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Free Online Talk: Roman Emperors in York – Thu 18 Aug 2022

Date: Thursday 18 August 2022, 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue:

18 August, 5:15pm, free
The talk will be streamed live on YouTube here
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The sceptre head in the Ryedale Hoard depicts the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Through objects like this the names and faces of the Emperors would be well known to the citizens of Roman York. More than once was York visited by a reigning Emperor and this would have had a profound influence on the city. In this talk Lucy Creighton, Curator of Archaeology at the Yorkshire Museum will explore the relationship of Roman York to its Emperors.

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Plasticine Dreams- Family Friendly Workshop – Sat 20 Aug 2022

Plasticine Dreams- Family Friendly Workshop

Date: Saturday 20 August 2022, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Saturday 20th August 2022

The Studio, York Art Gallery

11am – 4pm. Drop in any time

FREE

 

Inspired by the Body Vessel Clay exhibition, these workshops will focus on 3D scanning as a means of reinterpreting the relationship between object and environment. We will combine playful hand-modelling – utilising plasticine, with digital technology, to create new possibilities for viewing and interacting with the sculptures created.

 

Developed by Enore in consultation with Bisila Noha

Produced in partnership with Mediale

Presented with support from XR Stories

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Circus time – Sun 21 Aug 2022

Date: Sunday 21 August 2022, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

21st August, throughout the day
Included in admission

Roll up, roll up! 

It’s Circus time at York Castle Museum as Story Craft Theatre join us for one day only on Sunday 21st August.  

They’ll be popping up throughout the day in the Exercise Yard with their big energy, interactive show along with some comedy ‘telling’s’ from Miss Fortune herself in between each show.  

Story Craft Theatre is made up of professional theatre-makers Janet Bruce and Cassie Vallance. They offer a fun packed interactive show for little folk; there’ll be games, music, puppets and so much more! 

All ages welcome! It’s free to watch with your museum entry and remember, we have events and activities on throughout the summer and your ticket lasts all year! 

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Poo Detectives: What did Vikings eat for dinner? – Wed 24 Aug 2022

Poo Detectives: What did Vikings eat for dinner?

Date: Wednesday 24 August 2022, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Ever wondered what ancient poo looks like? Intrigued by what a Viking might have eaten for his dinner? Become an archaeological scientist is this hands-on drop-in workshop and discover the stories behind poo! You’ll meet Ele Green, who will share her collection of coprolites which you’ll be able to analyse through DNA sequences to help you decode the Viking diet. A fun filled and fascinating activity for young history detectives!

11:30 & 14:30

Family friendly activity (best suited for children aged 7+ but younger visitors welcome)

Finds Lab at the Yorkshire Museum

Included in admission fee, drop in

45 minutes

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Meccano Models Workshop – Sat 27 Aug 2022

Meccano Models Workshop

Date: Saturday 27 August 2022, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

Learn the basics of Meccano and create a moving model to take home.

This event is ideal for a parent/grandparent/adult carer and child who want to work together on a single model but is also suitable for individual adults who want to create. The workshop will be run by experienced facilitators Kathleen and Harry who will lead you in making a small moving model to take home with you. We advise that the workshop is for children 11 and over due to the complex nature of Meccano building and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Each session is 2 hours long.

Session costs £5 per adult with one child free per adult place (if required) and does not include entry to the museum (tickets must be purchased in order to enter the workshop – book here). Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and one model will be made per adult/child pair or per adult if no child place is required.

The workshops are happening at the following times:

10.30 – 12.30

1.30 – 3.30

 

Please note:

There is charge for this event to cover administration costs and materials. For safety, places are limited and are entry by ticket only.

If you’re more than 15 minutes late for your workshop, unfortunately we may not be able to guarantee entry. This is to help us keep everyone safe within the museum by keeping visitor numbers at the required levels.

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Plasticine Dreams- Family Friendly Workshop – Sat 27 Aug 2022

Plasticine Dreams- Family Friendly Workshop

Date: Saturday 27 August 2022, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Saturday 27th August 2022

The Studio, York Art Gallery

11am – 4pm. Drop in any time

FREE

 

Inspired by the Body Vessel Clay exhibition, these workshops will focus on 3D scanning as a means of reinterpreting the relationship between object and environment. We will combine playful hand-modelling – utilising plasticine, with digital technology, to create new possibilities for viewing and interacting with the sculptures created.

 

Developed by Enore in consultation with Bisila Noha

Produced in partnership with Mediale

Presented with support from XR Stories

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Carnival Day! – Sun 28 Aug 2022

Carnival Day!

Date: Sunday 28 August 2022, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

28th August, throughout the day
Included in admission

For one day only our Exercise Yard will be buzzing with activity with face painting from Face Paint York, balloon modelling from Artifaces & circus skills from Circus Sensible all included as part of your admission.  

All ages welcome! It’s free to take part with your museum entry and remember, we have events and activities on throughout the summer and your ticket lasts all year! 

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Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery – Wed 7 Sep 2022

Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 7 September 2022, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

6 April, 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, 9th February, 9th of March and 6th April 1.30pm – 3.30pm (please book separately for each session).

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Life Drawing – Model as Muse – Sat 10 Sep 2022

Life Drawing - Model as Muse

Date: Saturday 10 September 2022, 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 11 Sep 2022

Art for Wellbeing

Date: Sunday 11 September 2022, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

20 March, 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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