32 things to do in York this weekend, October 8-9 2016

Hit duo… Chase & Status
7 Oct 2016 @ 1.58 pm
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mix-six-logo-2016Lots of running this weekend, around York Racecourse and York city centre. Plus a star music duo, poppies and vegetables – the full lowdown’s in our What’s On Guide

Yorkshire Marathon

Join the crowds cheering on the runners. Photographs: Simon Dewhurst / Run For All
Join the crowds cheering on the runners. Photographs: Simon Dewhurst / Run For All
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Seven thousand runners are doing the full 26 miles, and another 3,000 are piling round the ten-mile course… what an athletic city York is! Get out to cheer them along on Sunday from 9.30ammore here.

York Marathon 2016: Your complete guide

More family events

Event Venue Time
Holgate Mill Open Weekend Holgate Mill Sat & Sun 11am-4pm
Upload Live West Offices Sat 10am-5pm
Fungi Foray Castle Howard Sat 1pm-3pm
Military Heroes in the Cemetery York Cemetery Sun @ 2pm
Apple Week Beningbrough Hall Till Sun

Last races of the year

We're backing the brown horse… Photograph: York Racecourse
We’re backing the brown horse… Photograph: York Racecourse
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The last meeting at York Races takes place on Friday and Saturday. With a record prize pot of more than £415,000 attracting some big name trainers expect the season to finish with a bang. More here.

Who’ll win at York Races? Tips for the October meeting 2016

Chase & Status

Hit duo… Chase & Status
Hit duo… Chase & Status
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Hit making duo Chase & Status are used to filling some of the country’s biggest arenas. So it’s quite a coup for the Barbican to book them for a DJ set this Saturday. Their first York show since 2012, the party goes on till 3am… more here.

Music stars Chase & Status booked for ‘intimate’ York gig

More music

Event Venue Time
Beethoven & Brahms: A Tale of Two Composers Dower Court Sat @ 2pm-4.30pm
Whole Lotta Led Fibbers Sat @ 7.30pm
Irie Vibes’ 7th Birthday The Crescent Sat @ 8pm
Trigger Sixtysix Black Horse Sat @ 8.30pm
Iffy Gyro Edinburgh Arms Sat @ 9pm
Ordinary Affair York Acorn Sat @ 9pm
The Skapones Ainsty Sat @ 9pm
Songs From Then Till Now Jo Ro Theatre Sun @ 7.30pm

York VegFest

Why not just veg this weekend? Photograph © Hans
Why not just veg this weekend? Photograph © Hans
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Fancy a meat-free Sunday? Three venues – The Hospitium, The Guildhall and the Post Office Club – host various veggie cookery demonstrations, stalls and children’s activities. Then there’s an evening of live music from vegan bands and singers. More here.

More food and shopping

Event Venue Time
Rascal And Tinker Launch Party Love Cheese, Gillygate Sat @ 4.30pm

Underneath a Magical Moon

Soaraway success… Photograph Tutti Frutti Productions / Brian Slater
Soaraway success… Photograph Tutti Frutti Productions / Brian Slater
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This enchanting show for children aged 3+ reimagines Peter Pan from the viewpoint of Wendy. Fly into a fantastical world of adventure where time stands still, the impossible seems possible and if you close your eyes and believe, then you really can make anything happen… At York Theatre Royal till October 22more here.

More shows and books

Event Venue Time
Two Musicals – One Concert! Jo Ro Theatre Sat @ 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Meet Frances Brody Waterstones York Sat @ 1.30pm-3.30pm
Oh No! Not This… Basement Till Sun
Ryedale Book Festival 2016 Malton Sat & Sun
Regeneration: York Castle Museum Book Club Special Castle Museum Sat

Poppies: Women, war and peace

Inside the museum. Photograph: York Army Museum on Facebook
Inside the museum. Photograph: York Army Museum on Facebook
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The excellent York Army Museum hosts this new exhibition of work by artist Lee Karen Stow. Opening on Saturday, the exhibition documents stories of women affected by war, including Flora Sandes who fought with the Serbian Army in the First World War. More here.

More exhibitions

Event Venue Time
Jorvik: Home and Abroad St Mary’s Church Daily
The Weird & The Wonderful Fairfax House Till Dec 31
Flesh York Art Gallery Till Mar 19
Shades of Black & White Lotte Inch Gallery Till Oct 15
Abby Bayani – ‘Unsaid’ exhibition Fossgate Social From Fri Oct 8
Wolf Hall Comes To York Barley Hall Till March
Simply Natural Castle Howard Till Oct 23