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Events - 16 Oct 19

Mindfulness, Drawing and Writing Course – Tue 24 Sep 2019

Dates: Tuesday 24 September 2019–Tuesday 26 November 2019, 10:15 am - 12:45 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Tuesdays: 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct (2 week break over half term), 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov and 26 Nov. 10.15am – 12.45pm

An 8 week course run by The Creative Space, exploring the relationship between mindfulness and creativity.

Course fees apply. Gallery admission applies. For further information and to book your place, please visit the Eventbrite page for The Creative Space: mdwcourseaut19.eventbrite.co.uk.

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Fox Lane Books Presents: An Evening With Dan Jones by Fox Lane Books Follow – Wed 16 Oct 2019

Fox Lane Books Presents: An Evening With Dan Jones by Fox Lane Books  Follow

Date: Wednesday 16 October 2019, 12:00 am
Venue: Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum

Fox Lane Books, in association with York Literature Festival, is proud to present an evening with Dan Jones, who will be discussing his new book, Crusaders.

The Sunday Times best-selling author of The Templars tells the story of the Crusades, a thousand-year-old conflict which continues to shape the modern world, and the people who fought in them.

Dan Jones, best-selling chronicler of the Middle Ages, turns his attention to the history of the Crusades – the sequence of religious wars fought between the late eleventh and late medieval periods, in which armies from European Christian states attempted to wrest the Holy Land from Islamic rule, and which have left an enduring imprint on relations between the Muslim world and the West.

Crusaders presents a distinctive perspective on a medieval conflict between Christianity and Islam whose echoes still resonate today. Rather than simply charting the events of the Crusades, Jones offers a ‘tableau history’ based on a chronological sequence of episodes featuring people who were involved in them. The ‘crusaders’ of the book’s title include women and men, Christians of the eastern and western churches, Sunni and Shi’a Muslims, Arabs, Jews, Turks, Egyptians, Berbers and Mongols – and even a band of Vikings.

With an epilogue charting how this thousand-year-old conflict has shaped the modern world right up to 2019, Dan Jones brings his masterful storytelling and a new perspective to this bloody period in the world’s history.

Dan Jones is a master of popular narrative history, with the priceless ability to write page-turning narrative history underpinned by authoritative scholarship. Never before has the era of the Crusades been depicted in such bright and striking colours or their story told with such gusto.

About the Author

Dan Jones is the bestselling author of The Plantagenets, The Hollow Crown, Magna Carta and The Templars. The Plantagenets was adapted into a four-part Channel 5 television series and The Templars has sold more than 150,000 copies in Head of Zeus’ English language editions, and rights in twelve languages. In 2018, he co-authored the best-selling book The Colour of Time with Marina Amaral. Dan is a broadcaster, award-winning journalist and pioneer of the resurgence of interest in medieval history. He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he was tutored by David Starkey. He lives in London.

Tickets are £7.50 advance (plus Eventbrite fees) – book here now

or £10 on the door.



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Curator’s Choice- St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child – Wed 16 Oct 2019

Curator’s Choice- St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child

Date: Wednesday 16 October 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Dr Beatrice Bertram will deliver a talk on the Dieric Bouts-workshop painting St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child (late 15th century), on loan from the Bowes Museum. This major work was the inspiration behind the exhibition Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond, which explores how artists have created images from the northern Renaissance to the present day, and how they project conceptions of their practices back out to the world.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Sketchbook Circle – Wed 16 Oct 2019

Date: Wednesday 16 October 2019, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Be inspired by our collections at York Art Gallery to develop your skills and fill up your sketchbooks
at this regular informal drawing group for adults.

Included in admission. Book through our events page.

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