Parties in the parks
Summer’s here, so it’s time to get out in the fresh air. Luckily there’s plenty to do in York’s parks and gardens, with “big lunches” at two of them. But the big event is the Glen Gardens Centenary Celebrations. To celebrate 100 years, there will be music, stalls, games and sport from 1pm-4pm on Saturday – more here.
The main York Food Festival is not until September but the taster festival on both Saturday and has lots to whet the appetite. Stalls, chef demonstrations and even an edible hat – more here.
Fates and fairs aplenty this weekend, with tombolas getting in a spin across the city. The Bishopthorpe Village Gala is as traditional as they come, with children dancing and singing, a magic show, bouncy castle, trampoline and coconut shy. Plus singer Alistair Griffin. Saturday from 12pm-4pm at Bishopthorpe Palace – more here.
York’s fabulous folk focal point, the Black Swan, hosts the City Of York Folk Weekend until Sunday. Artists include David Ward Maclean, The Lennanshees, Grand Old Uke Of York and Union Central.
Meet Terry Deary
The man who put the ‘yuk’ into yesteryear, and has entertained countless children of all ages, is in York this weekend. Horrible Histories author Terry Deary is at York Waterstones on Saturday at 1pm, signing new book Top 50 Kings & Queens and others in the series. More here.
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Stewart Lee’s stand up show
Stewart Lee, the stand-ups stand-up, and former partner of York City fan Richard Herring, brings his critically-acclaimed A Room With A Stew show to York. Catch him at the Barbicanon Saturday – more here.