December Delights

Check the dates in the What’s On calendar for more details.

Friday, December 21st (8.00 – 11.00pm): The Churchfitters Christmas Show @The Song Loft

In the main hall, so indulge in York House’s real ale (etc) bar. Expect fine music and festive fun.

What you may have missed:

Friday, December 7th (5.00 – 10.00pm): Eatstreet.

The monthly streetfood feast returns with another seven or eight exotic and varied restaurant-quality offerings, plus a real ale bar and something for those with the sweeter tooth.

 

Friday, December 7th (8.00 – 11.00pm): The Song Loft Christmas Party

Like a Performers Night but with festive songs and optional hats. In the Beechey Room (rear entrance) so bring your own refreshments or indulge in those on offer at the Eatstreet bar. REMEMBER NO ON-SITE PARKING FOR THIS ONE – loads of parking across the road or in Stony.

Friday, December 7th (6.00 – 8.30pm): Christmas Wreath Workshop

Make and take away a Christmas wreath, and enjoy some mulled wine, too. See the What’s On date for details how to book etc.

Saturday, December 8th (5.30 – 7.30pm) and Sunday, December 9th (2.30 – 4,30pm): Act-Out/Act-Up Pantomime – Arabian Nights

Always a jolly and talented performance by the young people of York House drama groups.

Saturday, December 15th (noon – 6.00pm): Eatstreet Christmas Market

All the foodie joys of a regular Eatstreet event plus stall of local food produce and crafts.

Friday, December 12th (6.00 – 8.30pm): Christmas Wreath Workshop

Make and take away a Christmas wreath, and enjoy some mulled wine, too. See the What’s On date for details how to book etc.

Saturday, December 1st (4.15 start): Christmas Lantern Parade and Lights Switch-on.

Another triumph! Hearty thanks amnd congratulations to all the organisers, stewards, helpers, lantern-makers, and all who joined in the fun.

WHAT will this year’s giant lantern be? Now you know! Wallace & Gromit – “entrance pursued by lion” (Shakespeare).

 

Racking up bikes at York House

Dear Friends of York House

Some of you may have noticed that we finally have bike racks at York House Centre.
This project was funded by a generous Corporate Donation from Tisski and a top-up contribution from Emma’s Land’s End to John O’Groats Bike Ride Fund.
The bike racks are located at the back of the building, next to the Garden Store.
We hope these new facilities encourage more of you to get on your bikes when you visit York House!

November Events

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

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.

WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

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

A balmy evening brought out the hungry hordes – AGAIN!

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. A delightful and moving evening, it was.

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

The Living Archive brought music, stories, visuals and recordings for a fascinating afternoon. It was packed, and the atmosphere was splendid.

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

Another interesting and entertaining evening as Stony Tracks creator, Derek, was the willing “victim” of the first maroon, Ken Daniels.

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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.