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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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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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Finding the Words with Malcolm Carson, Lydia Kennaway and Char March

Finding the Words with Malcolm Carson, Lydia Kennaway and Char March

Finding the Words is a relaxed and welcoming monthly poetry evening featuring established and emerging poets from Yorkshire and beyond. Bar available and tickets may be bought on the door.

Date: 23 May 2019
Day: Thursday
Times: 18:45 - 19:45
Venue: York Explore
Cost: £3,or £2 with a YorkCard


  • 23/05/2019
  • 18:45 - 19:45
  • York Explore

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


  • 27/07/2019
  • 10:00 - 16:00
  • York Explore

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Caring for old photographs

Caring for old photographs - Autumn 2019

Do you have family photographs, negatives or slides hidden away in your home? Are you concerned about their condition, or unsure what to do with them? Join Explore's Archivist (Access and Engagement), Laura Yeoman, to learn more about what causes photographic materials to deteriorate over time, and the best ways to care for them at home. 


Date: 19th October 2019
Day: Saturday
Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: York Explore Library Learning Centre (Marriott Room)
Tutor: Laura Yeoman
Cost: £18 per person



  • 19/10/2019
  • 09:30 - 11:30
  • York Explore

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Harriet Evans: The Garden of Lost and Found

Harriet Evans: The Garden of Lost and Found

Join bestselling author Harriet Evans in the magical location of Rowntree Park as she talks about The Garden of Lost and Found, an unputdownable and heartbreaking tale of a family ripped apart and the extraordinary house they called home.

Date: 25 June 2019
Day: Tuesday
Times: 7-8.30pm
Venue: Rowntree Park Reading Cafe
Cost: £7.50


  • 25/06/2019
  • 19:00 - 20:30
  • Rowntree Park Reading Cafe

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Sad Poets’ Doorstep Club June

Sad Poets' Doorstep Club June

We are hosting a special poetry circle focussing on mental health.  You are welcome to share your own poetry or short story in a supportive environment or just come and listen.

Date:13 June 2019
Day:Thursday
Times:5:30 -7:30
Venue:Acomb Explore
Cost:FREE


  • 13/06/2019
  • 17:30 - 19:30
  • Acomb Explore Library

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Remembering the Good Old Days

Remembering the Good Old Days

Have a cup of tea and a chat about the good old days. A friendly, informal session, we will watch film footage from the past and talk about our memories.
Day: Tuesday
Date: 21 May
Time: 10-11am
Venue: Acomb Explore

Cost: Free


  • 21/05/2019
  • 10:00 - 11:00
  • Acomb Explore Library

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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 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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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 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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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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Inspired To Write By Family History

Inspired To Write By Family History

Find the fascinating stories in your family history and let them inspire you to write your own fiction, memoir or poetry.  Tutors: Janet Dean and Laura Yeoman.

Date: 6 July

Day: Saturday

Times: 13:30 - 16:30

Venue: York Explore, Brierley Room

Cost: £25


  • 06/07/2019
  • 13:30 - 16:30
  • York Explore Library

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Finding the Words with Penny Boxall, Anthony Costello and Joe Williams

Finding the Words with Penny Boxall, Anthony Costello and Joe Williams

Finding the Words wFinding the Words is a relaxed and welcoming monthly poetry evening featuring established and emerging poets from Yorkshire and beyond. Bar available and tickets may be bought on the door.ith Penny Boxall, Anthony Costello and Joe Williams

Date: 27 June

Day: Thursday

Times: 18:45 - 19:45

Venue: York Explore Library

Cost: £3, or £2 with a YorkCard


  • 27/06/2019
  • 18:45 - 19:45
  • York Explore Library

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Finding the Words with Mike Farren, Moira Garland and Hannah Stone

Finding the Words with Mike Farren, Moira Garland and Hannah Stone

Finding the Words is a relaxed and welcoming monthly poetry evening featuring established and emerging poets from Yorkshire and beyond.

Date: 25 July

Day: Thursday

Times: 18:45 - 19:45

Venue: York Explore Library

Cost: £3, or £2 with a YorkCard


  • 25/07/2019
  • 18:45 - 19:45
  • York Explore Library

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