We are planning an open day at York House Centre – July 29th, noon to 8pm.

It is to show off the rejuvenated York House building and grounds and, in particular the splendid new layout of the rear grounds.

For residents: there will be children’s and family activities, a chance to meet some of our regular groups you might want to consider joining, chats with York House volunteers to take on any ideas you may have.

For businesses: the opportunity to peruse our various rooms, suitable for meetings, presentations, training courses, and functions.

For all: a barbecue and other food, a bar with real ale and other goodies, live music, and an early family barn dance.

For more details see the events diary for July 29th.

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York House in June

See the events calendar for more details of the events:

Friday, June 30th 8.00 – 11.00pm

Riverside Parks Music

RPM supports the annual Riverside Fair, a unique event for children and families at the Mill Field where all attractions and rides are free for the children, creating a relaxed atmosphere for everyone. This is a fun fund-raiser for this worthy cause.

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 What you may have missed

On Friday June 2nd 5.00 – 10.00pm

Another roaring success for Eat Street, with a great crowd   enjoying the sunshine, the wonderful food from seven vendors – from samosas and tacos to pizzas and cheesy delights – and, of course, some lovely beers from The Beer Bear. The next Eatstreet will be on July 7th (ie the first Friday).

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Saturday, June 3rd 10.00am – 4.00pm

The first Bucks Fest was a great success, showcasing the best of local, hand-made products, quality food and drink, local crafts and entertainment, centered around ecology, health and well-being. Great day out with family and friends.

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Tuesday, June 6th 8.00 – 11.00pm

An Evening with The Bard and Friends

Bard Stephen Hobbs introduces outstanding local performers who will delight though music, storytelling, poetry, and comedy. Includes: Daniel Collins (from world renowned “The Sixteen”); Red Phoenix; and a special surprise!


Wednesday, June 7th, 8.00 – 10.00pm: ‘A Sequence to Summer’ – Byrd, Bach and Beyond

A Keyboard recital of music in a related sequence of favourite pieces on the theme of song and dance through the ages. And some of the pieces will complement the other Shakespeare events in town.


Saturday, June 10th matinee and evening performances

Canals of Old England:


A capacity audience enjoyed a stunning and original musical history of England’s canals. The event was video’d and the plan is to take the show on the road – watch out for details.

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Saturday, June 17th:

Dancing with Danza Enigma
Beginners welcomed, no partners or dance experience required
* Guest DJ & Teacher David Bonner in Kizomba Room
* DJ Steve Mapson in Latin Room

* Bonus class starts 6pm
* Social dancing from 8pm until 11pm

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 Saturday June 24th evening

Stony Stratford Cricket Club Girls on Tour QUIZ.

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Coming up in July

Check the events calendar for more details of each event.

Saturday, July 1st (evening)

Whose Turn is it Anyway?

Return of the highly successful and hilarious improvisation night. York House’s splendid real ale bar will assist the mirth.

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Friday, July 7th (5.00 – 10.00pm)

EatStreet returns for its third outing at York House: a delicious variety of  street-foods – from Pizza to dumplings, gourmet cheese toasties, Mexican goodies, curries, and more. Plus a real and craft ale bar from The Beer Bear. Free entry.

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Saturday, July 8th (evening)

A Summer Guitar Concert with Don Perera.

Exquisite guitar-stylings with an emphasis on South American compositions. York House will provide the beer, wine, and pother refreshments.

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Saturday, July 29th: York House Open Day & Fun Day. Noon to 8pm

Drop in and see us as we show the amazing changes which have happened in York House in recent times. Enjoy some family fun and entertainment. Meet some of our regular user groups. Enjoy a barbecue and other food. Sample some real ale (and other goodies, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Have a dance at the family barn dance.

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Stony Open Gardens June 24th & 25th

It’s that time of year when the gardeners of Stony open up their gardens for the public to enjoy. As always, York House Centre will welcome visitors to its wonderful Community Gardens, and will also be a much-needed refreshments stop for those in need of a cuppa and a cake.

The gardens now have an excellent new pathway, suitable for those with wheelchairs or other limited mobility.

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The Big Draw 2017

The Big Draw family art event is back – on October 14th. see the events calendar for more details, and mark your diary with one of the highlights of the Stony calendar.

May Days


May 3rd: Gods, Demons, and Immortals

An illustrated look at some of the many colourful and fascinating beings in Hindu mythology.


 May 5th: Eat Street

A roaring success for the first of a series of events offering tasty treats from local food vendors offering grills, pizza, toasted cheese sandwiches, Mexican and oriental goodies, with a fine beer bar, and cakes and puds stall.

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May 6th: Comedy Cow

Headliner is the astounding Frank Sanazi and his superior take on lounge-lizard cabaret, Hosted by Lou Conran, with support from quality stand-up comedians.

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May 13th: Yorkiefest

Another successful return of the annual charity-supporting all-day music and performance event. YorkieFest 2017: The audience was treated to a great day of original music, spoken word and dance. Our two selected charities will receive just over £300.00 each

We did a great job of decorating the hall and much thanks must go to Theresa whose floral decorations were amazing.  Thanks must also go to the efforts of Sarah Donovan and Julia Metcalfe, who put a 100 prize raffle together which raised £211.00 and meant that nearly everyone at the event won a prize!

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May 13th Steampunk Lab

Calling all steampunk adventurers, lords, ladies, pirates, aeronauts, and mad scientists.
Mix, meet and mingle with like-minded creative explorers to transform clothes, jewellery, textiles, furniture and accessories.


 May 8th & May 15th (1.00 – 2.00pm): Chinese Fan Fusion Dance

One hour Introduction (afternoon) session to Chinese Fan Fusion dancing – learn some basic techniques, and have a go & a giggle. This is an it’s low impact & relaxing dance form.

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May 15th: Introduction to Salsa

Do you wish you could dance salsa but are too afraid to learn?

A fun 1 hour (afternoon) session of beginners/foundation Salsa dancing. Enjoy learning with like minded people going at a nice easy pace without any pressure.

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May 20th: Saftastic Curry Night


Saturday May 27th – afternoon: 5 Men Not Called Matt

What a terrific way to spend an afternoon – jolly songs and a sparkly atmosphere (plus tea and cake), and all in  aid of RNLI.

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Bet you wish you were aged 8 – 12 so you could have gone to a lively session of giant catapult making at York House Centre Junior Youth Club.

A great time was had by all.

The Junior Youth Club runs every Monday in  term time from 6.30 – 7.30, and subs are just £1 per session. All sorts of lively goings-on from arts and crafts to games and … whatever we can think of.

April Action



April 1st: Comedy Cow

– another capacity audience enjoyed jollity, frivolity and quality with a quartet of comedians, including headliner Andy Wilky aka Smug Roberts.

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April 8th: Tograiser –

A full house and a terrific night of music: roistering maritime songs from the Oarsome Buoys, charming a capella with The Reluctants, and the guaranteed top-notch rocking folk sounds of Togmor. Busy bar and all tickets sold means lots of cash in the coffers for Togfest in June.

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April 14th: Danz Enigma

New dance party in Milton Keynes this Friday at York house, start your Easter weekend dancing in a friendly atmosphere. Absolute beginners welcomed.
DJ Escudero in the main hall, playing Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba & more.
Doors open 6pm, starting with a fun bonus class with our guest teacher Sami Salsa.
6.45pm Salsa class mixed level
8.00pm social dancing
You can Bring your own drinks to the venue.

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April 21st: Pub Quiz for MK Youth Uganda Project

Run by our own Senior Youth Club leader, Tash Darling. Book in your team!

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April 29th: Spring Plant Sale and Coffee Morning,

LOTS of plants from those lovely Stony Stratford in Bloom people, plus seed swapping, planting of the edible bed, being Shakespearean and Bardic, and delicious teas, coffees, and CAKES from the York House volunteers.

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April 29th: Richard Duke of York – King by Right

A talk by Matthew Lewis
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