November Events

For more details, check the events calendar for the appropriate dates.

Friday, November 2nd (5.00 – 10.00pm): EATSTREET

The regular “first Friday” extravaganza of succulent gourmet international streetfood returns, with a bar, of course.

Friday, November 2nd (8.00 – 11.00pm): Louise Jordan (No Petticoats Here) @The Song Loft

Songs and stories of the women who played such important roles in WW1.

Sunday, November 4th (3.00 – 5.00pm): The Great War

The Living Archive brings music, stories, visuals and recordings for a fascinating afternoon.

Wednesday, November 14th (8.00 – 9.45pm): Stony Tracks – the tables are turned.

To celebrate the anniversary of Stony Tracks, creator and host, Derek Gibbons, will be the guest, chatting to the first “maroon”, Ken Daniels.

Friday, November 30th (8.00 – 11.00pm): Gilmore/Roberts @The Song Loft

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound.

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Fill A Bag for Willen Hospice

Fill-a-Bag for Willen Hospice
Pick up a bag on entry and you can fill it full of fab second-hand fashion for just £10 at our Fill-a-Bag Sale.

On Saturday 29 September 2018 (10 am til 12 Noon) at York House Centre, there’ll be an amazing selection of clothes to buy at the pre-loved fashion sale organised and hosted by Willen Hospice.

You’ll be supporting the work Willen Hospice do in the community. This is one not to be missed!

October Events

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

Friday, 5th (5.00 – 10.00pm): EATSTREET

The first Friday of the month gourmet streetfood. What exotic delights await us this time?

Friday, 5th (8.00 – 11.00pm): Performers Night @The Song Loft

Your chance to shine with song, tune, or verse. Turn up and say hello.

Saturday, 6th (8.00 – 10.30): Whose Turn is it Anyway?

nth return of the popular madcap improvised comedy night, when YOU choose the subject matter.

Wednesday, 10th (8.00 – 9.30pm): Stony Tracks with Caz Tricks

Derek’s guest this month is Caz Tricks, major player on the local theatre scene, with a fascinating past in the arts. Hear about her life, see her photos, and listen to her favourite music.

Saturday, 13th (10.00 – 4.00pm): York House Arts for All

FREE family arts event – just drop in and create something to add to the theme of “Beside the Seaside”. Materials provided.

Saturday, 13th (8.15 – 10.30pm): Just One Alberto

If you enjoyed the outlandish and zany performances of Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias (remember “Head Down No-Nonsense Mindless Boogie”?) then front-man, CP Lee’s, one-man “tribute” involving a ukulele, will be just for you.

Friday, 19th (8.00 – 11.00pm): Ninebarrow @The Song Loft

BBC   Radio          2        Folk  Award         Nominees  2017                     Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition.

Saturday, 20th (1.30 – 3.30pm): Michele Welborn’s Beechey Room Session

A lovely afternoon recital for your pleasure.

Saturday, 20th (2.30 – 4.00pm): A Talk by Michael Jones on The Black Prince.

Another of the popular Richard III Society’s gatherings.

Saturday, 20th (8.00 – 10.30pm): A Pointless Quiz for York House

The team with the fewest points wins. Following the format of the TV show but with all team answers. Teams of up to six – best to book your slot.

Sunday, 21st (2.00 – 3.30): The Women’s Land Army in WW1.

In the Beechey Room (rear entrance).

Hear about the quite incredible contribution made by this oft-forgotten, overlooked ‘Army’ of women who, during The Great War years were recruited mainly from towns and cities to work on the land; often for the first time in large numbers. 

Saturday, 17th (noon – 10.00pm): Oktoberfest

Third return of MK Biergarten’s big Oktoberfest at York House. Special Bierfest German beers, and English real ale bar, pretzels, dirndls, and  – of course – an oompah band.

 

Thanks to the Santander team

On one of the hottest of the hottest days this year a team of willing volunteers from Santander toiled and sweated to create  a new bed in our community gardens. Not only that, but they raised the £250 for materials, too.

Huge thanks to them. York House loves it when the community steps in to help us help the community.

 

 

September Specials

What you may have missed:

Saturday, September 1st (daytime): Stony Stratford Harvest Show

The town’s annual harvest show with its fine display of local produce, and prizes.

Saturday, September 7th (5.00 – 10.00pm): Eatstreet

Yet another packed-to-the-gills eating experience with more exotic streetfood treats.

Saturday, September 7th (8.00 – 11.00pm): Neil Mercer & Phil Riley @The Song Loft

A dazzling performance from two of the Loft’s favourite performers.

Saturday, September 12th (8.00 – 9.30pm): Stony Tracks with Bob Adams

Another lovely warm and engaging evening with a man of many talents including, apparently, cattle licks.

Some cracking music, from Spike Jones & His City Slickers to the Cock & Bull Band.

 

Saturday, September 15th (10.00am – 1.00pm): Family Dance Workshop

Explore York House in dance and movement with MOTUS. Ages 7 to 107.

   

Saturday, September 15th (10.30 – 11.30am): Bygone Stony #4

A nice turn-out, and lots of reminiscing.

Saturday, September 15th (12.00 – 4.30pm): Heritage Apple Day

A fine celebration of Britain’s heritage apples.

Saturday, September 15th (2.30 – 4.30pm): The Survival of the Princes in the Tower

The Richard III Society presents a talk by Matthew Lewis.

Some fascinating alternative theories had the audience very intrigued.

Saturday, September 21st (8.00 – 11.00pm): Harp & A Monkey @The Song Loft

A jolly evening and some fine music combining traditional folk music with sound effects and special features.

SONGS about cuckolded molecatchers, a lone English oak tree that grows at Gallipoli, care in the community and medieval pilgrims… we can only be talking about the folk experimentalists Harp and a Monkey.

Coming to you in July and August

What you may have missed:

Friday, July 6th (3.00 – 10.00pm): EatStreet

Another top-quality outing for the gourmet streetfood people, AND beer!

Saturday, July 7th (8.00 – 10.30pm): Riverside Parks Music

Lovely music for a summer evening. Supporting the Riverside Fair – keeping it free for the children

Friday, July 20th (8.30 – 11.00pm): Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

What a cracking night of consummate professionalism and sheer joy. We hope to get them back for a fourth time.

Friday, August 3rd (3.00 – 10.00pm): EatStreet

Sunshine brought them out again – some lovely food from new and regular vendors, and a lovely drop of Concrete Cow IPA.

Saturday, August 4th (8.15 – 10.30pm): Don Adam Perera

Great turn-out for Adam’s third concert at York House – dazzling musicianship (and he’s a nice bloke, too!).

Saturday, August 18th (11am – 11pm): Summer Fiesta

WHARF DISTILLERY hosted a well-attended and jolly family event celebrating local produce, inluding Wharf Distillery & Deli products from gin to cider, local beers from The Concrete Cow Brewery, Hornes Brewery, The Beer Garage and others, hot and cold street food (to be announced) as well as a number of local food and craft stalls.

June and StonyLive!

What you may have missed:

Friday, June 1st (5.00 – 10.00pm: Eatstreet

Another jam-packed (but no jam) outing, with a record eight vendors. Caribbean, Indonesian, South African, and Chinese Dumplings added spice to the usual excellent pizzas, gourmet cheese toasties, burgers ….. AND there were cocktails! Hornes beers were, of course, in fine form.

 

Friday, June 1st (8.00 – 11.00pm): Performers’ Evening @The Songloft.

Nice intimate atmosphere and fine performances at the regular performers’ night.

Saturday, June 2nd (8.30 – 11.00pm): Roadrunner! Roadrunner!

WHAT a belter! Dazzling musicianship and wild performance all over the room! They’ll be back next April.

Tuesday, June 5th (7.30 – 11.00pm): An Evening with The Bard & Friends

A jolly evening of poetry, music and stories for the 8th Bard’s gathering.

Wednesday, June 6th (8.00 – 10.30pm): An Evening with Patricia Allati

Full house (nor surprises there) for a delightful evening of songs, and stories about Pat’s fascinating life.

Thursday, June 7th (8.00 – 0.30pm): Chris & Kellie While @The Songloft

Lovely voices and harmonies, and much joviality.

Saturday, June 9th (7.30 – 11.00pm): StonyLive! HoeDown!

A very jolly night with lots of dancing and fine music, not to mention strange photos, and a less strange chilli.

A StonyLive! event

Wednesday, June 13th (8.00 – 9.30pm): Stony Tracks

Sold out, as always.

A charming stroll through the life, times, and music of local musician, performer, and aviation aficionado, Andy Powell.

Saturday, June 23rd (8.00 – 10.30pm): Whose Turn is it Anyway?

Another “lively” and rather naughty evening from the team. Great job!

Friday, June 29th (8.00 – 11.00pm): Performers’ Evening @The Songloft.

Note that this Songloft will be the Beechey Room. You may bring your own refreshments to this one.

The performers’ nights offer you a chance to shine, with sing, tune, poem, or….?

May York House be with you

Check the events calendar for more details of each event.

 

Plus, of course, all our regular activities like youth clubs, toddler groups, pilates, tai-chi, meditation, wargamers……….

WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

Friday, May 4th (5.00 – 10.00pm: Eatstreet

Magnificently busy, and what a wonderful atmosphere in the sunshine. Excellent food from Baja Cantina, Saf’s Kitchen, Good Times Cafe UK, OMG Streetfood, Monsta Pizza, Uncle G’s Gourmet Fried Chicken, I Am Dumpling, La Flamenca Churros, ProCocktails, AND Stony Beer Bear beers.

Friday, May 4th (8.00 – 11.00pm): Steve Ashley @The Songloft.

Another Songloft success, with the fine singing and songwriting of Steve Ashley.

Wednesday, May 9th (8.00 – 0.30pm): Stony Tracks

Another sold out show, as best-selling author, Sarah Pinborough, talked about her life and works, and favourite music. The photos and choices from Sarah Pinborough’s show are now on the website. www.stonytracks.com

Friday, May 11th (8.00 – 10.30pm): Words without Songs

A nice full room of people, and a weird and wonderful mix of choices of lyrics to read: George Formby, Motorhead, Roy Harper, Ronnie Barker (yes, that one), Elvis Presley, Leonard Cohen……..and a dozen-to-twenty others. Sam Pepys did not turn up.

Saturday, May 12th (2.30 – 4.30pm): Medieval Food and Banquets

Michael Brown, also known as ‘The Historic Gardener’ has a wealth of knowledge in medieval gardens and food. Forget Hollywood’s version of bone throwing and dogs all over the place. Discover how the wealthy ate, and what the peasants had too.

Wednesday, May 16th (7.30 – 9.00pm): Native American History – The Plains Indians.

A full house for Peter Gage’s talk on the often tragic history of the Plains Indians. A goodly sum was raised for Peter’s school project on a reservation in Dakota.

 

Friday, May 18th (8.00 – 11.00pm): Flossie Malavialle @The Songloft

Super night at the Song Loft on Friday with the wonderful Flossie Malavialle great songs and humorous chat and a French lesson as well. Well supported by floor spots from Jeff, Andy, and Andrew and Julia Metcalfe. What’s not to like???

Saturday, May 19th (7.30 – 11.00pm): Yorkiefest 2018

Another successful Yorkiefest raising funds for Willen Hospice. A good variety of music and poetry, culminating in a lively set of danceable Soweto Township” music by the ever-excellent Safari Boots.

 

April Show(er)s

Check the events calendar for more details of each event.

Plus, of course, all our regular activities like youth clubs, toddler groups, pilates, tai-chi, meditation, wargamers……….

What you may have missed:

Friday, April 6th (5.00 – 10.00pm): EatStreet –

Another packed event with a fine choice of international cuisines to choose from.

Friday, 6th April (8.00 – 11.00pm) – The SongLoft Performers’ Night

A full house saw a steam of local performers providing enjoybale music, with the lovely harmonies of The Straw Horses making a grand finale.

Saturday, April 7th (8.00 – 11.00pm) – Tograiser

Togmor and Palmerston have to be two of the finest bands around, so the evening was electric. The bar was well attended. Hopefully lots of money to help ensure the Togfest festival continues to prosper.

Wednesday, April 11th (8.00 – 9.30pm): Stony Tracks.

Derek Gibbons in conversation with Roy Nevitt – his life, his times, his music. Another sold-out evening.

Friday, April 20th (8.00 – 11.00pm): Five Men Not Called Matt @The SongLoft

A highly successful evening – as expected from the rumbustious Five Men.