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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February Fun

Check the What’s On Calendar at the relevant dates for more details.

Swinging Songwriters! It SWUNG!

Friday 03 February 2017, 08.15 pm – 11.00 pm

FULL HOUSE for the homage to those superb songwriters who felt that it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. Many thanks to the excellent and fun “Dirty Bizness”, and to the sublimely jazzy Sharon Watson & Dick Clarke


Here’s video for you to enjoy:


COMEDY COW – a hilarious full house

Saturday 04 February 2017, 8.00pm

Another sell-out for Comedy Cow, with headliner Alexis Dubus.

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 Alice in Stonyland – pantomime jollity

A specially-written pantomime taking young Alice to Stony Stratford saw four well-attended performances on February 17th, 18th and 19th and a feast of fun. Well done to creator, Danni Kushner, and to all the performers and production team.

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Merriment in March

Check the What’s On Calendar at the relevant dates for more details.

 Comedy Cow

Saturday 04 March 2017, 8.00pm

sorry-sold-out Another rip-roaring sell-out show for the ever popular first Saturday of the month of top-quality stand-up comedy. Next one up is April 1st (yes it is).

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Saf’s Curry Night

Saturday 11 March 2017, 7.30pm

sorry-sold-out  Indubitably a Saftastic night at York House, with a capacity crowd enjoying a FEASTful of amazing curries and trimmings. This was Saf’s and York House’s first pop-up restaurant, but it WILL NOT BE THE LAST for either.

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Whose Turn is it Anyway?

Saturday 18 March 2017, 08.00 pm – 10.00 pm

A highly successful and hilarious night for our first night of comedy improvisation? Happy organiser, David Lovesey, has just booked July 1st and October 21st for future pleasure.

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MKBiergarten Spring Beer Festival

Saturday 25th March 2017, noon to 10pm

What a jolly time was had by hundreds of people sampling German and English beers, with some exotic craft beers as the main feature. The rhubarb cider went well, too! The Hufferpuffers huffed and puffed through an eclectic selection of tunes, and Urban Grilla and Good Times Cafe provided the edible deliciousness. Watch out for Oktoberfest on the 28th (of October, of course).


Bygone Stony – packed!

The Bygone Stony exhibition at York House had 450+ visitors and there was a terrific buzz as memories were stirred, or discoveries were made by new residents of the town. Not only that but the usual great generosity of Stony people came into play and a whopping £276 magically appeared in the donations bucket – this will go to future York House community events. Thanks to all the photo contributors, to John Hawkins for the slide-show, to my able assistants, and to all those who came along and made it worthwhile. Thanks also to MK50 for putting on the celebrations.

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What a jolly start to the year it has been!

Saturday 14th January 2017 – another jolly affair and the trees have been duly sung to and praised.

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Stony Steam Lab – run by The Order of the Teapot

Off to a fine creative start. Saturday 21st January 2017 02.30 pm – 05.00 pm

Then 11th March, and every 2nd Saturday bi-monthly thereafter.


Bygone Stony Exhibition

(a StonyWords! event)

Saturday January 21st and Sunday January 22nd 2017, 2.00pm – 5.00pm both days

Some 450 – 500 people enjoyed a pictorial journey through Stony’s history.

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Bardic Trials 2017

Tuesday 24 January 2017, 07.30 pm – 11.00 pm

And the new Bard of Stony Stratford is Mr Steven Hobbs (man in the hat). All hail.


The Kings’ Courtesans

Saturday 28 January 2017, 07.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Lovely turn-out for another delightful evening from Mr Simpson’s Little Consort, combining exquisite music and song with tales of goings-on in the bed-chambers of English kings.


Mark Prescott – Virtuoso Violin

Sunday 29 January 2017, 3.15 pm – 5.00 pm

A lovely audience for this impressive and enjoyable solo performance from the talented Mark on a flying visit to the town in which he was a major player for many years.