28 things to do in York this weekend – 11-12 May 2019

10 May 2019 @ 4.45 pm
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Living history, top pop, Boris Johnson as a Shakespearean tragicomedy and free snooker sessions. Who said variety was dead?

As always, York’s comprehensive guide to things do to in York is here.

Experience life on an airbase during the last war, with re-enactors turning back the clock to a time when serving Halifax Bomber air crews were based here. To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D Day landings visitors will see the museum transformed into RAF Elvington on the eve of D Day.

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It’s no Sweet Little Mystery why Wet Wet Wet were popular – they wrote some right old earworms. Catch them this weekend as part of their national tour.

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Shakespeare’s not just about doublet and hose and Elizabethan prose. The festival includes all sorts of twists on the Bard, including Boris Rex – the story of Boris Johnson as a Shakespearean tragicomedy. Click the button for this weekend’s shows, and for all the festival events click here.
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If you fancy doing the Lambeth Walk, then Pick Me Up Theatre can help out with that. They are bringing this fun family musical to the Grand Opera House, so get practising your “Oi!”

Just days after the end of the World Snooker Championship, here’s a chance for young potters to get some baize time in for free. With coaching, perhaps your 6-17-year-old can become the next Rocket Ronnie.

The city’s second festival of death aims to get everyone talking about this taboo subject. It kicks off this weekend with a theatre performance in York Cemetery – all proceeds going to St Leonard’s Hospice.