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Events - 2 Mar 19

Saturday Teen Art School – Sat 2 Mar 2019

When All is Quiet. Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery. 14 December 2018 to 10 March 2019. Copyright Dani Beck.

Date: Saturday 2 March 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join foley artist Sue Harding and explore the fascinating collections at York Art Gallery using sound.

Learn how to ‘sculpt’ with sound and tell stories using foley recording techniques, taking When All is Quiet as inspiration.

This event takes place 11am-4pm, including a lunch break, and is included with your gallery admission.

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York Observatory Open Day – Sat 2 Mar 2019

A building with a triangular roof in a public outdoor space.

Date: Saturday 2 March 2019, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Built in 1832 and 1833 and restored in 1981, York Observatory (which is nestled in York Museum Gardens) is the oldest working observatory in Yorkshire.

It houses a 4inch refractor telescope made by Thomas Cooke in 1850.

Opening hours are subject to the availability of volunteers, so please contact us ahead of your visit.

Our open days are free and there’s no need to book.

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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Sat 2 Mar 2019

A person placing their gloved hand on a highly decorated clock.

Date: Saturday 2 March 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us for this talk on the Automaton Clock, an extravagant clock featuring moving figures and sound.

In this talk, we’ll discuss this fascinating clock and what we know about its history. Afterwards, we’ll activate the clock so you can see its many decorations brought to life.

The talk starts at 2pm, will last between 5-10 minutes and is included with your gallery admission. For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

In the meantime, why not see some of the other fascinating objects in our collection?

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