Festivals for foodies and the over-fifties, fun with felt for the fledglings and a field day for fright fans this weekend. To which we can only say one thing. Fabulous!
The York Food and Drink Festival finishes this weekend with a packed couple of days, where you can go on a Wild Food Walk before watching top chef Steph Moon turn what’s been foraged into amazing grub on the Saturday. On Sunday, decorate some cupcakes or watch Middlethorpe Hall’s Nick Evans create in the kitchen.
The 50+ fest
The annual York 50+ Festival returns, with a bigger programme than ever. York’s sports centres are putting on a programme of activities to Eng-AGE people in new pastimes. Elsewhere you can try your hand at everything from laughter workshops to rag rugging. From Saturday, September 28 till Sunday, October 6
Who remembers fuzzy felt? The simple pleasures of arranging shapes of furry cloth into a farm or flower. Ahh… Now a new generation of little ‘uns can learn the joys of this colourful stuff as York Castle Museum hosts Fun Felt Day, 10am to 3pm, Saturday, September 28. Price: £5 a child.
A little music
York’s Little Festival of Live Music kicked off last Tuesday and comes to an end with another free showcase of local talent on Saturday, September 28, from 5pm. The line up includes Zak Ford and Gilded Thieves, and it all takes place in the food festival’s Fountain Marquee.
Sadly the man in black ain’t coming back, but fans can still enjoy his soulful music performed live thanks to The Johnny Cash Roadshow. This tribute act at the Grand Opera House (Saturday, 7.30pm) has the support of the family of the country singer, and will feature all his most famous songs.
King of cinema
Timed nicely to coincide with the publication of his sequel to The Shining, this Stephen King film season at City Screen will warm the heart and chill the blood of horror friends across our Gothic city. Featuring said Shining, it kicks off on Saturday lunchtime with his most mainstream movie hit, The Shawshank Redemption, and includes seven films in all.