At the very end of the month, Halloween spooks us out with uprisings all over the ghost-filled city of York. It is also then that the nation-spanning Museums at Night opens access to culture up late in selected spaces and into the first days of November.
Which is when the chill is likely to be kicking in. Of course, the usual array of bonfires will warm you up at the many parks across the city, including big ‘uns at York Maze; remember remember the date. November also puts on intriguing and educational entertainment, notably in the form of York’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival from the 6th to 10th and 11th to 16th respectively.
Throughout all of this, the usual high standard and all sizes of shows are playing regularly at theatres across the cities. Amongst York’s vast selection includes Shrek at the Grand Opera House, Martin Carthy at The Crescent, The South at Fibbers, and The Nutcracker at The Barbican.
And if you really want to feel like Winter’s coming, there are the November early arrivals of Christmas Markets, which begins on Parliament Street from the 14th. It may be September, but already, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.