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Flexible Learning Courses in Computing

Computers _flyingBeginners courses, Clait, ECDL (ITQ) Level 1 and 2 and Typing Skills and Document layout.

Various daytime and evening classes at venues across the city in the Library Learning Centres, Acomb, Clifton and Tang Hall and also Rougier House.

For more information or to book please contact York Learning via Grace on 552666.

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York Big Sing

Various Venues : Sun 24 Jun – Sat 1 Sep : Various Times : Free

York Big SingWe’ll be singing beautiful vocal harmony from around the world, and it’s open to everyone, of any age and any background: no singing experience necessary, as workshop leader composer Jon Hughes will teach all music by ear.

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Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre

Europe’s first pop-up Shakespearean Theatre built next to the Clifford’s Tower : : Mon 25 Jun - Sun 2 Sep : Various Times : £13.75 - £65.95

Jun _26TheatreIn Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre an exciting, intimate and immersive experience will be offered to today's audiences in a dramatic playhouse setting beside the iconic 13th century Clifford’s Tower in the heart of York.

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Heart of Yorkshire Festival

York Minster Gardens : 4 Jul – 2 Sep : 9.00am - 10.00am : Various Prices

MinsterThis summer, York Minster is heading outside and bringing a new experience for people of all ages.

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Things As They Are Exhibition

York Explore Library : Fri 13 Jul - Fri 24 Aug : Library opening Times : Free

Things As They AreA beautiful photographic exhibition of work produced by THINGS AS THEY ARE, a network of young artists with lived experience of mental ill health.

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Summer Reading Challenge Launch

York Explore Library : Sat 14 Jul : 10.30am - 4.30pm : Free

Jul _14SRCSign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, book to make mischief with masks or drop in to our Map Attack Lego and our maker space sessions.

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Characters and Storyboards

Heworth Without Community Centre : Thu 9 Aug : 4.00pm - 5.30pm : £2

StoryboardDesign and draw your own cartoon characters and storyboards. Booking essential.

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Kill or Cure: Living & Dying with the Georgians

Fairfax House : Sat 11 Aug & Sun 12 Aug : 10.00am - 5.00pm & 11.00am - 4.00pm : Free as part of admission to Fairfax House

Aug _11Kill Or CureDeath was a common part of life for most Georgians and many were obsessed with their health, or lack of it!

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Marvellous Magic Show

Huntington Library : Tue 21 Aug : 2.30pm - 3.30pm : £2

Magic ShowWhat do you think is in the magician’s suitcase? Join us for tricks and surprises that will baffle, delight and intrigue. Great fun for kids ages 4-8 and their carers. 

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Waterstones Presents: An Evening with Pat Barker

The Centre @ Burnholme : Mon 3 Sep : 7.00pm - 8.30pm : £6 or £20 to include a copy of The Silence of the Girls

Sep 3_Pat BarkerPat Barker, the Booker Prize-winning author of Regeneration and one of our greatest contemporary writers on war, will discuss her new book, The Silence of the Girls.

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Dr Johnson as a Guide to Life

Fairfax House : Fri 7 Sep : 7.00pm - 8.30pm : £14.00 (Members: £12.00, Students: £8.00)

Sep _7JohnsonJoin us for an ‘audience with the author’ as Henry Hitchings presents ‘Dr Johnsons Guide to Life’. Discover more about the life of the compiler of the first English dictionary.

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York Mystery Plays

The Green - College Green : The Fair - St. Sampson’s Square : The Streets - St. Helen’s Square : The Stage - King’s Manor
Sun 9 Sep : 11.00am - 5.30pm : Wed 12 Sep : 7.00pm - 9.00pm : Sun 16 Sep  :11.00am - 5.30pm : Ticket prices vary

York Mystery Plays LogoThe York Mystery Plays are a Medieval marvel performed by the communities of the City of York. This year marks their 20th year of bringing music, theatre and spectacle to the streets of York.

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Michael Arditti: Of Men and Angels

York Explore Library : Thu 15 Sep : 6.30pm - 7.45pm : £5

Sep 13_MichaelMichael Artditti will talk about his latest novel Of Men and Angels, an epic spanning centuries and continents exploring the powerful myth of God’s vengeance on the city of Sodom

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Waterstones Presents An Evening with Kate Atkinson

York Explore Library : Fri 14 Sep : 6.30pm  - 8.00pm : £6

Sep _14KateKate Atkinson will be returning to her original home city to celebrate the release of her new novel, Transcription. Kate will discuss this, and her other work, in conversation at York Explore library.

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Meet Matt Haig our 2018 Big City Read author

York Explore Library : Thu 20 Sep : 6.00pm - 7.30pm : £5

BCRJoin us as we launch the Big City Read 2018 and hear Matt Haig discuss writing The Radleys and Reasons to Stay Alive. Matt will be in conversation with Rob O’Connor.

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Celebrate with New Earswick Folk Hall

New Earswick Library : Sat 22 & Sun 23 Sep : 10.00am - 4.00pm : Free

Sep _22 Folk HallNew Earswick Folk Hall will be celebrating its refurbishment including the addition of an Explore library. Pop along to collect your Big City Read book and see what’s happening

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Waterstones Presents: An Evening with Sir Max Hastings

York Explore Library : Mon 24 Sep : 6.30pm - 8.00pm : £5

Sep _24MaxAn evening with author, journalist and broadcaster, Sir Max Hastings, who will discuss his new book, Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy 1945-1975

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The Gothic Home and Family

York Explore Libraryy : Wed 26 Sep : 6.30pm - 7.30pm :£5

Sep _26GothicAn illustrated introduction to the way in which late-eighteenth-century works of Gothic fiction helped to define the terms in which the home and family are represented in Gothic literature, art, and film to this day

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Good Grief Workshop

Acomb Explore Library : Thu 27 Sep : 2.00pm - 4.00pm : Free

Sep _27GoodCome together with professional artists and storytellers to share memories and find creative ways of expressing grief, loss and bereavement, through art, poetry and music.

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Dystopia and cake: Fiona Shaw discusses her latest novel, Outwalkers

Rowntree Park Reading Cafe : Thu 27 Sep : 4.00pm - 5.30pm : £6

Sep _27FionaCome and meet author Fiona Shaw over tea and cake. Her new Young Adult novel, Outwalkers is set in a future, heavily bordered England. But the story seems scarily real. Will Jake and his dog Jet be able to escape?

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Finding the Words with poets Nick Allen, Katharine Goda and Pauline Kirk

York Explore Library : Thu 27 Sep :  6.45pm - 7.45pm : £3 (or £2 with a York Card)

Sep _29FindEnjoyment guaranteed! Listen to poets from Yorkshire and beyond with a glass in your hand, at our relaxed and welcoming poetry evening. 

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Unfortunate Princes

Fairfax House : Thu 27 Sep : 7.00pm - 8.30pm : £14.00 (Members: £12.00, Students: £8.00)

Sep _27PrincesThe Stuarts in exile and the Jacobite Rebellions: An audience with the author and book signing

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Strata - Rock - Dust - Stars

York Art Gallery : Fri 28 Sep – Thu 25 Nov : 10.00am - 5.00pm : £7.50 or YMT Card Holder Free

Sep _28RockA landmark exhibition featuring ground breaking moving image, new media and interactive artwork by internationally known artists.

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Night birds: printing workshop

York Explore Library : Sat 29 Sep : 10.00am - 1.00pm : £20

Sep 29_NightA half-day workshop in mono printing and block printing techniques. Whether you are inspired by bats, owls or night-time songbirds, everyone can create their own 2D or 3D image!

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The Peacemaker: How Family History Wrote My Novel

York Explore Library : Sat 29 Sep : 2.00pm - 3.00pm : £3

Sep _29PeaceResearch for The Peacemaker drew on family history, newspapers and other archive material. Janet Dean Knight shares how York Explore Library and Archive helped her add fine detail to her compelling story.

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ICANmove Supporting Cancer Sufferers

I CANmove Bike Image - Neil GulliverEvery Wednesday 2pm to 3pm.

Research has proved excercise to be both physically and mentally beneficial for people living with a range of different cancer diagnoses.  For more information click here.

 

Festivals

Festivals are a great place to meet and greet while having a great time...

Inspirations

Inspirations is now in it’s 15th Year!
We are exhibiting a wide range of works produced by learners who attend our courses.
Works include :- Painting & Drawing, Dressmaking, Watercolour and Stained Glass.

There will be two drop in workshops running over the weekend.

Photography & Face Painting :-
Call in with the kids, maybe paint your Face...then pull a Face! A fun way to take part in The Face of York Community Arts Project...on a Weekend.
Saturday 20th June, 11am – 3pm.

Drop in to Crochet: -
Meet our Crochet tutor, have a look at the beautiful pieces on show & maybe learn how to make a few stitches...
Sunday 21st June, 11.30 – 2.30pm

 

Community Groups

Get involved with a community group and expand your horizons...

This is where the traditional heart of Yortime can be found with hundreds of community groups, clubs and organisations for you to get involved and take part in.

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Learning

No matter how old your are, you never stop learning... Why not pick up a new skill today!

Adult Education Courses

Find a huge range of courses to both excite and enthuse you. There are lots of new courses, particularly one day courses, along with many old favourites.

An amazing programme of hundreds of adult education courses is available including painting, drawing, flower arranging, dressmaking and many new and unusual courses.

For more information or to book:

*  Search via this website
*  Phone 01904 552806 at the following times:

Monday: 10am - 4pm
Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm

*  Visit in person at our new West Offices, Station Rise - Mon, Weds and Fri 10am to 4pm

(Please note: bookings can no longer be made at York Explore).

We are adding courses to the website all the time so please keep checking to see what's on offer. All our courses are sold on a first come first served basis so don't miss out. Book now! 


Pay for your City of York Adult Education course by instalments

If your course costs £100 or over, you may have the option to pay by instalments. You will need to pay an initial deposit and then three further monthly payments. If you would like to take advantage of this option please ring 01904 552806 for further information.


Flexible Learning Courses in Computing

Beginners courses, Clait, ECDL (ITQ) Level 1 and 2 and Typing Skills and Document layout.

Various daytime and evening classes at venues across the city in the Library Learning Centres, Acomb, Clifton and Tang Hall and also Rougier House.

For more information or to book please contact Grace on 552666.


YORTIME TERMS AND CONDITIONS - CLICK HERE

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