It’s looking like typical Bank Holiday weekend weather, but dodge the showers and have a fab time with these ideas. And check out our guide to a week’s worth of half term fun here.
“We’re in the money – we’ve got a lot of what it takes to get along…” Ah we can dream, and where better than at South Bank Community Cinema which is showing the classic black and white screen spectacular Gold Diggers Of 1933. It includes the classic We’re In The Money, choreographed by Busby Berkeley. Friday, May 23, doors open 7.30pm, film starts at 8pm
Cowboys and, er, cows
Yeehaw! At the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, cowboys will be turning the Roman Fort into a Western town complete with sheriff, miners, gunfights and more. The cowboys often get a little rowdy so you never know the museum’s train may even get held up… Sunday, May 25 to Monday, May 26, 10am – 5pm
Bang a gong
He was the guru of glam, a glitter faced rebel who stormed Top Of The Pops and dazzled the Seventies. And Marc Bolan’s short but startling career is relived in the Grand Opera House show 20th Century Boy. Featuring all the T Rex hits, the show runs from Monday, May 26 until Saturday, May 31.
Askham Bryan College opens its greenhouse doors to the public in a celebration of gardening for PlantFest on Saturday 24 May, 10am – 4pm. Come and see how to make your garden grow with a range of demonstrations, including seed sowing and hanging basket planting. Plus there’s a range of fun childrens’ activities to get stuck into, and best of all it’s free.
York Cemetery garden walk
The “garden of death” is a few acres of tranquility away from the hurly burly of York, and it never looks better than in the full blossom of May. This relaxing and informative guided walk around the cemetery gardens is led by Clive Dawson on Sunday, May 25 at 2pm.
- More on the cemetery website
- See also Drawing nature at Clifton Backies, Saturday, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show
Comedian, Corrie star, BBC DJ and music fanatic Craig Charles is back on the decks at the Duchess this Sunday from 10pm. He’ll be playing tracks from the roots of black music through to the current club sounds.