What’s on in York: Sad Poets’ Doorstep Club

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Acomb Explore Library :

Thu 10 Jan :

5.30pm – 6.30pm :

Free

A poetry circle event with a mental health slant, this is a chance to explore your thoughts and feelings about mental health issues in a safe and supportive environment.

Please bring along a poem or short story that you have written to share with the group. Organised in an Open Mic format you will have the opportunity to read or perform aloud, or simply to listen.

There is a three minute limit for each piece, but there will be multiple rounds of the circle so plenty of opportunities to showcase your work.

Strictly 16+
Contains adult themes

Please visit our ticketing website to book a place.

What’s on in York: Silver Screen Festival 2019

Fairfax House, February

Silver Screen 2019 takes a walk on the wild side, drawing inspiration from the animal kingdom: from Hollywood’s furry and four-legged acting legends, great and small, to the creatures who inspired cult classic titles such as Bringing Up Baby, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and National Velvet to name a few.  With 11 classic films being screened, there is sure to be something to tempt you!

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Christmas Eve and Day services at York Minster

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York Minster :

Mon 24 & Tue 25 Dec :

Various Times :

Free

 

Experience Christmas Eve and Day at York Minster with our traditional services.

Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December

12noon: Crib Service – Traditional and popular family service.

4pm: Nine Lessons and Carols (doors 3pm please arrive in good time)

11.30pm: First Eucharist of Christmas:

Christmas Day – Tuesday 25 December

8am: Holy Communion

10am: Sung Eucharist of Christmas Day (doors 9.15am)

11.45am: Christmas Day Choral Matins

4pm: Christmas Day Choral Evensong

All services are free and un- ticketed. All Advent & Christmas at YorkMinster.org/Whats-On

What’s on in York: Everything is Permitted, Restrictions Still Apply

“Everything is Permitted, Restrictions Still Apply” – a psychoanalytic perspective on contemporary life.

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York Explore Library :

Mon 17 Dec :

6.00pm – 7.45pm :

Free

Ian Thurston, a public sector psychoanalytic psychotherapist living in York talks about his recently published first book, which offers an applied psychoanalytic perspective on dominant emotional trends in contemporary life.

There is a need to better understand the emotional motivations that might underlie the polarized thinking currently evident amongst populist right and progressive left alike, motivations that might be at odds with professed political ideology.

The author suggests that there are powerful social defences against facing loss, limitation and internal conflict. He applies a historicized psychoanalytic perspective on these phenomena, highlighting the decline and denigration of the old centres of traditional industry, and the rise of an increasingly narcissistic culture, in which emotional narratives of victimhood trump the need for evidence and the claims of “traditional” expertise and authority.

There will be opportunity for discussion and debate.

Author’s Biography:
I am a York resident, brought up on Tyneside,  currently working as a psychonanalytic psychotherapist within the NHS, and with many years of experience of working in public sector mental health care, in the north of England and London.

Please visit our ticketing website to book a place.