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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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Women in Print in Eighteenth-Century York
York's conscious civic self-fashioning in the eighteenth century was accompanied by an expanding local print industry.
York at War: One woman's First World War diary
At her home in St Leonard's Place Mabel Goode put pen to paper to record what she knew would be the biggest event of her lifetime. Join Mabel's great-great-nephew Michael as he sheds light on her diary, which came to light in 2011, and First World War in York.
An Evening with Graham Masterton
Join bestselling author Graham Masterton at this exclusive event at York Explore where he will talk about his Katie Maguire crime novels

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