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Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery – Wed 20 Oct 2021

Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 20 October 2021, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

20 October, 1:30pm-3:30pm, £5 per person

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Fill your sketchbooks at this regular informal drawing group for Adults (16+ only). Take inspiration from our collection at York Art Gallery and enhance your drawing skills with the help and support of a community artist.

Sessions will also run on one Wednesday each month as follows, 3rd November, 8th December, 5th January, 9th February and the 9th of March 1.30pm – 3.30pm (please book separately for each session).

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Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour – Sat 23 Oct 2021

Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour

Date: Saturday 23 October 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Saturdays in September and October
10:o0am

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Visit one of York’s most memorable experiences in this guided tour of our recreated Victorian street. The 1 hour tour will reveal the fascinating history of the street, the stories behind the authentic shops and real Victorian York businesses which traded everything from chocolate to weird and wonderful medicines to treat every ailment. Your tour guide will be there to answer any questions and point out the hidden history around every corner!

Please note:

  • Both the York Castle Prison and Kirkgate Victorian Street tours are guided tours with our Visitor Experience team.
  • Your tour ticket is for that gallery only and does not admit you to the rest of the museum.
  • ​If you wish to explore the rest of the museum galleries please purchase an additional museum admission ticket. 
  • Your tour ticket is valid for that day only and does not provide free entry for the following 12 month period
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour start time to be checked in.
  • Tickets are required for all tour attendees.

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Our Voices – Sat 23 Oct 2021

Our Voices

Date: Saturday 23 October 2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Our Voices
Saturday 23rd October 2021
York Art Gallery
10am-1pm

Part of the beauty of a gallery collection, lies in its ability to be read by more than one gaze and unlock more than one story. Join us at York Art Gallery for the Our Voices workshop, where we will queer the gallery space through hearing, encouraging and telling as many LGBTQI+ stories as possible.

As part of our Queering project, we have an ambition to produce new labels, written by the LGBTQI+ Community and Allies, alongside objects chosen by participants from our permanent collection. Becky Gee, Curator of Fine Art and Sas Greenwood, Creative Learning Producer, will be on hand to guide participants through a “look behind the scenes” in our store, take in a tour of the Burton Gallery, ending in a session focussing on label creation. No experience is necessary. All that we ask is that you bring your voice, your lived experience and your gaze to reflect on gender and sexuality in response to our collections.

This session is open to the LGBTQI+ Community and Allies. Refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Sas via email Sarah.Yates@ymt.org.uk to book your place.

 

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The Hare in the Moon – Sun 24 Oct 2021

Date: Sunday 24 October 2021, 11:30 am - 3:15 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Sun 24th October 2021
Various times throughout the day
£8.50 for 1 Adult and Child Ticket (all children must be accompanied by an adult)
£4.50 Additional Adult / Child Ticket

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“The Moon has been watching the world since time began. I wonder how many stories it has to tell?”

Have you ever wondered why when the Moon is full, the shadow of a Hare is cast across its face?

When a stranger wanders into the woods all the animals try to help them. But Hare has no gift to give. How far will she go to make another happy?

Hoglets Theatre will take you on a magical journey for all the family, exploring the true meaning of kindness using interactive storytelling, puppetry and live music.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with The York Museums Trust to bring you this event, performed in the enchanting storytelling circle, in the heart of  York’s beautiful Museum Gardens.

This is an outdoor event in a natural setting so dress for all weathers and please feel free to bring picnic blankets and cushions to make yourself comfortable. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for children aged 3-11 years old.

Running time: approx 30 minutes

For more information go to www.hoglets.org.uk

 

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Play at York Museum Gardens – Wed 27 Oct 2021

Play at York Museum Gardens

Dates: Wednesday 27 October 2021–Saturday 30 October 2021, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue:

A chance to play and tell us what you would like to see for children and families in the Gardens in the future

York Museums Trust invites you to explore, play and let your imagination run wild in York Museum Gardens this half term with a series of FREE fun activities for children and families.

Giant marble runs, role play spaces and a variety of hands-on craft activities are included in the activities taking place between Wednesday October 27 and Saturday October 30 on the Pavilion Lawn.

York Museums Trust hope that the workshops will inspire York families to come and share their thoughts on what playing they would like to do in the Gardens in the future.

The events will take place between 11am and 3pm and are free to all, with no need to book. Some of the activities will be under cover in case of bad weather.

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How to Queer a Museum with Matt Smith – Sat 30 Oct 2021

How to Queer a Museum with Matt Smith

Date: Saturday 30 October 2021, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Drawing on two of his exhibitions– Queering the Museum at Birmingham Museum and Losing Venus at the Pitt Rivers Museum – this session will explore how Matt has interrogated and subverted museum displays to allow queerness and LGBTQI+ lives to come to light, and questions whether the museum space is a good space to be queer. Practical, irreverent and relevant, the session will include hands on participation – you have been warned!

Matt is an artist who regularly works with museums and their collections. He was artist in Residence at the V&A and is Professor of Ceramics at Konstfack University, Stockholm.

This session is open to the LGBTQI+ Community and Allies. If you are interested in attending, please email Sas at Sarah.Yates@ymt.org.uk to book your place.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery – Wed 3 Nov 2021

Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 3 November 2021, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

15 September, 1:30pm-3:30pm, £5 per person

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Fill your sketchbooks at this regular informal drawing group for Adults (16+ only). Take inspiration from our collection at York Art Gallery and enhance your drawing skills with the help and support of a community artist.

The first session will be held on the 15th of September in the Studio, upstairs at York Art Gallery.

Sessions will also run on one Wednesday each month as follows, 8th December, 5th January, 9th February and the 9th of March 1.30pm – 3.30pm (please book separately for each session).

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Life Drawing – Model as Muse – Sat 13 Nov 2021

Life Drawing - Model as Muse

Date: Saturday 13 November 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us at York Art Gallery for life drawing workshops; whether you are a regular participant, would like to hone your skills, or try life drawing for the first time, these regular two-hour immersive Saturday sessions, led by Rob Oldfield, are a wonderful way to experience life drawing in a supportive and friendly environment.

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Art for Wellbeing – Sun 14 Nov 2021

Art for Wellbeing

Date: Sunday 14 November 2021, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

14 November, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, free

Informal practical sessions for adults (16+ only), just drop-in and release your creative energy, in the company of others and with gentle guidance on hand. This is an inclusive session, suitable for all abilities.

No need to book for workshop sessions.

To open York Art Gallery safely we’re limiting visitor numbers and encouraging everyone to book in advance. If you would like to visit the galleries before or after you attend this event, you should book a timed ticket for general admission to the gallery here.

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Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery – Wed 8 Dec 2021

Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 8 December 2021, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

8 December, 1:30pm-3:30pm, £5 per person

Book tickets here.

Fill your sketchbooks at this regular informal drawing group for Adults (16+ only). Take inspiration from our collection at York Art Gallery and enhance your drawing skills with the help and support of a community artist.

Sessions will also run on one Wednesday each month as follows, 8th December, 5th January, 9th February and the 9th of March 1.30pm – 3.30pm (please book separately for each session).

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