Six things to do in York this weekend, February 15 and 16 2014

14 Feb 2014 @ 4.02 pm
| Entertainment

mix-six-logo-rightWe’re spoilt for choice this weekend. It’s the start of the Jorvik Viking Festival – see our full guide to the week’s events here.

If you’re looking for half term holiday ideas, check out the highlights here. And yet there’s still more to do, from craft fairs to comedy, book signings to family parties. How are we going to fit it all in?

Brassed Off

brassed off

The stage adaptation of York director Mark Herman’s moving movie Brassed Off is back at the Theatre Royal in time for the 30th anniversary of the 1984 miners’ strike. Featuring a live brass band playing a rousing score including Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Jerusalem. Until Saturday, March 1.

Made Locally With Love


Artisan foods, affordable art and all sorts of other crafty items are up for sale in the medieval Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. Plus tea and cakes in the café and workshops throughout the day. Sunday, 11am-4.30pm

Jimeon at York Barbican


You’ve seen him on TV in shows like Live At The Apollo, but Jimeoin is at his best live. The comic brings his hawk eye dissection of the absurdities of life to the York Barbican on Saturday night.

Joanne Harris book signing

Author Joanne Harris. Photograph: Jennifer Robertson / Kyte Photography
Author Joanne Harris. Photograph: Jennifer Robertson / Kyte Photography
The author of such sensual books as Chocolat and Blackberry Wine is in town to sign copies of her novel published this week, The Gospel Of Loki. As this is inspired by Norse myths, it fits in perfectly with the Jorvik Viking Festival. Waterstones, Sunday 3.45pm.

Party Animals


Why should adults have all the fun of clubbing? Kuda Bar & Club have opened their doors for a daytime family party, aimed at children aged from four to ten years old. All profits to BBC Radio York’s Martin House Good Night’s Sleep Appeal. Saturday, from 1pm.

Blake Wedding Boutique


It started with a bride arriving in a chauffeur driven 1936 Austin Sherbourne on Valentine’s Day. And the Blake Wedding Boutique continues its pop up shop through the weekend and beyond, showcasing the services of the Wedding Industry Network in York. Until March 4.