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 Bookings are currently only available online: our booking office opens on Friday 23 June.

 

 


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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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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Animal Agents – can you solve the mystery? 

Various Libraries : Wed 2 Aug - Thu 31 Aug : Various Times : £2

AnimalagentsJoin the Summer Reading challenge with The Animal Agents who have found more mysteries in the library.

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Paper Planes and Daisy Chains and Miss Trout present Alice and Wonderland Adventures

Clifton Explore Library : Thu 17 Aug : 10.00am - 11.00am : £2

Aug _17Alice WonderlandTake a journey with us, down the rabbit hole, round the bookshelves and into the outdoors.

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History Agents

York Explore Library : Thu 17 Aug : 2.00pm - 3.30pm : £2

Aug _17History AgentsCan you solve mysteries from York's past? Become an archive detective, searching real ancient documents for clues.

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Pollination – Telling the Bees Community Art Project (inc parent and child workshop)

York Explore Library : Mon 21 Aug : 1.30pm - 4.00pm : Free

Aug _21pollinationCome & contribute to a brilliant Community Arts project. Images of microscopic pollen will be used to inspire the creation of colourful hexagons. The completed artwork will comprise of more than 300 pieces and will be exhibited in Explore York Library, autumn 2017.

For more information click here.

 

 

Cats Protection League Fun Talk

Huntington Library : Fri 25 Aug : 10.30am - 11.30am : Free

Cats ProtectionAre you crazy about cats? Join Kirsty-Lou from the Cats Protection League for a fun talk and she will tell you all about cats and how to care for them.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

Val McDermid – Insidious Intent

York Explore Library : Thu 31 Aug : 6.30pm - 7.30pm : £7.50

Aug _31 Val Mc Dermid C Fraser RiceJoin us for a pre Big City Read treat as we welcome number one bestseller, Val McDermid as she returns with her pulse-pounding, suspenseful new novel featuring two of the most distinctive and iconic characters in crime fiction: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

Introducing Helen Cadbury: with Ruth Ware and Tom Harper

York Explore Library : Thu 14 Sep : 6.00pm - 7.00pm : £5

Sep _14Introducing Helen CJoin us for the launch of our Big City Read 2017. York’s own Tom Harper will be talking to bestselling psychological crime writer Ruth Ware about To Catch a Rabbit, their friendship with Helen and why the Big City Read is so important in sharing the joy of reading with people in York.

For more information click here.

 

Crime and Punishment - History Detectives Walk in York

York Explore Library : Fri 15 Sep : 10.30am - 11.30am : Free

WEAJoin WEA history tutor Katie Croft to play history detective through the streets of York, discovering some of its darkest secrets.

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Truth, Lies, and Forensic Alibis with AD Garrett

Acomb Explore Library : Sat 16 Sept : 4.00pm - 6.00pm : £7.50

Sept _16ADAD Garrett - when a writer and a forensics expert get together, expect murder, mystery and suspense! 

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A Taste of Mindfulness

York Explore Library : Mon 18 Sep : 6.30pm - 7.30pm : £10

Sept _18MindfullnessThis mindfulness session will focus on nurturing and being good to ourselves; and will explore how to develop awareness of our own health and wellbeing.

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Ballroom Dance for Beginners – Introductory session

York High School: Mon 18 Sep : 6.30pm - 8.30pm : £15

Sept _18BallroomdanceLearn the basic steps of ballroom dancing in this one-off, fun introductory session. 

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‘Murderabilia’: Crime Fiction that looks like Crime Fact

York Explore Library : Tue 19 Sep : 6.30pm - 7.30pm : £3

Sep _19MurderAn in-depth look at gruesome murder artefacts, discussing the ways that we use crime fiction to decode crime fact.

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Alison Weir: Anne Boleyn A King’s Obsession

York Explore Library : Wed 20 Sep : 6.00pm - 7.30pm : £7.50

Sept _20Alison Weir .jacketAn extraordinary young woman, born into an ambitious family; destined to be the focus of scandal and calumny. Alison Weir weaves new research and theories into the dark, powerful tale of Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn.

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The Big City Read Annual Walk

York Explore Library : Thu 21 Sep : 11.00am - 12.00pm : Free

BCRThis will be an hour’s walk through the streets and snickleways of central York based on this year’s Big City Read novel.

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The Greedy Queen

York Explore : Mon 25 Sep : 6.15pm - 7.45pm : £9 or £8 with a YorkCard

Annie _Gray _croppedA new perspective on Queen Victoria, looking at her life and times through food and drink.

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Book Launch of Race to the Kill: Sean Denton 3

York Explore Library : Tue 26 Sep : 6.30pm - 8.00pm : Free

Sept _26Raceto KillJoin Helen Cadbury’s friends, publisher and agent to celebrate the launch, of the thrilling third novel in the Sean Denton series.

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Murder at The Writers’ House

Clifton Explore Library : Wed 27 Sep : 6.00pm - 7.30pm : £5

Sept _27Murder HouseJoin us to use your little grey cells to solve the mystery of the murder at the Writers’ House in this murder mystery event devised by Ann Cleeves author of the Vera Stanhope and the Shetland series.

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Poetry Workshop with Anna Woodford

York Explore Library : Thu 28 Sep : 2.30pm - 4.30pm : Free

Sept _28Anna WoodfordAnna Woodford - creator of the exhibition T(here) on display at York Explore – invites you to join her for this informal creative writing workshop exploring freedom. Beginners and experienced writers welcome.

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Drawing skills and Watercolour

Fulford School : Thu 28 Sep - Thu 7 Dec : 7.00pm - 9.00pm : £97

Set _28painting 2A guide through the basics of drawing and painting in watercolour. 

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Archives Blitz-It: Crime and Punishment

York Explore Library : Fri 29 Sep : 10.30am - 12.00pm & 12.45pm - 2.45pm & 3.30pm - 5.30pm : Free

Sept _29Blitz -ItJoin us for you chance to get ‘up close and personal’ through cataloguing some of our 19th century crime and punishment archives!

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PolliNation community arts workshops using microscopic images of pollen as a starting point.

York Explore Library : Sat 30 Sep : 9.30am - 1.00pm & 1pm - 3.30pm : Free

Sept _30Pollo NationCome and contribute to a brilliant community arts project where images of microscopic pollen will be used to inspire the creation of an art installation exhibited in Explore York Library in November 2017.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Prison Life – a Tour with Original Objects to Handle

York Castle Museum : Sat 30 Sep : 11.00am - 11.45am : Free (normal museum admission applies)

Sept _30PrisonThe site where the museum now stands has been a place of justice and imprisonment for around 1,000 years.

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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 (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
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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