York National Book Fair
Here’s some brain-boggling facts for bibliophiles. The York National Book Fair involves more than 220 leading booksellers selling 100,000 books, which go for anything from a few quid to many hundreds of pounds. At the Racecourse until Saturday at 5pm – more here.
York Beer Festival
If there’s one thing York knows it’s beer. And this weekend the York Beer & Cider Festival proves that beyond doubt, as getting on for 500 different types are racked up for you to try. Finishes Saturday, noon-11pm – more here.
Field of Dreams VW Show
Who doesn’t like a classic Volkswagen Beetle? Also featuring camper vans and other VWs with aircooled engines, this show is a family affair with children’s activities, live music and food. At Escrick Park Estate on Saturday from 9am-11pm – more here.
Sheffield’s poet laureate, onetime Longpig and ex of Pulp, Richard Hawley brings his wonderfully crafted songs to Fibbers on Saturday night. He’s supported by York’s own Boss Caine – more here.
World quilling record
It’s not every day that New Earswick Folk Hall hosts a world record attempt. Members of the Quilling Guild will gather there on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm to display more than 6,000 paper flowers, assembled for the world record attempt. For the unitiated, quilling is the art of manipulating narrow strips of paper and shaping them to create exquisite, intricate designs.
Music Night Generations
Judy Garland and Liza Minelli, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher – celebrity names that show how talent runs in families. And that is precisely the treat in store this Saturday evening at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, when some well-known local performers are joined on stage by their talented children for a generational musical extravaganza. More here.