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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/
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/
Picasso: Ceramics from the Attenborough Collection
Ceramic works of art by one of the world’s most famous artists, Pablo Picasso, go on public display at the Centre of Ceramic Art in York Art Gallery this summer. The new exhibition showcases highlights from the Attenborough collection.

Lord and Lady Attenborough began collecting ceramics by Picasso in 1954, after meeting him whilst on a family holiday in the South of France. At the time, Picasso was beginning to experiment with clay and produce his own ceramics at Georges and Suzanne Ramié’s Madoura Pottery in Vallauris. The Attenborough’s returned to Vallauris year after year, purchasing many more pieces and created the most significant private collections of Picasso ceramics in the UK.

The ceramics have been generously loaned to York Art Gallery by the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, by kind permission of the Estate of Lord and Lady Attenborough.

Pieces in the exhibition were chosen to reflect the range of Picasso’s own artistic interests and also reveal the taste of the collectors, Richard and Sheila Attenborough.

On: 10.00am Fri 28th Jul 2017
Until: 5.00pm Sun 5th Nov 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/picasso-ceramics-from-the-attenborough-collection/
Harold Gosney Exhibition and Auction
From 9th September to 1st October the Stained Glass Centre will be open daily 11am – 4pm to showcase an incredible collection of sculptural work, paintings and drawings. The Stained Glass Centre is hosting a retrospective exhibition of Harold Gosney’s work, ‘My Life as an Artist’, this Autumn. Over 60 years of creative work by Yorkshire artist Harold Gosney will be on display. This new exhibition opens on September 9th and displays a wide range of his art including work not seen in public before.
Harold’s commissioned works are in the public domain notably at York Art Gallery, Ripon and Chester Cathedrals. As a rule, Mr. Gosney does not sell his work, but to celebrate his 80th birthday he is very generously offering two lots for auction, with all proceeds being donated to the Stained Glass Trust.
The auction will be held online from the 8th September at 6:30pm until the 28th October at 3.30pm. Link to the auction: https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/haroldgosney

On: 11 AM Sat 9th Sep 2017
Until: 4PM Sun 1st Oct 2017
Address: The Stained Glass Centre, St Martin-Cum-Greggory Church, St Martins Lane, Micklegate, York, YO1 6LN
Website: http://www.stainedglasscentre.org/?p=1168
Boutique Festival
New Boutique festival; street food, artisan market, headline acts, music, outdoor movies, hot tubs, bushcraft and den building, craft beer, VIP Glamping, camping plus surprises and silliness. 12 noon to 10.30pm. See online for prices. Tickets: online web: http://www.streatpr.co.uk

On: 12pm Fri 22nd Sep 2017
Until: 10.30pm Sun 24th Sep 2017
Address: Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon HG4 5AE
Marinella Senatore: York Symphony
Through a series of workshops and conversations collecting individual stories in York, Italian artist Marinella Senatore has created a new Symphony which celebrates the city. Well-known in Europe and the US for her collaborative process of making new artworks through public participation, Senatore uses a range of media including video, collage and text to allow her projects to speak within a range of contexts.

This new Evelyn Commission is a contemporary response to the historic Evelyn Award, a scheme which ran from 1950 until 1962 with the aim of bringing York’s topographical collection up to date.

York Symphony is a commission produced in partnership with York Museums Trust, supported by a York family through the Friends of York Art Gallery.

On: 10.00am Fri 22nd Sep 2017
Until: 5.00pm Mon 7th May 2018
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/marinella-senatore-york-symphony/
Candlelighters and all that jazz
At this amazing event we will have live jazz music, and a burlesque show, along with a luxury buffet, a raffle and an auction, and much more !
It will be great fun and all proceeds from the evening will go directly to the local childrens cancer charity 'Candlelighters'

On: 19:30 Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Until: 01:00 Sun 24th Sep 2017
Address: Riccall Regen Centre, Landing Lane, Riccall, York, YO19 6PW
Contact name: Jo Austin
Phone number: 07747775388
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.candlelighters.org.co.uk
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