30+ things to do in York this weekend: September 1-2, 2018

Get on your bike and pedal over to the Cycling Festival
31 Aug 2018 @ 5.17 pm
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There’s something uniquely peculiar at a shopping bazaar, famous faces take part in a charity sporting fixture and street entertainment goes to a new level.

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

This new street performers festival sees more than 50 buskers in eight York city centre locations showcase their virtuosity in dance, music, circus and other acts. Confirmed artists include the sublime Hyde Family Jam.

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Ride bikes and trikes of all shapes and sizes including adapted bikes, balance bikes and tandems. Or watch the BMX stunt team Savage Skills showcase some of the amazing tricks that can be done on two wheels.

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The precursor to the Black Rose Ball on Saturday night, this event features a selection of traders of gorgeously elegant gothic finery. Browse through stalls hosted by traders with names like House Of Bats and Uniquely Peculiar.

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The highlight of this family friendly day is a cricket match between the Emmerdale team and the Martin Barrass XI, who feature Mark ‘Game of Thrones’ Addy and Andrew ‘Dinnerladies’ Dunn. Plus food, drink, stalls and live music.

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It’s your last chance this summer to enjoy some #FossFest food, drink, shopping and fun. The road is closed to traffic so young and old can enjoy the street party.

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York Theatre Royal kicks off its autumn season with Alan Bennett’s play centred on a fictionalised meeting between York-born poet WH Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten. Starring Matthew Kelly and David Yelland, The Habit Of Art explores sex, death and creativity.
Till Sat Sep 8
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