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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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Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Yorkshire Museum : Fri 19 May – Sun 5 Nov : 10.00am - 5.00pm : £7.50 & concessions

May _19VikingTwo of the most significant and internationally recognised collections of Viking Age treasure in Britain will be brought together for the first time in a major new exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum in 2017.

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‘Except we Teach’: A Book Launch with Alan Gillott

York Explore Library : Sun 21 May : 1.45pm - 3.45pm : Free

Fighting Cock Press LogoPoet Alan Gillott has broadcast on pirate radio and sung in Albert Hall. Wordspace describes his poetry as "written with a musical ear, far-ranging in its cultural references. A real treat."

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Shakespeare Week at Dringhouses Library

Dringhouses Library : Mon 22 - Sat 27 May : Free

ShakespeareCelebrate Shakespeare all week at Dringhouses Library, with events for children and adults and an art exhibition!

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Community Archives Month event with Dringhouses Local History Group

Dringhouses Library : Tue 23 May : 9.30am - 5.30pm : Free

May _23Samuel Parsons MaoDiscover the fascinating archives of the Dringhouses Local History Society

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An Evening with Elizabeth Strout

York Explore Library : Tue 23 May : 6.00pm - 7.30pm : £5

May _23 Elizabeth StroutElizabeth Strout, New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer prize-winning author of My Name is Lucy Barton and Olive Kitteridge, joins us to discuss her new collection of short stories, Anything is Possible.

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Finding the Words with poets Zelda Chappell, Katie Greenbrown and David Wilson

York Explore Library : Thu 25 May : 7.00pm - 8.00pm : £3 (or £2 with a York Card).

MAY Three PoetsEnjoyment 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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Concert: Alphabet Soup Made In Britain

Fairfax House : Sat 27 May : 7.30pm - 9.00pm : £14 & concessions

May _27AlphabetWe invite you to share in an evening of alphabetical delights celebrating music Made in Britain.

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Make a pencil holder

Acomb Explore Library : Tue 30 May : 10.00am - 12.00pm : £3 for 1 adult and 1 child, £4 for 1 adult and 2 children

May _30handprintJoin artist and designer Kathryn Richardson for a fun crafting session for both children and accompanying adults to enjoy.

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Minecraft at York Minster

Chapter House in York Minster : Tue 30; Wed 31 May & Thu 1 Jun : 10.00am - 2.00pm : Free

MinsterBecome a master mason and build your own version of York Minster using Minecraft!

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Jump Inside a Story “Stanley’s Stick” with Mud Pie Arts

Tang Hall Explore Library : Tue 30 May : 1.30pm - 2.20pm : £2

Bog Baby Mud PieJoin in with an interactive fun story session about the book “Stanley’s Stick” with Mud Pie Arts.

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Make peg dolls and animals

York Explore Library : Wed 31 May : 10.00am - 12.00pm : £3 for 1 adult and 1 child & £4 for 1 adult and 2 children

May _30handprintJoin artist and designer Kathryn Richardson for a fun crafting session for both children and accompanying adults to enjoy.

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Decorate a trinket box

Clifton Explore Library : Wed 31 May : 2.30pm - 4.30pm : £3 for 1 adult and 1 child & £4 for 1 adult and 2 children

May _30handprintJoin artist and designer Kathryn Richardson for a fun crafting session for both children and accompanying adults to enjoy.

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PolliNation: Telling the Bees

York Railway Institute and York Explore Library : Jun - Oct : Free

Pollen Eg 2We are working in partnership with Explore York and Universities of York, Sheffield and Lancaster on a digital making and design project called Telling the Bees.

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Lendal’s Last Ferryman: An Archives Adventure with Song Box

Tang Hall Explore Library : Thu 1 Jun : 2.00pm - 3.00pm : £5 per family

June 1_ArchivesA unique opportunity to delve into original archives and bring to life real characters and events from York's past.

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Loving Big Brother

York Explore Library : Thu 1 Jun : 6.15pm - 7.45pm : £4 (£3 with a York Card)

Jun _1 Jacket 1984Nineteen Eighty-Four is a strange book. Full of horror and terror, it contains prophetic dreams and a central character who thinks of himself as a ‘monster’, a ‘ghost’ and ‘already dead’. Why is it so full of ambivalent and perverse desires?  Is it as much a gothic as a political novel?

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Explore Your Imagination

Strensall Library : Sat 3 Jun : 1.15pm - 4.45pm : Free

Bog Baby Mud PieJoin us at Strensall Library for an afternoon of fun, creativity and imagination!

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Soft play and toy library play

York Explore Library : Mon 5 Jun : 10.00am - 12.00pm : Free

Bookstart Bear LogoCome and celebrate National Bookstart Week at York Libraries. In this session we will listen to a story, enjoy soft play and play with toys from our toy library.

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Kindermusik 

Acomb Explore Library : Mon 5 Jun : 2.00pm - 2.30pm : Free

Bookstart Bear LogoCome and celebrate National Bookstart Week at York Libraries. Join Cath Smithson from Kindermusik for play with music.

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Discover Twitter

Poppleton Library : Mon 5 Jun : 3.00pm - 4.00pm : Free

TwitterAn introduction to setting up your Twitter, following, retweeting, hashtagging and much more.

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Storytime and sensory play

Strensall Library : Mon 5 Jun : 3.30pm - 4.30pm : Free

Bunny In A TutuCome and celebrate National Bookstart Week at York Libraries. Listen to stories and play with our lovely sensory toys.

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York Festival of Ideas

Various venues : Tue 6 Jun - Thu 18 Jun : Various times : Free

Festival Of IdeasCome take part in the annual York Festival of Ideas returns from 6 to 18 June 2017 under the banner of The Story of Things.

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Baby Morning

Dunnington Library : Tue 6 Jun : 9.15am - 10.45am : Free

Baby DayCome along and join us for stories, music, yoga and much much more...

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Kindermusik

Dunnington Library : Tue 6 Jun : 9.15am - 9.45am : Free

Bookstart Bear LogoCome and celebrate National Bookstart Week at York Libraries. Join Cath Smithson from Kindermusik for play with music.

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Baby Sensory

York Explore Library : Tue 6 Jun : 10.00am - 10.30am : Free

BunniesCome and celebrate National Bookstart Week at York Libraries. Join Baby Sensory for music, fibre optic lights and visual stimulation for 0-13 months to enjoy.

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Toddler Sense

York Explore Library : Tue 6 Jun : 10.45am - 11.45am : Free

Dancing BunniesCome and celebrate National Bookstart Week at York Libraries. Join Toddler Sense for sensory play, movement and music for children form 13months – 4 years old.

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Storytime and crafts

Huntington Library : Tue 6 Jun : 1.00pm - 2.00pm : Free

Dancing BunniesCome and celebrate National Bookstart Week at York Libraries. We will be reading the National Bookstart Week book “Everybunny Dance” by Ellie Sandall then making bunny crafts.

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Introduction to English Folklore

Fulford School : Tue 6 Jun : 7.00pm - 9.00pm : £60 or £55 if in receipt of state pension

FolkloreBritain has a complicated and rich folklore. Students will be provided with a brief survey, typology and strategies for further study.

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Save a Babies Life Workshop

York Explore Library : Wed 7 Jun :10.00am - 12.00pm : Free

Bookstart Bear LogoCome and celebrate National Bookstart Week at York Libraries. Learn basic emergency skills for babies from 0-1 year old.

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Zumba Gold

St Michael the Belfrey Church Hall : Wed 7 Jun - Wed 26 Jul : 11.15am - 12.15pm : £30

ZumbaActive older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves that people love but at a lower-intensity.

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Sing and Sign

Bishopthorpe Library : Thu 8 Jun : 11.00am - 11.30am : Free

Bookstart Bear LogoCome and celebrate National Bookstart Week at York Libraries. Have fun and learn something new singing and signing. Suitable for 6months- 2 years

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Storytime and dark tent and light play

Clifton Explore Library : Fri 9 Jun : 10.30am - 11.00am : Free

Dancing BunniesCome and celebrate National Bookstart Week at York Libraries. We will be having a storytime followed by play in our dark tent with torches and glowing toys.

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Grand Mandolin & Guitar Concert

Heworth Methodist Church : Fri 9 Jun : 7.30pm - 9.30pm : Free

GuitarA great Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra concert is taking place  at Heworth Methodist Church.. Also York’s guitarist John Mackenzie in duet with the celebrated mandolinist Paul Sparks.

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Synthetic Flesh/Rotten Blood

City Screen Picturehouse York : Sun 11 Jun : 3.00pm - 5.00pm : £6/£5 (Student/Retired Member)

Doctor XAn illustrated talk on 1930s horror cinema by film critic and author Jon Towlson.

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Golf Coaching For Ladies

Heworth Golf Club : Sun 11 Jun : 4.30pm - 5.30pm : Free

Apr 10_heworth Gc LogoLadies do you fancy learning to play golf? We are offering coaching for beginners.  First sessionis free of charge followed by 5 sessions at £5 each.

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La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

Joseph Rowntree Theatre : Tue 13 Jun; Wed 14 Jun; Fri 16 Jun & Sat 17 Jun : 7.30pm - 10.15pm : £15

Traviata _poster _libraryVerdi's superb sparkling opera of passionate love, morality and mortality.

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Story of things with Lego

York Explore Library : Sat 17 Jun : 1.00pm - 4.00pm : Free

LegoMake your own Lego “thing” inspired by treasure from the archives.

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Children’s bookmaking workshop

York Explore Library : Sat 17 Jun : 2.30pm - 4.00pm : Free

Book Making WorkshopSee early books, play games and then make a book of your own.

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Little Nephews: the Literary Offspring of Nineteen Eighty-Four’s Big Brother

York Explore Library : Mon 19 Jun : 6.15pm - 7.45pm : £4 (£3 with a York Card)

Jun _1 Jacket 1984Join us as Dr Adam Stock traces some of the ways in which works of literature, film, TV and graphic novels from the 1950s to the present have engaged with Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel.

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Pottery: Just Throwing

West York Adult Education Centre : Mon 19 Jun - Mon 17 Jul : 7.00pm - 9.00pm : Full fee £190 /State pension £180 /JSA or means tested benefits £180

June 19_PotteryA short course outlining, the preparation of clay prior to throwing and the techniques involved in throwing a pot.

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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.


YORTIME TERMS AND CONDITIONS - CLICK HERE

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