Six things to do in York this weekend, March 22 and 23, 2014

21 Mar 2014 @ 3.19 pm
| Entertainment

mix-six-logo-rightFrom MPs to VIPs, you’re spoilt for choice this weekend. Throw in some stunts at the NRM and SuBo at the Barbican and there’s no need to stay in and watch The Voice – especially now our Beth’s gone. Check out our complete What’s On Guide here.

Susan Boyle

No one will forget the look on Simon Cowell’s face when, on January 21, 2009, 48 year old Susan Boyle got up and sang I Dreamed A Dream on Britain’s Got Talent. SuBo’s performing at the Barbican this Sunday so you can hear that amazing voice live.



Famous for catchy power ballads and providing the sound track for films such as Bridget Jones’ Diary, Gabrielle precedes SuBo at the Barbican. This experience is not Out Of Reach so Rise to the occasion this Saturday at the earlier time of 6.30pm.

Alan Johnson in conversation

Photograph: Eric the Fish on flickr
Photograph: Eric the Fish on flickr

It’s the first weekend of this year’s York Literature Festival, and former Home Secretary Alan Johnson is here to discuss his book This Boy: A Memoir of Childhood, and his high-flying career. Johnson is speaking at St Peter’s School, Saturday from 7pm.

Community craft fair


Run by the creative folks at Open Art Surgery, this craft fair is a community project for everyone to get involved in so don’t be shy! Head to the Golden Ball this Saturday from 12.

Science through stunts


Enough of the singing, let’s have some science with the National Railway Museum’s family-friendly romp through the fascinating laws of motion, including terrifying tricks from Savage Skills and performances from the Platform 4 Theatre Company. Saturday from 10am

Walk the Walk


York Productions presents Walk The Walk, lead by playwright Peter Gordon for a very special cause: to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation. Join Malcolm as he vows to complete his coast to coast walk and revel in the motley of people he encounters on the way. Held at the Priory Street Community Centre, Saturday, 7.30pm.