Fed up of the Tour de France? Here are six bike-free things to do in York this weekend

4 Jul 2014 @ 3.44 pm
| Entertainment


mix-six-logo-rightCan’t face the sight of another blasted bike? Fear not, there’s plenty of cycle-free fare to entertain this weekend. Here’s our top picks from our What’s On Guide… and there’s not a bicycle wheel to be seen.

The Secret Garden


For the first time, St Wilfrid’s Church Rectory Garden will be open to the public. What was once an overgrown and unused space is well on it’s way to being a lovely garden, which visitors will be able to visit, drink tea and perhaps indulge in some bric-a-brac and Pimms. With great views of York Minster, this is a perfect way to escape Le Tour. This Sat, July 5 from 12.30 – 4pm.

Showcase 2014


Anna’s Academy of Dance are putting on a showcase of exceptional young talent this weekend, from traditional ballet to tap with children ranging from 3 – 18 years old. Joseph Rowntree Theatre are pleased to host an evening of dance and musicals, as they have done every two years since 2008. Sat, July 5 at 2 and 7pm.

Saturday Night Lounge

Struggling to see the funny side of life? Join the Saturday Night Lounge at the Duchess starring Michael Legge, Lloyd Langford (shown above), Peter Brush and Jonathan Major. It promises to be an evening of hilarity and beer so grab your friends and head down this Saturday, July 5 at 7pm.

Hooky and the boys


Electro-pop legend Peter Hook, bassist of New Order and Joy Division, is back with his new band The Light. Formed in 1980, New Order became one of the most influential bands of the decade. Blue Monday is still the best-selling 12-inch of all time. Revisiting old classics, and reigniting old passions visit Hook at Tokyo this Saturday, July 5 from 8.30pm.

Home and Lifestyle Fair


The Home and Lifestyle Fair is back in the Hospitium in York’s lovely Museum Gardens. For The Love Of York present Yorkshire-based creative stalls from jewellery and hand-crafted accessories to food and drink. You might even bring back a nice comfy chair. This Sunday, July 6, 10.30am – 4.30pm.

Eco-Active Day


There’s a whole world out there, so how about doing a little bit to help out – and have fun while you’re at it. St Nicholas Fields are hosting an ‘Eco-Active Day’ for all the family. This time around get rid of the invasive Himalayan balsam plant and do your bit for environment. This Sat, July 5 from 10am – 2pm.