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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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

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: 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