WW2 Living History Day
This Saturday marks one year since the York Army Museum reopened after its transformation, and to mark the birthday the Tower Street attraction is bringing the war back to life. The East Yorkshire Regiment Living History Group will be encamped next to Clifford’s Tower and there’ll be displays of Second World War kit. More here.
Day of Clay
We know they’re potty for pots at the York Art Gallery and now everyone can get a piece of the ceramic action. Great Pottery Throw Down winner Matthew Wilcock is joining the Day Of Clay, which includes hands-on workshops, talks and stalls from 10am-6pm on Saturday – more here.
Is it really 75 years since Jason Donovan first burst onto the showbiz scene? Clearly not, but he’s been entertaining us for quite some time – and here brings his greatest hits to the Barbican on Sunday. Everyone… “There are too many broken hearts in the world… – more here.
It’s known as the garden of death and this weekend York Cemetery hosts a Garden Festival. This includes plant sales, expert horticulturalists ready to give advice and garden designers. Sunday from 10am-4pm – more here.
Fairfax House After Dark
There are lots of activities for Museums At Night around Yorkshire this year, but only two in York. Friday evening sees a Monty Python movie at Barley Hall, while on Saturday and Sunday evenings Fairfax House will be illuminated by candlelight for performances by its Georgian inhabitants – more here.
The Machine Stops
Although the short story The Machine Stops was written by EM Forster in 1909, it suddenly seems very prescient. It’s set in a future were humanity relies on a giant machine to provide all its needs, via screens… This is the premiere of the theatrical adaptation at York Theatre Royal and it runs until June 4 – more here.