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Events - 1 Nov 14

A Legionary’s Life – Sat 1 Nov 2014

Date: Saturday 1 November 2014, 12:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Find out what sort of kit a Legionary would have needed and have a go at making your own cut out Roman soldier. Then meet the Centurion as he tests your fitness for the Roman Army and puts you through your paces in a drill session.

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Centre for Lifelong Learning Courses – Reading Roman Lives – Sat 1 Nov 2014

Date: Saturday 1 November 2014, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

For course information, prices and to book please contact the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of York.

Price includes admission.

Web: www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning

Tel: 01904 328 473

Email: lifelonglearning@york.ac.uk

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Trench Cake – Sat 1 Nov 2014

Date: Saturday 1 November 2014, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Learn how to bake ‘Trench Cake’ in the museum kitchen this half term. There will be demonstrations and even a chance to taste this dense fruit cake which was baked by families during the war as a morale-boosting treat to send to soldiers at the front.

Included in museum admission.

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Living Like a Legionary – Sat 1 Nov 2014

Date: Saturday 1 November 2014, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Discover more about life as a Legionary and handle real objects from the museum’s collections, which would have been used by Roman soldiers living in Eboracum (Roman York).

Running times: 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

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Medal Making – Sat 1 Nov 2014

Date: Saturday 1 November 2014, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Create your own medal using metallic paper and art materials, or have a go at drawing your medal onto our special ‘shrinkle’ plastic sheet; take it home to shrink in your oven and produce your very own wartime medal. Guidance and instructions given!

Included in museum admission

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Medals: Pip, Squeak and Wilf – Sat 1 Nov 2014

Date: Saturday 1 November 2014, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Get up close and personal to some First World War medals from our military history collection and learn the story of Pip, Squeak and Wilf, the medals awarded to those who served in the First World War.

Included in museum admission

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A Legionary’s Life – Sat 1 Nov 2014

Date: Saturday 1 November 2014, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Find out what sort of kit a Legionary would have needed and have a go at making your own cut-out Roman soldier. Then meet the Centurion as he tests your fitness for the Roman Army and puts you through your paces in a drill session.

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The Annual CoCA Lecture: ‘Clare Twomey, the Story of Making’ At The Yorkshire Museum – Sat 1 Nov 2014

Date: Saturday 1 November 2014, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Clare Twomey is one of the UK’s leading ceramic artists. She is a research fellow at the University of Westminster who works with clay in large-scale installations, sculpture and site-specific works.

Over the past 10 years she has exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate, Crafts Council, Museum of Modern Art Kyoto Japan, the Eden Project and the Royal Academy of Arts. Within these works Clare has maintained her concerns with materials, craft practice and historic and social context.

Her installations have the social and historical context in which the installation is created as their point of departure. A number of her installations disappear or perish in the course of the exhibition period as part of the work.

Clare is currently working on a piece of work that will be installed at York Art Gallery when it reopens in 2015 following an £8 million capital development project.  The Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) is a new resource set up within the newly redeveloped York Art Gallery, to promote our collections of British studio ceramics through exhibitions, commissions, research and symposia.

York Museums Trust is able to run this event with the generous support of the Northern Potters Association and the Friends of York Art Gallery.

Drinks will be on sale after the lecture.

Please click here to book your place at the lecture

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