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Mindfulness: An Active Approach to Looking After Our Mind

B2752T3 Mindfulness: An Active Approach to Looking After Our Mind

A day of inspiration and relaxation at the beautiful Middlethorpe Hall Hotel. Buffet lunch included.

Tutor: Lauri Bower


  • 14/07/2019
  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • Middlethorpe Hall Hotel

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Reading Old Handwriting

Reading Old Handwriting

Join Explore's Archivist (Access and Engagement), Laura Yeoman, for this introductory palaeography course. Aimed at complete beginners, this day course will use documents from the archives to explore handwriting styles from the 16th to the 18th centuries. We'll look at Secretary and Italic hands, common issues with transcribing documents and a variety of different types of archival sources. The session will allow for plenty of opportunities for hands-on practice and includes take-home materials.

Date: 1 June 2019
Day: Saturday
Time: 10am-4pm
Venue: York Explore Library
Tutor: Laura Yeoman
Cost: £38 per person


  • 01/06/2019
  • 10:00 - 16:00
  • York Explore Library

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Means of Grace: The York Charity Schools

Means of Grace: The York Charity Schools

Join Eileen Goodrum as she discusses the York Charity Schools, using her experiences in York's Grey Coat school in the nineteen forties. By this time the York Charity Schools were an anachronism, although still serving a useful purpose in providing a training for domestic service. Girls and boys emerged from the schools as worthy citizens, but thoroughly institutionalised. The Charity Schools may have long since closed, but Eileen will bring to life her experiences of this important part of the social and local history of York.

Date: 17 April 2019
Day: Wednesday
Time: 6.15pm-7.45pm
Venue: York Explore Library (Marriott Room)
Tutor: Eileen Goodrum
Cost: £6, or £5 with a YorkCard


  • 17/04/2019
  • 18:15 - 19:45
  • York Explore

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Uncovering Stories: York's Normandy Veterans

Uncovering Stories: York's Normandy Veterans

How does an archives service cope with fast-moving events in the 21st century? How do you archive the memories of people before it's too late? Discover how Explore worked with the York branch of the Normandy Veterans Association on a project to safeguard their archives and memories for generations to come. Join archivist Laura Yeoman for a talk featuring video clips from veterans discussing their experiences.

Date: 6 June 2019
Day: Thursday
Time: 6.15pm - 7.45pm
Venue: York Explore Library (Marriott Room)
Tutor: Laura Yeoman
Cost: £6, or £5 with a YorkCard


  • 06/06/2019
  • 18:15 - 19:45
  • York Explore

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World Book Night 2019: The Quality Street Girls with Penny Thorpe

World Book Night 2019: The Quality Street Girls with Penny Thorpe

Let us entertain you on World Book Night with unseen archive footage of the Quality Street factory in the 1930s and the story of an archivist who turned her specialist subject into a novel.
Date: 23 April 2019
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: The Centre@Burnholme
Cost: £5


  • 23/04/2019
  • 18:30 - 19:30
  • The Centre @ Burnholme

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Alison Weir presents Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets

Alison Weir presents Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets

Join Alison Weir who will reveal a charming, spirited woman loved by all who knew her, even ultimately, by the King who rejected her.
Date: 9 May 2019
Day: Thursday
Time: 6pm
Venue: York Explore
Cost: £8


  • 09/05/2019
  • 18:00 - 19:30
  • York Explore Library

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Penny Thorpe: The Quality Street Girls Bishopthorpe Library

Penny Thorpe: The Quality Street Girls Bishopthorpe Library

Join us for a peek inside The Quality Street factory with author Penny Thorpe, an expert on the history of chocolate in York, who has just written her first novel

Date: 16 May 2019
Day: Thursday
Time: 7pm
Venue: Bishopthorpe Library
Cost: £5


  • 16/05/2019
  • 19:00 - 20:00
  • Bishopthorpe Library

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Penny Thorpe: The Quality Street Girls New Earswick Library

Penny Thorpe: The Quality Street Girls New Earswick Library

Join us for a peek inside The Quality Street factory with author Penny Thorpe, an expert on the history of chocolate in York, who has just written her first novel

Date: 18 June 2019
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7pm
Venue: New Earswick Folk Hall
Cost: £5


  • 18/06/2019
  • 19:00 - 20:00
  • New Earswick Library

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Penny Thorpe: The Quality Street Girls and a cream tea

Penny Thorpe: The Quality Street Girls and a cream tea

Join us for a cream tea and a peek inside The Quality Street factory with author Penny Thorpe, an expert on the history of chocolate in York, who has just written her first novel.

Date: 19 June 2019
Day: Wednesday
Time: 2pm
Venue: Homestead Park Pop-up Reading Cafe
Cost: £7.50


  • 19/06/2019
  • 14:00 - 15:30
  • Homestead Park Pop-Up

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Penny Thorpe: The Quality Street Girls Acomb Explore

Penny Thorpe: The Quality Street Girls Acomb Explore

Join us for a peek inside The Quality Street factory with author Penny Thorpe, an expert on the history of chocolate in York, who has just written her first novel.

Date: 26 June 2019
Day: Wednesday
Time: 7pm
Venue: Acomb Explore
Cost: £5


  • 26/06/2019
  • 19:00 - 20:00
  • Acomb Explore Library

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Nuala Ellwood: Day of the Accident Dringhouses Library

Nuala Ellwood: Day of the Accident Dringhouses Library

Join Nuala Ellwood as she talks about Day of the Accident, her haunting new thriller that asks the question: how far would you go to prove you didn't kill your daughter?

Date: 20 May 2019
Day: Monday
Time: 7pm
Venue: Dringhouses Library
Cost: £5


  • 20/05/2019
  • 19:00 - 20:00
  • Dringhouses Library

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Nuala Ellwood: Day of the Accident Fulford Library

Nuala Ellwood: Day of the Accident Fulford Library

oin Nuala Ellwood as she talks about Day of the Accident, her haunting new thriller that asks the question: how far would you go to prove you didn't kill your daughter?

Date: 24 May 2019
Day: Friday
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: FulfordLibrary
Cost: £5


  • 24/05/2019
  • 18:30 - 19:30
  • Fulford Library

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Nuala Ellwood: Day of the Accident New Earswick Library

Nuala Ellwood: Day of the Accident New Earswick Library

Join Nuala Ellwood as she talks about Day of the Accident, her haunting new thriller that asks the question: how far would you go to prove you didn't kill your daughter?
Date: 4 June 2019
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7pm
Venue: New Earswick Folk Hall
Cost: £5


  • 04/06/2019
  • 19:00 - 20:00
  • New Earswick Library

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Grant Me the Carving of My Name: Launch event for a Richard III anthology

Grant Me the Carving of My Name: Launch event for a Richard III anthology

Join four of the authors who have contributed to an anthology of short fiction, inspired by King Richard III, as they launch Grant Me the Carving of My Name published in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK)
Date: 4 May 2019
Day: Saturday
Times: 2-3.30pm
Venue: York Explore
Cost: Free


  • 04/05/2019
  • 14:00 - 15:30
  • York Explore Library

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Unearthing the archive: a session for artists and designers

Unearthing the archive: a session for artists and designers

Are you an artist or designer? Are you interested in how to use archives and historic documents in your work? Then this is the session for you! As part of York Fashion Week, join archivist Laura Yeoman as she introduces Explore's archives service. This session has been created specifically for artists and designers working with all types of media, and will include hands-on opportunities to get up-close and personal with Explore's collections.

Date: 27 March 2019
Day: Wednesday
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Venue: York Explore Library (Archives Reading Room)
Tutor: Laura Yeoman
Cost: £2.50 per person


  • 27/03/2019
  • 15:00 - 17:00
  • York Explore

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Joanne Harris: The Strawberry Thief

Joanne Harris: The Strawberry Thief

Join Joanne Harris as she discusses The Strawberry Thief, the long-awaited fourth novel in a series that began with CHOCOLAT.

Date: 9 April 2019
Day: Tuesday
Times: 7-8pm
Venue: The Centre@Burnholme
Cost: £6


  • 09/04/2019
  • 19:00 - 20:00
  • The Centre @ Burnholme

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Finding the Words with Mike Barlow, Jane Routh and Warda Yassin

Finding the Words with Mike Barlow, Jane Routh and Warda Yassin

Finding the Words is a relaxed and welcoming monthly poetry evening featuring established and emerging poets from Yorkshire and beyond. This March during York Festival of Literature we are delighted to showcase poets published by Sheffield based poetry powerhouse The Poetry Business, described by Andrew Motion as "one of the most vital and vitalising literary organisations in the country".

Date : 28 March 2019
Day: Thursday
Times : 18:45pm - 19:45pm
Venue: York Explore Library
Cost: £3 (or £2 with a York Card)


  • 28/03/2019
  • 18:45 - 19:45
  • York Explore Library

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Getting started with House History

Getting started with House History

Have you ever wondered who lived in your property before you? How old it is, or what historical events it might have witnessed? Join Explore's Archivist (Access and Engagement), Laura Yeoman, as she takes you through how to get started with researching the history of your home. This introductory session assumes no prior knowledge, and you will have a chance to get those burning questions answered!

Date: 23 March 2019
Day: Saturday
Times: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: York Explore Library Learning Centre
Tutor: Laura Yeoman
Cost: £25


  • 23/03/2019
  • 09:30 - 12:30
  • York Explore
 

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