Charity Beer Festival
All hail the ale this weekend at the York brewery tap room’s charity beer festival. A selection of over 20 award winning championship real ales, perries and ciders will be on offer this Friday night, 17:00-23:00 and Saturday afternoon 12:00-23:00. Entry is only £6 which includes two free drinks so come along to bag yourself a beer bargain – more here.
Visit independent shops, cafes and bars as well as dance to live music on Fossgate, the much loved street, to experience city life in a brand new way. Fossgate is one of York’s oldest streets and full of charming character. The festival is family friendly and aims to create a continental street atmosphere. Relax in a bar, have coffee with the kids or get up and dance to the music filling the streets. Happening on Sunday from 10:00 till 18:00 and free to wander through – more here.
York Cookery School are holding a tasty class this Saturday from 9:30am to 1:30pm. Focusing on crab, lobster and mussels, learn how to get the most out of your seafood in this indulgent workshop. Impress your friends by coming along and creating your own lunch to take home – more here.
Yorkshire Family History Fair
One of the largest family history shows in the UK is coming to the Knavesmire Exhibition centre at the Racecourse this Saturday and Sunday between 10:00 and 16:30. Come along to find out more about tracking your own family history and finding those lost relatives. Over 70 exhibitors will be attending in addition to expert speakers giving talks throughout the day. Tickets cost £4.80 and can be pre-ordered online – more here.
Fill a carrier bag for £5 at York explore library’s booksale this Saturday and Sunday. There will be a range of non-fiction, fiction and children’s books on sale in the Marriot Room. Come along for some bookish bargains and get your summer reading sorted for the holidays – more here.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
York Light is bringing York Theatre to life with this all-time favourite movie and musical. With catchy songs and shining performances, this is a truly classic production. It tells the story of Adam Pontipee and his new bride Milly’s search for wives for his six unkempt brothers. While teaching them how to court girls, things don’t quite go to plan – more here.