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Events - 8 Aug 18

‘When the World Changed Forever’ Trail – Wed 8 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Wednesday 8 August 2018, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

Follow our trail to find letters and objects in the 1914 exhibition. Discover them all for a fun sticker prize!

50p per trail with reward sticker.

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Pollinarium Activities – Wed 8 Aug 2018

A girl holding her phone in the air. She's stood in a colourful art installation.

Date: Wednesday 8 August 2018, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Prior to the arrival of The Pollinarium (a family friendly, audio-visual installation commissioned by York Mediale, York Museums Trust and Invisible Dust) there will be a variety of family friendly events, workshops and activities held in the Artists Garden.

As part of these events, structures will be built containing a variety of plants, to be looked after by members of the local community during August. These structures will form the entrance and walkway of The Pollinarium when it arrives in late September.

Open to all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet at The Plant Pavillion on the Artists Garden.

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Explore at Castle – Wed 8 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Explore what life was like during World War One through self-guided activities.

Activities include:

– sending information using flags (an activity called ‘Semaphore’)

– testing First Aid skills using teddy bears

– designing a campaign poster

Daily 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, apart from Monday 6th and Friday 17th of August.

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Street’s Alive – Up Our Street – Wed 8 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Be amazed as Kirkgate comes alive, sending visitors to a forgotten age. Who will you meet ‘Up Our Street?’

Perhaps Dolly White the washerwoman? She’s never short of gossip or chores to do, and might need help with all her washing!

Look out for all our characters across the summer and get involved in their daily lives.

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Dinosaur Activities – Wed 8 Aug 2018

Date: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Make a dinosaur from Play-Doh and create a dinosaur shadow puppet!

Dino-Doh Tails Challenge

Enjoy making your own two legged dinosaur from Play-Doh that stands up without a tail!

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

Shadow Puppets

Create a cool dinosaur shadow puppet and act out stories in front of our Light Box (in the science lab’s ‘star zone’).

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

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Pick A Favourite, Make a Wish – Wed 8 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Be inspired by the Friends of York Art Gallery, who are celebrating their 70th anniversary this year with a special exhibition of their favourite works. See which one is your favourite and draw your own version, then visit our Wish List Wall to add your ideas for new artworks.

If you’re completing the Arts Award then don’t forget to collect your sticker when you’ve completed your drawing.

This activity takes place daily from 1 to 31 August, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

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Race-A-Saurus – Wed 8 Aug 2018

Date: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Make a dinosaur-on-wheels and somewhere for them to live. After that, have fun racing with them!

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

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FOYAG Talk: Mary Ellen Best – Wed 8 Aug 2018

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join the Friends of York Art Gallery for a fascinating series of regular talks.

8 August – Today’s talk will be by Linda Downey, who will look at three paintings by Mary Ellen Best – General Norcliffe in his Study, Miss Crompton’s Room, and The Artist at Work.

This talk has been organised by the Friends of York Art Gallery but non-members are welcome to attend.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Dinosaur Activities – Wed 8 Aug 2018

Date: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Make a dinosaur from Play-Doh and create a dinosaur shadow puppet!

Dino-Doh Tails Challenge

Enjoy making your own two legged dinosaur from Play-Doh that stands up without a tail!

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

Shadow Puppets

Create a cool dinosaur shadow puppet and act out stories in front of our Light Box (in the science lab’s ‘star zone’).

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

View event >

Explore at Castle – Wed 8 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Explore what life was like during World War One through self-guided activities.

Activities include:

– sending information using flags (an activity called ‘Semaphore’)

– testing First Aid skills using teddy bears

– designing a campaign poster

Daily 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, apart from Monday 6th and Friday 17th of August.

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