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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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Discover NHS Online

Strensall Library : Tue 28 Mar : 11.00am - 12.00pm : Free

NhsAn introduction to finding health information and improving your wellbeing online.

For more information click here.

 

 

Carys Bray : The Museum of You

York Explore Library : Tue 28 Mar : 6.30pm - 7.30pm : £6 (£5 with a York Card)

Mar _28 Carys BrayCarys Bray, award-winning author of A Song for Issy Bradley and The Museum of You will be talking about her novels, short stories and her motivations and inspirations in writing her compassionate yet ultimately life-affirming books.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

Dringhouses Library Coffee Morning & Booksale

Dringhouses Library : Thu 30 Mar : 10.00am - 12.30pm : Free

CakeJoin us for a fun morning full of delicious cakes, community chat and  bargain books.

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Baby Day at Tang Hall Library

Tang Hall Explore Library : Thu 30 Mar : 10.00am - 2.00pm : Free

Baby DayEnjoy story times, teddy bear trail and soft play. Save a Baby’s Life workshop: 10.30am – 12pm. Sixth Avenue Children’s Centre staff will be giving advice on baby health. Body Shop stall. Refreshments and raffle.

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Family Fund iPad Training Session

Tang Hall Explore Library : Thu 30 Mar : 12:30pm - 2.30pm : Free

FamilyfundFamily Fund and Explore York Libraries & Archives present a free training session for families raising seriously ill or disabled children to help you understand more about how your iPad works.

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Discover which browser is best for you

New Earswick Library : Thu 30 Mar : 2.30pm - 3.30pm : Free

BrowsersAn introduction to choosing the right internet browser for you and your computer.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

York Castle Museum : Sat 1 Apr  : 9.30pm - 5.00pm : £10 and concessions

Apr 1_YorksweetpastDelve into the delicious history of some of the world’s most iconic chocolates and sweets this Easter as York Castle Museum takes you on a chocolatey tour of sweets galore.

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Easter Craft Fair

Clifton Explore Library : Sat 1 Apr : 10.00am - 1.00pm : Free

Clifton Craft FairCome along to our Easter Craft Fair.  Browse stalls full of hand crafted items, enjoy a coffee & homemade cake, borrow a book.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Handel: Israel in Egypt

York Minster : Sat 1 Apr : 7.30pm - 10.00pm : £20 and concession available

Nov 12 YMSISRAEL IN EGYPT AT YORK MINSTER York Musical Society with Saint Michael’s Singers Coventry. Two choirs, full orchestra and six soloists.  One of Handel’s greatest oratorios. 

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Easter Egg Hunt

Fulford Library and village : Tue 4 Apr - Tue 25 Apr : Library opening times : £1

FulfordEaster Egg Hunt around Fulford Village!  £1 to enter.  Suitable for all ages.

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Don't let the Minchman in - Read by Author Alex Willmott

York Explore Library : Thu 6 Apr : 6.30pm - 8.00pm : Free

Apr 6_BoxmanLikened to the work of Stephen King, 'Don't let the Minchman in' is receiving critical acclaim. Author, Alex Willmott, will host a reading of the book - from the popular Boxman Short Stories.

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Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics

York Art Gallery : Fri 7 Apr -  Sun 1 Oct : 10.00am - 5.00pm : £7.50 and concessions

AlbertYork Art Gallery presents the first monographic exhibition of York born artist Albert Joseph Moore since the artist’s death in 1893.

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BBC Get Creative Weekend! - Mosaic workshop with Catherine Boyne-Whitelegg

Bishopthorpe Library : Fri 7 Apr : 2.00pm - 5.00pm : Free

BBCget -creative -bbcJoin in a mosaic workshop run by professional artist Catherine Boyne-Whitelegg for BBC Get Creative Weekend! You will learn how to layout a design and create your own individual piece.

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BBC Get Creative Weekend! - FELT BROOCHES with Kat Wood

Fulford Library : Fri 7 Apr : 2.00pm - 5.00pm : Free

BBCget -creative -bbcJoin in a FREE brooch workshop run by professional artist Kat Wood for BBC Get Creative Weekend!  You'll be shown handy techniques and your creations are yours to take home with you.

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Easter Craft Fair

Acomb Explore Library : Sat 8 Apr : 9.00am - 4.00pm : Free

Apr _8craft Fair JpgCome along to our Easter Craft Fair. With lots of lovely handmade craft stalls and activities for all the family!

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BBC Get Creative Weekend - PAPER MARBLING with Emily Harvey

Copmanthorpe Library : Sat 8 Apr : 9.30am - 12.30am : Free

BBCget -creative -bbcJoin in a FREE paper marbling workshop run by professional artist Emily Harvey for BBC Get Creative Weekend!  Make your own unique flowing designs by floating acrylic paint on a liquid base.

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BBC Get Creative Weekend - ORIGAMI with Linda Tomlinson

Dunnington Library : Sat 8 Apr : 9.30am - 12.30pm : Free

BBCget -creative -bbcEver wondered what you can make with a square of paper? Join in a FREE origami workshop run by professional artist Linda Tomlinson for BBC Get Creative Weekend and explore the possibilities.

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English Touring Opera performs Silver Electra

Acomb Explore Library : Sun 9 Apr : 11.00am - 12.00pm : £3.50

Apr _9ELOsilverelectraJoin us and the fabulous English Touring Opera for their latest production for a family audience.

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Children’s Easter Crafts

York Explore Library : Mon 10 Apr : 2.30pm - 3.30pm : £2

Mar 30_easter YOCome and have fun making some Easter themed crafts.

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Discover Cloud Storage

Haxby Explore Library at Oaken Grove Community Centre : Tues 11 Apr : 2.00pm - 3.00pm  : Free

CloudAn introduction to using cloud services to store, share and synchronise your files.

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Poetry, Protest and Imprisonment in 18th century York: James Montgomery in York Castle

York Explore Library : Tue 11 Apr : 6.15pm - 7.45pm : £6 (£5 with a YorkCard)

AprilJoin Dr Adam James Smith, Lecturer at York St John’s University, as he uncovers the life of one of York Castle’s residents, James Montgomery, through the poetry he wrote as a prisoner.

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Jump Inside a Story “Small Knight and George and the Royal Chocolate Cake” with Mud Pie Arts

Tang Hall Explore Library : Wed 12 Apr : 10.00am - 11.00am : £2

Bog Baby Mud PieJoin in with an interactive fun story session about the book “Small Knight and George and the Royal Chocolate Cake” with Mud Pie Arts.

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Treasure Island Craft Club

Dringhouses Library : Thu 13 Apr : 2.30pm - 4.30pm : £2 per child/£5 family ticket

Apr 13_treasure Island ImageArr mateys! Join Anna and the craft club to make your very own treasure island, and find some treasure!

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Easter Stories & Crafts

Clifton Explore Library : Thu 13 Apr : 3.00pm - 4.00pm : £1.50

Apr _13Easterstoeriesaat CLCome along and get in the mood for Easter, enjoy some Easter stories & crafts.  Lots of glitter, glue & sparkly stuff!

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York Easter Family Festival

Parliament Street (fully accessible) : Fri 14 Apr – Mon 17 Apr : All day : Free

Visit York Easter Family Festival LogoIf it’s family fun you’re after this Easter, then look no further than York. There’ll be free children’s activities galore at the York Easter Family Festival!

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Rewriting the Brontes

York Explore Library : Wed 19 Apr : 6.30pm - 7.30pm : £3.50 (£2.50 with a York Card)

Apr 19_CoffeehouseHow have Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte been written, rewritten and reimagined, by critics, scholars, psychologists, and readers over the last 150 years?

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Exciting Easter Crafts

Dringhouses Library : Fri 21 Apr : 3.00pm - 4.00pm & 4.00pm - 5.00pm : £2 per child/£5 family ticket

Apr _21Heather Dawe Crafts 2 JpgJoin us for some fun seasonal crafts this Easter holidays

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Seated Pilates

Briar House Resources : Tue 25 Apr : 1.30pm - 2.30pm : Free

Apr _25Seated PilatesThis seated Pilates class is for those with physical limitations and others who struggle with mat routines and is designed to improve mobility, flexibility and strength.

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State of Emergency - meet the author Richard Drysdale

York Explore Library : Tue 25 Apr : 6.00pm - 7.00pm : Free

Apr 25_Richard“State of Emergency” is a political thriller set in Scotland in the future and couldn’t be more topical.

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Jump Inside a Story with Mud Pie Arts

Tang Hall Explore Library : Thu 27 Apr - Thu 6 Jul : 1.30pm - 2.15pm : £2

Bog Baby Mud PieJoin in with an interactive fun story session with Mud Pie Arts.

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Grey Hen Press 10th Anniversary Celebration

York Explore Library : Sat 29 Apr : 2.00pm - 4.00pm : Free

Apr _29 Greyhen Logo (2)Grey Hen Press celebrates 10 years of publishing the work of older women poets in themed anthologies. Over 140 poets have appeared in our books.

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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.

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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!

York Adult Learner Awards

Adult Learner Award Banner

York Learning are proud to be hosting York's annual Adult Learner Awards.

Following on from the hugely successful event held at York Explore last year, nominees, tutors and training providers will invited to attend the Award Ceremony. This year it will be help on Thursday 16 June.

Find out more about the Adult Learner Awards here.

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 (click here to go to search boxes underneath the image at top of the page) and book online 
*  Phone 01904 552806 at the following times:

Monday: 10am - 4pm and 5.30pm - 8pm
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!

You can view the brochure online by clicking here


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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