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Candle Making - Make 5 spring time candles for your home and garden
Learn how to make five useful and decorative candles to use around the garden and home.
Sat, 6 May 2017
Soap Making - 5 Soaps in one day!
Learn how to make useful and decorative soaps to use around the home or give as lovely, handmade gifts.
Sat, 20 May 2017

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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Alan Johnson: The Long and Winding Road
Join Alan Johnson, British Labour Party Politician and former Home Secretary in conversation about the Long and Winding Road, the third volume of his award-winning memoirs.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017
An Evening with Graham Masterton
Join bestselling author Graham Masterton at this exclusive event at York Explore where he will talk about his Katie Maguire crime novels
Wed, 3 May 2017

Inspire Discovery

Delve into the history of York's mysteries

Mint Yard Lecture Series

The Company of Merchant Adventurers and their Hall
Join Lauren Marshall, Manager of the Merchant Adventurers Hall, to find out more about the fascinating history of this 660 year old building.
Tue, 9 May 2017
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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