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York is a fantastic place to be. Here are just a selection of the things you can do out and about in York in the coming weeks...

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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, York, Acomb, Clifton and also Rougier House.

For more information or to book please contact York Learning on 554277.




Baby Morning 

Baby MorningClifton Explore Library. Tuesday 12 February 2019 10am – 1pm. Free.

Come along and join us for stories, rhymes, sensory play, a variety of stalls & Toddler phonics tasters.

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Explore a Story: Sunk! By Rob Biddulph

Feb _21 YO Explore A StoryYork Explore Library: The Marriott Room. Thursday 21 Feb 2pm - 3pm. £2 per child.

A pirate hat.
A sunny day.
For Penguin Blue
A game to play...
Sail with us across an interactive storytelling exploration of a swashbuckling new adventure about pirates, treasure, and friendship.
For children aged 2 - 5 (parents must remain with children at all times). Booking essential.

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Spring Crafts drop in session

Spring -Craft -4Clifton Explore Library.  Friday 1 March. 11am - 12.30pm. Free.

Aged between 5 & 10 years?  Then why not come along to our drop in craft session.  Lots of fun spring themed stuff to make and do!

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Viking Expo

1_Mar HX Tech In PlayHaxby Library, Oaken Grove Community Centre. Friday  1st March 2019. 10 am to 1pm. Free.

Discover the world of science with the Vikings. Have a go at some simple  coding, make an animated film and go rampaging with a Viking longboat and catapult. All ages welcome.

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English Touring Opera presents Paradise Planet

Mar _30_ AC OperaAcomb Explore Library. Saturday 30 Mar.3-4pm. £4.50.    

Join English Touring Opera for Paradise Planet a children’s opera suitable for age 7+ years This world of musical mayhem follows the adventures of humans who live on the waves, and the animals that live beneath them. Book by calling  01904 55261

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


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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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.


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