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Mindfulness, Drawing and Writing Course – Tue 24 Sep 2019

Dates: Tuesday 24 September 2019–Tuesday 26 November 2019, 10:15 am - 12:45 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Tuesdays: 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct (2 week break over half term), 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov and 26 Nov. 10.15am – 12.45pm

An 8 week course run by The Creative Space, exploring the relationship between mindfulness and creativity.

Course fees apply. Gallery admission applies. For further information and to book your place, please visit the Eventbrite page for The Creative Space: mdwcourseaut19.eventbrite.co.uk.

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An Audience with Father Christmas – Sat 16 Nov 2019

Dates: Saturday 16 November 2019–Sunday 17 November 2019, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Every weekend from 16th November – 22nd December with extra week dates including Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th December.

10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm 
Online bookings only for 10:30am, 11:30am and 2:30pm sessions only.

Create unforgettable memories this festive season with York’s favourite Father Christmas. Enjoy a truly enchanting 30 minute experience and capture the moment with a photograph.

“This is definitely a Christmas trip my children will remember as they grow up.”

Prices

Child over 3  £8.50 plus museum admission
Universal Credit Child over 3 £4.25
(A child ticket for Father Christmas includes free admission of two parents/carers, but they do need to pay normal admission to York Castle Museum.)
Additional Adult price £8.50 plus museum admission
Additional Adult price Universal £4.25 plus museum admission

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Low Sensory Day – Sun 17 Nov 2019

Date: Sunday 17 November 2019, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

We know that our museum can be loud and busy at times, so from 9.30 until 11.30 we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects so it’s a less overwhelming environment for our visitors.

If you require any further information about this event, please check out our website, call us on 01904 687687 or email access@ymt.org.uk (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 17 Nov 2019

Date: Sunday 17 November 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Meet inside the Museum Street gates and gain an insight into one of the most popular gardens in York. The gardens contain a wealth of plant life, botanical specimens and wildlife, as well as the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and the Roman Multangular Tower. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the highlights of this truly unique garden.

Tours start at 1pm every Sunday and last approximately one hour.

Free, no need to book.

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Curator’s Choice: A Voyage through the History of Seascape – Wed 20 Nov 2019

Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join Curatorial Assistant Fiona Green as we explore the history of this genre from the Dutch Golden Age through to the 20th century.

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Early Years Explorers: Greeks – Thu 21 Nov 2019

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Thursday 21 November 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Early Years Explorers (two – five years old) Thursdays, 10am – 11am

Activities for children aged two to five years old which include songs, stories, games and craft activities. Sessions are based on familiar preschool play areas, which are enhanced to help children learn about the museum’ collections and exhibitions through play. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.

Sessions are now FREE! Museum admission applies. (Free admission for under 5s)

Yorkshire Museum

Greeks

Listen to the story of Medusa and find Medusa’s eye in the ball pool.

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Take Over Day – Fri 22 Nov 2019

Date: Friday 22 November 2019, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

When children help with the running of the museum! There will be music hall acts on Kirkgate performed by younger students whilst older students create social media and web content for our online presence. Last year’s event was a real success, so come along and see what the next generation have to offer.

Included in admission.

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Museum Baby: Emergency Services – Fri 22 Nov 2019

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Friday 22 November 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Museum Baby (two years and under) Fridays, 10am – 11am

Special baby sessions linked to exhibitions, including songs and sensory activities for babies and their carers. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the early years Curriculum. A perfect introduction to museums!

Sessions are now FREE! Museum admission applies. (Free admission for under 5s)

York Castle Museum

Emergency Services

Play with the toy police cars, find the toys the burglar has stolen and listen to the fire engine story.

Book your place here.

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Days of Clay – Sat 23 Nov 2019

Dates: Saturday 23 November 2019–Sunday 24 November 2019, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join York Art Gallery, home to the most significant collection of British Studio Ceramics in the UK, for the annual Days of Clay, in collaboration with the York Ceramics Fair at the Hospitium in York Museum Gardens.

This year’s event has been extended to a whole weekend of hands-on opportunities, workshops, talks and performance art. Perfect for the whole family! Events include:

Saturday 23rd November

Artist Susan Halls in the Studio/ 10:30– 16:30
Come and help fill part of the gallery with a crowd of watchful clay rabbits. Animal sculptor Susan Halls will be running a hands on workshop showing you a quick and effective way to make a hollow rabbit that will form part of her ‘Meadow’ installation.

Annual Coca Lecture 2019: Alison Britton OBE
TICKETED EVENT – available on Eventbrite https://tinyurl.com/y2u6l8ke

Doors open 5:45pm / Lecture starts 6pm / Q & A 6:45pm
Drinks in Gillian Lowndes Exhibition 7pm
Close 8pm

Alison Britton was part of a group of radical women artists graduating from the Royal College of Art’s ceramics course in the early 1970s. In 1993, Britton co-curated The Raw and the Cooked with Martina Margetts, at the Barbican and Modern Art Oxford, which then toured in East Asia and Europe. In her lecture, Britton will reflect on this exhibition and on being part of an emergence of a radical abstract expressionist style of ceramic work. This year’s Annual CoCA Lecture will take place at York Art Gallery and ticket holders will have the opportunity to visit CoCA’s new exhibition Gillian Lowndes: At The Edge after the lecture, where drinks will also be on sale.

Sunday 24th November

In the CoCA 1 at York Art Gallery

Clay Participatory Performance /  13:00 – 15:00
Join performers Milena Dragic and Mila Romans as ‘artist’ and ‘clay’ as they sculpt out clay movements and then invite you to participate in making, looking and moving clay to become part of the performance.

Talk: Making Emmanuel Cooper / 15:30 – 16:30

David Horbury discusses how editing Emmanuel Cooper’s memoirs has provided fresh insights into his pots and practice. David’s book on Emmanuel will be on sale in the shop and he will be available to sign them.

In the Studio at York Art Gallery

The Life of a Slipware Potter / 11:30 – 12:30
Join renowned potter Doug Fitch and his wife Hannah, for a talk about their lives as slipware potters, followed by a hands on session where you can try out slip trailing yourself.

Texture and carving workshop / 14:00 – 15:30
Hand building with artist Wendy Lawrence, get the opportunity to get hands on and do some carving and texturing with clay and take your work home with you.

In the CoCA 2 at York Art Gallery

Children Curate in conversation with Anthony Shaw and artist Susan Halls / 11:30 – 12:30
Meet the collector and the artist who helped inspire the children who curated the current Anthony Shaw Collection display.

Alison Britton in conversation with Anthony Shaw / 14:30 – 15:30
Following her Annual CoCA Lecture (Saturday 23rd Nov, 6pm), Alison will be talking with Anthony Shaw about the practice and work of Gillian Lowndes in CoCA’s new exhibition ‘Gillian Lowndes: At the Edge’.

Burton gallery at York Art Gallery

Book Reading: The Ups and Downs in the Life of the Fabulous Bernard Palissey/ 14:00 – 15:00
Join Jane Hamlyn for a reading of a quaint little book about the 16th century French Huguenot potter Bernard Palissy and his desperate struggles to discover the lost secrets of Italian tin-glazed earthenware.

Film Showing/ 15:00 – 16:00

Watch a screening of POTSHOTS – starring Johnny Vegas as Bernard Palissy. Produced by Roger Law and Anya Course. Running time: 25 minutes. Jane will be available to answer any questions.

Both Saturday 23rd/ Sunday 24th  November

Installation: The Downfall of the Tower of Pots
The tower of pots was created by artist Lou Gilbert Scott and visitors during our ‘Day of Clay’ event last year. We now invite you to watch as it slowly dissolves, returning to soft malleable clay ready for re-use.

Hands on Here
Get hands on with our historic and contemporary ceramic collection, sessions usually run between 11:00-13:00 and 13:30-15:30

Children’s ceramic trail available at front desk all day.

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An Audience with Father Christmas – Sat 23 Nov 2019

Dates: Saturday 23 November 2019–Sunday 24 November 2019, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Every weekend from 16th November – 22nd December with extra week dates including Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th December.

10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm 
Online bookings only for 10:30am, 11:30am and 2:30pm sessions only.

Create unforgettable memories this festive season with York’s favourite Father Christmas. Enjoy a truly enchanting 30 minute experience and capture the moment with a photograph.

“This is definitely a Christmas trip my children will remember as they grow up.”

Prices

Child over 3  £8.50 plus museum admission
Universal Credit Child over 3 £4.25
(A child ticket for Father Christmas includes free admission of two parents/carers, but they do need to pay normal admission to York Castle Museum.)
Additional Adult price £8.50 plus museum admission
Additional Adult price Universal £4.25 plus museum admission

Book your tickets here. 

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