35 things to do in York this weekend, June 10-11, 2017

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9 Jun 2017 @ 4.37 pm
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This weekend there is a bunch of exciting stuff going on in York, from food and drink festivals to different music events and not forgetting the all important York Pride parade which will be massive. So start planning your weekend now!

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

York Pride

Flower power from the 2016 festival
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York Pride is back! The parade from York Minster will feature rainbow flags, bands and an open top bus. Then its on the entertainment on Knavesmire, including a funfair, food outlets, entertainment stalls, fully-licensed bars and not forgetting the many musical treats, with S Club Party as the headliners. Saturday from 11.45ammore here.

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York Pride After Party at Mansion Nightclub on Saturday

Food and Drink Taster Festival

Sweet treats from the Cheeky Marshmallow Company
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Running all weekend, York’s Food and Drink Taster Festival features meats, cheeses, cakes, alcoholic beverages and street food. Chef and and cocktail demos, hands on workshops, speciality tastings and festival bars feature too. Most of the goodies are in Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square. More here

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African and Indian Market at Clements Hall on Saturday
Bad Seed Brewery at The Falcon Trap on Sunday
Holgate Windmill Flour Sale at Holgate Windmill on Saturday
Love To Eat and Chapmans Pond Summer Fair at Love to Eat on Sunday
Coffee Morning and Table Top Sale at St James the Deacon Church Hall on Saturday

Festival Fringe Family Fun Afternoon

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Get ready for a Saturday afternoon of energetic, crafty, puzzling, scientific and historical activities aimed at five to 11-year-olds. Post graduate students from the University of York will be there to lead the fun! Another brilliant free event from this year’s York Festival of Ideasmore here.

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Rowntree Walks at York Minster on Saturday
Operation Codebreaker at York Army Museum on Saturday and Sunday
Fish ‘n’ Ships at York Explore on Saturday and Sunday
The Strictly Experience at University of York on Saturday
The History of Thieves at University of York on Sunday

Day of Clay

The Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery. Photograph: Giles Rocholl
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York Art Gallery will be celebrating a day of ceramics, with demonstrations, talks and the opportunity work alongside some of the most recognised names in ceramic art. These include Nao Matsunaga, Kerry Jameson, Chris Beale and Ian Howie. There’s also Raku firing and performance art during the Saturday. More here.

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Traces of Sound and Light at St Margaret’s Church on Saturday
North Yorkshire Open Studio at various locations on Saturday and Sunday

Irie Vibes: Art-Man

Photograph: Irie Vibes
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Sound system culture is now a truly global phenomenon, and this month’s Irie Vibes guest comes all the way from France. Art-Man will be spinning those 70s jams to the heaviest steppers, where you can party hard all night long. Food such as jerk chicken, pork, tofu, rice and peas and macaroni cheese will be being served throughout the Saturday night at the Crescent Community Venue. More here.

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True Brit at Ainsty York on Saturday
Clash City Rockers at The Post Office Club on Saturday
Ian Kay’s Soul Dream at Victoria Vaults on Saturday
Do Not Panic! at Ye Olde Foundry on Saturday
Melody Makers at Acorn Rugby Club on Sunday
Flashback at Edinburgh Arms on Saturday
Kicking Cancer in the Nuts at Sotano on Saturday
Reggae Vinyl Sunday at The Spread Eagle on Sunday
The Captain is Coming at Flares on Saturday
Joseph O’Brien at Acorn Rugby Club on Sunday
Sean Nicholas Savage + Spinning Coin at The Fulford Arms on Sunday

Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads

Heads up: (L-R) Andy Welch, Sara Howlett and Beryl Nairn bring Bennett to the York stage
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Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads is a darkly comical production, which takes on the challenge of three classic monologues. This play allows York writers to showcase their talent and work, with each monologue being brought to life by a brand new director. It’s taking place on at the more here.

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Faith in the Questions at St Michael le Belfrey on Saturday
The Velma Celli Show at The Basement on Saturday
The Pulverised at York Theatre Royal till Saturday
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at Grand Opera House till Saturday
Gymfusion at York Barbican on Saturday and Sunday