York House Arts for All – Lost in Space

Arts for All 2019 – Lost in Space…
Saturday 12 October 2019
10am – 4pm (drop-in)
FREE all day family arts workshop (drop-in) suitable for all ages and abilities with artists Michelle Buckland and Angela Carel.
Help transform York House into outer space…drawing, painting, colouring, making, collage – all materials included.
A Volunteer Cafe will be running all day for hot & cold drinks and home-made cakes.
Come along and enjoy this art-tastic day!
Assisted by funding from Stony Stratford Town Council, Milton Keynes Community Foundation and the York House Local Giving Fund.

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: https://bit.ly/2YEhO7A

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!

Coming up in September

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

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”.

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

One of the best yet – jolly atmosphere with special Oktoberfest German beers, English ales, giant pretzels, oom-pah band, dirndls and lederhosen.


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.