Workshops & Lectures

Inspire Living

Workshops to spark your imagination

Hand Made Wedding

The First Dance for Wedding Couples
A specialised class for couples preparing for their first dance.
Mon, 5 Jun 2017


Paint a Summer Landscape - The Dales, Barns and Buttercups
Paint a beautiful summer landscape in watercolour and mixed media.
Sat, 10 Jun 2017
Acrylic Palette Knife Painting
An introduction to the art of palette knife painting for those with some previous experience of drawing and painting.
Thu, 15 Jun 2017
Make, Sculpt and Draw
A highly creative one off session. Participants will create a mixed media, 3D sculpture, which they will then draw & perhaps photograph.
Tue, 20 Jun 2017

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Loving Big Brother
Nineteen Eighty-Four is a strange book.
Thu, 1 Jun 2017
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.
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
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
Thu, 20 Jul 2017

Inspire Discovery

Delve into the history of York's mysteries

Mint Yard Lecture Series

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.
Thu, 15 Jun 2017
The Greedy Queen: Queen Victoria and her food
Join Dr Annie Gray, food historian on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet, as she discusses her latest book on Queen Victoria. Find out more about this iconic monarch, her life and times, through food and drink. An opportunity not to be missed!
Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The Uninvited Guest
It is said that York is the most haunted city in England. But who is the gentleman that walks the corridors of York Mansion House? Join Colin Sheppard, a city guide who also hosts tours of the Mansion House, as he explores the possibilities for who this gentleman might have been in his earthly days.
Tue, 10 Oct 2017
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.
Tue, 7 Nov 2017
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.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017
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.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018
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.
Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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