York Museums Trust

Events - 8 May 17

Guide’s Gallery Talk – Mon 8 May 2017

Guide's Gallery Talk

Date: Monday 8 May 2017, 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our costumed guides on our famous Victorian street Kirkgate every day at 11.45am and 3.00pm for a free 15 minute informal talk.

Each talk is different but will provide an introduction to Kirkgate, the history of York Castle Museum, and the objects on display, as well as the people who lived and worked in York during the Victorian period of 1870-1901.

Please note that talks are subject to the availability of our guides.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Creative Writers at the Castle – Mon 8 May 2017

Creative Writers at the Castle

Date: Monday 8 May 2017, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join in our creative writing workshops with local writer Griselda Goldsbrough taking inspiration and themes from the museum’s First World War and other displays. All levels of experience welcome for these monthly sessions geared to improving your writing technique and confidence.

Part of National Health and Wellbeing Plus week in June 2017.

Additional workshops will take place on 12th June and 10th July (please book separately).

Free with admission – click here to book through Eventbrite.

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SOLD OUT – “Bright earth, Fired earth”: Travels with Porcelain – Mon 8 May 2017

SOLD OUT - "Bright earth, Fired earth”: Travels with Porcelain

Date: Monday 8 May 2017, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Please note that this event has now SOLD OUT.

Edmund de Waal is an artist and writer. Born in 1964, de Waal is best known for his large scale installations of porcelain vessels, which are informed by his passion for architecture, space and sound. In this lecture de Waal will explore a history of obsession with porcelain and will discuss his recent projects in Vienna, Stockholm and LA.

This event will take place at the Tempest Anderson Hall at the Yorkshire Museum.

This lecture is presented by the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery in association with the University of York.

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