Workshops & Lectures

Inspire Living

Workshops to spark your imagination

Face of York

Textiles
Create a portrait using hand and machine, quilting and embroidery techniques.
Sat, 9 May 2015
Mixed Media Portraits
If producing works in pencil, pastel, collage, paint or print is your thing, come and produce one or more works, using media of your choice.
Sun, 10 May 2015
Portraiture Photography
What makes a good photographic portrait?
Sat, 16 May 2015
Mixed Media Portraits
If producing works in pencil, pastel, collage, paint or print is your thing, come and produce one or more works, using media of your choice.
Sat, 30 May 2015

Gardening and Floristry

MIdsummer Flowers
Spend a day in the beautiful  and exclusive surroundings of Bishopthorpe Palace creating stunning floral displays.
Thu, 11 Jun 2015

Health, Sport and Fitness

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.
Thu, 21 May 2015
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.
Sun, 7 Jun 2015

Hobbies and Interests

A Taste of Astrology
An afternoon with your own birthchart - learning how to read it and begin to understand the intricacies of your personality and character. 
Sat, 9 May 2015

Inspire Events

Be inspired by creative people

Art & Crafts

Pottery- Cake Stands & Tea Caddies
Visit an artists studio & create a unique ceramic Tea Caddie or Cake Stand.
Sat, 9 May 2015
Stained Glass - Sun Catchers
Create unique and interesting stained glass for your home or garden.
Sat, 9 May 2015
Bookbinding - Japanese Bound Books
Create a book bound with a stitched cover in one day.
Sat, 16 May 2015
Felting Flowers
Gain a basic practical and aesthetic understanding of needle felt making.
Sat, 23 May 2015

Mint Yard Lecture Series

Stories from the Georgian City: Shopping in York during the eighteenth-century.
Uncover tales from Georgian York and discover more about the former occupants of the city’s shops.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015
London's Handwriting - The Story of Edward Johnston's Underground Typeface
Come and hear former City Archivist Richard Taylor, now Project Curator at the London Transport Museum, tell the story behind the London Underground’s iconic examples of industrial design – and how it’s thanks to York that they exist in the first place! 
Wed, 27 May 2015
What's new with the Vikings?
Discover the latest Viking research being undertaken by the University of York in this lecture for the 2015 Festival of Ideas. 
Tue, 16 Jun 2015

Inspire Discovery

Delve into the history of York's mysteries

Local & Family History

York's Symbols Myths & Legends - A discovery trail
Join us on this guided trail as we set forth to uncover the lost stories behind the carvings, figures and symbols on the streets of our ancient city.
Sun, 21 Jun 2015

Our Tutors

Joanna Keely

Joanna is an award winning, local freelance florist who reflects her passion for flowers through running seasonal workshops and creating innovative floral designs suitable for all occasions and venues.

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