at the University of York on Sunday has plenty to intrigue and inspire, including a chance to make launch rockets. More here.

KT Tunstall

Ready for fireworks on Bonfire Night: KT Tunstall
Ready for fireworks on Bonfire Night: KT Tunstall
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Hits including Suddenly I See and Other Side Of The World earned KT Tunstall chart success and numerous honours, including a BRIT and an Ivor Novello award. See her at York Barbican on Saturday. More here.

More music

Event Venue Time
An Evening with The King’s Singers York Minster Sat @ 7.30pm
Edwina Hayes The Winning Post Sat @ 8pm
Junction 33 Golden Lion Sat @ 8pm
Sister Madly Black Horse Sat @ 8.30pm
Unit Edinburgh Arms Sat @ 9pm
MISS D,MINA The Ainsty Sat @ 9pm
The 5.15s Acorn Rugby Clun Sun @ 4pm