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MBCr: Mindfulness Based Creativity Course – Tue 23 Oct 2018

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Mindfulness Based Creativity (MBCr) is an 8-week group course exploring the relationship between mindfulness and creativity as a means of playfully enhancing wellbeing and getting in touch with living the life we always imagined. It provides an exploration of mindfulness meditation and creative writing and drawing exercises in each session. Your tutors will be Dr Lauri Bower and professional artist Clare Belbin-Carlie of the Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion (NCMC).

Sessions take place 25 September, 2, 9, 16, 23 October, 6, 13 & 20 November 2018, 10.30am to 1.00pm.

£250 early bird or £275 for the 8 weeks. YMT Membership is also required for this course (£22 max. concessions are available.)

For further information or to book your place please click here.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Tue 23 Oct 2018

Exterior photo of York Castle Museum's 'Women's Prison' building opposite the Eye of York

Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday for a free talk from 12pm. The subject will vary but will relate to one of the displays in the museum.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Please note that as these talks are volunteer-led, we cannot guarantee that they will always take place. Please ring ahead on 01904 687687 or check with our Welcome Team on arrival in case of cancellation.

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Mystery Solved – A Gold Plaque from Roman York – Tue 23 Oct 2018

Large building with pillars at the entrance with green lawn and blue sky

Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

This Curator’s Talk is ideal for gaining an insight into one of the most interesting artefacts from our collections.

This talk is free with your admission. There’s no need to book.

Please note that we may have to change the date or title of this talk – please call 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk before your visit for the latest information.

In the meantime, why not see what other Curator’s Talks we have coming up?

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Tue 23 Oct 2018

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018, 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Welcome Team for our 10 minute Art Shot talks – please ask at Admissions for details.

Included in gallery admission. No need to book.

For all our events, please see our events calendar.

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Cancelled: Explore and Draw: Strata – Rock – Dust – Stars – Tue 23 Oct 2018

A woman walking through an art installation. The ground is covered in what looks like snow.

Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Please note: this talk has now been cancelled.

Listen to a short talk from Assistant Curator of Natural Science Stuart Ogilvy, then create drawings with artist Griselda Goldsbrough, exploring drawing and sketching techniques.

This event is £15 per person, including admission to York Art Gallery and Yorkshire Museum.

Book your place here.

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FOYAG Lunchtime Talk – Wed 24 Oct 2018

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Wednesday 24 October 2018, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

The Friends of York Art Gallery (FOYAG) run a programme of lunchtime talks, generally on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

Visit www.friendsofyorkartgallery.co.uk for details.

Included in gallery admission. No need to book.

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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Wed 24 Oct 2018

A person placing their gloved hand on a highly decorated clock.

Date: Wednesday 24 October 2018, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us for this talk on the Automaton Clock, an extravagant clock featuring moving figures and sound.

In this talk, we’ll discuss this fascinating clock and what we know about its history. Afterwards, we’ll activate the clock so you can see its many decorations brought to life.

The talk starts at 2pm, will last between 5-10 minutes and is included with your gallery admission. For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

In the meantime, why not see some of the other fascinating objects in our collection?

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York Observatory Open Day – Thu 25 Oct 2018

A building with a triangular roof in a public outdoor space.

Date: Thursday 25 October 2018, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Built in 1832 and 1833 and restored in 1981, York Observatory (which is nestled in York Museum Gardens) is the oldest working observatory in Yorkshire.

It houses a 4inch refractor telescope made by Thomas Cooke in 1850.

Opening hours are subject to the availability of volunteers, so please contact us ahead of your visit.

Our open days are free and there’s no need to book.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 25 Oct 2018

Exterior photo of York Castle Museum's 'Women's Prison' building opposite the Eye of York

Date: Thursday 25 October 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday for a free talk from 12pm. The subject will vary but will relate to one of the displays in the museum.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Please note that as these talks are volunteer-led, we cannot guarantee that they will always take place. Please ring ahead on 01904 687687 or check with our Welcome Team on arrival in case of cancellation.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Thu 25 Oct 2018

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Thursday 25 October 2018, 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Welcome Team for our 10 minute Art Shot talks – please ask at Admissions for details.

Included in gallery admission. No need to book.

For all our events, please see our events calendar.

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