It was destined to be turned into flats until two brothers spotted the Crescent’s potential. One year on and the Crescent Community Venue is celebrating a brilliant first year with a free three-day event (Friday to Sunday) including family fun, a beer fest and, of course, lots and lots of music… More here.
Portrait painting – live
Beningbrough Hall is one of the venues in a national art event which sees artists painting a portrait before our eyes. At Beningbrough the artist is Tanya Raabe-Webber who will be interviewing her subject, star of Channel 4’s The Divine David, ‘anti-drag queen’ David Hoyle. Saturday, 10.30am-5pm – more here.
Supersonic at City Screen
Britpop, brotherly bickering and bad-mouthing Blur – that’s Oasis in a nutshell. Now the phenomenally popular band from back in the day are the subject of a new film documentary, Supersonic. City Screen are showing the movie on Sunday along with a livestreamed Q&A between the director and Liam Gallagher. More here.
The Art Market
With 120 artists gathered at York Racecourse, this is Yorkshire’s largest contemporary art and crafts show. Lots of workshops and talks as well as untold things of beauty to admire and buy. Friday-Sunday – more here.
Rule The World
Take That are back! But not for good. And not the real Take That either, although Gary Barlow has endorsed Rule The World, which is as good as a TT tribute band can ask for. They will be performing all the hits at Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Sunday and Monday. More here.
Food and Drink finale
It’s nearly time to dab the corner of our mouths with a napkin, loosen the belt a notch and call for a bill. But before York Food & Drink Festival finishes on Sunday, there are several juicy morsels to enjoy, including a York’s Chocolate Story talk and tasting and the supermarket wine challenge. More here.