York Museums Trust

Events - 26 Feb 22

Curious Takeover – Sat 26 Feb 2022

Curious Takeover

Date: Saturday 26 February 2022, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Experience York Art Gallery in a whole new light this half-term at our Curious Takeover!

Saturday 26th February
11am – 4pm (activities scheduled throughout)
Free!

In partnership with Curious Arts

Join us as we celebrate families of all shapes and sizes through colourful, creative activities inspired by the gallery itself, in celebration of LGBT History Month and The Queering the Burton Project. The activites are mainly aimed at ages 4-7 years and their families – but there will be something for everyone!

To take part, book your FREE ticket to visit us on Saturday 26th February.

Takeover activities:

Curious Crafts

Celebrate everything that’s unique and wonderful about families at our Curious Craft workshops. Try out colourful arts and crafts with our Curious Artists, inspired by the Queering the Burton Project.

Drag Storytime
Settle down for an interactive storytime as our Curious Drag Artists read their favourite binary-breaking picture books.

Learn to Vogue
Practice your best power poses and learn to Vogue at our pop-up dance classes.

Create your own family logo
Create a design that represents your family and turn it into a badge to take away and wear with pride!

Protest Poster Making
Key elements of LGBTQIA+ history and culture, art and activism often join forces in the fight for progress and equality. Work with our Curious Artists to create your own protest posters expressing your hope for change.

(Suitable for older children and adults)

Curious Family Trail

Explore the gallery to search for families of all shapes and sizes. Find them all to claim your prize!

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Kirkgate Victorian Street Family Tour – Sat 26 Feb 2022

Kirkgate Victorian Street Family Tour

Date: Saturday 26 February 2022, 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Venue:

 
Step onto the cobbles and peer in the windows of the fine shops along Kirkgate, hearing why a Devil lurks outside the printers and how taking your “weasel” to the pawnbrokers was a weekly occurrence for many.
Then head down the back alleys into York’s slums to discover how hard and deadly life was for the majority of the city’s residents as they battled against the awful conditions, where sharing a toilet with your whole street was the norm!
This is a family tour and aimed at children.

Please note:

  • Both the York Castle Prison and Kirkgate Victorian Street tours are guided tours with our Visitor Experience team.
  • Your tour ticket is for that gallery only and does not admit you to the rest of the museum.
  • ​Your tour ticket is valid for that day only and does not provide free entry for the following 12 month period
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour start time to be checked in.
  • Tickets are required for all tour attendees.

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Spotlight Talks – Sat 26 Feb 2022

Date: Saturday 26 February 2022, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

In celebration of LGBT History Month, and our newly opened Queering the Burton exhibition at York Art Gallery, join our VE team for a spotlight talk from 2pm each Saturday in February. Our “Art Shot” LGBT tour is free, lasting approximately 20 mins.

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