Six things to do in York this weekend, October 4-5, 2014

3 Oct 2014 @ 11.26 am
| Entertainment

mix-six-logo-rightEagles, apples and conkers, oh my! Celebrate the new season this weekend, and for more events check out our fabulous What’s On Guide

Conker contest

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Don’t just be a regular conker-swinger, be the best with The Gillygate pub’s Open Conker Championships for adults and seniors and even get your name on a special trophy that will be on permanent display in the pub itself. Get into the spirit of Autumn with all admission fees going to the Martin House Hospice. This Sunday, Oct 5 from 3pm.

New comedy


Fancy a laugh? There’s a new show in town with Komedia’s Krater Comedy Club which plans to bring the best UK stand up to The Basement in York, after setting up their chain in Brighton and Bath. Among the first to grace its stage are creator Stephen Grant (above), Michael Fabbri and Adam Staunton. This Sunday, October 5 at 7.30pm

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  If you like things live and unpredictable, the Coquette Burlesque and Cabaret Club perform for the last time this year on Friday night

Apple celebrations


That’s right – it’s officially autumn, the season to celebrate apples with Beningbrough Hall. Activities include harvest tastings and pressing talks, with an opportunity to get outside and explore the community orchard. You never know what rare variety of apple is just waiting to be plucked from the bough. This Saturday, Oct 4Wednesday, Oct 15 from 11am – 5pm. Closed Mondays.

York man transports London

Photograph: Richard McDougall
St Peter’s School hosts a talk about a very special man this Friday, Oct 3 from 7pm. Oliver Green’s York Man Transports London follows the story of former York pupil Frank Pick, the managing director of the London Underground from the 1920s to 1940. He commissioned the architecture and iconic Tube map that still shape the city today.

York Does Vintage


Go back in time with the wonderful York Does Vintage at the Merchant Adventurer’s Hall this Sunday, Oct 5 from 10.30am – 4.30pm. Among the racks of vintage clothes, there will be live music, a lovely tea room and even a beauty bar.

Harold Pinter’s Betrayal


Emma is married to Robert, who is the best friend of Jerry, who is the lover of Emma. York Theatre Royal stage Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, a love story between three people fraught with treachery and passion. From Friday, Oct 3 till Saturday, Oct 18 at 7.30pm.

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  More live entertainment on Saturday, Oct 4 at 7.30pm as tribute band the Ultimate Eagles play the Barbican