Coming up in September

Check the What’s On calendar for more details of each event.

Saturday 28th: Oktoberfest by MKBiergarten (noon – 10.00pm)

with special Oktoberfest German beers, English ales, giant pretzels, oom-pah band, dirndls and lederhosen.

What you may have missed:

Wednesday 4th: Claire Hastings & Jenn Butterworth

Glasgow based folksinger, songwriter, ukulele player and guitarist Claire Hastings on tour. In the Beechey Room. You may bring your own refreshments.


Friday 6th: EatStreet (5.00 – 10.00pm)

– the “first Friday” selection of exotic and delicious streetfood, AND a real ale bar.

Friday 6th: Performers’ Night @The Song Loft

– your chance to offer song, tune, poem or tale in a relaxed atmosphere.,

Saturday 14th: Stony Music Hall 5

– the fifth outing for our homage to the days of music hall and variety theatre, headlined by the wonderful “Bubbles”.


FREE Employablity Workshops

FREE 5-week course run by Empower4Success at York House Centre (Room 2.2 on the middle floor) on Wednesdays, 11.30am – 2.30pm, starting on 14/08/19 until 11/09/19.
The course will help develop confidence and skills for employment and will include confidence coaching, interview techniques, business and work skills and personal impact and presentation.
Suitable for ages 16 + (but unemployed 50+ and retired people are also welcome).
For full details see
To book your place contact:-
07943 250388

Coming up in November

Check the “What’s On” calendar for more details of each event.

Friday November 1st: EatStreet (5.00 – 10.00pm)

Last outing of the year, with the traditional array of splendid food offerings.

Friday November 1st: Song Loft Performers’ Night (8.00 – 11.00pm)

Your chance to shine with song, tune, or poem, or just sit back and listen.

Saturday November 3rd: Living Archive Band Album Launch (3.00 – 5.00pm)

Another splendid opportunity to enjoy the songs and stories from these talented people, AND you can buy their new CD!

Friday November 15th: Said the Maiden @The Song Loft (8.00 – 11.00pm)

More top quality music in the folk tradition.


October Specials

Check the What’s On calendar for more details of each event.

Friday October 4th: EatStreet (5.00 – 10.00pm)

Penultimate outing of the year – lots of top quality delicious streetfood on offer (and a bar to go with it)

Friday October 4th: Song Loft Performers’ Night (8.00 – 11.00pm)

Come along and offer a song, a tune, a dance, a poem, a story – all without a microphone! Or just relax and listen.

Friday October 11th: Songs Without Words (8.00 – 11.00pm)

No singing! No instruments! Just voices offering the lyrics to any song you choose to declaim – last time the range was from Bob Dylan to Tom Lehrer, and Goethe’s Beethoven to Elvis’s Wooden Heart. Just turn up and take a turn or two, or simply listen. FREE ENTRY!

Saturday October 12th: York House Arts for All (10.00am – 4.00pm)

Annual family arts event – come and get creative!

Saturday October 12th: Creepy Quiz (7.30 – 11.00pm)

🔈Calling all Quizzers! 🔈
Come and join Carabosse for their CREEPY QUIZ on 12th October @ York House, Stony Stratford!
Get your Tickets here:

Friday October 18th: Odette Mitchell @The Song Loft (8.00 – 11.00pm)

Don’t miss the lovely voice and talented performance as Odette returns by popular demand.

Saturday October 19th: Whose Turn is it Anyway? (8.00 – 11.00pm)

Those riotous improvised comedy boys and girls return – bound to be a hilarious triumph!

MBFS mini-day of caring

Teams from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and York House Centre joined forces for an extremely wet but fruitful and satisfying day to take out the old raised bed, lay a new flower-bed, and install a magnificent noticeboard.

Most of the work was done, despite the adverse conditions, and the finishing touches will be applied in the near future.

Once again, we have to thank MBFS and their hard-working staff for supplying muscle-power and enthusiasm, as well as the plants and materials to achieve a grand result. MBFS’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) four-year relationship with York House has seen major improvements – indeed, transformation, to the interior, exterior, and grounds of our fine old building.

This is not to mention the Development Plan which is at the stage of implementation of the major features. New toilets, new signage, new website, new databases, new …… well almost everything it takes to run a charity-based community centre.

For Your July & August Pleasure

Check the What’s On calendar for more details of each event.

August 14th: Stony Tracks (8.00 – 9.30pm)

The 19th guest in the series is Vanessa Horton Jonkass, former Bard of Stony Stratford and self-confessed hogger of microphones at spoken word events.

August 17th (7:30 – 10:30pm): Life of Brian

Vintage Open-air Cinema follow up their sold-out debut screening with another great classic to Stony Stratford, all within the wonderful grounds of York House.


What you may have missed:

July 5th: EatStreet (5.00 – 10.00pm)

Absolutely heaving – wonderful family atmosphere.



July 13th: Russell Street School’s Big Summer Blow-out (1.00 – 5.00pm)

A roaring success and lots of money raised for the school.

July 19th: Don Adam Perera (8.15 – 10.30pm)

A tremendous sold-out evening of Spanish and South American guitar from a maestro – always a pleasure to hear this talented chap at York House.

July 28th: Ebru Workshop with Hayrettin Kozanoglu. Theme – ‘Stony in Bloom’ (10.00 – 1.00pm and 2.00 – 4.30pm)

Learn the Turkish art of painting on water – see the events calendar for full details.

August 2nd: EatStreet (5.00 – 10.00pm)

Another aromatic adventure, with lots of exotic gourmet streetfood, and a bar!

August 10th: Withnail & I

Stony Stratford’s much anticipated open-air showing of the locally filmed cult classic ‘Withnail and I’ was an absolute sell-out and a roaring success.

For your pleasure in June

What you may have missed:

June 5th: Neil Mercer & Phil Riley & Guests (7.30 – 10.00pm)

A StonyLive! event: SOLD OUT! A cracking evening of harmonies and quality performance.

June 7th: EatStreet (5.00 – 10.00pm)

It’s the first Friday, so LOTS of delicious and exotic streetfood. Another great turn-out despite the weather, and some lovely food.

June 8th: IOTA @The Song Loft (8.00 – 11.00pm)

Lively and accomplished! A jolly crowd enjoyed the evening.

June 12th: Stony Tracks with Terrie Howey (8.00 – 9.30pm)

Derek’s June guest is the ace storyteller “Red Phoenix” talking about her life, photos, and favourite music.

June 21st: Winter Wilson @The Song Loft (8.00 – 11.00pm)

Multi-talented duo with folk music and much more.

New Signage

Come and look at our lovely new signage, strategically placed all over the building.

Thanks to a great design by Mason Edwards.