Six things to do in York this weekend: November 1-2, 2014

31 Oct 2014 @ 12.43 pm
| Entertainment
mix-six-logo-rightEscape to a castle on a cloud, or grab a vintage bargain this weekend. Oh and it’s our first mention of the C-word (Christmas)… sorry. For Illuminating York, which finishes on Saturday, see our separate guide, while our What’s On Guide has everything

York Does Vintage Christmas


Get yourself ready for the festive season with the city’s most popular quirky fashion fair York Does Vintage. Set in the wonderful Merchant Adventurer’s Hall, this combination of vintage stalls, tea room, live music and pop-up beauty parlour will brighten up your weekend this Sunday, Nov 2 from 10.30am – 4.30pm.

Helver’s Night


A joint production by York Theatre Royal and Company of Angels, Helver’s Night follows the journey of Carla and her young charge Helver. Helver is obsessed with the bravura of the fascism movement and when a violent occupation of his town threatens to consume him, will he become a victim of his fascination or will he let it pass him by?

Runs until Saturday, Nov 8.

Les Miserables


Immerse yourself in this classic tale of 19th century France where Jean Valjean is released from prison after 19 years and finds a less than desirable life waiting for him. Join the Joseph Rowntree Theatre and York Light Youth in their musical romp through romance, revolution and redemption this Friday, Oct 31 – Saturday, Nov 8 at 7.30pm.

The Exorcist


Known as one of the most terrifying films to ever grace our screens, City Screen York hosts a Halloween special of The Exorcist, originally released in 1973. Famous for playing this role, Linda Blair is 12 year old Regan whose body is possessed by the devil. Her mother is forced to seek help from two priests to save her. This Friday, Oct 31 at 9pm.

Brothers of Soul


Treat yourself this Saturday, Nov 1 with Brothers of Soul – a tribute band to all things Motown, including The Four Tops, The Temptations and The Drifters. Head along to York Racecourse this weekend to party in style singing songs such as Just My Imagination and My Girl.

Foster and Allen


York Barbican welcomes Irish folk duo Foster and Allen this Friday, Oct 31 from 7.30pm. Having sold over 18 million records, this tour ties in with their recent release of Gold and Silver Days on Oct 6 and shows just how strong their friendship has lasted, and how their music continues to be successful throughout the world.

  Find out more

  More at the Barbican in York

  Check out The Festival of Remembrance at York Barbican, this Sunday, Nov 2 from 7pm



In the spirit of bonfire night, travel a little further afield with Castle Howard’s Kaboom 2014. There’ll be fireworks galore and a Ghostbusters theme marking the 30th anniversary of the film. Fun for adults and kids alike, this is an evening not to be missed this Saturday, Nov 1 from 5.30pm.