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

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, 26 Sep 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

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, 11 Sep 2014

Inspire Events

Be inspired by creative people

Big City Read

Greek Myths
Come and meet international storyteller Anna Conomos who has been a professional storyteller since 2001.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014
Pottery Workshop
Hand-build with real clay to create your own mythical beings - be creative and have fun!
Fri, 1 Aug 2014
The Past Beneath Our Feet - Romans in the Vale of York
An exciting talk by Dr Cath Neal from the University of York about the Roman finds and what they mean for us today.
Sat, 2 Aug 2014
French Taster
Ever thought you’d like to be able to pop into a cafe and order in French? 
Sat, 9 Aug 2014
Picturehouse York Presents: Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)
Great action movie, winning four Oscars
Mon, 11 Aug 2014
Reading in a Group
This is an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers who ejoy reading or listening to stories and poetry and sharing other written material in a social setting.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014
Reading Group Discussions with Tom Harper
The following reading groups will be meeting to chat with Tom Harper about the Orpheus Descent.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014
Greek Dancing Taster
Come along for an hour's fun and fitness - no plate smashing allowed!
Thu, 14 Aug 2014
Italian Taster
Ever thought you’d like to be able to pop into a cafe and order in Italian? 
Sat, 16 Aug 2014
Reading Group Discussions with Tom Harper
The following reading groups will be meeting to chat with Tom Harper about the Orpheus Descent.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014
Madeline Miller
Author Madeline Miller will talk about her Orange Prize winning book 'The Song of Achilles', a retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Achilles, Hector and the siege of Troy.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014
"It's A-maizing"
Tom Pearcy, the direct of the York Maze, talks about how he turned his field of maize plants into one of York's most visited attractions.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014
A Taste of the Med
Watch, taste and learn!
Thu, 28 Aug 2014
Enter the World of Myths and Legends
Join storyteller Colin King as he transports us into the world of Myths and Legends from around the globe.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014
German Taster
Ever thought you’d like to be able to pop into a cafe and order in German? 
Sat, 30 Aug 2014
Julian Cole
Come and meet York Author Julian Cole, crime writer of The Amateur Historian, Felicity's Gate and The Baedeker Murders.
Mon, 1 Sep 2014
Reading Group Discussions with Tom Harper
The following reading groups will be meeting to chat with Tom Harper about the Orpheus Descent.
Mon, 1 Sep 2014
Reading in a Group
This is an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers who ejoy reading or listening to stories and poetry and sharing other written material in a social setting.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014
JORVIK Presents Tales of the Northmen
Join us for an evening of Norse mythology, legends and Sagas as you delve beneath the streets of York and into the JORVIK Viking Centre.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014
York's Secret 4th Century Leisure Complex
Dinner and Talk at National Trust Treasurer's House
Fri, 12 Sep 2014
Meet Tom Harper
Celebrate the 2014 Big City Read as it comes to a close
Wed, 24 Sep 2014
Reading Group Discussions with Tom Harper
The following reading groups will be meeting to chat with Tom Harper about the Orpheus Descent.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014
Writing, getting published and e-books
York author Jerry Ibbotson will give a talk on York and Yorkshire-set fiction, as well as publishing and the new opportunities available to writers through the advent of e-books.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014

Inspire Discovery

Delve into the history of York's mysteries

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