What’s On In York: May 2017

Martin Taylor & Alison Burns

NCEM – Sunday 7th May

Inspired by the sixties recordings of Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald, Martin Taylor and Alison Burns come to York for an evening of classic jazz.

“There is a touch of genius in his playing” Classical Guitar Magazine (Martin Taylor)

“startling classy exponent of the art” The Guardian (Alison Burns)

events-in-york-king-of-popKing of Pop: The Legend Continues

Grand Opera House – Sunday 14th May

Scarily accurate Michael Jackson tribute act Navi brings his show to the Grand Opera House in May. So good is he that Jackson himself booked him to perform at two of his birthday parties.

He will also be joined on stage by MJ’s guitarist of ten years Jennifer Batten. Expect all the hits and all the associated crotch-grabbing.

whats-on-stewart-leeStewart Lee

York Barbican – Wednesday 17th May

Professional curmudgeon and Ratko Mladić lookalike tours his first full-length show since 2012’s Carpet Remnant World.

“Venomously funny” Standard * * * *

“Two marvellous misanthropic hours […] there’s no-one else to touch him” Mail on Sunday * * * * *

foy-vance-whats-onFoy Vance

Fibbers – Thursday 18th May

Having co-written two songs on Ed Sheeran’s 2014 album X, serial collaborator Foy Vance is touring his latest solo album The Wild Swan. Wistful, rootsy in places, Vance’s music has a definite nostaligic edge to it – something that is only accentuated by his wonderful voice (although I can’t put my finger on exactly who he reminds me of). Drawing on figures as diverse as Noam Chomsky, Ziggy Stardust and W.B. Yeats these definitely aren’t your run of the mill pop songs.

upcoming-jordan-mackampaJordan Mackampa

The Crescent Community Venue – Sunday 21st May

Having played The Basement a while back, Jordan Mackampa returns to York to deservedly play a bigger venue. With songs based around the acoustic guitar, his melodies are sophisticated and his vocals have a real purity to them.

Lovely stuff, one of the events in York we’re most looking forward to this month.

york-events-our-man-in-havanaOur Man In Havana

York Theatre Royal – Wednesday 31st May to Saturday 3rd June

Cuba 1958.

Meet Jim Wormwold – a hapless vacuum cleaner salesman who gets sucked in to a dirty world of espionage and double agents when the chance of helping out MI6 with a job or two proves too good an offer to resist.

Thrillingly adapted for the stage by Clive Francis, this uproarious farce is filleted to perfection from Graham Greene’s hilarious, subversive and ever popular novel.

Upcoming Events

Find out what’s on in York today, this week and over the coming months with our full listings pages. Whether you’re looking for live music, comedy or quiz nights in York, our full listings are your one stop guide to everything going on in the city.

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31may7:30 pmThe 24Sir Jack Lyons Concert HallEvent Type :Classical

31may7:30 pmour man in havanaYork Theatre RoyalEvent Type :Theatre


Gigs in York

Looking for gigs in York? We have listings from all the city’s venues – big and small. Whether you’ve after gruff garage bands or big-haired rock ‘n’ roll, find out what’s on, where and when on our York gigs page.

may, 2017

30may7:30 pmNothing But ThievesFibbersEvent Type :Gigs


Comedy in York

Fancy a bit of a giggle? Check out our comedy page for touring comedians and upcoming club nights in York. Whether it’s a big name off the telly at the Barbican or a sketch troupe upstairs in a pub, we’ve got it covered.

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Theatre in York

If drama is your thing – or musicals, ballet or opera – see our listings for upcoming theatre in York. We cover the major theatres – plus the small ones too – as well as screenings of National Theatre and Royal Opera House productions at City Screen.

may, 2017

31may7:30 pmLa Cage Aux FollesGrand Opera HouseEvent Type :Musical

31may7:30 pmour man in havanaYork Theatre RoyalEvent Type :Theatre

31may7:30 pmthe pulverisedYork Theatre RoyalEvent Type :Theatre


Concerts & Shows in York

For touring West End productions, tribute concerts, chamber orchestras, dance spectaculars and more, check out our listings for upcoming concerts and shows in York.

(You’ll also find all the other big events that don’t fit into any of the other categories above.)

may, 2017

29may7:30 pmAn Evening with Liverpool legends John Barnes, John Aldridge & Jan MolbyFibbersEvent Type :Show

31may7:30 pmThe 24Sir Jack Lyons Concert HallEvent Type :Classical

31may7:30 pmLa Cage Aux FollesGrand Opera HouseEvent Type :Musical


York Festivals

Whilst York doesn’t have it’s own version of Glastonbury or Latitude (yet!), there are various smaller scale festivals that happen across the year. From food to film – to our very own fringe – find out what’s coming up here.

Want to get your event listed? Get in touch with via email at contactus@york-pm.co.uk