Books, bikes and booze this weekend – not to mention Britpop. Have a good un!

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

York’s love affair with the printed word is demonstrated at this event, the largest and friendliest, rare, antiquarian and out-of-print book fair in Britain. The 200 leading booksellers are selling books and prints for a few quid – and for tens of thousands. Go on – have a browse.
-Sat Sep 15
Fri, finishes @ 7pm; Sat 10am-5pm
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What’s better than a festival celebrating one drink? A festival celebrating two! Double the booze at the Barbican as it celebrates our love of a good tipple or three.
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Fri @ 6.30pm-10.30pm, Sat @ 1pm-5pm and 6.30pm-10.30pm
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Some of the most powerful bikes in Europe arrive at Elvington, planning to top 200mph. It’s a speed freak’s dream, with the aim to break the one kilometre speed record of just under 104mph.

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The Fishergate tower is well worth exploring, and you can see a display of historic photos of the city walls too thanks to York Explore. It is just one of many events for the Heritage Open Days this weekend – find out more here.

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They’re holding a day celebrating the nation’s favourite sibling based Beatles-apeing Britpop band down at Spark. Should be fun with films, quizzes and a fair bit of music too.

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This spooky time play by JB Priestley is a timeless classic. It has been given a thrilling makeover by Stephen Daldry, which sold out in London’s West End. But just who is Inspector Goole…?
Till Sat Sept 22
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