What to do in York this weekend, June 16-17 2018

Another chance to get your glad rags on for the races. Photograph: Simon Cooper / PA Wire
15 Jun 2018 @ 3.49 pm
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Street parties, racing fun and Dreamboys – that sounds like a good start to any weekend…

As always, York’s comprehensive guide to things do to in York is here.

It’s that time of year when the traffic stops and the fun starts on Bishopthorpe Road. There’s live music, street food, children’s activities and a beer tent.

This promises to be jaw dropping. The magnificence of the Minster nave will be illuminated like never before. Artists Ross Ashton and Karen Monid have designed an immersive light and sound experience, using the roof and Great West Window as a backdrop for the projection.
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Let there be light: York Minster nave as you’ve never seen it

Glen Gardens has always been a beautiful spot, but now there seems to be more going on at this award-winning park. This Sunday, there’s live music from Bargestra, Peter Godson and Ramshackel. Bring a chair or blanket and some grub – or grab refreshments from the Kiosk.

No, that’s not a picture of the YorkMix editor with a few chums, but the Dreamboys. Along with special guest, X Factor star Jake Quickenden, they promise a girls’ night out which ‘will literally have you begging for more’.

Summer racing – and one of the big events in York’s charity calendar too, the Macmillan Charity Raceday. The day will end with the Ride Of Their Lives, where a dozen Macmillan supporters will take part in a nine furlong race around the famous Knavesmire – including Chris Hughes, of ITV2’s Love Island.

Some big questions posed in this brand new play. Does life begin at fertilisation? Is it a human right to have children? Set in 1967 – at a time when America and Russia were head-to-head in a race to conquer space – Space. Planets. Stars. is centred on a group of British scientists pushing towards another radical innovation: a test tube baby.