Six things to do in York this weekend: April 5-6, 2014

4 Apr 2014 @ 11.48 am
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mix-six-logo-rightOK, so Goldfrapp are sold out at the Barbican – but there’s plenty more going on in the city this weekend. For full details of all the events for the hols check out our guide to Easter.

Here’s what else is happening…

Panto: Peter Pan


York Barbican are whisking us off to Never Never Land this April with an Easter panto. Starring Tracey Beaker herself, Dani Harmer, as Wendy Darling and Lloyd Warbey as Peter Pan, the timeless tale has them flying in to battle pirates. Sun April 6, 3pm and 7pm.

Shopping: Colour Me Happy


It’s all about vibrant colours at the Designer Outlet this Saturday, April 5. Live pop up fashion shows take place throughout the day across the centre, so it might be a chance to brighten up your dreary winter wardrobe with a dash of spring brightness. From 10am.

Theatre: Twelfth Night


York’s gone Shakespeare mad with the man’s First Folio on show at the Yorkshire Museum so how about experiencing one of his most famous comedies with the York Shakespeare Project production of Twelfth Night? Runs until Saturday, April 12, 7.45pm and 2pm Sat matinees.

Family: Smiley Riley Fun Day


What do you need for a family fun day? Music, dancing, trampolines, an inflatable slide, sandwiches, cakes and drinks. This Fun Day Goes Vintage event for the Smiley Riley Fund has all that, a Fifties-style band – and zorb balls. Joseph Rowntree School, Saturday 11am-5pm.

Art: York Open Studios


Doors are opening for the 13th York Open Studios, where for two consecutive weekends you can visit artists’ studios, workshops and other spaces. More than 70 artists will be showcasing their work within informal surroundings as part of the Yorkshire Festival 2014. Friday, April 4 to Sunday April 6, from 6pm Fri, 10am Sat and 11am Sun.

Music: Festival Of Passions


York Minster is filled with music to celebrate Easter. This 21st century setting of the Passion story for choir, soloists and instruments by Bob Chilcott was premiered last year. Guest soloists and York choral singers join the Chapter House Choir for the event on Saturday from 7.30pm.