22 things to do in York this weekend, March 12-13, 2016

11 Mar 2016 @ 3.44 pm
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mix-six-logo-2016Comics and fantasy at York St John, crafty fun at the racecourse and 100 years of footwear at Fairfax House… As always, everything’s in our What’s On Guide

Comic Con @ York Lit Fest

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A day of comics, video and board games, graphic novels and other sequential art, including talks, workshops and stalls – at York St John University on Saturday, 10am-10pmmore here. Part of York Literature Festival which runs till March 23.

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More festival fun

Event Venue Time
St Patrick’s Weekend Festival St Sampson’s Square Sat & Sun from 11am
York Human Rights Film Festival Fulford Arms Sat @ 1pm
York International Women’s Festival Clements Hall Sat Mar 12 @ 10am-4pm
Disabled Access Day at Dig Dig Sat @ 10am-4pm

The Great Create Extravaganza

Ribbons by m01229 on Flickr
Ribbons by m01229 on Flickr
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With a focus on papercraft, scrapbooking and home decor, this crafty extravaganza is the perfect opportunity for you to make, shop and learn, whatever your passion. At York Racecourse on Saturdaymore here.

More arts and crafts

Event Venue Time
Learn to Play Day Banks Musicroom Sat @ 10am-4pm

Door 84 Family Fun Day

Open Door 84 and have some fun. Photograph: Door 84 on Facebook
Open Door 84 and have some fun. Photograph: Door 84 on Facebook
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Join in Door 84’s fifth birthday celebrations by throwing yourself down a 30ft inflatable slide. There’s also live entertainment, a tombola, raffle, face-painting, refreshments, a fire engine and an appearance by some York City players. Sunday, 1pm-4pmmore here.

More family fun

Event Venue Time
The Science Behind Conservations – British Science Week Dig Sat @ 10am-4pm
Bedtime Story Friargate Theatre Sat @ 4pm-4.45pm

A Century of Shoes

Fancy footwear… Photograph: Fairfax House
Fancy footwear… Photograph: Fairfax House
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From the fanciful footwear of the wealthiest to the functional mules of the down at heel, this new exhibition reveals the fashion and function of Georgian footwear. Till June 26more here.

More exhibitions

Event Venue Time
Life Stills Lotte Inch Gallery Daily, 10am-6pm
Burma: A Brief Glimpse [Exhibition] Spring Espresso Daily
1914: When The World Changed Forever York Castle Museum Daily

York CD and Record Fair

Get bargain hunting in the Basement
Get bargain hunting in the Basement
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Lots of collectable records, CDS and DVDS. Bring your unwanted records & CDS for cash or exchange. Saturday from 10.30am-4.30pm in the Basementmore here.

Alias Kid

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Signed by music mogul Alan McGee in 2013 (Oasis, Primal Scream, Super Furry Animals), one of the gutsiest rock’n’roll outfits to emerge from Manchester in recent years continue to show they have what it takes at the Spread Eagle on Saturday from 8pmmore here.

More music

Event Venue Time
Strictly Big Band Night De Grey Rooms Sat @ 7.30pm
Blumenkind Sat @ 8pm Basement
Journeys of the Heart Schubert’s Last Year NCEM Sun 7pm
The Dyr Sister Basement 8pm
The Haley Sisters Huntington WMC Sat @ 8pm
Flashback Edinburgh Arms Sat @ 9pm