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Events - 4 Oct 18

Early Year Explorers – Victorian Transport – Thu 4 Oct 2018

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Thursday 4 October 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Early Years Explorers – Activities for children aged two to five years old which include songs, stories, games and craft activities. Sessions are based on familiar preschool play areas, which are enhanced to help children learn about the museum’s collections and exhibitions through play. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.

Victorian Transport – Visit Kirkgate to see the Hansom Cab, play with the train set, and dress up as a horse to pull the cart.

Sessions are FREE for kids, museum admission applies for adults* – click here to book through Eventbrite.

*Free entry for adults with a YMT Card – 12 months of unlimited access to all York Museums Trust sites.

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Escape from the Pencil! – Thu 4 Oct 2018

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Thursday 4 October 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

This workshop, inspired by The BFG in Pictures, will introduce you to some simple, creative and playful ways of making drawings without using the traditional pencil on white paper.

We’ll help to get you started so you can enjoy the experience of having a go and seeing what happens. We will do a series of quick drawings using different techniques, then you can choose your favourite technique for your own drawing.

The event is £5 per person and gallery admission applies. Book your tickets here.

About the workshop instructor: Emma Metcalfe is a children’s educational illustrator who likes to bring learning to life with humorous characters. She draws her work by hand using ink and a scratchy dip pen and then adds colour by hand or digitally, or both.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 4 Oct 2018

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

Date: Thursday 4 October 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Please note: this talk has now finished. For our upcoming events, see our events calendar.

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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Spotlight: ‘A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes’ – Thu 4 Oct 2018

Date: Thursday 4 October 2018, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Want to find out more about A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes?

Our knowledgeable curators give ‘Spotlight’ talks that provide insight into the exhibition, focusing on particular shoes on display.

Each talk will start at 2pm and last around 15 minutes.

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Movement and Meaning – Thu 4 Oct 2018

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

Date: Thursday 4 October 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: York St Mary's

In this workshop– a collaboration between My Castle Gateway and York Castle Museum – we explore how everyday movement (on foot, on bike, in a wheelchair, with a push chair, in a bus or car) and the rich significance of the local area can be combined.

The workshop will combine a walk through the site, exploring the key issues of movement and connection and key aspects of the history and heritage of the site. We will look at the current buildings, spaces and connections as well as consider the importance of those now gone. Throughout we will be asking: How can movement and meaning be combined in the architecture and public spaces around York Castle Museum?

The workshop – along with a series of other events – will inform an open community brief for the architects working on the development of the York Castle Museum.

For more information, and to book your place, visit: book tickets for Movement and Meaning

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