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Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past
Delve into the delicious history of some of the world’s most iconic chocolates and sweets this Easter as York Castle Museum takes you on a chocolatey tour of sweets galore.

See original adverts, packaging and more alongside the stories of those who took York’s life-long love of confectionary to the world in this family-friendly, interactive tour through York’s history of chocolate and sweets.

On: 9.30am Sat 1st Apr 2017
Until: 5.00pm Fri 5th Jan 2018
Address: York Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY
Contact name: York Museums Trust
Phone number: 01904 687 687
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk/
Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics
York Art Gallery presents the first monographic exhibition of York born artist Albert Joseph Moore since the artist’s death in 1893.

Featuring more than 20 paintings and watercolours, it will highlight the beautiful and classical women for which the artist is most famous and demonstrate the modernity of Moore’s approach.

Albert Moore was one of the leading artists of the Aesthetic movement who prioritised mood, colour harmony and beauty of form over subject matter to create ‘art for art’s sake’. The exhibition will explore Albert Moore’s career and body of work using the latest research into his work by leading experts. It will include examples of Moore's youthful Pre-Raphaelite works as well as the hauntingly beautiful classical figures of his mature style.

Organised by York Museums Trust and Museum De Buitenplaats, in Eelde, Netherlands, the exhibition features the stunning and ambitious ‘Midsummer’, 1887, from the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, Bournemouth alongside other key works from public and private collections across the UK.

The exhibition will run at the Museum De Buitenplaats from 10 December 2016 – 19 March 2017 before coming to York.

On: 10.00am Fri 7th Apr 2017
Until: 5.00pm Sun 1st Oct 2017
Address: York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW
Website: http://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk
Quiz Night
Come join us for the popular quiz night held every Monday. Warm and friendly environment. Come and test your brains.

On: 8pm Mon 1st May 2017
Until: 11pm Mon 7th May 2018
Address: Victoria Hotel, Heslington Road, York, YO10 5AR
Viking: Rediscover the Legend
Two of the most significant and internationally recognised collections of Viking Age treasure in Britain will be brought together for the first time in a major new exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum in 2017.
Featuring some of the most exciting Anglo-Saxon and Viking discoveries ever made, the exhibition will explore how the Vikings transformed life in Britain.
Star objects from the British Museum will feature alongside the Yorkshire Museum’s world class collections and will be interpreted in new ways to give a fresh perspective on how Vikings shaped every aspect of life in Britain.
It will also feature ground-breaking research by archaeologists and new discoveries by metal-detectorists which will challenge our perceptions of what it means to be Viking.
The exhibition will open at the Yorkshire Museum and then tour to the University of Nottingham Museum, The Atkinson, Southport, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Norwich Castle Museum, dates to be announced shortly.

On: 10am Fri 19th May 2017
Until: 5pm Sun 5th Nov 2017
Address: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, Museum Street, York, YO1 7FR
Contact name: York Museums Trust
Phone number: 01904 687 687
Contact email: email
Website: https://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk/exhibition/viking-rediscover-the-legend/
Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2017
A platform for innovation and originality, the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition invites audiences to engage with captivating projects from some of today’s leading artists, both established and emerging. From individual narratives to global concerns, the artworks comment on contemporary culture and explore themes such as globalisation, perceptions of space and alienation in the digital age.

As the boundaries between the public and the private begin to merge into blurred depictions of reality, contemporary art is the mechanism that enables us to respond to a renewed understanding of living. The 2017 presentation features the work of 16 shortlisted artists who hail from diverse locations including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Japan, the USA and the UK.

Utilising a range of media, they work within the categories of Photographic & Digital Art; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture. and Video, Installation & Performance.

The accompanying publication Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists, which features artists’ statements, images of the works and essays from leading art figures, is on sale at the exhibition.

On: 10.00am Fri 26th May 2017
Until: 5.00pm Sun 10th Sep 2017
Address: York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW
Contact name: York Museums Trust
Phone number: 01904 687 687
Contact email: email
Website: https://www.yorkartgallery.org.uk/exhibition/aesthetica-art-prize-exhibition-2017/
The Dark Self - Susan Aldworth
Part of a three year interdisciplinary project, The Dark Self, will bring together the dreams of local people from diverse backgrounds with words and stories embroidered onto 1001 white pillowcases.

The pillowcases will be hung on wires in the patterns of neural pathways associated with sleep in the brain, with the public encountering the works by walking down these pathways.

Susan Aldworth has been working with York academics, including neuroscientist Professor Miles Whittington and art historian Professor Michael White, to explore the narratives of sleep.

The Dark Self project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, will culminate in a body of work including a sculpture exhibition and a film installation exploring the three stages of sleep.

Wednesdays to Sundays.

On: 11.00am Wed 7th Jun 2017
Until: 4.00pm Sun 3rd Sep 2017
Address: York St Marys, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN
Contact name: York Museums Trust
Phone number: 01904 687 687
Contact email: email
Website: https://www.yorkstmarys.org.uk/
Fix It Cafe. Runs fortnightly on Thursday evenings between 29th June and 30th November.
Would you like to learn or share a skill of fixing things to stop them from going to waste? Over a cuppa, in a friendly atmosphere we will have a go at mending broken items to give them a new lease of life. From sewing buttons on to mending bikes or repairing a toaster, each session will offer a chance to learn something new. The sessions are open to tinkerers of all ages and skill levels.
We aim to have skilled sessional workers at each session, who can be reimbursed for their time. Please note that some of the sessions will be workshops, which will require booking ahead so please check the listings carefully for the date/s you’re interested in. Whether you are a mechanic, electrician, seamstress or tailor, or just like tinkering why not get in touch and see how you can get involved? For more information, please contact our Recycling Coordinator Sam Taylor – sam@stnicks.org.uk
This 6-month pilot series of skill swap repair sessions or “Fix It Cafes” inspired by the Festival of Thrift is funded by the York Community Recycling Fund.

On: 6pm Thu 13th Jul 2017
Until: 8pm Thu 30th Nov 2017
Address: St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York, YO10 3ST
Website: https://stnicks.org.uk/get-inspired/events/fix-it-cafe-2017-07-13/
5th Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival
Sun 23rd Spirituals Concert in St Peter and St Paul starting 2.30 pm, admission £5.
Mon 24th to Sat 29th sessions in the Memorial Hall, 7.30 to 10 p, admission £12. Bands in order, from Monday to Saturday are: Heritage Hall Stompers, WirrOrleans Jazz Band, Pedigree Jazz Band, Swale Valley Stompers, Millennium Eagle Jazz Band, New Orleans Wiggle.

On: Sun 23rd Jul 2017
Until: Sat 29th Jul 2017
Address: St Peter and St Paul, Pickering, YO18 8BE, and, Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering, YO18 8AA
Website: http://www.ryedalejazz.com
Hanging Grimston Community Arts Exhibition'Art and Archaeology "
Come along and see artwork inspired by the archaeology and landscape at Hanging Grimston, the site of a deserted medieval village currently under excavation by the High Wolds Heritage Group. Finds, artefacts, reports and photographs will also be on display alongside paintings, pottery and textile work. Sand tray archaeology activity for children.

On: 2.00 pm every day Tue 25th Jul 2017
Until: 8.00 pm Mon 31st Jul 2017
Address: Thixendale Village Hall, Thixendale Malton, YO179TG
Sherlock Holmes: A Study In Scarlet
Nightshade Productions presents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study In Scarlet as you've never seen it before.

Alone, addicted and alienated, a tortured genius provides services as a ‘consulting detective’, solving the crimes which baffle the police. A war veteran, haunted by conflicts past, struggles to find meaning in a bleak Victorian city. 

Now, a grisly murder will unravel a tale of conspiracy and revenge, and begin an adventure that will bring together history’s greatest detective duo.

Nightshade Productions use their trademark combination of powerful historical storytelling and immersive street theatre to bring to life the origins of Conan Doyle’s legendary characters. Putting the audience at the heart of the action, Sherlock Homes: A Study in Scarlet promises to be the must-see theatre event of 2017.

Buy your tickets online at- https://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/event/study_in_scarlet.php#.WWIZCbpFzcd
Or buy tickets at The York Theatre Royal Box Office

On: 19:00 Wed 26th Jul 2017
Until: 21:00 Sun 13th Aug 2017
Address: The Golden Fleece, 16 Pavement, York, YO1 9UP
Website: https://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/event/study_in_scarlet.php#.WWIZCbpFzcd
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