What’s on in York: Lego Club at Acomb Explore Library on Saturdays

May 25th @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Recurring Event 

£.50

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Join us for Lego Club!

Every Saturday morning and suitable for 6-11 year olds. Children can build vehicles, buildings and whatever leaps into their imaginations!

The club is a chance to offer your child a time to create, innovate and collaborate.

Booking is not required, just come along and have some fun!

Details

Date: May 25th

Time:11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost:£.50

Venue Acomb Explore Phone:01904 552651

What’s on in York: Boccia Club at Acomb Explore on Friday

May 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Recurring Event ( Free

People playing boccia

Acomb Explore Library invites you to come and have a go at Boccia!

Boccia is an inclusive game that is becoming increasingly popular throughout the country. It is related to bowls and played indoors from a seated position using soft leather balls.

The session is free and tea and biscuits are provided and will run weekly on the same day and time.+ GOOGLE CALENDAR+ ICAL EXPORT

Details

Date:May 24

Time:3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost:Free

Venue

Acomb Explore Phone::01904 552651

What’s on in York: After School Craft Club at Dringhouses Library

May 23rd @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Recurring Event (See all) £1

Join us every week after school for crafts with our fab crafty volunteer Anna.

The first session will be ‘woodland creatures’ – make a shy deer, a bold wolf, a wise owl, or a sly fox.

Every week will have a different theme, drop in for fun crafts of all sorts, from paper-crafting to painting, collage to sculpture.

£1 to cover cost of supplies, drink included.

No need to book, just turn up

Details

Date: Thursday May 23rd

Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost:£1

Venue Dringhouses Library Phone:01904 552674

What’s on in York: Finding the Words with Malcolm Carson, Lydia Kennaway and Vicky Morris

May 23 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

£3

Finding the Words is a relaxed and welcoming monthly poetry evening featuring established and emerging poets from Yorkshire and beyond. Bar available and tickets may be bought on the door.

Malcolm Carson was born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. He moved to Belfast with his family before returning to Lincolnshire, becoming an auctioneer and then a farm labourer. He studied English at Nottingham University, and then taught in colleges and universities. He now lives in Carlisle, Cumbria. He has had three full collections published by Shoestring Press: Breccia (2006), Rangi Changi and other poems (2011), and Route Choice (2016), as well as a pamphlet, Cleethorpes Comes to Paris (2014). A fourth collection, The Where and When, is due out in March 2019.

Lydia Kennaway’s pamphlet, A History of Walking (HappenStance, April 2019), uses types of walking, from protest march to promenade, to explore themes of ownership, loss and fear of loss. She won the 2017 Flambard Poetry Prize, and her poems were shortlisted for the 2018 Bridport Prize, and longlisted in the 2018 Rialto Nature and Place Poetry Competition and (three times) in the National Poetry Competition. Other poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies including The Rialto and Any Change? Poetry in a Hostile Environment, edited by Ian Duhig (2018). Lydia completes her MA in Writing Poetry at Newcastle University in September 2019

Vicky Morris is a poet, educator and creative practitioner based in Sheffield. She has been published in places like Butcher’s Dog, The Interpreter’s House, Brittle Star, and Verse Matters anthology (Valley Press). She won first place in the Prole Laureate Competition 2019 and was highly commended in the Carers UK Poetry Competition 2017. Vicky won a Northern Writers Award in 2014, and in 2019 The Sarah Nutly Award for Creativity for her impact in Sheffield and beyond. She is currently an Arvon Jerwood mentee for Poetry (2019/20)

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Details

Date:May 23

Time:6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Cost:£3

Venue York ExplorepPhone:01904 552828

What’s on in York: Remembering the Good Old Days at Acomb Explore today

May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Free

Have a cup of tea and a chat about the good old days. A friendly, informal session, we will watch film footage from the past and talk about our memories.

What could be nicer than a cup of tea and a chat about the good old days? Come and join our free, friendly, informal session. We will watch film footage from the last 70 years and talk about what we remember doing when we younger. Suitable for any age. You will soon be chatting away like old friends!

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Date: May 21

Time:10:00 am – 11:00 am

Don’t let the vandals win!

Several months ago the playground – owned by the Rowntree Housing Trust – located on Teal Drive was closed.

Locked gates at the playground on Teal Drive

Problems has arisen when vandals damaged part of the children’s slide.

Understandably repairs had to be completed before access was reinstated.

..But the gates have remained locked.

It would be a great shame if the authorities cannot ensure this facility is available at least during the day at weekends and during the summer holidays.

One possible solution would be to put together a volunteer team of key holders who could secure the park at night and reopen it in the morning.

York Learning celebrates local art with Inspirations exhibit

City of York Council’s York Learning is hosting the annual Inspirations exhibit to celebrate the work of new learners from York Learning’s Drawing, Painting & Watercolour classes.

Inspirations is hosted at York Explore Library from Friday 3 May until Sunday 2 June.

York Learning provides residents with the opportunity to work with qualified tutors to express themselves creatively in a group learning environment.

The creative programme offers regular classes on a term basis, a variety of one day workshops and two community arts projects yearly. Workshops scheduled for autumn and winter include contemporary oil painting, wood carving and, gold and silver leaf gilding.

To view the full range of courses available at York Learning, visit: www.yortime.org.uk, email: york.learning@york.gov.uk or call on 01904 552806.