Apollo Festival – and more music
Festival season is here. While the uneducated hordes get stuck in the Glastonbury mud, more discerning musos will head to York Sports Club for the Apollo Festival, headlined by the legendary Inspiral Carpets. Saturday, 11am-midnight – more here.
Heritage flypast – and more history
It’s probably York’s final chance to see a Cold War V-bomber in the air this weekend. The Salute the V-Force Tour sees the last flying Avro Vulcan bomber overfly its sister V-bomber, the “Lusty Lindy”, at the Yorkshire Air Museum at lunchtime on Saturday – more here.
Flower festival – and more outdoors fun
Local flower club members work alongside the house’s own garden team to fill it with a blaze of floral colour for the four day Flower Festival at Castle Howard. A large wooden Garuda statue in the Long Gallery will be covered with orange, yellow and red blooms as the house commemorates 75 years since the fire which destroyed several of its rooms. Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm – more here.
Bar Lane art showcase
Art lovers should head along to Bar Lane Studios, which is showcasing the work of its 13 resident artists on Saturday from 10.30am-5pm. It’s also a chance to peak behind the scenes – more here.
West Bank Park Summer Fair
It’s all the fun of the fair at West Bank Park, with a bouncy castle, arts and crafts, tea, cake and more. More than 2,000 people went along last year, and organisers reckon it’ll be even bigger on Sunday from 1pm-4pm – more here.
Seussical – and more theatre
Dreamed up partly by Python Eric Idle, and based on the remarkable stories of Dr Seuss, Seussical The Musical by We Are Theatre is a riot of fun and colour. Catch it at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm – more here.