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Young Astronomers Club at York Observatory – 4 week course – Sat 9 Nov 2019

Date: Saturday 9 November 2019, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: York Observatory

Nov 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th 2019

A series of Saturday sessions for 7 – 11 year olds interested in Space. Join our experienced learning staff inside the observatory for an introduction to the earth and beyond; including York’s oldest working telescope, the planets of our solar system and constellations of the northern night sky. Sessions include hands on experiments, demonstrations and make and takes that are out of this world!

Young Astronomers Club.

York Observatory, Museum Gardens

November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Please congregate outside York Observatory for 3pm and arrive promptly to collect again at 4:30pm.

£38.00 for all four dates.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-astronomers-club-at-york-observatory-nov-9th-16th-23rd-30th-2019-tickets-70270554119

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 10 Nov 2019

Date: Sunday 10 November 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Meet inside the Museum Street gates and gain an insight into one of the most popular gardens in York. The gardens contain a wealth of plant life, botanical specimens and wildlife, as well as the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and the Roman Multangular Tower. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the highlights of this truly unique garden.

Tours start at 1pm every Sunday and last approximately one hour.

Free, no need to book.

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Sketchbook Circle – Wed 13 Nov 2019

Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Sketchbook Circle
Wednesday 13 November, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

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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Low Sensory Day – Sun 17 Nov 2019

Date: Sunday 17 November 2019, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

We know that our museum can be loud and busy at times, so from 9.30 until 11.30 we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects so it’s a less overwhelming environment for our visitors.

If you require any further information about this event, please check out our website, call us on 01904 687687 or email access@ymt.org.uk (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 17 Nov 2019

Date: Sunday 17 November 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Meet inside the Museum Street gates and gain an insight into one of the most popular gardens in York. The gardens contain a wealth of plant life, botanical specimens and wildlife, as well as the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and the Roman Multangular Tower. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the highlights of this truly unique garden.

Tours start at 1pm every Sunday and last approximately one hour.

Free, no need to book.

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Days of Clay – Sat 23 Nov 2019

Dates: Saturday 23 November 2019–Sunday 24 November 2019, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join York Art Gallery, home to the most significant collection of British Studio Ceramics in the UK, for the annual Days of Clay, in collaboration with the York Ceramics Fair at the Hospitium in York Museum Gardens.

This year’s event has been extended to a whole weekend of hands-on opportunities, workshops, talks and performance art.

On Saturday 23 November, renowned potter Susan Hall is in residence creating her beautiful clay rabbits. Work alongside Susan to create your own artwork to go on public display in the CoCA galleries.

On Sunday 24 November, discover more about working with clay alongside renowned artists and potters as we invite you to #RethinkCeramics.

DON’T MISS the 2019 Annual CoCA Lecture with Alison Britton OBE on 23 November 2019, 6 – 7pm.  Alison Britton is a leading British potter with an international reputation. A significant figure among the generation of innovative British ceramicists that emerged during the 1970s, she is widely recognised for her work as a curator, writer and lecturer. In her lecture, Britton will reflect on being part of an emergence of a radical abstract expressionist style of ceramic work. Tickets can be purchased online for £10 per person HERE.

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Young Astronomers Club at York Observatory – 4 week course – Sat 23 Nov 2019

Date: Saturday 23 November 2019, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue:

Nov 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th 2019

A series of Saturday sessions for 7 – 11 year olds interested in Space. Join our experienced learning staff inside the observatory for an introduction to the earth and beyond; including York’s oldest working telescope, the planets of our solar system and constellations of the northern night sky. Sessions include hands on experiments, demonstrations and make and takes that are out of this world!

Young Astronomers Club.

York Observatory, Museum Gardens

November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Please congregate outside York Observatory for 3pm and arrive promptly to collect again at 4:30pm.

£38.00 for all four dates.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-astronomers-club-at-york-observatory-nov-9th-16th-23rd-30th-2019-tickets-70270554119

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Young Astronomers Club at York Observatory – 4 week course – Sat 23 Nov 2019

Date: Saturday 23 November 2019, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: York Observatory

Nov 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th 2019

A series of Saturday sessions for 7 – 11 year olds interested in Space. Join our experienced learning staff inside the observatory for an introduction to the earth and beyond; including York’s oldest working telescope, the planets of our solar system and constellations of the northern night sky. Sessions include hands on experiments, demonstrations and make and takes that are out of this world!

Young Astronomers Club.

York Observatory, Museum Gardens

November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Please congregate outside York Observatory for 3pm and arrive promptly to collect again at 4:30pm.

£38.00 for all four dates.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-astronomers-club-at-york-observatory-nov-9th-16th-23rd-30th-2019-tickets-70270554119

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The Annual CoCA Lecture 2019: Alison Britton OBE – Sat 23 Nov 2019

Date: Saturday 23 November 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Doors open 5.45pm
Lecture 6pm
Q&A 6.45-7pm
Drinks in Gillian Lowndes exhibition 7-8pm
Doors close 8pm
Postmodernity and Clay. Reflecting on The Raw and the Cooked exhibition of 1993.

Book your tickets here. 

The 2019 Annual CoCA Lecture will be delivered by Alison Britton OBE MARCA Hon Doc.

Alison Britton was part of a group of radical women artists graduating from the Royal College of Art’s ceramics course in the early 1970s. Making pots, as well as thinking, writing, and talking about the ambiguities of craft in the art world, has focussed her life. Working from London studios for 45 years, she has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, and since 1998 she has been represented by Marsden Woo Gallery, London.

In 2011 her work featured in the exhibition Postmodernism, Style and Subversion 1970 –1990, at the V&A, where, and in 2016, her retrospective exhibition Content and Form was held. In 2017/2018 Britton was included in the important UK/USA exhibition Things of Beauty Growing, and she wrote the preface to the related book. She published Seeing Things, Collected Writing on Art, Craft and Design in 2013.

Britton has also curated exhibitions, including; The Makers Eye at the Crafts Council (1981); British Ceramics for the British Council in former Czechoslovakia (1984). In 2009 she curated Three by One which explored three major public craft collections and Life and Still Life in 2012, combining her new work with collected objects, both for the Crafts Study Centre in Farnham. She has been Chair of the Trustees of the Craft Study Centre since 2014.

Alongside making, writing and curating, Britton worked part time in Ceramics and Glass at the RCA from 1984 to 2018, and relished the interaction with students finding their own path.

In 1993, Britton co-curated The Raw and the Cooked with Martina Margetts, at the Barbican and Modern Art Oxford, which then toured in East Asia and Europe. Exploring the way clay is used as a material for making sculptural works as well as functional objects, the exhibition brought together a range of artists and approaches. In her lecture, Britton will reflect on this exhibition and on being part of an emergence of a radical abstract expressionist style of ceramic work.

This year’s Annual CoCA Lecture will take place at York Art Gallery and ticket holders will have the opportunity to visit CoCA’s new exhibition Gillian Lowndes: At The Edge after the lecture, where drinks will also be on sale.

York Museums Trust is able to run this event with the generous support of the Friends of York Art Gallery and the Craft Potters Association.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 24 Nov 2019

Date: Sunday 24 November 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Meet inside the Museum Street gates and gain an insight into one of the most popular gardens in York. The gardens contain a wealth of plant life, botanical specimens and wildlife, as well as the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and the Roman Multangular Tower. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the highlights of this truly unique garden.

Tours start at 1pm every Sunday and last approximately one hour.

Free, no need to book.

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