What’s on in York: Uncovering Stories – York’s Normandy Veterans

Thursday June 6th

6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

York Explore Library

£6

York Normandy Veterans April 2015

Archivist Laura Yeoman will explain how Explore worked with York’s surviving Normandy Veterans to safeguard their archives and memories for generations to come. Her illustrated talk features video clips from the veterans discussing their experiences.

Find out more about the Normandy Veterans project, learn what Explore now holds in the archive and discover what archivists need to think about in the modern age.

An exhibition related to this talk – York’s Normandy Veterans – will be held at York Explore Library on Thursday 13 June 2019

Details tel 01904 552828

Games area being ripped up by contractors

The demolition contractors for the Windsor House/Lincoln Court/Hob Moor school developments have taken over the Multi User Games Area (MUGA) on Kingsway West.

It in no longer accessible for local children.

Councillors have reportedly agreed to it being used as a building compound.

Sections of the fencing around the area have been removed to allow access to a new service road. The entrance used by children has been secured.

While the loss of the play area is not unexpected following a controversial planning decision a few months ago, the failure of the Council to provide updates on when a replacement facility will be provided (and where) is very disappointing. The location favoured by Sports Clubs and local residents, is on the Thanet Road All Weather Sports area near the junction of Gale Lane and Thanet Road.

At one point the Council promised funding for a new facility but all has gone quiet since the LibDems took control of the Council at the beginning of May.

The loss of the sports facility comes in the wake of similar erosion of facilities in the Westfield area with the Lowfields playing field now being developed as is the Acomb Bowling Club.

The Our Lady’s school field was developed about 3 years ago.

Support for the provision of more public open space – possibly in the form of new strays – on the outskirts of the City is growing.

New access road constructed across Hob Moor school playing field
MUGA entrance sealed
Access road into site compound

What’s on in York: The Local and Community History Month Great Book Giveaway!

May 29th @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free

Drop in to view our Local and Community History Month archives exhibition, learn more about what we’ve been up to in the archives service recently, and find out how you can use our archive collections for creative writing.

Following a generous donation by the author, there will also be a chance to pick up a FREE copy of Louisa Elliott by Ann Victoria Roberts, which is heavily based on our Archive and Local History collections. When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Details

Date: May 29th

Time:10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cost:Free

Venue:York Explore+Phone:01904 552828

What’s on in York: Hoglets Theatre Presents A Midsummer Night’s Mischief at Acomb Explore

Wednesday May 29th @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

£4

All is not well in the woods. The Fairies are at war. The battle lines are drawn so it’s time to pick a side. Who will you choose? Team Titania or Oberon’s crew?Come on down! It’s all kicking off in the forest!

Hoglets Theatre presents a raucous, interactive, larger-than-life new production based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Expect wild characters, raucous singalong songs, puppets, stunts, and some frankly ridiculous disco dancing!

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S MISCHIEF is a play designed especially for young children (with recommended ages being 2-8 years old – but everyone is welcome). And whilst we love the bard, no previous experience of Shakespeare is required!

Tickets £4.00 from any Explore library or call 01904 552828.  All children must be accompanied by a paying Adult. Babes in arms (under 2’s) free with a paying adult. Booking essential.

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Details Date:

Wednesday May 29th

Time:11:00 am – 11:45 am

Cost:£4

Venue Acomb ExplorePhone::01904 552651

What’s on in York: Acomb Explore Play Morning

May 29th @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Recurring Event

Free

babies plaing with toys

Ever wondered about our toy library?  Come along play with our toys, colour & have fun

A range of toys from the toy library will be available for babies and all children under 5 to play with.

A chance for the children to explore new toys and play with old and new friends.  So come along grab a cuppa from our lovely Cafe and relax and play.

Details

Date: May 29th

Time:10:30 am – 11:00 am

Cost:Free

Venue Acomb Explore Phone::01904 552651

What’s on in York: Knits and Tots at Acomb Explore Library

May 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Recurring Event 

Free

A friendly knitting group for crafty mums who want to get together with other mums and children in a relaxed environment.

Free no booking needed.

Details

Date: May 27th

Time:10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Venue Acomb Explore Phone::01904 552651