What’s on in York: Everything is Permitted, Restrictions Still Apply

“Everything is Permitted, Restrictions Still Apply” – a psychoanalytic perspective on contemporary life.

Dec _10Ian

York Explore Library :

Mon 17 Dec :

6.00pm – 7.45pm :

Free

Ian Thurston, a public sector psychoanalytic psychotherapist living in York talks about his recently published first book, which offers an applied psychoanalytic perspective on dominant emotional trends in contemporary life.

There is a need to better understand the emotional motivations that might underlie the polarized thinking currently evident amongst populist right and progressive left alike, motivations that might be at odds with professed political ideology.

The author suggests that there are powerful social defences against facing loss, limitation and internal conflict. He applies a historicized psychoanalytic perspective on these phenomena, highlighting the decline and denigration of the old centres of traditional industry, and the rise of an increasingly narcissistic culture, in which emotional narratives of victimhood trump the need for evidence and the claims of “traditional” expertise and authority.

There will be opportunity for discussion and debate.

Author’s Biography:
I am a York resident, brought up on Tyneside,  currently working as a psychonanalytic psychotherapist within the NHS, and with many years of experience of working in public sector mental health care, in the north of England and London.

Please visit our ticketing website to book a place.

What’s on in York: Getting started with House History

Dec _15House

York Explore Library 

Sat 15 Dec :

1.00pm – 4.00pm :

£25

Have you ever wondered who lived in your property before you?

How old it is, or what historical events it might have witnessed?

Join Explore’s Archivist (Access and Engagement), Laura Yeoman, as she takes you through how to get started with researching the history of your home. This introductory session assumes no prior knowledge, and you will have a chance to get those burning questions answered!

Please visit our ticketing website to book a place.

What’s on in York: Surprise Ending: How was it for you?

Dec _14Surprise

Acomb Explore Library :

Fri 14 Dec :

2.00pm -3.30pm :

Free

Surprise Ending, our Big City Read play was funded by Arts Council England.

We are inviting anyone who came to see the play to join us for a chat about what you thought of the play and to share any ideas about other initiatives that we could ask the Arts Council to support in libraries in the future.

This is a free session, but please book.

Please visit our ticketing website to book a place.

What’s on in York: When All is Quiet – Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery

Dec _14Kaiser

York Art Gallery :

Fri 14 Dec –  Sun 10 Mar :

10.00am – 5.00pm :

Admission prices

Kaiser Chiefs explore the boundaries between art and music this winter in a unique and experimental exhibition at York Art Gallery.

Using their position as pop musicians as a starting point, Kaiser Chiefs have selected exciting international loans, matched paintings with a “set list” of songs and created a  “Silent Gig” which uses light, colour, and lyrics to offer visitors a reconfigured experience of a live music show.

The band invite you to join them in exploring the edges between music, art, creation and performance.

For more information please visit our website.

Admission

YMT Card Holder                                         FREE

Adult (with 10% Gift Aid Donation)            £7.50

Adult (without donation)                           £6.81

Child (16 and under)*                                FREE with a paying adult

Access Day Ticket**                                    £4.00

With a YorkCard                                          20% off day tickets

What’s on in York: Finding the Words – York Stanza Christmas Showcase

Dec _13Stanza

York Explore Library 

Thu 13 Dec :

6.45pm – 7.45pm :

Free

Poets from the York Stanza strut their stuff.

Started eight years ago by Carole Bromley, the York Stanza (part of a network of local groups under the umbrella of the Poetry Society) now has sixty members who between them have carried off most of the country’s poetry prizes.

A range of poets will read and perform their work. Readers will include Carole Bromley, Richard Carpenter, Phil Connolly, Mary Ann Dearlove, Nick Boreham, Jenny Hill, Andy Humphrey,  Nairn Kennedy, Patrick Lodge, Mary Matusz , Rob Miles, Stuart Pickford  and Hannah Stone

Come along and join us for a pre-Christmas celebration.

For more information please call the library on (01904) 552828 or york@exploreyork.org.uk.