19 things to do in York this weekend, November 7 and 8, 2015

6 Nov 2015 @ 3.46 pm
| Entertainment
mix-six-logo-rightRemember, remember, it might not be the fifth of November but you can still write your name with a sparkler at one of York’s bonfire parties. (It’s what Guy would have wanted.) What’s On Guide

Firework display & bonfire

Photograph © Robbie Biller on Flickr
Photograph © Robbie Biller on Flickr

This City of York Council-backed firework display at Rawcliffe Country Park on Saturday from 6.30pm is once again raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity. As well as the usual bonfire and fireworks, there’ll also be plenty of food and drink, stalls, a hog roast, a display of fire service equipment and music from North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Pipe Band. More

More fireworks

Event Venue Time
Musical Fireworks Display Red Lion, Upper Poppleton Sat @ 6-11pm
Guy Fawkes Trail Museum Gardens Sat @ 7.30 pm
Dunnington Bonfire & Fireworks Eastfield Showground Sat @ 4.45pm


Made In Yorkshire Early Christmas Show

Stef Ottevanger's bronzed resin animal statues are among the many Made in Yorkshire items on sale
Stef Ottevanger’s bronzed resin animal statues are among the many Made in Yorkshire items on sale

Meet the artists and, if you feel like treating yourself, take home a piece of Yorkshire in the guise of gifts, crafts and art. There will be stalls aplenty in St Sampson’s Square on Saturday and Sunday, so don’t forget your purse. More

More shopping

Event Venue Time
Stamp Fair Wigginton Recreational Hall Sat @ 9.30am

Aesthetica Short Film Festival


The BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival celebrates independent short film from around the world on Saturday and Sunday at venues across the city. The festival programme includes screenings in a range of genres, including animation, comedy, dance, documentary and drama. There’s also a family-friendly programme for younger audiences and special screenings from guest countries China, Brazil and Cuba. More

12 movies you mustn’t miss at York’s festival of short films

YKSoul All Dayer

Photograph ©
Photograph © istolethetv on Flickr

Get your dancing shoes on for an energetic all-dayer with a great line up of DJ’s including John Steel, John Funnel, Mick Burnett, Nigel Cocks, Nick Beilby, Steve Bradley and VJ Simon Wragg spinning the discs (or whatever modern DJs do) on Saturday in aid of St Leonard’s Hospice at the Roger Kirk Centre on the University of York campus. More

More good deeds

Event Venue Time
Eco-Active Day St Nicks Environment Centre Sat @ 10am
Dunnington Cancer Support Coffee Morning Dunnington Reading Rooms Sat @ 10am

Dara O Briain: Crowd Tickler

Prepare to have your ribs tickled by comedian Dara O Briain (Photograph: BBC/ Open Mike/ Ellis O'Brien)
Prepare to have your ribs tickled by comedian Dara O Briain (Photograph: BBC/ Open Mike/ Ellis O’Brien)

Mock the Week host Dara O Briain brings his charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live show to the Barbican on Saturday. The Guardian described it as “a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up” and who are we to argue? More

More shows

Event Venue Time
Saturday Night Lounge Duchess 8pm
Cats Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sat @ 7.30pm
Thank You For The Music Grand Opera House Sat @ 7.30pm

England’s Orpheus

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Counter-tenor Iestyn Davies is joined by lute player Elizabeth Kenny to perform works by John Dowland, Henry Purcell and George Frideric Handel in a concert at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall on Saturday. The event is raising money for Jessie’s Fund, which uses music to help children with profound disabilities. More

More music

Event Venue Time
Berlin Black & Dead Eyes Opened Fulford Arms Sat @ 7pm
Motown Night Huntington & District WMC Sat @ 7pm
TEN-79 The Black Horse Sat @ 8.30pm
The Dark Flowers The Ainsty Sat @ 9pm