Things to do in York this weekend – 11-13 October 2019

Clowning about at York Maze...
11 Oct 2019 @ 11.39 am
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Weekend ahoy! You can terrify yourself out of your wits at York Maze – plus there’s gigs, films, family fun, comedy – and a brand new opera.

As always York’s biggest and best things to do guide is here.

Hallowscream is back for another year! Winner of the Best Scream Park 2018, expect a ‘terrifyingly entertaining night of fear and fun’ with 5 separate haunted houses, live stage shows and wandering characters. There will also be a range of street food and alcoholic drinks available.

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Your last chance to visit York Races this season! Don’t miss the Countryside Market on Friday, a great opportunity for nabbing those early Christmas treats. It’s sure to be a great finale.

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This October, Picturehouse is celebrating Black History Month with a series of screenings showcasing the best of black cinema. Kicking off the series this Sunday is Spike Lee’s classic Do The Right Thing, which is celebrating 30 years since its original release this year.

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Join the brilliant players of the Orchestra of Opera North for this realxed, interactive concert that is perfect for babies, young children and their families. Experience together the wonderful music of the Carnival of the Animals.

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The breakout star of Netflix’s Flinch, The Mash Report and Live at the Apollo, Desiree Burch is at The Basement this Friday. Join the comedian and storyteller on a spiritual journey to try and figure out how our society is at this point, and maybe how we can fix it.

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This one-man play written by and starring award-winning actor-writer James Swanton is about the 19th century actor Henry Irving, regarded as an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Join Irving’s restless spirit on a journey of transformation, petrifying portrayals, scandal and doomed love.

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This brand new opera by Tim Benjamin centres on the story of Prometheus and Pandora. Featuring virtuoso singers and the digitally combined voices of more than 1,000 volunteers, this is a theatrical event full of drama, passion and tragedy.

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Head down to The Fulford Arms for a Battle of the Bands this weekend! With a sizzling line-up this is sure to be a night of great music. All proceeds go to York City Supporters’ Trust.

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