25 things to do in York this weekend, March 21-22, 2015

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20 Mar 2015 @ 5.17 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightSpring is here, the lambs are gambolling about the place like nobody’s business, and the York Lit Fest is on. Hurrah! Full listings in our marvellous What’s On Guide

Lambing Sunday – and more outdoor fun

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There’s something utterly cheering about seeing new-born lambs bouncing around the place. And the public are invited along to Askham Bryan College to see the latest arrivals on the college farm, and there’s plenty of other family entertainment too. Sunday, 10am-4pmmore here.

More outdoor fun

Event Venue Time
Big Dig Day 2015 Various Sat, from 10am
Museum Gardens Tour Museum Gardens Sun, 1pm

Playing with trains – & more family fun

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A great new hands-on exhibition at the National Railway Museum. Children can sell their own tickets, don fancy dress, build railway tracks and crawl through tunnels. Runs from Friday to Sept 6more here.

More family fun

Event Venue Time
Door 84 Family Fun Day Door 84 Youth Centre Sun 1pm-4pm
Maths, Magic And Mystery University of York Sat 11am-1pm
Vets4Pets Birthday Celebration Vets4Pets, Turner Close Sat 1.30pm-4pm

David Starkey talk – and more York Lit Fest

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He’s a one, that David Starkey – always causing a kerfuffle wherever he goes. Join the good doctor as he talks about York’s Place In History, one of the much-anticipated events at this year’s Lit Fest. At the Grand Opera House on Sun at 7.30pmmore here.

More York Literature Festival events

Event Venue Time
An Audience with Dame Jenni Murray St Peter’s School Sat 7pm
John Hegley and Blackbeard’s Tea Party Grand Opera House Sun 2.30pm
Literary Tour of York Museum Gardens Sat 10.30am
York Museums Trust Book Club: Life after Life Castle Museum Sat 3pm

Gospel concert – and more music

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Libby Redman performs at York’s biggest soul and gospel event at the Andraé Crouch Tribute Concert. MOBO writer and author of British Black Gospel, Steve Alexander Smith will be a special guest, along with some brilliant professional soul & gospel singers. At 43 Monkgate on Saturday at 7.30pmmore here.

More music

Event Venue Time
Punk All Dayer Fulford Arms Sat 1pm-11pm
Guns’n’Roses Experience Fibbers Sat 7.30pm
Micklegate Singers NCEM Sat 7.30pm
Rosie And The Gang Roman Bath Sat 8pm

A Little Night Music – and more theatre

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One of Sondheim’s most popular shows, A Little Night Music is set in turn of the century Sweden in a world of intrigue, desire and waltzes. This York Musical Theatre Company production has been getting great reviews. At the Joseph Rowntree Theatre till Saturday, 7.30pmmore here.

More theatre

Event Venue Time
Halfway to Paradise: The Billy Fury Story Grand Opera House Sat 7.30pm
Jekyll And Hyde Merchant Adventurers Sat & Sun, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Cabaret At The Clements Clements Hall Sat 8.30pm
Saturday Night Lounge comedy Duchess Sat 8pm

Made In Yorkshire – and more art

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All sorts of beautiful hand crafted goods are available under the Made In Yorkshire marquee in St Sampson’s Square – jewellery, photographs, ceramics and stained glass among them. Until Sunday, from 10am-5pmmore here.

More art

Event Venue Time
Dave Pearson Transitions exhibition opens According To McGee From Sat 11am
Royals Then And Now Beningbrough Hall Daily, 11am-5pm