25 things to do this weekend, January 12-13 2019

Love books? You're in the right city. Photograph: Eli Francis on Unsplash

Forget New Year, New You. Just do the same old things in 2019 – curl up with a good book, listen to some music and generally have a chilled time.

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

New Year Book Fair

More than 100 booksellers converge on Knavesmire, bringing with them fabulous facts, fictions and all sorts of stories, collectables and ephemera.
Sat Jan 12
10.00 am-4.30 pm
York Racecourse
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The Brass Monkey half marathon

It’s time for the first big road race of the year. Get out and cheer on the runners in the 37th year of this event, organised by York Knavesmire Harriers.
Sun Jan 13
10.00 am-12.45 pm
York Racecourse
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Exhibition by GAMMA Photo Forum

Some terrific images in this new exhibition at City Screen, all from members of the Gamma Photoforum Yorkshire group.
Sun Jan 6-Wed Feb 6
City Screen
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Lucie Rie: Ceramics & Buttons

Fri, June 22 - Sun, May 12
York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square
York, YO1 7EW United States
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A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes

Fri, July 13 @ 9.30 am - Sun, April 28 @ 5.00 pm
York Castle Museum
Eye of York
York, YO1 9RY United Kingdom
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Testing

Fri, October 12 - Sun, April 28
National Railway Museum
Leeman Road
York, YO26 4XJ United Kingdom
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The BFG In Pictures

Fri, October 12 @ 10.00 am - Sun, February 24 @ 5.00 pm
York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square
York, YO1 7EW United Kingdom
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When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery

Fri, December 14 - Sun, March 10
York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square
York, YO1 7EW United States
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Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants

If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a lot of fun… Oddsocks productions bring their own take on Robin Hood for one night only…
Sat Jan 12
7.30 pm
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
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The Grand Old Dame Of York

Thu, December 13 @ 7.30 pm - Sat, February 2 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal
St. Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD United Kingdom
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The Crescent by York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre

Fri Jan 18 - Sat Jan 19
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW United Kingdom
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The Howl & The Hum & more

Some terrific acts lined up for the fifth birthday of the Fulford Arms in its present incarnation. The Howl & The Hum, , Amy May Ellis, Fawn, Nathan Luke… what a night.
Sat Jan 12
4.00 pm-11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
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The Recital Room

Thu Jan 17 @ 1.05 pm - 1.45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:05pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, June 13

Bootham School
49-57 Bootham
York, YO30 7BU United Kingdom
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Jazz Friday

Fri Jan 18 @ 7.30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until Fri, December 21

One event on Fri, January 18 at 7:30pm

One event on Fri, February 1 at 7:30pm

One event on Fri, February 15 at 7:30pm

The New School House Gallery
Peasholme Green
York, YO1 7PW United Kingdom
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