The Mix Six: What’s on in York this week

19 Oct 2012 @ 10.47 am
| Entertainment
Fancy a paddle..?

A cinema making a splash at the Yearsley baths, a day-long music festival, a brace of bespectacled balladeers and that chap from The Inbetweeners… we’re gonna need a bigger boat.

Here are six highlights for the next seven days in York.


Big mouth strikes again

It gave so many people aquaphobia that they had to recruit Rolf Harris to entice children back into their local baths. Now those wicked people at Orillo pop-up cinemas are set to ruin Rolf’s good work by screening Jaws inside Yearsley Swimming Pool in York. Snacks, drinks and quirky surprises are promised. And it will be followed the next day by Orillo’s first pop-up bar, location still to be revealed.

Oxjam rocks

They’re jammin’. Who? An A-Z of musical talent, that’s who, from Aimie J Ryan to Zak Ford via the likes of Boss Caine, Mark Wynn and Union Central. The Oxjam York Takeover Festival sees bands play across seven venues in the city centre, and aims to raise £2,000 for Oxfam’s anti-poverty projects around the world.

Band of brothers

The millennial mile walkers from Leith are back. Twenty-five years since The Proclaimers released their first album This Is The Story, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid hit the Opera House with their unique sound. Where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide you’ll find these two, wearing their hearts on their tartan sleeves.

Talking Bob

An undoubted influence on The Proclaimers, Bob Dylan is the centre of a talk by Michael Gray this week. The York University graduate is the world authority on the singer-songwriter, and author of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia. He returns to the Heslington campus to talk about how his university years shaped his career, and will reflect on the value of what is now Bob Dylan’s 50-year body of work.

Greg heads for the Grand

Greg’s last stand-up tour, Firing Cheeseballs At A Dog, was a sell-out and garlanded a Foster’s comedy award nomination. Now he’s returned with a new show, The Back of My Mum’s Head. Better known to many viewers as the sardonic head of sixth form Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners, he has proved his comedy chops on shows like Mock The Week.

The only way is Essex

Hold Me Close, Gonna Make You A Star, Rock On… three David Essex earworms which now won’t leave your head for days. But he’s not just a pop idol; David will also be showcasing some of his greatest hits from stage musicals on his Rock Tour at the Barbican.