Six things to do in York this weekend: October 18-19, 2014

17 Oct 2014 @ 12.28 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightYou’ll be dancing in the streets this weekend with our pick of events. Or perhaps you’ll be tricked into taking a trip into the heart of Halloween? Find more ideas in our terrifyingly good What’s On Guide

Big Autumn Market 2014


Self-proclaimed ‘Street market with a conscience’, York’s Big Autumn Market returns to St Sampson’s Square jam packed with wonderful artisan gifts and treats to line your pockets ready for Christmas. With unique crafts, jewellery and fairtrade clothing. Find something to keep you warm this weekend, Thursday, Oct 16 – Sunday, 19, 9am – 5pm.

York Guildhall Orchestra


York Guildhall Orchestra, formed in 1890 for a one-off performance. They had such a good time that the orchestra still runs today, with the start of their concert season at York Barbican this Saturday, Oct 18 at 7.30pm. Performing large scale works of Sibelius including The Swan of Tuonela, York welcomes violin solist So Ock Kim (shown above) into the fold.

Hallowscream 2014


Based on stories of actual hauntings on site, be ready for a terrifying Halloween experience. Welcome to Hallowscream 2014, set at York Maze. Immerse yourself in ‘The House of Cornfusion’, where clown ‘Corny’ has been reincornated, The Freak Show where you could encounter the deadly ‘Wolf Man’and find out if you are a zero or a hero with ‘The Difference Engine’. This Friday, Oct 17 – Saturday 18 from 7 – 11pm. Warning: not for young children.

The home of Halloween


Halloween is The York Dungeon’s favourite day of the year, and this time they have a new character: ‘The Master of Tricks’, ready to shake things up and spread mischief, pumpkins and terror with his ‘Wheel of Misfortune’. Get into the spirit of this spooky holiday and prepare to be scared this Friday, Oct 17Sunday, Nov 2, 10.30am – 4.30pm.

The Subways

It’s been almost a decade since The Subways crashed onto the British music scene with debut album Young for Eternity and hit Rock & Roll Queen – featured in Guy Ritchie’s 2008 film RocknRolla. Get yourself up to date with new song I’m In Love And It’s Burning My Soul, and sing along this Saturday, Oct 18 at Fibbers 7.30pm.

Dancing in the Streets


Celebrate all things Motown with the critically acclaimed ‘Dancing in the Streets’. In this tribute-filled production you will be able to hear all your favourite tunes from The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and much more. Singer Leo Ihenacho (The Streets, BBC’s The Voice) joins the cast this Saturday, Oct 18 at the Grand Opera House from 7.30pm.