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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

Join historian Sue McGeever as she discusses the little-known role of the ladies of the Women’s Auxiliary on the Western Front in the First World War.
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Hats and Huts: Ladies of the YMCA

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Marvellous Moths & Beautiful Butterflies - Felted
Gain a practical & aesthetic understanding of wet felt making.Using photographs & artwork of Moths & Butterflies, learners will produce original “wet felted” moths & butterflies  – which will be used & exhibited as part of a Community Arts project “Tiger Moths & memories”, jointly run by York Learning & York Art Gallery.
Marvellous Moths & Beautiful Butterflies - Mixed media
Using photographs & artwork of Moths & Butterflies as a starting point, learners will produce original mixed media insects – which will then be used & exhibited as part of a Community Arts project “Tiger Moths & memories”. It is expected that learners will be able to take one or two pieces of their artwork home should they wish to do so.
Marvellous Moths & Beautiful Butterflies - Mixed media
Using photographs & artwork of Moths & Butterflies as a starting point, learners will produce original mixed media insects – which will then be used & exhibited as part of a Community Arts project “Tiger Moths & memories”. It is expected that learners will be able to take one or two pieces of their artwork home should they wish to do so.

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