Six things to do in York this weekend, March 1 and 2, 2014

28 Feb 2014 @ 2.01 pm
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Spring has sprung, and it’s time to storm into the great outdoors. Whether you want to take a walk round York’s alternative history or watch soap stars play footie, go and grab a lungful of fresh air – and then relax over a cocktail at night…

For the full lowdown, check out our comprehensive What’s On guide.

Pop up cocktail bar


Fancy a burning bush or a lavender lady? Then you’re in luck, because they’re just two of the cocktails served up at Speakeasy Libation’s first pop-up bar in York. The location is being kept secret, so follow the chalk arrows to find it… Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 5pm-11pm

History walk

Community hub – inside the Golden Ball. Photographs: Steve Wilson

Not the usual trip around Viking or Roman York, but rather a journey to discover some of the less celebrated milestones in the city’s past. You’ll find out how York hosted political protests and how its people let their hair down. Then adjourn to the Golden Ball to talk about how the past might shape our future. Saturday, from 3pm

Antiques Fair at York Racecourse

Photography: franklinheijnen on Flickr
Photography: franklinheijnen on Flickr

Around 200 stalls are expected inside the grandstand exhibition centre, featuring antiques and collectables, retro and vintage items. Sunday, 10am-4pm

Emmerdale vs Royal Mail footie match


Who will you support? The cast and crew of Emmerdale take on the Royal Mail in this charity football match in aid of the Martin House Children’s Hospice Good Night’s Sleep Appeal. It’ll be fun for everyone, and it’s all for a good cause so get on down to Energise on Cornlands Road and cheer them on. Sunday, 2pm

Hellraiser at the Duchess


Hellraiser is the 1987 British American horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his own novella The Hellbound Heart. The film follows the story of an unfaithful wife who encounters the zombie of her dead lover, who’s being chased by demons after he escaped from their sado-masochistic hell. Probably not one for all the family then. Sunday, 7pm

Second World War memories


Eden Camp near Malton always offers an insight into the world at war, but never more so than during one of its re-enactment events. Soldiers in authentic uniforms will recreate the 1940s in front of your eyes. Saturday, 10am-5pm