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: 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.

What’s on in York: The Yorkshire Historic Dictionary

Dec _4TH

Tang Hall Explore Library at The Centre @ Burnholme :

Tue 4 Dec : 6.15pm -7.45pm :

£6, or £5 with a YorkCard

Join Alexandra Medcalf, Archivist on the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary project at the Borthwick Institute, as she unveils some of her discoveries!

This talk will use the lexis of the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary to discuss the significance of historic language; to explore Yorkshire’s forgotten or misplaced historic words; and, to consider how remembering them can lead to a greater appreciation of our heritage, communities and landscapes.

The Yorkshire Historic Dictionary project began in November 2017, thanks to funding from the Marc Fitch Fund. Using the work of Dr George Redmonds, in partnership with the Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society and in commemoration of Dr David Hey, the project seeks to create a record of Yorkshire’s historic language, from the medieval period to the present day.

£6, or £5 with a YorkCard

Please visit our ticketing website to book a place.

What’s on in York Explore events for international day of people with disabilities

Live video link with Urbino, Italy

Dec _3Italy

York Explore Library :

Mon 3 Dec :

11.15am – 12.15pm :

Free

Part of York’s UN International Day of People with Disabilities programme

Live video link at 11:30am bringing together communities from York and Urbino, Italy to celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities  2018.

Discussion and debate with this year’s winners of the Eleanor Worthington Prize for arts and disabilities.

To book your FREE place email arts@exploreyork.org.uk

In partnership with associazione Premio Eleanor Worthington

Young Persons’ Disability Arts Group

Dec _3YPDAG

York Explore Library :

Mon 3 Dec :

6.00pm – 7.30pm :

Free

Part of York’s UN International Day of People with Disabilities programme.  Working with professional artists, this new group is an opportunity for young people to creatively express themselves through disability art, understand what disability art is and help profile issues relevant for young disabled people. Moving forward, this project will be supported and funded by Arts Council England. .

Step-free access.  Accessible toilets.  Limited disabled parking available.

To book a FREE  place email arts@exploreyork.org.uk

What’s on in York: Holding the Line: Female Railway Workers in World War Two

Dec _3Female Railway

York Explore Library

Mon 3 Dec :

6.15pm – 7.45pm :

£6, or £5 with a YorkCard

Join Susan Major as she talks about the contents of her new book on the role women played in the railway industry in the Second World War.

Using recorded interviews carried out by the Friends of the National Railway Museum, Susan Major’s book explores the experiences of women railway workers taken on in wartime.

The interviews cover many areas of Britain, but this talk will include some of those working at York station during the bombing raid of 1942. The women interviewed talk about working with men for the first time, doing men’s work and the problems of workplaces not designed for women. Susan will also show how working women were portrayed by the railway companies and the media at the time.

One not to be missed!

This event will take place in The Marriott Room and tickets cost £6, or £5 with a YorkCard

Please visit our ticketing website to book a place.

What’s on in York: Communicative Languages Through Visual Arts Exhibition

Hidden Disability Lydia Corfield

York Explore Library :

Fri 30 Nov – Thu 10 Jan :

Opening Times :

Free

Part of York’s UN International Day of People with Disabilities programme.  This vibrant exhibition showcases British and Italian art students’ dynamic responses to the theme of disability and inclusion.  All works have been chosen from entrants to the Eleanor Worthington Prize to celebrate the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  The Prize has been set up by family and friends in memory of Eleanor Worthington, to raise awareness on the issue of disability.

The works exhibited this year at York Explore were submitted for last year’s prize giving event, and illustrate the theme Communicative Languages through Visual Arts.

Step-free access.  Accessible toilets.  Limited disabled parking available.

In partnership with Associazione Premio Eleanor Worthington

For York Explore opening times please visit our website.

What’s on in York: Jennifer Potter: Stronger. Braver. Wiser

Nov _29Jennifer Potter

York Explore Library :

Thu 29 Nov :

6.30pm – 7.45pm :

Free

Jennifer Potter might never have said anything. She might have just let everything rest. But after seeing the progress made by the #MeToo movement, she knew she had to speak up. So she told the police about her rape. But revisiting the trauma brought everything back: the memories, the pain, the shame of being assaulted. And being questioned on the stand, 20 years after the attack, was like a living nightmare. Maybe this was all for nothing …Jennifer Potter shares her journey from keeping a shameful secret to finding the courage to speak her truth. Stronger. Braver. Wiser is fundamentally a story of triumph, filled with support for those that share the wounds of rape and sexual violence.

Author’s Biography:
Jennifer Potter is a transformational coach, speaker and wellbeing specialist. She works with organisations and individuals to inspire bravery and empowerment. She applies a unique approach to her work, bringing together head, heart and body philosophies to help people thrive, not just survive.

Please visit our ticketing website to book a place.