Workshops & Lectures

Inspire Living

Workshops to spark your imagination

Gardening and Floristry

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.
Thu, 29 Oct 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.
Wed, 14 Oct 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, 22 Nov 2015

Inspire Events

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Lectures

"Coffeehouse" Coffee: a look at the coffee trade, empire and revolution
Part of the "Coffeehouse : Debate, Discussion, Controversy, Coffee" series - A series of short informal talks on themed topics, followed by discussion and conversation over coffee. “The cafe is a place for assignation and conspiracy, for intellectual debate and gossip. Open to all, the club of the spirit and the poste restante of the homeless” George Steiner
Wed, 7 Oct 2015
A (bit of a frightful) evening with John Connolly
Join us at Halloween-tide as the dark quarter looms and John reads from Night Music, his latest collection of tales about the uncanny and the supernatural.
Tue, 27 Oct 2015
"Coffeehouse" Read All About It: Political journals, scandal sheets and the beginnings of journalism
Part of the "Coffeehouse : Debate, Discussion, Controversy, Coffee" series - A series of short informal talks on themed topics, followed by discussion and conversation over coffee.“The cafe is a place for assignation and conspiracy, for intellectual debate and gossip. Open to all, the club of the spirit and the poste restante of the homeless” George Steiner
Wed, 4 Nov 2015
In Conversation with Helen Cadbury and Tom Harper

Wed, 4 Nov 2015
Partners in Crime: an evening with authors Mari Hannah and Kate Ellis

Tue, 24 Nov 2015
"Coffeehouse" Shopping: or why there’s nothing new about retail therapy
Part of the "Coffeehouse : Debate, Discussion, Controversy, Coffee" series - A series of short informal talks on themed topics, followed by discussion and conversation over coffee.“The cafe is a place for assignation and conspiracy, for intellectual debate and gossip. Open to all, the club of the spirit and the poste restante of the homeless” George Steiner
Wed, 2 Dec 2015

Poetry

Finding the Words: New poetry evening
New to York Explore
Thu, 22 Oct 2015
Finding the Words: New poetry evening
New to York Explore
Thu, 26 Nov 2015

Inspire Discovery

Delve into the history of York's mysteries

Gardening and Floristry

Flowers for Christmas
Spend a day in the beautiful  and exclusive surroundings of Bishopthorpe Palace creating stunning floral displays for your home for Christmas. 
Tue, 24 Nov 2015

Our Tutors

Karen Manley

Karen gained a City and Guilds in Cooking, then went on to complete a City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery from Bishop Burton College, as well as holding a  qualification in Healthy Eating and Special Diets, teaching certificate and is food hygiene trained.

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