Six things to do in York this weekend: January 24-25, 2015

23 Jan 2015 @ 1.36 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightPut on a stout pair of boots and join us on this weekend’s adventure trail, taking in birds, Burns and the Basement. For a full guided tour, check our our What’s On Guide

The Great Garden Birdwatch

Perhaps you’ll spot a great tit like this one. Photograph © Francis C Franklin on Wikimedia Commons
Is it a bird, is it a plane…? It’s a bird. Those sorts of observational skills will come in handy this weekend, because it’s time to count our feathered friends for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2015. Fun, free, and very helpful for our wildlife, the birdwatch is on at Museum Gardens this Saturday, Jan 24 with tours at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm.

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Or join St Nicks in their Bird Walk and Bird Watching this Saturday, Jan 24 from 1-3.30pm

Burns Night celebrations

Photography by Freddie Phillips on Flickr
The first Burns Night since the Scots decided to stay in Team GB is a great excuse to pour a wee dram and celebrate everything Scottish. Vote yes and get down to The Basement to feast on haggis and crannachan. There you will be serenaded by modern poet Henry Raby and find out more about the legendary Robert Burns. Beware, this may release your inner radical. Sunday, Jan 25 from 7pm.

Ten years of music

Join Unfinished Drawings – otherwise known as Toby Burras – as he celebrates ten years of creating music. Immerse yourself in local talent with supports from acts such as Boss Caine, Beth McCarthy, According to Eve and Irie Vibes Soundsystem. At The Duchess this Sunday, Jan 25 from 7pm.

Movie fright night


If it’s possible to laugh while jumping in fright you’ll be doing just that with York Dead Meet’s screening of Sam Raimi’s 1987 comedy-horror Evil Dead 2. Ash Williams, played by Bruce Campbell, takes his girlfriend on a romantic vacation to a cabin in the woods. But wouldn’t you just know it, they end up being attacked by evil spirits. Typical. Screening at The Fulford Arms on Sunday, Jan 25 at 7pm.

Toy Fair


For collectors rather than than youngsters, it’s the Toy Fair at York Racecourse this Sunday, Jan 25 from 10am-2.30pm. There will be a range of old and new toys, models and trains as well as plenty of other collectibles.

Remembering the Holocaust


There are a number of activities on this weekend ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day (Tuesday, January 27). These include a free tour, Understanding Clifford’s Tower, focusing on the castle’s infamous role in Jewish history, as well as the civic event Keeping the Memory Alive.