What’s on in York: Explore a Story – Sunk! By Rob Biddulph

York Explore Library: The Marriott Room

February 21st

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

£2

A pirate hat.
A sunny day.
For Penguin Blue
A game to play…

Sail with us across an interactive storytelling exploration of a swashbuckling new adventure about pirates, treasure, and friendship written by the marvelous Rob Biddulph! While sailing the seven seas Captain Blue, his friends and us  are unexpectedly sunk! With a shipwreck to explore using props and unlimited imagination and a mysterious stranger on a desert island to meet, we might still find some treasure after all!

It’s going to be A GLORIOUS ESCAPADE!

For children between 2 and 5 (parents must remain with children at all times).

Details

Date: February 21

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost: £2

Organiser York Explore

Phone: 01904 552828

What’s on in York: Minster joins in York Residents Festival

DATE 26 Jan – 27 Jan 19

TIME 9:30 am – 4:15 pm

LOCATION York Minster

York residents are invited to experience unbeatable, panoramic views of York from the highest point in the city – York Minster’s central tower – for free as part of the 2019 York Residents’ Festival.

Admission to the Minster is free all year round for York residents, but for the festival the cathedral is also offering residents free tower trips across the weekend, which normally cost £5 each.*

On the Saturday, people can also enjoy free interactive activities in the awe-inspiring surroundings of the cathedral’s 13th century Chapter House, including:

  • Drop in family sessions to create a Heart Of Yorkshire inspired sun catcher (10am-3pm)
  • Object handling sessions with items from the cathedral’s historic collection (11am-2pm)
  • Noah’s Ark themed Little Explorer backpacks to help young explorers discover the Minster (9am-4pm) and an activity area for young children with books and toys linking to the Minster.

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What’s on in York: Finding the Words with Andy Armitage, John Foggin and Joan Johnston

JAN Finding The Words

York Explore Library :

Thu 24 Jan :

6.45pm – 7.45pm :

£3/£2 with a YorkCard

Finding the Words is a regular poetry evening every month at York Explore Library. Each evening brings together three poets and we aim to include both published writers and those working towards a collection. We’ll have a bar available and readings last around an hour. The evening is also a chance to share and chat, so please feel free to bring any news or information about poetry local, regional or national.

John Foggin lives in Ossett, West Yorkshire. His work has appeared in The North, The New Writer, Prole, and The interpreters house, among others, and in anthologies including The Forward Book of Poetry [2015, 2018]. He publishes a poetry blog: the great fogginzo’s cobweb.
His poems have won first prizes in The Plough Poetry [2013,2014], the Camden/Lumen [2014], and McClellan [2015] Competitions respectively. In 2016 he was a winner of the Poetry Business International Pamphlet Competition judged by Billy Collins.
He has had published four pamphlets/chapbooks: Running out of Space [2014] Backtracks [2015], Larach (WardWood Publications) [2015] and Outlaws and fallen angels (Calder Valley Poetry) [2016], and two collections, Much Possessed (smith|doorstop) [2016], and Gap Year..co-authored with Andy Blackford (SPM Publications) [2017]
A new pamphlet ‘Advice to a traveller’ is published by Indigo Dreams [2018].

Andy Armitage is a poet and editor from Leeds. His first chapbook ‘Letters to a First Love from the Future’ was published in July 2018.
Andy has a PhD in English and has published poetry in Acumen, Dream Catcher, Strix, Riggwelter, The High Window, and Algebra of Owls. In 2017, he won First Place in the Leeds Museums Poetry Competition and this year he was Highly Commended in the York Mix/York Literature Festival Poetry Competition. He’s written scholarly articles on Ted Hughes’s poetry for the British Library and the Ted Hughes society websites.

Joan Johnston was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and lives on Tyneside. She has worked as a writer in hospitals, prisons, day-centres and schools and with the homeless, women’s groups, and older people in residential care. She is the recipient of a Hawthornden Fellowship and teaches creative writing in Adult Education and on a freelance basis.
She has published three poetry collections and three pamphlets – her latest pamphlet An Overtaking was published by Red Squirrel Press in 2016. Her poems have also been widely published in magazines and anthologies – most recently in Land of Three Rivers (pub. Bloodaxe, 2018)
‘Joan Johnston knows what poetry can do. She reveals wonder inherent in the everyday. I like her work very much’. – Kathleen Jamie

Please visit our ticketing website to book a place.