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Events - 26 Oct 15

Art Heroes Trail – Sat 24 Oct 2015

Dates: Saturday 24 October 2015–Sunday 1 November 2015, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Follow our special art heroes trail to find out more about some of the special artists featured in the gallery displays.

50p per trail, includes reward.

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Create at the Castle – Sat 24 Oct 2015

Dates: Saturday 24 October 2015–Sunday 1 November 2015, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum is housed in buildings originally built as prisons for both debtors and felons. Its most famous inmate was highwayman Dick Turpin, who spent his last days here before being executed in 1739 for horse theft.

Have a go at making your own tricorn highwayman’s hat. This is a self-led craft activity for families.

FREE.

Museum admission applies

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Highwayman’s Heist! – Sat 24 Oct 2015

Dates: Saturday 24 October 2015–Sunday 1 November 2015, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum is housed in buildings originally built as prisons for both debtors and felons. Its most famous inmate was highwayman Dick Turpin, who spent his last days here before being executed in 1739 for horse theft.

Discover Highwayman’s Heist! – A special family trail around the museum, discovering both the truth and myths of Dick Turpin’s life as a highwayman. Complete the trail activities to join Dick’s criminal gang.

50p per trail, includes a highwayman’s mask!

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Lost Creature Trail – Sat 24 Oct 2015

Dates: Saturday 24 October 2015–Sunday 1 November 2015, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Discover some of the special features which help animals adapt to their habitats in the natural history exhibition, Extinct: A Way of Life.

Follow the clues around the Extinct Gallery to find the mystery creature, claim a prize and enter our prize draw.

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Paper Puppets! – Sat 24 Oct 2015

Dates: Saturday 24 October 2015–Sunday 1 November 2015, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Discover some of the special features which help animals adapt to their habitats in the natural history exhibition, Extinct: A Way of Life.

Explore and understand the reasons for animals’ adaptations. Design your own paper puppet creature adding all the amazing adaptations you like.

11am -1pm

2pm-4pm

FREE. No booking required.

Museum admission applies.

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The Big Draw – Sat 24 Oct 2015

Dates: Saturday 24 October 2015–Friday 30 October 2015, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Drop in art activities for all the family in York Art Gallery Studio to celebrate this year’s Big Draw!

11am – 1pm

2pm – 4pm

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The Lost Creatures Competition – Mon 26 Oct 2015

Date: Monday 26 October 2015, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

The Lost Creature Competition launched to primary schools across York in the summer term and was judged in June 2015. Join us to find out about the amazing adaptations of animals on display in the Extinct Galleries
and see how the winning design has been transformed into a life sized creature that lurks within the Museum!

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Encountering Lowry – Mon 26 Oct 2015

Dates: Monday 26 October 2015–Friday 30 October 2015, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join L.S. Lowry in the Gallery (played by actor Chris Cade). Discover more about Lowry’s life and his art work and have a go at some simple art activities.

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Dick Turpin’s Hangman – Mon 26 Oct 2015

Date: Monday 26 October 2015, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum is housed in buildings originally built as prisons for both debtors and felons. Its most famous inmate was highwayman Dick Turpin, who spent his last days here before being executed in 1739 for horse theft.

Meet York Prison’s hangman as he awaits Dick Turpin’s execution and tells the full story of the notorious highwayman.

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Art Tours – Mon 26 Oct 2015

Date: Monday 26 October 2015, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Free, 10 minute tours highlighting the favourite works of the York Art Gallery Welcome Team.

Tours take place at:

2.00pm
2.15pm
2.30pm
2.45pm

All welcome, no need to book.

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