Workshops & Lectures

Inspire Living

Workshops to spark your imagination

Art & Crafts

Red, russet and gold: Capturing the Riches of Autumn at the Arboretum
‘’Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…..’’ The Yorkshire Arboretum is the perfect venue to capture this most colourful time in watercolours.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014

Food & Drink

Christmas Cake Creations (sugarcraft techniques)
This is a unique opportunity to spend a day learning how to make your Christmas cake that extra bit special.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014
A Basket Full of Bread - Traditional Bread Making
Spend a day in the kitchen at the beautiful Mansion House creating a wide range of sweet and savoury breads using traditional methods.
Fri, 28 Nov 2014
A Traditional Christmas
A hands on practical session making a range of delicious traditional festive treats.
Fri, 5 Dec 2014

Gardening and Floristry

Vintage Wedding - Venue Decorations
Enjoy an afternoon of pure pleasure at the exclusive Grays Court in the shadow of York Minster, where you will create your own Vintage style floral display, topped off with a delicious afternoon tea.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Flowers for Pleasure
What better way to enjoy a day with stunning flowers, good food and inspirational surroundings, than to spend it with us at the exclusive Bishopthorpe Palace, home of the Archbishop of York.
Wed, 5 Nov 2014
Vintage Wedding - Hand Tied Bouquets
You are summoned to the sumptuous Gray’s Court  for a superb afternoon creating a stunning Vintage style hand-tied bouquet. Your inspiring and relaxing afternoon will conclude with a scrumptious afternoon  tea.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014
Flowers for Christmas
Spend a day in the beautiful and exclusive surroundings of Bishopthorpe Palace creating stunning floral displays for your home for Christmas.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014

Health, Sport and Fitness

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.
Sat, 4 Oct 2014


Photography Masterclass Rooftops & Architecture
A unique opportunity to gain access to the rooftops of York, and capture  the changing evening skyline from a exclusive vantage point.
Thu, 2 Apr 2015

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The Mint Yard Lecture Series

The Battle of Stamford Bridge: Harold Godwinson’s final victory
An examination of the reasons for Battle of Stamford Bridge, its course, consequences and wider role in history.
Thu, 9 Oct 2014
Pedalling to Perfection: the history and future of the bicycle
A look at what the bicycle is: technically, intellectually and socially.
Thu, 6 Nov 2014
Remember Scarborough
An insight into the 1914 German bombardment of Scarborough.
Wed, 3 Dec 2014