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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.
All living workshops & lectures

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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.
All discovery workshops & lectures

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Hidden stories

New additions

Peter Robinson: Sleeping in the Ground, celebrating 30 years of DCI Banks
We are delighted to welcome Peter Robinson to York just a week after the publication of his latest novel Sleeping in the Ground and to celebrate 30 years of DCI Banks
Little Nephews: the Literary Offspring of Nineteen Eighty-Four's Big Brother
Join us as Dr Adam Stock traces some of the ways in which works of literature, film, TV and graphic novels from the 1950s to the present have engaged with Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel.
Loving Big Brother
Nineteen Eighty-Four is a strange book.

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