Six things to do in York this weekend
November 16 and 17, 2013

15 Nov 2013 @ 3.20 pm
| Entertainment

mix-six-logo-rightThe lights are on, frost is in the air and York is stepping up its pre Christmas party this weekend. A festive fair – and festive fare – are both available in the city, but if you’re not in the mood to shop, there’s music, poetry and movies to enjoy.

To get a full guide to what’s happening in York this weekend, go to our What’s On page.

Classic film show


Well known York musician Kieran White has written a new score for the wonderful Buster Keaton silent film The General. Kieran is performing it live on Saturday evening from 8pm at the Yorkshire Museum Of Farming, Murton.

Live art night


Dear old Blighty! A new live art night Down In Albion launches this Sunday evening, with poetry, music and more all about England. York’s own punk poet Henry Raby (above) will perform along with Leeds artist Laura Milnes and many more.


SWW Image 2012

Under The Moon Of Love, Three Steps To Heaven… ah, the memories. A neon shot of the Seventies is available at the Barbican with the return of Teddy Boy favourites Showaddywaddy on Saturday night.

Spellbinding brass

Senior Band 2012 Colour

Brass band music is magic, and to prove it the Shepherd Group Brass Band are performing a concert with an enchanted theme. Music includes Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone by John Williams and the haunting flugelhorn solo Over The Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz. At the National Centre For Early Music on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Christmas fair


With more than 200 stalls, York Racecourse is packed with potential Chrimble gifts this weekend. The Living North Essence Of Christmas Fair includes crafts, health and beauty and food gifts, chef demonstrations and refreshments for weary shoppers.

Farmers’ market

Photograph: Heathervescent on Flickr
Photograph: Heathervescent on Flickr

Want some grub fresh from the farm? Meat and veg has been brought from the fields to the heart of the city as farmers sell wares they have produced, reared or processed themselves on Parliament Street. Runs until Saturday.