Friday, 28 October 2011

Pocktoberfest, Ghost stories at Betty's, Scooters at Bridlington

Tickets are nearly sold-out for both days of Pocktoberfest (Sat 29th & Sun 30th October) There is some fantastic music and some good beer.
Visit the website (see link on the calender of events) for more details.

If walking around haunted castles and abbeys is just too cold for you then Betty's in York is offering you a more civilised option. Ghost stories, whichcraft and folk talkes from the area will be told by candlelight during a two course meal and of course tea and cofee and handmade chocolates. Tickets cost £27.50 Cally Betty's to book.
Bunker 13 is still on at Magna Science Centre. Well worth a visit.

For Scooter fans, the National Scooter Rally is on at Bridlington, there will be lots of scooters, music and loved bands over the weekend.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Live 'N' Deadly, Cold War Bunkers, Hull Comedy Festival and Quill Pens

Sewerby Hall is hosting a free CBBC Live 'n' Deadly event on Saturday 22 October from 11 till 2. Children use puzzles to solve the Deadly Scene. Their reward is a badge and certificate as well as the pleasure of enjoy the nature and wildlife in the park. Pick up your pack on the day from the Estate Office and then collect your reward from the Clock Tower Tea Rooms.

Hull Comedy Festival starts today. Tonights performance Hull Comedy Festival Late Show with Brendan Burns. It's on for four weeks and is worth a few giggles, the details can be found on

Today and Saturday Whitby abbey is running some ghost tours which will tell tales inspired by Bram Stoker and Mary Shelly in the ruins of the abbey. As the evening gets darker the stories get spokier. The 5.30pm tour is OK for the kids but the 7, 8.30 and 10pm are too scarey. For more information and to book tickets

The Magna Science Centre is hosting "Bunker 13 Scare Attraction" all half term. Bunker 13 will take you on a journey into a forgotten Cold War facility where anything can and will happen. They are using actors, lighting and sound to take to the edge of madness (not much help needed for me) and scare you right up to Halloween.
Bunker 13 Scare Attraction coming to Magna this October

On Saturday 22 October, from 9am-4pm Beverley Treasure House is hosting an Open Day. The staff will be dressed in period costumes, visitors will be able to have a go at writing with a quill pen, see how books are repaired and ask questions on family and local history research. Its free with competitions for the children.

Friday, 14 October 2011

NYMR War weekend, Air raid and Soup Kitchens

Make the most of the sunny (if chilly) weekend and get out.
Pickering is hosting an exciting war weekend. With lots of different things. Today marked the start with  and evacuation of some local school children.
On Saturday at 10.40, there is a parade in the Market Place, although this usually proves very popular so turn up early.
Later there is even an Air Raid at Pickering Station
There is display of 40's hats.
On Sunday there is a Tiger Moth air display.
Hop on the gorgeous steam train up to Grosmont and you will find and Anderson Shelter and a Soup kitchen and NAAFI services

There is a park and ride being run from the Pickering showground off the A169 Malton road which is £5 per car, to include the bus ride to and from the town.
More details can be found here

Friday, 7 October 2011

Glimmmer 2011 Hull's International Short Film Festival - this weekend

Glimmer 2011 Hull’s 9th International Short Film Festival takes place from 6th – 9th October with screenings and related events in six different venues across the city.ONly just heard about it, so sorry for not posting it sooner.
The list of films can be found here.
Rumours have it that you can even get free popcorn to enjoy with the films.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Hull Fair, Jarrow March and Beverley Literature Festival

This weekend has to be all about Hull Fair. Europe's largest travelling fair. Although I have often wondered about this. If it is Europe's largest travelling fair then surely the next place it goes it will also be Europe's largest travelling fair.
Anyway the grumpy person will say it is big and causing a traffic jam in Hull for a week, it's noisy and expensive, but once there it is enough to turn most grumps around. It is noisy but it has a great atmosphere and the smell of all the candy floss, burgers and chips and the excited screams of big and small kids alike make it an annual pleasure.
There is a park and ride to the fair which is good idea, as you don't stand a chance of parking nearby.

Heard on the news today that the New Jarrow March which is organised by Youth Fight for Jobs is making a detour on it's march from Newcastle to London to come to Hull and support the 899 jobs being lost at Brough. It is 75 years since the last march.

For culture then the Beverley Literature Festival is on. plenty for adults and children, Check out the website for more details.
Enjoy the weekend and try not to get blown away!!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Basketball and Food

Hull Wasps are playing tonight at 7.30 pm in the National League opener against Oldham Titans. If you follow this link you can get 2 tickets for the price of 1. There is a great atmosphere so if you have never been to a basketball match, why not give it a try.

Beverley Food festival is on Sunday 9-4.30 at  Saturday Market Place enjoy the sunshine with some good food. There are lots of stalls and foodie stuff going on. Last year there was some pie and peas to die for. Fingers cross they are back again this year.