Workshops & Lectures

Inspire Living

Workshops to spark your imagination

Art & Crafts

Colourful Portraits in Expressive Watercolour
Create a colourful, expressive watercolour portrait in bold, free brushstrokes.
Sun, 1 Oct 2017
Exploring Monochromatic Portraits in Collage
A fun relaxed day workshop to create a portrait using newsprint.
Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Oil Painting - Landscapes
Develop your skill and confidence when using Oil Paint.
Sat, 21 Oct 2017

Christmas Gifts

Handmade Lino Cut Christmas Cards
Using a seasonal theme, learners will produce original and personal lino prints – for use on greetings cards.
Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Soap Making - 5 Festive Soaps in one day!
Learn how to make useful and decorative soaps to use around the home or give as lovely, handmade gifts.
Sat, 18 Nov 2017

Health, Sport and Fitness

Mindfulness Meditation : An Active Approach to Looking After Our Mind
A day of inspiration and relaxation at the beautiful Middlethorpe Hall Hotel.  Buffet lunch included.
Sat, 2 Dec 2017


PolliNation - Telling the Bees - Community Arts project
Come & contribute to a brilliant Community Arts project. Images of microscopic pollen will be used to inspire the creation of colourful hexagons. The completed artwork will comprise of more than 300 pieces and will be exhibited in Explore York Library, autumn 2017.
Sat, 30 Sep 2017

Workshops for Christmas

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, 25 Nov 2017
Mosaics - The Twelve Days of Christmas
Hand made mosaics, inspired by the twelve days of Christmas.
Sat, 25 Nov 2017

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Inspire Discovery

Delve into the history of York's mysteries

Mint Yard Lecture Series

The Greedy Queen: Queen Victoria and her food
Join Dr Annie Gray, food historian on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet, as she discusses her latest book on Queen Victoria. Find out more about this iconic monarch, her life and times, through food and drink. An opportunity not to be missed!
Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The Uninvited Guest
It is said that York is the most haunted city in England. But who is the gentleman that walks the corridors of York Mansion House? Join Colin Sheppard, a city guide who also hosts tours of the Mansion House, as he explores the possibilities for who this gentleman might have been in his earthly days.
Tue, 10 Oct 2017
A nun's story
Sister Agatha Leach, one of the most well-known and much loved members of the Bar Convent community in York, has collaborated with author Richard Newman to tell her life story. Join her as she relates parts of her amazing life, and signs copies of her book.
Tue, 7 Nov 2017
Hidden stories of the medieval Archbishops of York
Hidden with over 40 parchment volumes, the registers of the Archbishops of York contain a great many hidden stories relating to life in Yorkshire. Join Gary Brannan, Access Archivist at the University of York's Borthwick Institute, as he describes just some of these amazing stories.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017
150 years of change to riverside York
The rivers Ouse and the Foss have both been vital commerical and leisure resources, but with the ever present threat of flooding.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Women in Print in Eighteenth-Century York
York's conscious civic self-fashioning in the eighteenth century was accompanied by an expanding local print industry.
Wed, 21 Feb 2018

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