York House in June

See the events calendar for more details of the events:

 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.

Quiz Night Flyer

Friday, June 30th 8.00 – 11.00pm

Riverside Parks Music

A fine evening of top-class music and a busy and enthusiastic audience raised over £500 to help ensure the Riverside Parks Fair happens again next June.

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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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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).