29 things to do in York this weekend, October 3-4, 2015

2 Oct 2015 @ 2.09 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightShop till you drop, then get up and shop some more as York enjoys a vintage retail weekend. Oh, and there’s some really great community stuff going on as well if you get fed up of spoiling yourself. What’s On Guide

Art Market York


Yorkshire’s biggest art, design and contemporary craft show brings 100 artists together and gives visitors the chance to learn more about art, watch demonstrations, interact with the artists and have a go themselves at creating pieces of art. On until Sunday at York Racecoursemore here.

More art

Event Venue Time
Quilt Art: Dialogues exhibition Quilt Museum Daily
Coptic Stitch Bookbinding Workshop Yorkshire Museum Sat @ 10.30am

The Handmade Craft Fair

Lots of hand crafted gifts for sale

The Handmade Craft Fair at York Hospitium on Sunday from 11am-4pm is the latest market to open in York offering artisan homewares and bits and bobs you never knew you needed and now must have at all costs. There’ll be unique handmade gifts, craft workshops, homemade cakes and a gift tree in aid of St Leonard’s Hospice.

See our weekend shopping guide here

More shopping

Event Venue Time
Indoor Car Boot Sale Foxwood Community Centre Sat @ 10am
Table Top Sale St Wulstan’s Church Sat @ 11am
York Does Vintage The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall Sun @ 11am

Apple Week

Crunch time at Beningbrough. Photograph: National Trust Images / North News & Pictures Ltd

Beningbrough Hall celebrates the fruit all week with activities and talks. On Sunday the gardeners and volunteers will be demonstrating how the apples are turned into apple juice, with the chance to have a go. Full details here.

More community

Event Venue Time
St Leonard’s Hospice Open Day St Leonard’s Hospice Sat @ 11am-3pm
Try Cycling Saturday Rowntree Park Sat @ 10am-3pm
Breast Friends Fundraising Ball Manor Academy Sat @ 7pm
York 50+ Festival Various venues Sat + Sun 9.30am
Free filmmaking workshops Tesco Community Room Sat @ 9.30am
Eco Active Day St Nick’s Environment Centre Sat @ 10am
York Apples For Eggs Autumn 2015 Bistro Guy Café Sun @ 4.30pm

Coffee Week

Full of beans: Fossgate Social

If apple week is not enough, we are also entering coffee week. And the Fossgate Social is celebrating on Saturday from 8.30am-5pm with discounts, demonstrations, guest coffees, food-pairings and coffee cocktails as well as a special guide to the dark art of coffee brewing from the roasters at North Star in Leeds – more details here.

More food & drink

Event Venue Time
Royal Oak Launch Party Royal Oak, Copmanthorpe Sat @ 3pm

The Other Half


Award-winning crime novelist Mark Billingham reads an original story accompanied by My Darling Clementine, who’ll be punctuating the narrative with dark country songs. This unique collaboration takes place at The Basement Bar on Saturday at 8pm – find out more

More books and shows

Event Venue Time
An Afternoon on the Prairies York Explore Sat @ 2pm
The Wizard Of Oz dance show) Archbishop Holgate’s School Fri & Sat @ 7pm
We Shall Overcome Various Fri-Sun
Prom Praise York Barbican Sat @ 7.30pm
Ebor Singers St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel Sat @ 7.30pm
Pop Up Cabaret Fulford Arms Sat @ 8.30pm
Desperate Measures The Basement Bar Sat @ 9pm
WE The Basement Bar Sun @ 8pm
Saturday Night Lounge Comedy Duchess Sat @ 8pm

A Streetcar Named Desire


As a celebration of the new Vivien Leigh exhibition at Treasurer’s House, City Screen presents one of her most enduring classics, A Streetcar Named Desire at 8pm on Sunday. Dr Sarah Olive from the University of York will give a talk called The Prime of Vivien Leigh before the film and the Riverside Bar will be serving a special Vivien Leigh cocktail. More

More film

Event Venue Time
Born Free City Screen Sun @ 1.45pm