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Workshops and lectures in York to inspire you

Inspire is a unique programme of workshops, lectures and events in York, offering exclusive access to some of the city's most famous spaces with tuition provided by experts in their fields, from artists to photographers, bakers and historians.
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Inspire Living

Learn how to make useful and decorative soaps to use around the home or give as lovely, handmade gifts.
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Soap Making

Inspire Events

In this event in association with York Literature Festival Carys will be talking about her novels, short stories and her motivations and inspirations in writing her compassionate yet ultimately life-affirming books.
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The Museum of You

Inspire Discovery

Hidden with over 40 parchment volumes, the registers of the Archbishops of York contain a great many hidden stories relating to life in Yorkshire.
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Hidden stories

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150 years of change to riverside York
The rivers Ouse and the Foss have both been vital commerical and leisure resources, but with the ever present threat of flooding.
Hidden stories of the medieval Archbishops of York
Hidden with over 40 parchment volumes, the registers of the Archbishops of York contain a great many hidden stories relating to life in Yorkshire. Join Gary Brannan, Access Archivist at the University of York's Borthwick Institute, as he describes just some of these amazing stories.
A nun's story
Sister Agatha Leach, one of the most well-known and much loved members of the Bar Convent community in York, has collaborated with author Richard Newman to tell her life story. Join her as she relates parts of her amazing life, and signs copies of her book.

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