Workshops & Lectures
Workshops to spark your imagination
- 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
- 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
Be inspired by creative people
- 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
Delve into the history of York's mysteries
- 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