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The Month Ahead: September 2019

Muse's Arts and Music Editors run through York's top events for the coming month

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Fossgate Festival
1st September, from 12pm at Fossgate
Alongside Fossgate’s independent shops, cafes and bars the
street’s many attractions will also be joined by artisan and vintage stalls and
live music. (Free event)

Sounds Like Her: Gender, Sound Art and Sonic Cultures
1st to 15th September at York Art Gallery
Exhibition bringing together the work of six women artists
from culturally diverse backgrounds, as they explore sound as both a subject
and a medium. (Free with gallery admission)

*7th September at Victoria Vaults *
DJ night which runs regularly at Victoria Vaults, featuring tip top selectors spinning records from Jamaica - expect the finest reggae, ska and dub cuts.

Art for Wellbeing
8th September at York Art Gallery
Informal and practical art session for adults (16+). Run
monthly and suitable for all abilities, with gentle guidance on hand. (Free with gallery admission)

Black Men Walking
10th to 14th September at York Theatre Royal
Returning for a second UK tour following its sell-out
success last year, Black Men Walking is inspired by a real-life hiking group
from Sheffield, discussing not only the problems black men experience in
Britain today but also black history. (Tickets from £15)

Sketchbook Circle
11th September, 1:30pm at York Art Gallery
Develop your drawing skills and fill up your sketchbooks at
this regular informal drawing group. (Free with gallery admission)

National Theatre Live: Fleabag
12th September, 7pm at Everyman Cinema York
The award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s
hit TV series broadcast live to cinemas from the West End. (£22 tickets)

York National Book Fair 2019
13th – 14th September at York Racecourse
With over 220 of the country’s leading booksellers, the
largest rare, antiquarian and out-of-print book fair in the UK. Selling books,
maps and prints ranging from a few pounds to tens of thousands of pounds. (£2
entry fee)

An Evening with Michael Walters
19th September, 7pm at Waterstones, Coney Street
Yorkshire based author Michael Walters will be in store to
discuss his fast-paced debut novel ‘The Complex’, about two families thrown
together on a holiday that proves later to become a nightmare. (£3 entry fee)

Hovel Session - Jean Penne, Middle Child and Pig Club
20th September at Southbank Social Club
The latest instalment of the Hovel Sessions, definitely York’s coolest DIY gig night which takes place in a tiny room at Young Thugs recording studio - located above a working men’s club. Sure to be loud, scuzzy and sweaty. And it’s free for good measure.

York Printmakers Autumn Print Fair
21st - 22nd September at Cemetery Chapel
The third print fair in York exhibiting the recent work of twenty-five
local printmakers covering a variety of subject matter and printing techniques. (Free entry)

Queer Book Club York
24th September, 7pm at The Crescent Community Venue
The Queer Book Club meet on the last Tuesday of each month
at the Crescent, to chat about books by queer authors. September’s book is
Midnight Picnics in Tehran by Leila Jane King. (Free event)

BANIFF Ocean Film Festival
26th September, 7:30pm at York Barbican
A collection of short films filmed from both above and below
the ocean. From divers and paddlers, to surfers and oceanographers these films exhibit
not only this planet’s great oceans but the people who dedicate their lives to
them too. (Tickets from £13.40)

Charlie Swainston’s ‘The Sweet Berry Elixir’, Bhom York + Plastic Shaman
27th September at The Crescent
Weird and wonderful folk-psychy super-group, sure to get you feeling ‘radical maaaan’. The Crescent is a brilliant small venue with lots of nice beers, a lovely vibe and all that sort of thing.

Between the Lines – Living with Dementia Art Exhibition
27th – 29th September at Spark: York CIC
Exhibition of portraits of local people who are suffering
with Dementia, from the perspective of their family and carers and what the
disease means to them. (Free entry)

Open Mic Night
Every Sunday at The Hop
Good fun whether you’re a musician looking for some gigging experience or a casual listener who fancies a night in a lovely little bar - and you can enjoy some quality pizza while you listen to the music. Well worth checking out.

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