21 things to do in York this weekend: April 11-12, 2015

10 Apr 2015 @ 5.37 pm
| Entertainment
mix-six-logo-rightGet your glad rags on and join me, hun – on a guided tour of the weekend, including fashion, family fun, Motown and movies. For the full picture check out our What’s On Guide

Fashion City York

Smith And Downes design studio created a fashion flash mob last year – they're involved again


York may be an old town but it can still get with it daddio. Thanks to some very creative designers and retailers the city has chic, a fact celebrated with all sorts of colourful events for Fashion City York weekend. There’s films, live window displays and more – see the a full list here

More Fashion City York events

Event Venue Time
Ethical Styling Maude & Tommy, Grape Lane Sat @ 9.30am-5pm
Open Studio Harper & Carr, Fossgate Sat @ 9.30am-5pm
Live Window Show Fenwick, Coppergate Centre Sat 12pm-2pm
Guitars & Grooming Commuter Barbers, George Hudson Street Sat @ 3pm-4.30pm




Get ready to stick your fingers in your ears as it’s time for another Rolling Thunder Day at the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington. This time it is celebrating five years since the fly-in of the mighty Nimrod MR2 undertaking two fast taxi runs down the runway – more here.

More family

Event Venue Time
Create At The Castle Castle Museum Sat & Sun 10am-5.30pm
Playing Trains National Railway Museum Daily 9am-5pm
Medieval Egg Hunt Yorkshire Museum Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
Death by Chocolate York Dungeon Till Mon 10.30am-4.30pm




Who doesn’t like Motown music? The Detroit sound is recreated at The Magic Of Motown, with 36 classics performed at the Grand Opera House, featuring hits by the Four Tops, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye – more here.

More theatre

Event Venue Time
A Night Of Dirty Dancing York Barbican Sat @ 8pm
Cox And Box Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sat @ 7.30pm
In My Father’s House Fairfax House Sat & Sun, times vary




York’s newest community choir, the Belfrey Singers, perform Faure’s Requiem and a collection of Songs for Spring. At St Michael-le-Belfrey Church – more here.

More music

Event Venue Time
Toseland Fibbers Sat @ 7.30pm
Faraday Waves Victoria Vaults Sat @ 8.30pm
London Adventist Chorale Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun @ 2pm
Travelin’ Band The Roman Bath Sat @ 8pm




Are you worried about our governments spying on us? The documentary CitizenFour chronicles the revelations by US whistleblower Edward Snowden, in this screening organised by The Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases at City Screen – more here.

The films to see in York this month – April 2015

More movies

Event Venue Time
Advanced Style City Screen Sun @ 12pm




We’re a creative bunch in Yorkshire. Just look at the items hand crafted for the Made In Yorkshire fair on Parliament Street till Sunday – jewellery, ceramics, photograph, soaps, jams… More here.