Festival of Vintage
This two-day festival will feature vintage music, dance and fashion, and the team from the M&S Company Archive will showcase some of their amazing fashion from decades past. There’ll be live music from 1930s to the 1960s, fashion parades, displays, dancing, classic vehicles and 150 vintage exhibitors. At York Racecourse on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm full details here.
Fashion City York
York Fashion Weekend, from Friday through to Sunday, features all sorts of ab fab events and shopping offers. The marquee in Parliament Street houses the Fashion Village and a stage which is the place to be for a variety of fashion shows, demonstrations, workshops and makeovers. Here’s the full list of events, and go here for a sneak preview.
Brideshead reopens the Theatre Royal
Celebrate the Theatre Royal reopening with a world premiere. Bryony Lavery’s sparkling reimagining of Brideshead Revisited is being performed daily from 7.30pm – 10pm at York Theatre Royal. Past and present blur as Charles recalls those heady days at Brideshead as Lord and Lady Marchmain and their offspring, Julia, Cordelia, Bridey and Sebastian Flyte, re-emerge… More.
The Carpenters’ Story
This award-winning production at 7:30pm on Sunday at the Grand Opera House features the stunning vocals of international star Claire Furley as Karen Carpenter, and lavish arrangements from eight live musicians. Includes the classics (They Long To Be) Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Yesterday Once More and Top of the World. Here’s more.
National Day Of Dance
Between 10.30am and 4pm on Saturday, you’ll be able to see more than 50 morris dance groups at various spots within the city walls. The National Day of Dance takes place in a different part of the country each year and showcases the variety of styles, traditions, costumes and music that make up morris dancing – more here.
Art in the cemetery
As part of the second York Open Studios weekend, several artists display their work in the chapel at York Cemetery. Artworks include figurative sculpture by Marzena Madziag, and paintings by Cathy Denford and Leslie Williams. Saturday and Sunday – more here.