28 things to do in York this weekend, July 11-12, 2015

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10 Jul 2015 @ 4.28 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightSoap stars on the cricket pitch, Rolls Royces at the air museum and the maze returns… Fill your weekend with our comprehensive What’s On Guide

The ADAM Festival – and more songs & shows

Sam Buckley and Keith Myers hold the ADAM banner. Photograph: Keith Myers
Sam Buckley and Keith Myers hold the ADAM banner. Photograph: Keith Myers
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ADAM’s back! Or to give him his full name, the Acomb Dance, Arts & Music Community Festival. This free community festival will see singing, dancing and fun across Acomb, and all are welcome to join in. Saturday, 10am-4pmmore here.

More shows and music

Event Venue Time
Alan Carr York Barbican Sat @ 8pm
A Tribute To Bev Jones Jo Ro Theatre Sat @ 7.30pm
Murston Bapchild And The Braxton Hicks Volunteer Arms Sat @ 7pm
Hellbound Hearts and The Idol Dead Fibbers Sat @ 7.30pm
Snake Davis Grand Opera House Sat @ 7.30pm
Steve Cassidy Band Victoria Vaults Sat @ 8.30pm
Will Johns The Duchess Sun @ 7.30pm
Chris Berry Band Roman Bath Sun @ 7pm
100 Years Of Frank Sinatra Jo Ro Theatre Sun @ 7.30pm

Open Edible Gardens & more outdoor fun

Photograph edibleyork.org
Photograph edibleyork.org
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Just like the fruit and veg it produces, the Edible Gardens movement is growing. This weekend gardeners across York are flinging open their gates to showcase their efforts and show how easy it is to turn a plot of land into an outdoor larder. Saturday at various timesmore here.

More outdoors fun

Event Venue Time
Rowntree Park Birthday Party Rowntree Park Sun @ 1pm-4pm
Copmanthorpe Horticultural Show Copmanthorpe Methodist Church Sat @ 2pm-3.30pm
Stockton on the Forest Festival of Gardening Stockton on Forest Village Hall Sat @ 2-4pm

Rolls Royce day – and more motors

Photograph: Rolls Royce Enthusiasts' Club
Photograph: Rolls Royce Enthusiasts’ Club
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Is there an object on this earth more elegantly opulent than a Rolls Royce? More than 30 of these classic cars will assemble at the Yorkshire Air Museum on Saturday from 10am-5pmmore here.

More motors

Event Venue Time
Open Grand Prix York MotorSports Village Sat @ 6pm

York Maze – and more family fun

Jamie Anderson – son of Thunderbirds creator Gerry – and Tom Pearcy at York Maze. Photograph: Kippa Matthews / York Maze
Jamie Anderson – son of Thunderbirds creator Gerry – and Tom Pearcy at York Maze. Photograph: Kippa Matthews / York Maze
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They must have pulled some strings this year at York Maze – as the theme of the giant puzzle is Thunderbirds. can you find your way round the Thunderbird 2 spaceship cut through a field of maize? Open 10am-6.30pm every day from Saturdaymore here

More family fun

Event Venue Time
Tour de Tang Hall Tang Hall & Derwenthorpe Sun @ noon-5pm
Park Grove School Summer Fair Park Grove School Sat @ 1pm-4.30pm
Orchard Park Scarecrow Trail Orchard Park, Huntington Sat @ 1pm-5.30pm
Tour de Tang Hall St Andrew’s Church, Huntington Sat @ 1pm-4pm

Emmerdale cricket match – & more charity fun

Star player… Chris Chittell who plays Eric Pollard in Emmerdale. Photograph: ITV
Star player… Chris Chittell who plays Eric Pollard in Emmerdale. Photograph: ITV
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Some of the soap regulars leave the Woolpack for Heworth Cricket Club on Sunday for a cricket match raising money for cancer charities. It kicks off at 2pm, with stalls and a raffle accompanying the sporting endeavours – more here.

More fundraising fun

Event Venue Time
Songbirds for Bookworms Dunnington Reading Rooms Sat @ 3pm-4pm
Reflect Fundraiser Fleeting Arms Sat @ 8pm
Coffee morning Huntington Methodist Church Sat @ 10am-noon
Summer Concert Escrick Park Gardens Sun @ 6.30pm

York Races and more sport

Photograph: York Racecourse
Photograph: York Racecourse
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It’s one of the bigger events in York’s sporting calendar – John Smith’s Cup day. The big race itself is at 3.25pm on Saturday, part of a seven-race meeting and they’re even playing the Ashes on the big screens. York Racecourse opens its doors at 11.15am – more here.

More sport

Event Venue Time
York City vs Middlesbrough Bootham Crescent Sat @ 12pm
York City Knights vs Gloucestershire All Golds Heworth ARLFC Sat @ 6pm