27 things to do in York this weekend, July 25-26 2015

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24 Jul 2015 @ 5.12 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightWhat a weekend! The Fringe has started, bestowing upon us ten days of music, laughter and more in teapots and magical auditoria. Then there’s live music at the races and family fun at York City. Get the complete lowdown via our comprehensive What’s On Guide

The Fringe is here!

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Photomontage: YorkMix
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It’s something new and spectacular for York – the Great Yorkshire Fringe, ten days of comedy, cabaret and family entertainment on Parliament Street. With Al Murray, Henning Wehn and the Tommy Cooper Show it’s a very strong opening weekend. And York’s own Arts Barge Project hosts the Great Yorkshire Swing in the Spiegltent where once Marlene Dietrich performed – full guide here.

More fringe fun

Event Venue Time
Stick Man – Live On Stage! Parliament Street Sat & Sun @ 10.15am
James Campbell’s Comedy 4 Kids Parliament Street Sat & Sun @ 2.30pm
Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show Parliament Street Sat & Sun @ 4pm
Al Murray Parliament Street Sat @ 5pm & 9.30pm
Henning Wehn Parliament Street Sat @ 7.30pm
Rick Witter – Silent Disco Sunday Parliament Street Sun @ 2.30pm
Arts Barge Great Yorkshire Swing Parliament Street Sun @ 7.30pm

Scouting For Girls

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A day’s racing followed by live music from the She’s So Lovely pop princes Scouting For Girls? There’s an entertaining prospect. That’s the Music Showcase at York Racecourse on Saturday, first race at 1.45pmmore here.

More music

Event Venue Time
Homegrown Bedlam Music Takeover Spread Eagle Sat from 1pm
The East Coast Vagabonds Roman Bath Sun @ 7pm
York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir Guildhall Sat @ 7.30pm
David Pipe organ recital York Minster Sat @ 7pm

Joan Sadler Memorial Concert

Joan Sadler
Joan Sadler
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Joan Sadler was president of the Rowntree Players, a life member of York Amateur Operatic Society and a huge supporter of the performing arts. So it is fitting that some of York’s most talented performers are taking part in this tribute concert at her beloved Joseph Rowntree Theatre, including York Musical Society and York Light Opera. Sunday at 7.30pmmore here.

More shows

Event Venue Time
Bugsy Malone Jo Ro Theatre Sat @ 7.30pm

York City FC family fun day

Bootham Crescent from the air. Photograph: YouTube
Bootham Crescent from the air. Photograph: YouTube
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This is the happiest time of the year for York City supporters, with no worries about results or league positions and new players fuelling pre-season optimism. And the York City Family Fun Day at Bootham Crescent will also put a big smile on your face, with rides, a bouncy castle, stalls and a penalty shootout game. On Sun, 11am-3pmmore here.

More family fun

Event Venue Time
Sweet Talk Castle Museum Sat @ 10am-4pm
Mad Hat Day York Maze Sat @ 10am-6.30pm
White Rabbit & Mad Hatter’s Storytime Huntington Library Sat 10am-11am
Vikings 4D Jorvik Sat 10am-5pm
Where’s Jack? York Dungeon Sat @ 10am-5pm

Country Crafts Weekend

Photograph: Yorkshire Museum Of Farming
Photograph: Yorkshire Museum Of Farming
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They spin, they weave, they whittle – all sorts of skills will be on show by the talented craftsmen and women at Yorkshire Museum of Farming, all weekend from 10am-4.30pm. More here.

More fun out and about

Event Venue Time
Summer Nature Walk St Nick’s Sat @ 1pm-3pm
Cycle Unite York Sport Village Sun @ 11am-3pm

Vintage Motorcycle Run

Two wheel wonders… Photograph: Yorkshire Air Museum
Two wheel wonders… Photograph: Yorkshire Air Museum
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It’s not about the wings but the two-wheelers at Yorkshire Air Museum this Sunday from 10am-5pm. The “Golden Era” Vintage Motorcycle Run will feature some classic bikes, all dating from before 1931 – more here.

More history

Event Venue Time
Cemetery Walk: Brewers & Publicans York Cemetery Sun @ 2pm
Rich & Poor in Victorian York Castle Museum Sat @ noon-1pm