Six things to do in York this weekend, September 27-28, 2014

mix-six-logo-rightThe York Food Festival comes to a lipsmacking finale this weekend. Meanwhile, comedians, musicians and others are serving up their own tasty portions of entertainment across the city. Check our What’s On guide for full listings

Live music festival

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York’s Little Festival of Live Music is back, but this time they’re going acoustic. The Black Swan Inn is hosts local performers including the wonderful Gilded Thieves (above), King Courgette, Zak Ford and David Ward Maclean. All proceeds will go towards helping those affected by domestic abuse with IDAS.

Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, 28, 5-10pm.

50+ Festival

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York’s 50+ Festival 2014 is here and it’s jam-packed full of exciting things to do from learning how to sail, how to use your iPad, fun runs, book sales, tennis tasters, yoga and even some T’ai chi! Happening all across the city, this is a festival for those who want to try new things and meet new people.

Saturday, September 27 to Sunday, October 5.

Cassette Store Day

Photograph © Chris Breikss on Flickr
York’s specialist retailer of everything retro from records to pop culture books and funky gifts, The Inkwell, is hosts their second Cassette Store Day. Expect exclusive releases on cassette tape, Bad Paintings DJing and probably beer and cake.

Saturday, September 27, 10am – 5.30pm

Trainspotting at the NRM

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There’s a lot of fun to be had spotting trains at the new season starting at the National Railway Museum this weekend. Curator Bob Gwynne discusses who the first “spotter” was, while a film by Andrew Cross presents the hobby in a new light. There’s plenty for kids from including the Trainspotting Trail.

Friday, September 26, 2014 to Sunday, March 1, 2015, daily from 10am.

Ken Dodd

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Get ready to be tickled! Ken Dodd brings his trademark tickling stick to York’s Grand Opera House this weekend. Remember though, the much-loved comedian is in the Guinness Book Of Records for the longest ever joke session, so it could be a long night of laughter…

Saturday, September 27 at 7pm.

Songs from the shows

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As the autumn nights draw in York Light Opera Company are ready to dazzle us with A Night With The Light at Joseph Rowntree Theatre. This weekend, the talented company will stage songs from favourite musicals such as Guys and Dolls, Miss Saigon and Fiddler on the Roof.

Sunday, September 28 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm