Six things to do this weekend –
Saturday, November 9 to Sunday, November 10, 2013

8 Nov 2013 @ 3.29 pm
| Entertainment

 

mix-six-logo-rightWhether you are looking for indoor entertainment or outdoor art, Christmas gifts or fabulous films, York has it covered this weekend.

Don’t forget you can find everything happening in York in our comprehensive What’s On guide. But whatever you do, have a cracker…

York Flea Market

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Bargain hunters rejoice – a new weekly indoor market hits the city this Saturday, November 9. The York Flea Market, offering secondhand, handmade and vintage goods, has found a home at Scarcroft School.

“We have lived in Yorkshire since 2005 and although there are lots of car boots and some excellent quarterly fairs around here, we believe there is an opportunity for a weekly event which is comfortable, simple and affordable for both sellers and buyers,” said organiser Rosy Wilkie. Runs from 10am to 4pm.

Global film fest

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Diverting documetaries, cracking comedies, colourful cartoons and deep dramas – it’s amazing what you can pack into mini movie. The Aesthetica Short Film Festival is back, screening 300 films at 15 city centre venues. How many can you see?

Debtors Prison tour

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When staff started stripping out the Debtor’s Prison side of York Castle Museum as part of a £1.7 million development they uncovered hidden hand-drawn Napoleonic scenes.

This Saturday, November 9, the public are invited to attend behind the scenes tours of the Debtors Prison, to see the development work and to hear about the history of the building and plans for the new exhibition 1914: When the World Changed Forever. Pre booking by end of play on Friday is essential.

Beningbrough sculptures

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Strange new static creatures are stalking the grounds of Beningbrough Hall. They are part of a new sculpture exhibition by award winning artist Andrew Kay which opens on Saturday, November 9. You can see the life-size wild beasts from 11am – 3.30pm, but don’t worry if you miss it this weekend – the exhibition is open till February.

Gothic films

Goths are go! On Sunday, November 9, City Screen starts a season of films selected from the British Film Institute’s extensive project Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film. On Sunday afternoons goth fans can watch classics such as Bela Lugosi in Dracula and Lugosi again with Lon Chaney Jnr in The Wolf Man. The season begins with David Lynch’s sympathetic treatment of The Elephant Man.

Autumn fair

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This fund raising fair at St Leonard’s Hospice offers stalls, games and refreshments, and the chance to stock up on Christmas gifts, as well as cards and 2014 calendars. Good fun, and a great cause.