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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

Inspire Events

Enjoyment guaranteed! Listen to poets from Yorkshire and beyond with a glass in your hand, at our relaxed and welcoming poetry evening.
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Finding the Words

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

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Discover Mindfulness - A Beginners Taster
Modern science is continuing to demonstrate what ancient wisdom has known all along … that meditation and mindfulness are beneficial for our health and well-being.
Mindfulness Meditation : An Active Approach to Looking After Our Mind
Discover the benefits of mindfulness meditation and why taking an active approach to looking after our mind is as essential to our health and well-being as exercise and diet.
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…

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