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Events - 17 Feb 20

Catnapped – Sat 15 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 15 February 2020–Sunday 23 February 2020, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

A Victorian feline thief is on the loose at York Castle Museum this February half term and the police need your help to put the hoodlum behind bars!

The thief has struck on the Victorian street Kirkgate, stealing the defenceless moggy – which belongs to the Lord Mayor – with no apparent motive.

We need visitors to become ‘young detectives’ and help police to return the cat to its owner and catch the thief!

Included in admission. No need to book.

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Viking Rune Making – Sat 15 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 15 February 2020–Sunday 23 February 2020, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

The Vikings had their own system of writing called Runes. Join us this half term as we celebrate the Viking Festival with Rune Making. Learn the Runic Alphabet; it’s as easy as A, B, C! Choose your stones and write your name or make a simple message for a friend.

Pick up a hessian drawstring bag on the way out to take them home and keep them safe.

Museum admission applies. £1.50 charge. No need to book.

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Viking Voyages – Sat 15 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 15 February 2020–Sunday 23 February 2020, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Imagine travelling back 1000 years in time to experience Viking life first hand in this interactive storytelling journey. Act out a saga of a perilous voyage to Jorvik wearing Viking costumes and role play setting sail in a longboat for a new life.

Included in museum admission. No need to book.

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Weekdays Interactive Storytelling, The Snail and the Whale – Mon 17 Feb 2020

Dates: Monday 17 February 2020–Friday 21 February 2020, 10:45 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join explorer Sailor Sally as she tells this heart- warming adventure, based on Julia Donaldson much loved picture book, The Snail and the Whale.

At the end of the storytelling there will be the opportunity to stay and play, meeting the characters and perhaps creating your own adventure! So why not come and enjoy our week day interactive storytelling sessions surrounded by our Coast to Coast sea images in the Upper North Gallery. Perfect for snails with itchy feet!

Story times are: 10:45am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

For story lovers aged 3+ and their families. Free drop in. Gallery admission applies.

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Teenage Art School – Sold Out – Mon 17 Feb 2020

Dates: Monday 17 February 2020–Friday 21 February 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Inspired by the exhibition, Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named It Once, this year’s Teenage Art School explores how artists respond to a place, combining text and image to produce statements about life. Tom Smith uses augmented reality technology in his work, so that when a mobile phone is pointed at paintings, they reveal a further layer of audio/visual content. Tom and artist-producer Sarah Yates will guide your exploration of working with both paint and pixels, developing work for an exhibition in the Project Gallery at York Art Gallery (exhibition to open Saturday 22 February).

This is a five day course for 14 to 17 year olds. Whether art is just a hobby or something you are studying (or planning to study) at GCSE or A level, Teenage Art School will help you develop your skills as an artist. There is also the potential to gain Bronze Arts Award.

Book your FREE place here. Places must be booked in advance.

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