Lambing Sunday – and more outdoor fun
There’s something utterly cheering about seeing new-born lambs bouncing around the place. And the public are invited along to Askham Bryan College to see the latest arrivals on the college farm, and there’s plenty of other family entertainment too. Sunday, 10am-4pm – more here.
Playing with trains – & more family fun
A great new hands-on exhibition at the National Railway Museum. Children can sell their own tickets, don fancy dress, build railway tracks and crawl through tunnels. Runs from Friday to Sept 6 – more here.
David Starkey talk – and more York Lit Fest
He’s a one, that David Starkey – always causing a kerfuffle wherever he goes. Join the good doctor as he talks about York’s Place In History, one of the much-anticipated events at this year’s Lit Fest. At the Grand Opera House on Sun at 7.30pm – more here.
Gospel concert – and more music
Libby Redman performs at York’s biggest soul and gospel event at the Andraé Crouch Tribute Concert. MOBO writer and author of British Black Gospel, Steve Alexander Smith will be a special guest, along with some brilliant professional soul & gospel singers. At 43 Monkgate on Saturday at 7.30pm – more here.
A Little Night Music – and more theatre
One of Sondheim’s most popular shows, A Little Night Music is set in turn of the century Sweden in a world of intrigue, desire and waltzes. This York Musical Theatre Company production has been getting great reviews. At the Joseph Rowntree Theatre till Saturday, 7.30pm – more here.
Made In Yorkshire – and more art
All sorts of beautiful hand crafted goods are available under the Made In Yorkshire marquee in St Sampson’s Square – jewellery, photographs, ceramics and stained glass among them. Until Sunday, from 10am-5pm – more here.