What’s On In York

York Balloon Fiesta To Return Despite Traffic Problems

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  From BBC News. A balloon festival blamed for bringing traffic in York to a standstill is to return to the city. Last year’s York Balloon Fiesta attracted 40,000 visitors, but there were complaints of gridlock on roads and delays to buses. Former Make it York director Steve Brown previously said festival bosses were uncertain […]

The Madness That Is The Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge Will Return This Year

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  From YorkMix.   One of York’s best days out bounces back this summer. The Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge returns for a third year on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26 2019. Entries are now open for teams to take part – and if you’d like to sponsor an event that attracted 20,000 spectators last year, and […]

The York Inset Scooter Club Ride Out In Support Of The York ME Community

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Maybe one for your diary ? The York Inset Scooter Club will be having a Charity Ride Out to the coast, departing on 28 April from York Eye / Clifford’s Tower in York.   All proceeds will go to The York ME Community to help raise Awareness of ME in York. Why not come and […]

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. […]

Fire, Ice And A Carving Wall – Here’s What’s Planned For The York Ice Trail 2019

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  From YorkMix.   The York Ice Trail is on its way, with some spectacular new additions. Taken out of the Christmas frenzy, the event has been moved to help boost a quieter time of year. It runs on Saturday 2 February, between 10am-6pm. It’s the biggest outdoor ice trail in Britain – 35,000 people visited […]

Top York Eateries To Offer Menu From £10 During ‘Restaurant Week’

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    By Chloe Laversuch in The Press.   The event, which aims to help residents discover different places to eat by offering set menus at some of the city’s best eateries from £10 per person, is being organised by York Business Improvement District (BID). Director Andrew Lowson said: “People are getting value for money and the […]

The Verdict: Dame Berwick Kaler’s Grand Exit After 40 Years Of York Pantomimes

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  By Charles Hutchinson in The Press.   It began as a celebration of 40 years of the Grand Old Dame of York, and it still is, but York’s favourite adopted son from Sunderland has now called time on pantomime at 72, and so the impromptu standing ovation for Berwick Kaler was inevitably suffused with sadness too. Ever the […]

Mistle-Tea And Wine – Yorkshire Teapee Opens In York

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  From The Yorkshire Times.   Yorkshire Tea and the Star Inn The City restaurant in York have teamed up to launch an exciting Yorkshire Tea-themed festive pop-up, which will be open to all over the Christmas period. The acclaimed restaurant’s popular riverside terrace is being transformed into a winter wonderland to be known as […]

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 […]

Music Legend Rod Stewart To Play Concert In York

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  From YorkMix.   Music superstar Sir Rod Stewart is to play his first ever gig in York. The rock and roll legend will be live in concert at York Racecourse on Saturday June 1 2019. A temporary concert arena will be built specially for for the event next to York Racecourse’s Clocktower Enclosure. It is […]

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 […]

Fulford All Set For Popular Show In Aid Of Charities

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  By Daniel Willers in York Press.   RESIDENTS can enjoy a fun-packed afternoon in Fulford on Bank Holiday Monday. The annual Fulford Show is once again being held to raise money for local and national charities. It will take place between 1pm and 5pm on the School Lane playing field and in the Social Hall, Fulford. The […]

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 […]

Vivienne Westwood, Dinosaurs And The BFG Will All Star In York In 2018

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  From YorkMix.   The private collection of a fashion icon, hi-tech dinosaurs and original Roald Dahl artwork will all feature in York next year. In a diverse and exciting 2018 line-up, the York Museums Trust will be telling some compelling stories at its award-winning venues. In March, Yorkshire’s Jurassic World will open at the Yorkshire Museum, […]

34 Things To Do In York This Weekend, December 9-10, 2017

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  From YorkMix.   It’s brass monkeys out, which is quite appropriate for York’s annual ice fest. Also – war, Doctor Who, carols and markets. As always, York’s comprehensive guide to things do to in York is here, just click on the link below:   Link to What’s On in York

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 […]

Video And Pix: Money Man Martin Films His ITV Show In York

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    From YorkMix. The man obsessed with saving us cash spent the day filming his ITV show in York. Martin Lewis wowed a crowd at the York Food Festival with tips on how to make the most of comparison sites and the best way to swap energy suppliers on Wednesday (September 27). Camera crews […]

York’s Shape Your Community Event

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    From Co-op Membership Events. This event is a 2 hour session on the evening of Tuesday 26 September. It will include food tastings and will cover the following areas: Welcomes and Introductions Community and Campaigns Session – covering our History and Achievements, a speaker from the British Red Cross on our Charity Partnership/or […]

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 […]

York Beer & Cider Festival 2017 Wed Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – Sat Sep 23 @ 11:00 pm

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  From YorkMix.   Yorkshire’s biggest beer festival returns to the beautiful 150 acres of tree-lined parkland called York Knavesmire with 500+ beers and 100+ ciders. Website: http://www.yorkbeerfestival.org.uk Held in a huge marquee opposite the York Racecourse Grandstand it features beers and ciders from all over the UK as well as a foreign beer bar, world […]

York’s Walls Were Overrun By White-Bearded Wizards. This Is Why.

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  From YorkMix.   No, it wasn’t a Dumbledore convention. Or a gathering of the Lord Of The Rings reenactment society. So why were there wizards on York walls this weekend, you ask? Let me spell it out! If you crossed the city walls on Saturday afternoon (September 16), you most likely passed a selection […]

Up, Up And Away ! York To Stage Three-Day Hot Air Balloon Spectacular

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        From YorkMix.   More evidence that ours is a super-soaraway city – as a hot air balloon festival is confirmed for York. Featuring three days of breathtaking flights and events, the York Balloon Fiesta 2017 will come to Knavesmire this September. A total of 50 hot air balloons, from all across […]

Grab Your Bucket And Spade ! York’s City Centre Beach Is Back

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  From YorkMix.   York may not be at the seaside – but it does have a pretty nifty beach… For the second year running urban beach Coppergate Strand has opened. And the free attraction will be here throughout August. The sands at the Coppergate Centre provide a place for youngster to play and the […]

30 Things To Do In York This Weekend, July 8-9 2017

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    From YorkMix.   It’s the first ever York Proms this Sunday – but it doesn’t make our list only because the show is already sold out. If you’ve missed out, don’t panic there’s loads more to do – from cheering on dragons to street parties to music festivals. As always, York’s comprehensive guide […]

43 Things To Do In York This Weekend, June 24-25 2017

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  From YorkMix.   This weekend is more jam packed than a suitcase full of jam jammed into a jam factory. Cosplay and fantasy fun at the Comic Con, free tours and entry to museums, the cycle rally on Knavesmire and world-leading tattooists in New Earswick… As always, York’s comprehensive guide to York is yours […]

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