Six things to do in York this weekend, 21-22 June, 2014

20 Jun 2014 @ 3.00 pm
| Entertainment

mix-six-logo-rightWhat a weekend! Three live music festivals, the gala of gastronomy, York Pride and a celebration of cinema. And if you want to escape it all, go for a ride round the solar system.

Too much to mention here, but it’s all in our jam-packed What’s On guide.

York Pride

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Dust off your rainbow flags, it’s time to take to the streets and celebrate all things LGBT this Saturday, June 21 from York Minster at 12pm. Headlined by Heather Peace, prepare to be entertained and informed at the Knavesmire from 1pm and carry on partying in town afterwards.

Cycle the Solar System

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You don’t need a spaceship to visit these planets, just a bike and a passion for science. Meet volunteers from the Department of Physics at the University of York as they provide entertainment and information for young cyclists along the solar system route. Start at ‘the sun’ at Askham Bryan College and see how far you can rocket. 10am – 5pm, Friday 20 – Saturday 21 June.

Apollo Festival

The one-day music festival is back this Saturday, June 21 at York Sports Club from 11am – 9pm. Three stages, lots of lively bands, stalls, attractions and a special vintage funfair to brighten up your weekend. It’s all for a good cause as the proceeds will go to the Smiley Riley Fund.

York Food and Drink Festival

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You won’t go hungry this weekend as the York Food and Drink Festival is back with a vengeance. St Sampson’s Square is packed to the brim with foodie demonstrations, or if you’d prefer to try out the ‘Real Ale Trail’ or go on a Wild Food Walk, or just taste some organic French wine – there’s something for everyone. Events generally run from 12 – 5pm daily from Friday June 20Sunday 29.

Race for Life

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Get out there and beat cancer with York’s Race for Life at the Knavesmire this Sunday, June 22 from 11am. Do 5 or 10k depending on your fitness level this nice flat terrain and raise money for Cancer Research.

LUMA Film Festival

York University’s LUMA Film Festival invites the public to see just how challenging and fun filmmaking can be. With talks and workshops on both Saturday and Sunday hosted by some of the best in the industry, as well as screenings of superb student films, LUMA champions the talent in the university’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television.