Six things to do in York this weekend, May 17 to 18, 2014

16 May 2014 @ 1.38 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightWatch a toilet race a Dalek, or soap stars play football this weekend. There’s lots to do outside your front door so grab your brolly and/or suncream and get cracking with our comprehensive What’s On Guide.

Boxing clever

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Ding ding! Round One is the name of a very different night of variety, staged in – a boxing ring. Launched by the Arts Barge Project, the venture sees local performers dole out 12 short, sharp rounds of drama, comedy, music and poetry. Should be a knockout. Saturday, 8.30pm at York Boxing Club.

Racing at Elvington

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Want to try something different this weekend? Look no further than Elvington Airfield as head to head attempts are made to claim a British National Record with prizes for the Top Bike, World’s Fastest Woman, UK’s Fastest Truck and Three Wheelers. Just to add to the excitement, there will be some racing Daleks and perhaps even a racing toilet – if you’re lucky. This Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18 from 9.15am – 6pm.

Trains in pictures

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A new photo exhibition opens at the National Railway Museum telling the story of British train makers. Fhis Friday, May 16 until Sunday, September 7 from 10am – 6pm.

Emmerdale vs York City

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These two feisty teams of Yorkshire folk battle it out for charity at Bootham Crescent this Sunday, May 18 from 3pm. Donate some money towards Snappy, Martin House Children’s Hospice and many more while enjoying the friendly competition.

York Guildhall Orchestra

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Ingest some culture with York Guildhall Orchestra performing famous symphonic pieces like Walt Disney’s the Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the Planets Suite by Gustav Holst. In the spacious venue of York Barbican you’ll be transported to magical lands and kingly courts this Saturday, May 17 from 7.30pm.

Fashion City York

York has always been the home of quirky, vintage fashion – and now Fashion City York is celebrating this. With a weekend of fashion shows, special offers and living windows you can see what York has to offer this Saturday and Sunday, 17-18 May from 9am – 6pm in St Sampson’s Square.