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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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Communicative Languages Through Visual Arts Exhibition

York Explore Library : Fri 30 Nov - Thu 10 Jan : Opening Times : Free

Hidden Disability Lydia CorfieldThis vibrant exhibition showcases British and Italian art students’ dynamic responses to the theme of disability and inclusion.  All works have been chosen from entrants to the Eleanor Worthington Prize.

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Cuppa and a Chorus

York Explore Library : Fri 30 Nov, 7 & 14 Dec : 11.30am - 1.00pm : Free

Nov _30ChorusSing in a relaxed, welcoming environment and enjoy a cup of tea and a friendly chat! Come and join us and enjoy making music with a group of friendly people!

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Finding the Words: York Stanza Christmas Showcase

York Explore Library : Thu 13 Dec : 6.45pm - 7.45pm : Free

Dec _13StanzaPoets from the York Stanza strut their stuff. A range of poets will read and perform their work. Come along and join us for a pre-Christmas celebration.

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When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery :Fri 14 Dec -  Sun 10 Mar : 10.00am - 5.00pm : Admission prices

Dec _14KaiserKaiser Chiefs explore the boundaries between art and music this winter in a unique and experimental exhibition at York Art Gallery.

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Surprise Ending: How was it for you?

Acomb Explore Library : Fri 14 Dec : 2.00pm -3.30pm : Free

Dec _14SurpriseJoin us to share a mince pie and a cup of tea and let us know what you thought about Surprise Ending, our Big City Read play.

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Christmas Crafts

Clifton Explore Library : Sat 15 Dec : 10.30am - 12.00pm : Free

Red RibbonsDrop in and get in the mood for Christmas, enjoy making some simple Christmas crafts.  Lots of glitter, glue & sparkly stuff!

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HERSTORY.YORK Celebration Event

York Explore Library : Sat 15 Dec : 11.00am - 2.00pm : Free

Celebration of the lives of inspirational women who have effected change in York since the vote was won in 1918. Hear their stories, and talk to our featured women.

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Getting started with House History

York Explore Library : Sat 15 Dec : 1.00pm - 4.00pm : £25

Dec _15HouseHave 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.

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Carol Singing

Tang Hall Explore Library : Mon 17 Dec : 11.00am - 12.00pm : Free

Dec _17CarolJoin local community choir Vocal Flourish for carols in the library.

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Everything is Permitted, Restrictions Still Apply

York Explore Library : Mon 17 Dec : 6.00pm - 7.45pm : Free

Dec _10IanIan Thurston, a public sector psychoanalytic psychotherapist living in York talks about his recently published first book, which offers an applied psychoanalytic perspective on dominant emotional trends in contemporary life.  

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A Victorian Christmas Concert at Dringhouses Library

Dringhouses Library : Mon 17 Dec : 7.00pm - 9.00pm : £5

Dec _17VictorianJoin the Friends of Dringhouses Library for a very special Christmas concert, with Victorian music, readings, and festive fun.

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Explore a Story - Cinderella

York Explore Library : Thu 20 Dec : 2.00pm - 3.00pm : £2

Dec _20Explore A StoryCome and interact in a fairytale story; Cinderella.  Will you want to be Cinders, her stepmother or perhaps you want to be one of the mean Step sisters. 

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Explore a Story: Snow Bunny’s Christmas Wish

Tang Hall Explore Library : Sat 22 Dec : 11.00am - 12.00pm : £2

Dec _22StoryJoin Snow Bunny on her journey to see Father Christmas. We'll use games, activities and crafts to bring the story to life in this interactive storytelling session.

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Christmas Eve and Day services at York Minster

York Minster : Mon 24 & Tue 25 Dec : Various Times : Free

Dec _25MInsterExperience Christmas Eve and Day at York Minster with our traditional services. 

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Sad Poets’ Doorstep Club

Acomb Explore Library : Thu 10 Jan : 5.30pm - 6.30pm : Free

Sad Poet Image For WebsiteWe 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

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Surprise Ending: How was it for you?

Tang Hall Explore Library : Wed 16 Jan : 6.30pm - 7.30pm : Free

Dec _14SurpriseJoin us to share a mince pie and a cup of tea and let us know what you thought about Surprise Ending, our Big City Read play.

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Surprise Ending: How was it for you?

Clifton Explore Library : Thu 17 Jan : 3.00pm - 4.30pm : Free 

Dec _14SurpriseJoin us to share a mince pie and a cup of tea and let us know what you thought about Surprise Ending, our Big City Read play.

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Finding the Words with Andy Armitage, John Foggin and Joan Johnston

York Explore Library : Thu 24 Jan : 6.45pm - 7.45pm : £3/£2 with a YorkCard

JAN Finding The WordsHear poets from Yorkshire and beyond at our relaxed and welcoming monthly poetry evening. 

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Bloodaxe Reading Challenge 2018/19

Explore York Libraries and Archives : Sat 27 Oct - Sat 12 Jan : Free

Anglo Saxon Boy CoverExplore York Libraries and Archives are delighted to be working with the Jorvik Viking Festival  again on the Bloodaxe Challenge. Are you brave enough to take part?

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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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