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

Food & Drink

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, 17 Apr 2015

Gardening and Floristry

Flowers for Easter
Be inspired as you spend a relaxing and pleasurable afternoon with us at the Mansion House York, home of the Lord Mayor, creating a stunning Easter floral design as a gift or as a treat to admire and enjoy for yourself.
Tue, 31 Mar 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

Photography

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

Inspire Events

Be inspired by creative people

The 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
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

Saints & Sinners in Medieval York: A Discovery Trail
A unique exploration of curious and unusual aspects of the city’s heritage.
Sun, 19 Apr 2015
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

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