Workshops & Lectures

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Art & Crafts

Hand Felted Poppies (Wet Felting)
A fun, friendly course learning the art of felt making to create a beautiful poppy brooch.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016
Hand Felted Poppies (Wet Felting)
A fun, friendly course learning the art of felt making to create a beautiful poppy brooch.
Sat, 5 Nov 2016

Hand Made Wedding

Wedding Flowers - Button Holes, Corsages & Accessories
Enjoy an afternoon workshop creating button holes, corsages and floral accessories.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016
Bookbinding: Create your own memories book
Create your own “memories” book.
Sat, 8 Oct 2016
Wedding Flowers - Hand Tied Bouquets
Enjoy an afternoon workshop creating a stunning hand tied wedding bouquet.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016
Wedding Flowers - Practice makes perfect
Want to practice in preparation for the big day? Spend a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon creating a hand-tied bouquet and button holes, corsages or floral accessories.
Sun, 6 Nov 2016
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, 12 Nov 2016
Candle Making - 5 different candles in one day!
Learn how to make useful and decorative candles to use around the home and garden.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016
The First Dance for Wedding Couples
A specialised class for couples preparing for their first dance.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017
The First Dance for Wedding Couples
A specialised class for couples preparing for their first dance.
Mon, 5 Jun 2017

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, 22 Sep 2016
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, 27 Nov 2016

Workshops for Christmas

Stained Glass - Christmas Angels
Design and create your very own unique stained glass Christmas angels.
Sat, 5 Nov 2016
Mosaics - The Twelve Days of Christmas
Hand made mosaics, inspired by the twelve days of Christmas.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016
Rag Rug Hooking - Festive Stars and Snowflakes
A one day workshop to learn basic and traditional technique of rag rug hooking.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016
Needle Felted Christmas Birds
Gain a basic practical and aesthetic understanding of needle felt making.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016
Textiles - Make an Advent Calendar
A fun day making an Advent Calendar that will be used year after year!
Sat, 12 Nov 2016
Stained Glass - Christmas Stars
Design and create your very own unique stained glass Christmas star.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016
Willow Weaving - Christmas Decorations
Create your own willow Christmas decorations - angels, Christmas trees, stars, reindeer, bunting, etc to impress family and friends this Christmas.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016
Textiles - Nordic Christmas Decorations
Create a unique hand made Christmas decoration based on Scandinavian design and stitch.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016
Crochet - Christmas Themed
Be inspired to create Christmas themed, crochet decorations & accessories for fashion & home.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016
Learn to Dance for the Festive Season
Learn some basic social dancing for use at social events.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016
Embellished Christmas Decorations
Dive into over the top embellishment using buttons, beads and stitches to create a unique Christmas Decoration.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016
Cake Decorating - Festive Cake
Have fun and get creative as you decorate your own individual and spectacular Christmas cake!
Wed, 30 Nov 2016
Freezer Full of Christmas
Spend two productive evenings getting your festive food ready to pop in the freezer for Christmas.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016
Fused Glass - Hanging Snowflakes
Bring a bit of hand crafted sparkle to your home this Christmas with your own unique decorations.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016
Willow Weaving - Christmas Decorations
Create your own willow Christmas decorations - angels, Christmas trees, stars, reindeer, bunting, etc to impress family and friends this Christmas.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016
Edible Christmas Gifts
A hands-on workshop where you will learn to make delicious treats such as Florentines and Luxury Biscotti that would be ideal to give as Christmas gifts.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016
Christmas Flowers - Festive Wreaths
Make a beautiful Christmas door wreath to adorn you entrance that will last the festive season and be admired by family and friends.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016
Christmas Flowers - Festive Wreaths
Make a beautiful Christmas door wreath to adorn you entrance that will last the festive season and be admired by family and friends.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016
Fused Glass - Hanging Snowflakes
Bring a bit of hand crafted sparkle to your home this Christmas with your own unique decorations.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016
Christmas Flowers - Table Decorations
Make a beautiful Christmas decoration to adorn your table that will last the festive season and be admired by family and friends.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016

Inspire Events

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Explore Events

You Couldn't Make it Up with Antonia Hodgson and Tom Harper
A conversation between Antonia Hodgson and Tom Harper. Antonia and Tom will be talking about how they turn criminal fact into criminal fiction from both a historical and modern day perspective.
Thu, 8 Sep 2016
Finding the Words
Enjoyment guaranteed! Listen to poets from Yorkshire and beyond with a glass in your hand, at our relaxed and welcoming poetry evening.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016

Inspire Discovery

Delve into the history of York's mysteries

Mint Yard Lecture Series

London's Handwriting - The Story of Edward Johnston's Underground Typeface
Come and hear former City Archivist Richard Taylor, now Project Curator at the London Transport Museum, tell the story behind the London Underground’s iconic examples of industrial design – and how it’s thanks to York that they exist in the first place! 
Tue, 20 Sep 2016
The Surgeons and the Snatchers
Join Colin Sheppard as he explores ‘bodysnatching’ through the ages, with a focus upon the activities in York between 1760 and 1830.
Tue, 1 Nov 2016

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