The Jorvik festival ends in a blaze of glory this weekend as we wave goodbye to our Viking visitors. Elsewhere, you can paint the town red, catch a Red Dwarf star, and get ready to rumble with young dancing superstars.
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Time for some trainspotting
Revel in all things tiny at the local model railway exhibition by The Ebor Group of Railway Modellers at Heworth Village Hall. Supporting York Against Cancer, it’s a chance to explore life in miniature and find out how these fascinating models work. Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm.
The Invisible Woman plus Q & A
Suzanne Fagence Cooper introduces a special showing of Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman, a period drama following the relationship between Charles Dickens and his mistress Nelly Ternan. Suzanne worked as historical consultant on the film, based on the novel by Claire Tomalin, and will be answering all your questions. Saturday, 3pm.
The world’s end, Viking style
The 30th Jorvik Annual Viking Festival goes out with a bang with the Eye of York becoming a battleground for Ragnarok, more commonly known as the end of the world. It’ll be a fiery affair complete with live fighting and dazzling pyrotechnics. Saturday, from 6pm.
The Red Party
The British Heart Foundation celebrates all things red this Saturday so don your scarlet gladrags and crimson dancing shoes to support the Ramp Up The Red campaign. The fundraising party at the Pitcher & Piano promises to be a lot of fun with music, retro party games, a heart-themed bake-off and a raffle. Saturday, 7.30pm.
Norman Lovett at the Hyena Lounge
Red Dwarf star Norman Lovett returns to York with his stand-up tour Old & New where he will continue his debate about the Sugababes and depict images on his iPad for your joy and entertainment. Sunday night.
Dance on Yorkshire
It’s time for Dance On Yorkshire 2014, with 12 dance schools from across the region showcasing their skills at the Barbican for one night only. With performances ranging from ballet to street it’ll be a varied and entertaining evening for everyone involved. Sunday, 7.30pm.