27 things to do in York this weekend, May 19-20 2018

Some of the very British brollies luring you into the Coppergate Centre. Photographs: Richard McDougall
18 May 2018 @ 5.18 pm
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There’s no escaping the royal wedding, so join in the fun – or alternatively escape to the Middle Ages… Plus top comedy and a mix of music.

As always, York’s comprehensive guide to things do to in York is here.

Resistance is useless. But don’t stay at home to watch Harry and Meghan get hitched – head into the city centre and enjoy it on the big screen set up in the Coppergate Shopping Centre. And do a bit of browsing and buying in the boring bits…

Alternatively you can sing and dance the day and night away, toasting the happy royal couple at Spark. This might be a little more raucous than regal.


The bloody Battle of Towton took place in 1461. But what was it like to live in those times? Find out this weekend as a group of reenactors move in to the reconstructed medieval village at Murton Park.
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It’s a good weekend for history reconstructions. Over at Fairfax House they’ve cut the electric power as the Georgian inhabitants move back in to show what life was like by candlelight.
-Sun May 20 @ 7.30pm
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Horace Panter & Beano’s 80th Birthday Collection at According to McGee on Saturday

This comedy evening was one of the top ten best reviewed shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Colin Hoult becomes actress Anna Mann to take on the relentless rise of fascism…

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Tony Jameson – Is This What I’ve Become at the Crescent on Sunday
Vudu Comedy! – Featuring Jim Bayes and Red Redmond at the Vudu Lounge on Sunday
The Be All & End All at York Theatre Royal on Saturday
The Play That Goes Wrong at the Grand Opera House on Saturday

Twisted Wheel hit York with a roster of indie anthems to blow the roof off Fibbers. Having supported Oasis, Kasabian and Paul Weller they know how to rock a city…

See also
The Ebor Singers: Songs of Remembrance at York Minster on Saturday
York Guildhall Orchestra at York Barbican on Saturday
Sid Wright at Lady Anne Middleton’s Hotel on Saturday
Ainsty 11th Birthday bash hosted by The Skapones on Saturday
Moonshine Creek at the Snickleway Inn on Saturday
United In Music Promo Event at The Green Tree on Sunday
Sledge Against The Machine at the Victoria Vaults on Sunday