Six things to do in York this weekend: February 7-8, 2015

6 Feb 2015 @ 3.55 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightLots of stories this week, from a festival of tall tales through a celebration of classic cinema to a history roadshow. As always the full story is in our What’s On guide

Storytelling Festival


Back for another year York Storytelling Festival presents A Day of Story. The festival runs workshops, talks, walks and good old fashioned storytelling for all ages at The Friends Meeting House. Join Stephie Teacup (pictured above), Adrian Spendlow, Catherine Heinemeyer and other special guests for an imaginative and creative weekend. This Saturday, February 7 from 10am-7.30pm.

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Many more stories this Saturday, Feb 7 with National Libraries Day 2015 at Acomb Explore Library from 10am-2pm

Find some Hidden Stories at Beningbrough Hall this Saturday, Feb 7 – Sunday 8 from 11am-3.30pm

Silver Screen film festival


Fairfax House are bringing black and white movies back to the cinema with their Silver Screen Festival. Experience A Tale of Two Cities, Pride and Prejudice and Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn (pictured above), this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7pm.

York dance school presents Cinderella


The Patricia Veale School of Dance presents their production of Cinderella at The Joseph Rowntree Theatre this Friday 6 and Saturday 7 Feb. With a mixture of performers from young children to adults, this promises to be a magical and colourful ballet show with a twist of Charleston. All performances start at 7.30pm.

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Also discover the Children of the Seventh Moon at The Grand Opera House this Sunday, Feb 8 from 6pm

And in Riccall, family panto Aladdin is on at the Riccall Regen CentreRegen Centre from Thursday, Feb 5 – Saturday 7 at 7.30pm

CD and Record Fair


Bored of your music collection? Fancy listening to something new? Add a CD, DVD or LP to your library with York’s CD and Record Fair at The Basement. Or bring your own to trade or sell. This Saturday, Feb 7 from 10.30-4pm.

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Alternatively join the St Edward’s Clothes Swap Saturday, Feb 7 at St Edward’s Church from 11am-3pm

More music to be had with tribute Roy Orbison and Friends at the Grand Opera House this Saturday, Feb 7 from 7.30pm

LGBT history roadshow


York Castle Museum is holding a roadshow to seek the memories, stories and objects that tell York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) story on Saturday, Feb 7, 1-4pm. Curators from the museum and York Explore archives are hoping lots of people will come to the event to talk about their experiences, and look at the history of gay and civil rights movements in the city. It is part of York LGBT History Month.

York artists exhibition


You can see York in a different light this weekend with The Kentmere House Gallery. Their new exhibition York Artists, York Places showcases paintings of the city and work from local artists such as Alfred Huckett, Freya Horsley and Michael Ewart (shown above). This weekend from Saturday, Feb 7 – Sunday 8, 11am-5pm.

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The Fossgate Social hosts art from Sarah Hensen this Saturday, Feb 7 to Wednesday, March 4 from 9am-11.30pm