Things To Do In York

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre Goes Into Liquidation

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      By Chloe Laversuch at Minster FM.   The theatre say they’ve suffered “unsustainable losses” from it’s recent seasons in York and at Blenheim Palace. THE closure of Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, which has gone into liquidation, “will be a loss” for York. Organisations have reacted with sorrow to news that the theatre – which […]

Inside York’s First Cat Cafe

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    From YorkMix. After one false start and a lot of anticipation, York now has its very first cat café. The Cat’s Whiskers opened a few days ago in a listed three-storey building on Goodramgate. Complete with 11 cats, including Freddie and Teddy, Simba, Bear and Snowy and Olaf – who are both deaf – the café […]

York Christmas Market Voted Best In UK

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    By George Dodd in The Press.   York’s Christmas market has been voted as the best in the UK. The cities St Nicholas Fair, that ran from November 14 until December 23, scooped the award for Best Large Speciality Market at this years national awards ceremony that was held in Birmingham yesterday evening. […]

Britain’s Longest-Serving Panto Dame Berwick Kaler Faces Final Curtain

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    By Charles Hutchinson in The Press. BERWICK Kaler is not retiring. However, Britain’s longest-running pantomime dame has confirmed that tonight’s performance of The Grand Old Dame Of York will be the last time he pulls on the dame’s trademark boots and red and yellow stockings after 40 years at York Theatre Royal. The […]

Viking Great Hall To Be Built In York Car Park – Staging Daily Live Shows

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  From YorkMix.   Is there a more entertaining car park in Britain? First Castle Car Park hosted Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, bringing in thousands of theatregoers keen to see the plays in a 16th century style setting. Now the same venue is set to take us further back in time, as the location for a […]

60+ Things To Do In York This Weekend, September 29-30 2018

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  From YorkMix.   We’re spoiled this weekend, with no fewer than two festivals and a fiesta in York. The city centre welcomes the Mediale and waves goodbye to the food fest, while the balloons take off from Knavesmire. The York Balloon Fiesta launched last year and despite some pretty grubby weather was a hit. […]

York’s Little Festival Of Live Music Returns To The City Today.

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  By Cat Soave in Minster FM.   The multi-award-winning festival will run from 21-29 September (excluding 24 and 25) on Parliament Street, York and will feature 28 musicians and bands from across the north of England. The biannual event which hosts a small festival in the spring and a large festival alongside the York […]

Ten Things You Must Do At York Food Festival 2018

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  From YorkMix.   Food, drink, music and family fun are back on the menu as the York Food & Drink Festival returns. The ten days of the festival are packed with fabulous flavours, delicious demonstrations, tasty trails and lots of free samples! Festival director Michael Hjort said: We’re delighted to offer a rather different […]

Trendy High-End Café’ Plans To Make Its Mark On York’s Foodie Street

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  From YorkMix.   The transformation of Fossgate into a hub of food and drink continues. Another new café is set to open on the York city centre street. Ambers Coffee and Tea House wants to open at 49 Fossgate – currently the home of Signatures of York. This specialist shop, which has been trading […]

Want To Join Berwick In This Year’s Panto ? Auditions Open For Youngsters

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From YorkMix.   The search is on to find a dozen young people to appear in this year’s pantomime The Grand Old Dame of York which marks Berwick Kaler’s 40th appearance as York Theatre Royal’s Dame. Auditions will be held on Saturday September 22 for youngsters between eight and 11 years old, and who are under 5ft […]

56 Pictures And Videos Of The Fantabulous Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge 2018

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  From YorkMix.   Sponsored this year by the York Bid, the Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge saw 43 teams take to carts of all shapes and sizes vying to be the fastest. With fairground rides on the bridge, and a food and drink area close to Micklegate Bar, there was a party atmosphere all day, […]

It’s Back – And More Bonkers Than Ever ! Micklegate’s Soapbox Challenge Ready To Roll

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  From YorkMix.   Wheels fixed? Check. Brakes tested? Check. Completely bonkers costume ready? Check. Across the city these last minute preparations are underway as York revs up for another day of daft stunts and wacky races. The York BID Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge will see 40 hand-made carts hurtle down the city’s royal street in a […]

The Secret Garden Blossoms In York

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  By Andrew Liddle in The Yorkshire Times.   York Theatre Royal have a winner here for the next month with a magical summer show they have imported from the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick. Jessica Swale’s splendidly free adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Edwardian classic children’s novel, A Secret Garden, directed by Liz Stevenson, […]

York’s Balloon Fiesta Prepares For Lift Off

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  By David Dunning on Minster FM.   The skies of York will once again be transformed by a fantastic array of colour and shapes this September when 50 hot air balloons will fly across the city for the York Balloon Fiesta. It’s sponsored by York’s Ultra Fibre Optic (UFO) network which is being rolled […]

Pies, Pints And Performances… Your Complete Guide To York’s Pop-Up Shakespeare Village

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  From YorkMix.   We all know about the plays (Macbeth = bloodbath, Romeo & Juliet = don’t buy your wedding outfit). But what about Shakespeare’s Village? This is the part of York’s pioneering pop-up theatre that everyone can enjoy, whether or not you have a ticket to the four plays inside. The village – found next to Clifford’s Tower […]

This Weekend Join The Nation In Discovering What Birds Are Visiting Our Gardens

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  From The Yorkshire Times.   Spending an hour watching the birds in your garden this weekend will help provide the RSPB with an annual snapshot of the UK’s garden birds as more than half-a-million people take part in Big Garden Birdwatch. Taking part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey is easy – simply […]

The Man Behind The World’s Best Restaurant Wants To Open A Venue In York

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  From YorkMix.   We’ve got more than our fair share of award-winning chefs in York these days. Neil Bentinck saw his Micklegate restaurant Skosh awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide in September. Le Cochon Aveugle on Walmgate, run by Josh Overington, was named as one the UK’s Top Scorers in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2017. And Andrew […]

York The Centre Of The Sporting Universe – In E-Sports, At Least

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  By Antony Higgs in YorkMix.   E-sports has taken off in Britain and York is playing a key role. Ten years ago, did you think that computer gaming would become a multi-billion pound global sport? Me neither, but that’s exactly what’s happened. E-sports – or electronic sports – is the umbrella term for organised, […]

Flower Power ! Four-Day Festival Will Celebrate York’s Growing Fame

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  From YorkMix.   ‘It will be for adults, for children, for hipsters, academics, foodies, style seekers and history buffs.’ So says Lotte Inch, the curator of York’s newest festival – Bloom! Launched on Tuesday (October 31), and set to run for four days next July, Bloom! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the Ancient Society of […]

Hundreds Of Ghosts To Be Let Loose In York – Can You Catch Em All ?

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    From YorkMix.   Don’t panic – but more than 300 ghosts are about to overrun our city. Happily, a gateway to the underworld hasn’t opened up underneath Clifford’s Tower. Instead the spirits are here for the first Great York Ghost Search. The free, family-friendly walking trail will see ghost hunters hunt down 26 […]

The York ME Community Coffee Club

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  Our Coffee Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month for a cuppa and a natter at The Novotel York. Our next get together is on Wednesday 18 October at 2 pm.  The Coffee Club is open to anyone either with ME, or friends and family looking for support from people who understand. Due […]

Bonfire Display ‘Biggest Ever’

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    By Daniel Willers in The Press.   An explosive night of fun and entertainment in York, organised by North Yorkshire fire service for charity, is expected to be bigger and better than ever this year. The bonfire and fireworks display at Rawcliffe Country Park will take place on November 4 in aid of The Fire […]

Review: Son Of A Preacher Man

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    From YorkMix.   There are many things to praise in this show. For a start, it is packed with Dusty Springfield songs, from the huge hits to earlier titles such as Island of Dreams. The opening of the first act, with a solo trumpet playing the first few notes of You Don’t Have To Say […]

91 Stunning Photos – And A Brilliant High-Speed Video – That Capture The Spectacle Of York’s Balloon Fiesta

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    From YorkMix.   We were promised spectacle – and we certainly got it ! The first York Balloon Fiesta has provided amazing sights on Knavesmire and over York, as our great photographs by James Drury show. And many of you captured magical images and videos too. The first flights were on Friday afternoon. […]

The First York Balloon Fiesta – Everything You Need To Know

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  From YorkMix.   York Balloon Fiesta is a new event on the city calendar, and once which looks set to provide some amazing sights and memories. Over three days – starting Friday and running till Sunday (October 1) 45 balloons will soar into our skies while a festival of fun takes place below. After […]

Touchdown… Tim Peake To Land His Spaceship In York

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    From YorkMix.   Lots of the exhibits at the National Railway Museum have many miles on the clock – but none have travelled all the way from space. That’s all about to change as the Soyuz spacecraft used by Major Tim Peake is to touchdown in the York attraction. The capsule, which blasted […]

Bats, Bikes And Birds At Nidderdale Moorland Festival This Autumn

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    From The Yorkshire Times.   Bats, bikes and birds take centre stage at the Nidderdale Moorland Festival this autumn. Walks talks and workshops take place over three weeks from 7 October featuring a moorland safari, an introduction to mountain biking, and foraging the River Nidd. The celebration of Nidderdale’s internationally important heather moorlands […]

Top Bands And Big Laughs: What To Expect At Yorfest 2017

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  From YorkMix.   Yorfest is back for a third year with loads of great bands, top local artists and star stand-ups. The music is spread over three stages, while leading comedian Jason Mandford brings his comedy club to Yorkfest for the first time. The festival runs from noon to 11 pm on Knavesmire and […]

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