Cultural Picks: Bank Holiday Edition

May 4th, 2013
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With glorious sunshine predicted for the entire bank holiday, why not seek out some of the fantastic events on offer in York this weekend?


  •  Local rock band Hellbound Hearts headline Fibbers (Friday)
  • Indie-folk songstress Lucy Rose returns to play the Duchess (Friday)
  • Miaow Miaow bring their ineffably infectious brand of dance-punk to the Basement (Friday)
  • Catch Scottish singer-songwriter King Creosote at the Duchess (Saturday)
  • At last, YO1 Festival has arrived! Head to the Knavesmire for music from artists and DJs across 5 different stages, as well as some choice local ales and street food (Sunday)
  • If you can’t get enough of YO1 then head to one of the YO1 after-parties at The Duchess or Tokyo (Sunday)
  • Or you could always wind down for the evening with some chilled acoustic vibes at Busk at Dusk (Sunday)
  • Dynamic NYC punk trio SKATERS headline the Duchess (Monday)
  • The Make a Wish Foundation are hosting a charity gig at the Basement (Monday)


  • New Jersey Nights opens at the Grand Opera House (Friday)
  • Last chance to catch the Victorian-era fantasy tale Angels & Insects at the York Theatre Royal (Friday and Saturday)
  • Grab a riverside seat by the Ouse in the morning to catch the York City Rowing Club’s Spring Regatta (Saturday)
  • Prepare for your big day at the Wedding Fayre at York Barbican (Sunday)
  • Fancy a spring swing fling? Mr Swing’s Dance Orchestra returns to the De Grey Ballroom with a night of big band music, with dancing and drinking (Saturday)
  • Indulge in some bonus bank holiday laughs at the Hyena Lounge Comedy Club holiday special at the Basement (Sunday)
  • An Agatha Christie classic comes to the stage as The Mousetrap opens at the Grand Opera House (Monday)


  • The Making Waves exhibition displays at Kentmere House Gallery this weekend (Saturday and Sunday)
  • The Gallery Artists exhibition continues at the Blue Tree Gallery, featuring works by Giuliana Lazzerini
  • The Urban Canvas exhibition continues at York Theatre Royal
  • Painting: Elementals continues at According to McGee
  • Check out the latest exhibition from the New School House Gallery, The Stall of Gathered Economies exhibition (No.1)
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