What’s happening in York this week, 9-13 March 2020

Ghostly encounters, choral singing, critically acclaimed music and theatre about what it means to be human. What’s not to look forward to?

Scroll down for our guide to the entertainment highlights of the week.

In politics, on Monday, City of York Council’s executive member for finance will decide on a new scheme offering business rate discounts for certain businesses including pubs.

The delayed progress on the Guildhall is on the agenda on Wednesday. And the scheme to build 625 homes on the former gas works at Heworth Green is debated by the planning committee on Thursday.

The national Liberal Democrats spring conference is held in York from Friday (13-15 March), virus permitting, at York Barbican, and the Novotel and Hilton hotels.

And on Wednesday, many York businesses and residents will be keen to hear what the Chancellor has in store in his the first budget of the Boris Johnson era.

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Week ahead – quick guide

Bang Bang Bang

Sun Mar 8 @ 7.00 pm - Mon Mar 9 @ 12.00 am
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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Human Rights Watch through A Multilingual Experience

Mon Mar 9 @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
The Norman Rea Gallery
University of York
York, YO10 5DD United Kingdom
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Kelly Ann

Mon Mar 9 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Ye Olde Starre Inne
40 Stonegate
York, YO1 8AS United Kingdom
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Urban Folk Quartet

Mon Mar 9 @ 9.30 pm
National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Union Jill Present ‘Sisterhood’ in aid of IDAS

Tue Mar 10 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW
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The Boys Are Back!

Tue Mar 10 @ 8.00 pm
York Barbican
Paragon St
York, YO10 4NT
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Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets + Q&A

Tue Mar 10 @ 8.30 pm - 11.00 pm
City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL
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‘From Charles the Martyr to The Merry Monarch’: Popular music from 17th century England

Wed Mar 11 @ 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Bowland Auditorium
Berrick Saul Building, University of York
York, YO10 5DD United Kingdom
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Jamie Cullum

Wed Mar 11 @ 7.00 pm
York Barbican
Paragon St
York, YO10 4NT
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University of York Choir & Yorkshire Baroque Soloists

Wed Mar 11 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
York Minster
Deangate
York, YO1 7HH United Kingdom
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Declan Welsh & The Decadent West, Talkboy

Wed Mar 11 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX
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Everything After Midnight with Cider In A Wine Glass

Thu Mar 12 @ 8.30 pm - 11.00 pm
Vanbrugh Arms
Vanbrugh College
York, YO10 5DD GB
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Leather’o

Thu Mar 12 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Snickleway Inn
47 Goodramgate
York, Y01 7LS
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The Hounds with The Accused & My Wonderful Daze

Fri Mar 13 @ 6.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB
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All Change! Open Mic Theatre

Fri Mar 13 @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Theatre 1
York St. John University, Lord Mayor's Walk
York, YO31 7EX United Kingdom
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CHAMELEONS – An intimate evening with Mark Burgess & Reg Smithies

Fri Mar 13 @ 7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX
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5.15’s

Fri Mar 13 @ 7.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Acomb Working Mens Club
12 Front Street Acomb
York, YO24 3BZ United Kingdom
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Sweaty Palms, The Black Lagoons + Perspex

Fri Mar 13 @ 7.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW
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The Jukes of Winchester

Fri Mar 13 @ 8.00 pm
Old White Swan
80 Goodramgate
York, YO1 7LF United Kingdom
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Sophie Moss

Fri Mar 13 @ 8.00 pm
Red Lion
52 The Village, Haxby
York, YO32 2HX
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Melody Makers

Fri Mar 13 @ 8.00 pm - 11.59 pm
Huntington Sports Club and Keepers Bar

Definitely Maybeez

Fri Mar 13 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The White Horse
6 Bootham
York, YO30 7BL United Kingdom
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Gina McCann

Fri Mar 13 @ 8.00 pm - 9.45 pm
The Crooked Tap
39 The Green
York, YO26 5LL United Kingdom
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The Primal Suspects

Fri Mar 13 @ 8.30 pm - 11.30 pm
Bishopthorpe Sports and Social Club
Bishopthorpe Social Club 12 Main Street, Bishopthorpe
York, YO23 2RB United Kingdom
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Ryan Martin

Fri Mar 13 @ 8.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Inn On The Green
3 The Green
York, YO26 5LL GB
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Solar Bats

Fri Mar 13 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Stone Roses Bar
4 King Street
York, YO1 9SP United Kingdom
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Jess Fostekew: Hench

Wed Mar 11 @ 7.30 pm
The Basement – Live Music & Comedy Venue
Picturehouses City Screen, 13-17 Coney St
York, YO1 9QL
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Ahir Shah: Dots

Thu Mar 12 @ 7.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW
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All Change! Open Mic Theatre

Fri Mar 13 @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Theatre 1
York St. John University, Lord Mayor's Walk
York, YO31 7EX United Kingdom
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Home Front – Front Line

Fri Mar 13 @ 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
St. Chad on the Knavesmire, York
Campleshon Road
York, YO23 1EY GB
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Wren, beauty, and Trinity College Library

Mon Mar 9 @ 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Bowland Auditorium
Berrick Saul Building, University of York
York, YO10 5DD United Kingdom
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Where West Meets East

Mon Mar 9 @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
The Winning Post
127 Bishopthorpe Road
York, YO23 1NZ United Kingdom
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Women, York and the Environment

Tue Mar 10 @ 4.00 pm - 5.45 pm
Marriot Room
York Explore Library and Archives Library Square, Museum Street
York, YO1 7DS GB
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Louise Hare and Jane Healey: In Conversation

Tue Mar 10 @ 7.00 pm
Waterstones
15 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL United Kingdom
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In This Together

Tue Mar 10 @ 7.15 pm - 8.30 pm
Fox Room
Quaker Meeting House, Friargate
York, YO1 9RL United Kingdom
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‘From Charles the Martyr to The Merry Monarch’: Popular music from 17th century England

Wed Mar 11 @ 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Bowland Auditorium
Berrick Saul Building, University of York
York, YO10 5DD United Kingdom
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Women of Westminster: An Evening with Rachel Reeves MP

Thu Mar 12 @ 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Marriot Room
York Explore Library and Archives Library Square, Museum Street
York, YO1 7DS GB
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The veil of secrecy: Is the fight against corruption being undermined by the lack of open justice?

Thu Mar 12 @ 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
Room PZA/103
Piazza Building, University of York
York, YO10 5GJ United Kingdom
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Molecular motors and switches at surfaces

Thu Mar 12 @ 6.30 pm
University of York
Heslington
York, YO10 5DD United Kingdom
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Respect & Recognition for Women in Politics

Thu Mar 12 @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Friargate Quaker Meeting House, York
Quaker Meeting House, Friargate
York, YO1 9RL GB
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Women and Fair Trade: Tasting Women Farmers’ Coffee

Fri Mar 13 @ 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Fairer World Shop
84 Gillygate
York, Yo31 7EQ United Kingdom
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Home Front – Front Line

Fri Mar 13 @ 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
St. Chad on the Knavesmire, York
Campleshon Road
York, YO23 1EY GB
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