Six things to do in York this weekend, June 28-29, 2014

mix-six-logo-rightIt’s all music and madness this weekend so pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile because summer is finally here! And for a full guide to what’s on check out our guide here.

West Bank Summer Fair

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Grab the whole family and bring them over to the beautiful West Bank Park for their annual Summer Fair. There’re miniature railways, community and charity stalls and a medley of children’s activities from storytelling to crafts. Ice cream will be in plentiful supply. Sun, June 29 from 1 – 4pm.

Copmanthorpe Carnival

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Copmanthorpe Carnival is back on Saturday, June 28 from 11.30am. Immerse yourself in entertainment, live music acts such as Beth McCarthy and My Forever, fairground rides, stalls, a York City FC goal shoot and even a reptile show. A variety of food and drink will be available. All held in the Copmanthorpe Recreation Centre.

1914: When the world changed forever

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Saturday, June 28 marks a very important anniversary: 100 years ago Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated and the First World War broke out. York Castle Museum opens a major exhibition the same day detailing how the world changed after 1914. Discover the horrors of the front line, and the moving stories of the people of Yorkshire who lived through the trauma. Opens Saturday June 28, 9.30am – 5pm.

Pinocchio the Musical

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You’ve got no strings to hold you back from seeing Pinocchio: A Musical Adventure at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre this weekend, Sat June 28 at 2.30 or 7.30pm. Join the wooden boy with a real heart as he endeavours to escape the clutches of puppetry and join the throng of other young boys and girls. Jiminy Cricket! This is not one to miss.

Glamour of the Kill

It’s been a while since York-born metal heads Glamour of the Kill played a gig in their hometown – three years in fact. But they’re back, at Tokyo York, to remind us of the joys of Eighties hair, big guitar riffs and singable choruses. Supported by locals RSJ, Amongst Thieves and others, this promises to be a night you won’t forget. Doors open at 7pm.

Sonnet Walk

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The course of true love doesn’t run smooth for King Henry V as he tries to charm his French bride in this delightful Shakespearean walk hosted by York Theatre Royal. You will encounter many characters along the streets of York performing old Will’s sonnets and speeches to add some culture to your weekend. The walk starts outside the theatre at 5.30 and 6pm, from Weds, June 25 to Sunday 29.