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Artwork of the Month Talk – Wed 11 Mar 2020

Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Genevieve Stagner Freitag (MA Student, History of Art, Unniversity of York) will speak about Albert Moor’s ‘Kingcups’.

This event is for the Friends of York Art Gallery.

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Meet Dick Turpin! – Sat 14 Mar 2020

Dates: Saturday 14 March 2020–Sunday 15 March 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Highwayman Dick Turpin, was held in the prison buildings which now house York Castle Museum for the last six months of his life, and would have spent his last few hours alive in the Condemned Cell. Although known as a highwayman and a robber, he was sentenced to death for horse stealing and was hanged at York’s Knavesmire. On certain weekends throughout February and March; Turpin, alias actor Gary Goldthorpe, will be in the spooky cell telling families about his exploits.

Timings for each day are: 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
No need to book, just drop-in.
Admission applies.

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Monsters in the Making… – Sat 14 Mar 2020

Dates: Saturday 14 March 2020–Sunday 15 March 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

There’s a mini monster! Where? There! WHERE? In the artist garden….

This activity offers the excitement of discovering a monster hidden in the Artist Garden, and the opportunity to create your own individual narratives and a 3D friend for your found monster. Be encouraged to develop stories and make your own clay creation back in the Learning Studio. Where did you spot your monster? Did you take a photo of them? What do they look like? What do they like to eat? Is your Monster good at art? Is that why they were in the artist garden or perhaps they like to sit and look at the shapes in clouds/a day dreamer? Free family friendly drop in work shop.

Timings are 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

All material included. Gallery admission applies.

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Vikings Sword & Drill – Sat 14 Mar 2020

Dates: Saturday 14 March 2020–Sunday 15 March 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Be put through your paces with our resident Viking as you take part in our Viking Sword and Drill sessions!

Timings are 11am – 1pm  & 2pm – 4pm

Included in museum admission. No need to book.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 15 Mar 2020

Date: Sunday 15 March 2020, 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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Curator’s Choice: Harland Miller – Wed 18 Mar 2020

Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join the Curator of Fine Art on a tour of Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named It Once. The tour will explore how the York-born painter’s career has been inspired by his upbringing in the city and give an insight into his meticulous process.

Included in admission. No need to book.

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Curator’s Talk – Wed 18 Mar 2020

Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Becky Gee will discuss Harland Miller’s mid-career retrospective exhibition ‘York, So Good They Named It Once’.

This event is for the Friends of York Art Gallery.

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Junk Monster – Sat 21 Mar 2020

Dates: Saturday 21 March 2020–Sunday 22 March 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Using a wide variety of recycling materials, let your imaginations fly and cut and glue egg boxes and kitchen roll tubes together to create your own unique monster body. Decorate and add monster features using the googly eyes and don’t forget to give your monster a name!

Timings are 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Free family friendly drop in work shop. All material included. Gallery admission applies.

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Rat Catcher – Sat 21 Mar 2020

Dates: Saturday 21 March 2020–Sunday 22 March 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

The streets of Kirkgate need your help! Overrun with rats, the Mayor has employed Jim Snatch to rid the streets of them. Jim has been a rat catcher since he was a boy. It is a highly skilled trade not for the faint hearted; a profession that needs much learning and courage.

Join him on Kirkgate to take up the challenge of mastering these most cunning creatures and become a rat catcher yourself!

Timings are 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Included in admission, no need to book.

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Vikings Sword & Drill – Sat 21 Mar 2020

Dates: Saturday 21 March 2020–Sunday 22 March 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Be put through your paces with our resident Viking as you take part in our Viking Sword and Drill sessions!

Timings are 11am – 1pm  & 2pm – 4pm

Included in museum admission. No need to book.

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