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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

This short course will help you learn and develop various sugarcraft skills and techniques which could be used for wedding or other celebration cakes.
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Wedding Cake Wonders - Sugarcraft Skills

Inspire Events

Leigh Russell writes bestselling crime series, which are in development for television. She teaches creative writing for the Writers Lab, and is coming to York to share her writing tips.
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Writing Successful Fiction

Inspire Discovery

The earliest record of York’s Mystery Plays is dated 1377. Their last ‘medieval’ production was in 1569. In 1951, almost four hundred years later, there was another public showing­ - and since then the ‘show’ has gone on.
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The York Mystery Plays: Then and Now

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Meet author Jean Harrod: A diplomat turned crime writer
Jean’s latest novel, Deadly Deceit, is set in the British Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean. A stunning location, but when illegal Haitian migrants arrive with their voodoo, murder quickly follows…
Don Rhodes: Bugs in Amber
Bugs in Amber is an eclectic and entertaining collection of short stories. Varied in style, the settings range from York, past and present, to pre-war Transylvania and present-day Prague.
Lara Williams: Treats
"Dance like nobody gives a crap. Drink like you don't have a family to go home to. Love because what else is the point.” Lara Williams’ debut Treats is a literary break-up album.

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