What's on - in and around the City of York 2012

JANUARY 2012

Longer Term events/exhibitions etc Currently Running
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To
2nd January
2012

Christmas at Beamish - A whole season of Christmas festivities at Beamish sees The Town and Pit Village taking on a festive feel with period decorations from the early 1900s.

There will be traditional entertainment and, at weekends, Father Christmas in his cosy fireside grotto and our real outdoor ice rink in the Pit Village. It's how every Christmas ought to be!

There is no extra charge for this event, admission is included in the regular museum entry price.



Beamish Museum

To
8th January
2012

York Minster - Christmas Unwrapped.

Discover how York Minster prepares for, and celebrates Christmas, while unveiling the symbolism and practices behind the season.

In the Undercroft Museum



York Minster

Opens pdf file




To
22nd January
2012

William Etty: Art and Controversy.

The life and works of William Etty R.A. (1787-1849), one of Britain's most significant yet controversial artists, is explored in this groundbreaking exhibition.

The exhibition offers the first comprehensive reassessment of Etty's in over 50 years. Crucially, it explores Etty's equivocal status, from stalwart of the Royal Academy - elected to be an Academician ahead of John Constable - to being exiled from the artistic elite for what was seen as a 'perverse' passion for the voluptuousness of the female nude.

The exhibition includes more than 100 works, from the sensitive delicate studies the artist made in the life class, to ambitious, richly coloured historical canvases.

Four themes are explored, all central to Etty's artistic practice. Art and Controversy focuses on his ambitious historical, literary and mythological works; Etty and the Masters reassesses his 'memorials' to the Old Masters; The Life Class highlights his interest in the Nude and studies he made at the Royal Academy and finally Portraiture, which features the portraits by the artist of his friends and York acquaintances, together with major metropolitan commissions.





York Art Gallery




To
28th January
2012

The Art of Advertising: Posters & Paintings by Royal Academy Artists 1924.

In 1924 the London, Midland & Scottish Railway Company took on the emerging specialism of graphic design, asking: can fine artists create successful posters?

By commissioning paintings from Royal Academy artists and reproducing them as posters, the campaign - suggested by noted poster artist Norman Wilkinson - aimed to raise the company's profile by aligning them with "all that is good in British Art".

Many of the original paintings and posters can be seen alongside other works by the artists, in The Art of Advertising: Posters & Paintings by Royal Academy Artists in the National Railway Museum's new gallery.

This exhibition will look at how far the Royal Academicians adapted their usual styles to the LMS commission and how successful the resulting posters are.

Featuring work by:

Maurice Grieffenhagen
Julius Olsson
Frederick Cayley Robinson
William Orpen
Stanhope Alexander Forbes




The Art Gallery

National Railway Museum



To
4th February
2012

York's loudest, wackiest panto returns for it's 33rd year - Berwick Kaler in The York Family Robinson Written by Berwick Kaler. Directed by Berwick Kaler and Damian Cruden.

From York to Whitby and then on to Australia, but will the comically dysfunctional "York Family Robinson" ever reach their final destination?

Join them as they challenge the world's most treacherous waters in a desperate attempt to find the only living link with the beginning of time.

Laugh yourself silly as they encounter dastardly fey pirates and find themselves shipwrecked on No Man's Land (inhabited solely by beautiful girls - well, until they're joined by the dame!).



York Theatre Royal

To
5th February
2012

Hiver 1911 - A Centenary Celebration Exhibition.

An evening dress by the French designer, Madame Paquin, labelled 'Hiver 1911'. The story behind this rare and interesting dress will be told. Part of the Paquin archive is held by the Fashion Museum, Bath. The curator Rosemary Harden, an expert on Paquin, will give a lecture here on this remarkable designer.

There will also be an explanation about the conservation necessary for this fragile gown to be displayed for the first time. It was donated by Lady Danesfort in 1963.



The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle

To 11th March
2012

Dutch Landscapes: Paintings from the Royal Collection Exhibition.

The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle




To
15th April
2012

Games People Play.

This small exhibition, curated by members of the community, shows the games people have played over the years and the way these have been depicted by artists.

Community groups from around York have worked with curators, artists and creative writers to interpret images and objects from York Museums Trust's collections.

Many of the images can be used to reflect on broader issues from the times in which they were made.



York Art Gallery

Future Events and Attractions



27th December
2011 -
2nd January
2012

Stuck for something to do this Christmas? - The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has the answer!

If you're feeling a little chilly this winter, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has plenty to warm your spirit. Step aboard and embark on a journey deep into the heart of the North York Moors, where you will be transported back to an era where magnificent steam engines ruled the railways.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is open from Tuesday 27th December until Monday 2nd January for fun days out for all the family. Start your journey at Pickering and discover the history of the Railway in the visitor centre. Head into the North York Moors and relive the magic of Harry Potter and Heartbeat with a visit to Goathland our celebrity station; before walking to Grosmont to work off that Christmas stuffing along the rail trail.

Why not indulge in a delicious warming hot chocolate or tuck into some scrumptious Yorkshire Fayre at one of our station tea rooms along the line.

Services run each day from the 27th December to 2nd January. The first train leaves Pickering at 10.30, with the last train departing at 15.30. At Grosmont, the first train leaves at 11.00, with the last train departing at 15.00. All services call at Pickering, Levisham, Goathland and Grosmont. A special request can be made to the guard to stop at Newtondale Halt.



North Yorkshire Moors Railway

2012

1st January
2012

Catterick Bridge Races

Catterick
Racecourse


3rd January
2012

'Tea & A Tale on Tour' - Tea & A Tale has been so successful in Malton, we decided to take it out to the villages. What better time to do it than around Christmas, so we can read seasonal stories in December and ghost stories in January!

Tea is served at 7.00 pm



Amotherby Village Hall

'Tea & A Tale on Tour'

4th January
2012

YAS Free Public Star Party - YAS Free Public Star Party on the Knavesmire. From 7pm till late, weather permitting.

We will be there, even if it rains, for about half an hour for a chat. Observe through our telescopes, or feel free to bring your own along for help and advice if needed.

Objects on show should include: the Moon, planets, star clusters, and galaxies.



Knavesmire

York Astronomical Society

4th January
2012

Café Scientifique - Café Scientifique is a place where, a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in your hand, you can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context. No previous scientific training or knowledge is required.

Today - 'Living on the edge of space' with Speaker : David Coulthard MBE. Department of Physics, The University of York.



City Screen Cinema

Café Scientifique


4th January
2012

'Tea & A Tale on Tour' - Tea & A Tale has been so successful in Malton, we decided to take it out to the villages. What better time to do it than around Christmas, so we can read seasonal stories in December and ghost stories in January!

Tea is served at 7.00 pm



Hinderwell Village Hall

'Tea & A Tale on Tour'

5th January
2012

The Black Swan Folk Club present - Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

Best known as the third member of Show Of Hands, Miranda has a solo repertoire of contemporary and narrative songs that showcase her rich, spine-tingling vocals and strident yet sensitive double bass playing. She has recently teamed up with virtuoso mandolin player Rex, whose style and fluidity augment the songs beautifully.



8.00 pm
Black Swan,
Peasholme Green
B.S.F.C.


5th January
2012

'Tea & A Tale on Tour' - Tea & A Tale has been so successful in Malton, we decided to take it out to the villages. What better time to do it than around Christmas, so we can read seasonal stories in December and ghost stories in January!

Tea is served at 7.00 pm



Terrington Village Hall

'Tea & A Tale on Tour'

6th January
2012

York Minster - Solemn Eucharist for the Feast of the Epiphany.

The Christmas season continues with this celebration of the visit of the Wise Men to the child Jesus. 5.15 pm


York Minster
Opens pdf file

6th January
2012

York Astronomical Society presentation - Soviet Space Myths and Legends by Martin Dawson.

Every family, government, company have dark secrets hidden in dusty cellars and the Soviet Space Programme is no exception!

Was Yuri Gagarin seen off? Were the Soviets racing the USA to the Moon, how many died in the race for space and what were they really thinking about? These and more stories - some harrowing - will be recounted by Martin Dawson, YAS, MSS and BIS. 8.00 pm

Denham Room
Priory St Centre
Priory Street

York Astronomical Society



6th January
2012

Ryedale Festival present The Benyounes Quartet - 'Twelfth Night Concert.'

Programme -

Mozart String Quartet in G Major K.387

Ravel String Quartet in F

Mendelssohn String Quartet in A Minor Op.13

The members of the award winning Beyounes Quartet met at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2007 and have appeared in concert throughout Europe forging a reputation as one of the finest string quartets to have emerged in recent years. In their first visit to the Ryedale Festival they perform three masterpieces of the quartet repertoire. 7.30 pm


St Michael's Church
Malton

Ryedale Festival

7th January
2012

York Book Fair - General antiquarian and secondhand books often with maps and prints.

York Racecourse

York Book Fair

7/8th January
2012

Dramatic Combat School! - Join Dr. Ian Stapleton at York's Guildhall on a 6 day accredited course, learning three styles of historical combat technique, and how to use them for full dramatic effect. Spread over three weekends and leading to an accredited qualification; nationally recognised within the Theatre and Film industry.

Places are limited, pre-booking is essential, please call 01904 615505. Participants must be available to attend all 6 sessions. Sat 7th, Sun 8th, Sat 14th, Sun 15th, Sat 21st & Sun 22nd January

10.00 am - 5.00 pm


The Guildhall

Dramatic Combat School!


8th January
2012

Yorkshire Philosophical Society - Promoting the understanding of science for over 180 years.

Lecture Programme 2011/12 - this afternoon - The Magic of Magnetic Liquids. A Christmas Family Lecture by Professor Kevin O'Grady & Mr Ian Helliwell, Department of Physics, University of York.

This talk starts at 2.30pm. For more information please call 01904 656713.


Tempest Anderson Hall
Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Philosophical Society


9th January
2012

The York Artworkers Association - The York Artworkers is an eclectic association of craftsmen, artists, conservators, academics and others who share a serious interest in the design of buildings, interiors and landscapes. Members represent architectural craftsmanship, other applied arts, fine arts, architecture and conservation. We welcome not only practitioners in these fields but anyone keen to broaden and share their knowledge.

2011/12 Talks - Mini talks.

This popular format allows several of our own members to tell us a little about their work, their passions or their inspiration. The talks cover a wide range of topics and offer an insight into the sometimes hidden talents amongst our membership. Talk starts at 7.30 pm


Jacob's Well
Trinity Lane
Micklegate

York Artworkers Association


9th January
2012

Helmsley Decorative And Fine Arts Society present A Lecture by Clare Lilley on Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Clare Lilley holds a degree in Art History from Manchester University. She has lead responsibility for exhibitions and projects, the collection, education and public engagement, and marketing. This lecture will cover the history of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Bretton Estate and will describe the breadth and concept of its work.


7.30 pm
Helmsley Arts Centre


10th January
2012

Yorkshire Philosophical Society - Promoting the understanding of science for over 180 years.

Lecture Programme 2011/12 - tonight - Excavations at Blossom Street and Roman settlement beyond the colonia. A lecture by Ian Milsted, Field Officer, York Archaeological Trust.

This talk starts at 7.30pm. For more information please call 01904 656713.


Tempest Anderson Hall
Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Philosophical Society


10th January
2012

'Tea & A Tale on Tour' - Tea & A Tale has been so successful in Malton, we decided to take it out to the villages. What better time to do it than around Christmas, so we can read seasonal stories in December and ghost stories in January!

Tea is served at 7.00 pm



Husthwaite Village Hall

'Tea & A Tale on Tour'


11th January
2012

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens 2012 Workshop Series - We have some fantastic workshops for you this year at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens. All courses include coffee and biscuits and the opportunity to look at books and leaflets of interest. ALL WORKSHOPS INCLUDE GARDEN ENTRY. Pre-booking is Essential.

Today - Growing Vegetables (Part 1) with Tony Chalcraft.

An introductory session for those wanting to learn more about the basics of vegetable growing. The workshop covers: 20 or so main crops and how easy or difficult they are to grow.

Vegetable families and the basics of rotation
What to consider when planning on improving a vegetable garden
Looking after the soil
Sowing and planting techniques
Principles’ of pest and disease control

Runs from 10.00 am to 12 noon.



Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens


11th January
2012

'Tea & A Tale on Tour' - Tea & A Tale has been so successful in Malton, we decided to take it out to the villages. What better time to do it than around Christmas, so we can read seasonal stories in December and ghost stories in January!

Tea is served at 7.00 pm



Barton-le-Willows Village Hall

'Tea & A Tale on Tour'

12th January
2012

British Music Society of York presents - James Turnbull (oboe, cor anglais) and Craig White (piano) playing -

Britten - Two Insect Pieces: Grasshopper; The Wasp

Poulenc - Oboe Sonata

Vaughan Williams Six Studies in English Folk Song (cor anglais and piano)

Edward Longstaff - Aegeus

Finzi, arr. Ferguson - Interlude

Johann Kalliwoda - Morceau de salon, Op. 228



Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
University of York

British Music Society of York

12th January
2012

The Black Swan Folk Club present - Singers & Musicians Night

All acoustic performers are made welcome, and listeners besides, at our popular Open House session. The more the merrier, so do come along.

8.00 pm
Black Swan,
Peasholme Green
B.S.F.C.

12th January
2012

Catterick Bridge Races

Catterick
Racecourse


12th January
2012

'Tea & A Tale on Tour' - Tea & A Tale has been so successful in Malton, we decided to take it out to the villages. What better time to do it than around Christmas, so we can read seasonal stories in December and ghost stories in January!

Tea is served at 7.00 pm



Whixley Village Hall

'Tea & A Tale on Tour'

13th January
2012

York Barbican presents - A Johann Strauss Gala.

Strauss The Tritsch Tratsch Polka, The Blue Danube Waltz, Radetzky March, Die Fledermaus Overture, Wiener Blut, Voices of Spring, Thunder and Lightning Polka, Pizzicato Polka, Perpetuum Mobile, The Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus

The acclaimed Johann Strauss Dancers and Orchestra return with an enchanting new show for 2012, as the stage is set for the magic of their Viennese Ball. Directed from the violin in the traditional Viennese manner by David Juritz. With sparkling soprano Amy Freston and the Johann Strauss Dancers in glorious costumes of the period.




York Barbican

14th January
2012

YORK OPEN STUDIOS WORKSHOPS 2012 - York Open Studios are once again holding a series of workshops run by some of our artists at York Art Gallery. The artists will be sharing their own skills and enthusiasm, giving you hands-on experience of working with their particular medium. No art training is necessary, but we do suggest everyone brings an apron.

Today -

10.30 am - 12.30 pm Milena Dragic - Linocut Printing

2.00 - 4.00 pm Richard Mackness - Sculpture



York Art Gallery

YOS Workshops

14th January
2012

York Georgian Society - York Georgian Society was founded in 1939 to promote the preservation and care of Georgian buildings in and around York, England, while fostering the study and appreciation of them. It is the second oldest society outside London devoted to the Georgian era. The Society's remit extends beyond architecture and the crafts associated with building to include the arts, culture and society of the period from 1660, the year of George I's birth, to 1837, the year of William IV's death.

YGS lecture - Tate Wilkinson’s ‘Monarchy’: The Yorkshire Theatre Circuit 1766–1803 with Ian Small, research student, University of York, and former Headmaster of Bootham School. 2.30 pm

Dianne Willcocks
Lecture Theatre
(DG/017)
De Grey Court
York St. John University

York Georgian Society

14th January
2012

Wetherby Races - Yorkshire's premier National Hunt Racecourse presents Feature Raceday

Wetherby Racecourse

14th January
2012
2011

Edwina Hayes in Concert - A special performance from the acoustic folk singer and songwriter, with support from Rosie Doonan. 7.00 pm


Nunnington Hall

14th January
2012

The Searchers - They’re back - by popular demand!

The distinctive jangling sound of the twelve string guitar and the rich harmonies embellishing their immaculate vocals have, without doubt, assured The Searchers of a lasting place in the history of popular music. The Searchers love of performing is evident in their fantastic live shows as they include all those wonderful hits such as Sweets For My Sweet, Needles And Pins, Don’t Throw Your Love Away and countless more from the golden era of music.



Pocklington Arts Centre


14th January
2012

The Mersey Makers - The Mersey Makers present a Tribute to the sound of the 60s Mersey Era performing songs by The Beatles, The Searchers, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Merseybeats, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas, and many more of the great band of the 60s.

Hits include: From Me to You, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Tired of Waiting, Needles and Pins, Glad all Over, You Really Got Me and much much more...


7.30 pm
Helmsley Arts Centre

15th January
2012

YORK OPEN STUDIOS WORKSHOPS 2012 - York Open Studios are once again holding a series of workshops run by some of our artists at York Art Gallery. The artists will be sharing their own skills and enthusiasm, giving you hands-on experience of working with their particular medium. No art training is necessary, but we do suggest everyone brings an apron.

Today -

10.30 am - 12.30 pm Richard Barnes - Painting

2.00 - 4.00 pm Emily Harvey - Mono Printing



York Art Gallery

YOS Workshops

15th January
2012

Sowerby Music present Ksenija Sidorova stunning, virtuoso classical accordion.

From dazzling Bach to quirky Berio. Jaw-dropping!

St. Oswald's Church
Sowerby
Thirsk

Sowerby Music

17th January
2012

Yorkshire Museum Curators Talks - Pickled: The Yorkshire Museum's Spirit Collection. 12.30 pm

Yorkshire Museum

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme
Opens as pdf file


17th January
2012

'Tea & A Tale on Tour' - Tea & A Tale has been so successful in Malton, we decided to take it out to the villages. What better time to do it than around Christmas, so we can read seasonal stories in December and ghost stories in January!

Tea is served at 7.00 pm



Wetwang Village Hall

'Tea & A Tale on Tour'


18th January
2012

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (York Group) lecture - "Resplendent Quetzal to Hummingbirds, Central America" by Ian Newton. 7.30 pm

Temple Hall
York St. John University

RSPB York


18th January
2012

York Concerts present The Sasaki Trio.

Copland Vitebsk
Shostakovich Piano trio no. 2 in E minor op. 67
Bartok Romanian Folk Dances and Allegro Barbaro
Ravel Piano trio in A minor

Formed while its members were students at the Royal College of Music in London, the Sasaki Trio is committed to finding the connections between seemingly incongruous works. Focusing mainly on 20th and 21st-century music, the trio has performed in venues across London, including a Wigmore Hall debut in May 2011. The folk music underscoring their programme comes from Eastern Europe and, in the Ravel trio, from the Basque country.


Sir Jack Lyons
Concert Hall
UoY

York Concerts

19th January
2012

The Black Swan Folk Club present - Jackie Oates with Karen Tweed

Seven years ago a young Jackie appeared at this club playing with the Unthanks. She has gone on to become one of the most sought-after singers around, as a soloist and in collaborations such as The Cecil Sharp Project and The Imagined Village. For this short tour of small club venues, she is accompanied by another great musician who is no stranger in these parts, accordionist Karen Tweed.



8.00 pm
Black Swan,
Peasholme Green
B.S.F.C.

19th January
2012

Tom Russell - Tom Russell is a master storyteller and Mesabi, his new release, corrals some of the acclaimed singer-songwriter's most compelling tales to date.

A thread runs through its songs, a zigzagging but determinedly solid line that connects the perilous bordertown of Juarez, Mexico to the real and faux glitz of L.A. and the bleak iron range of Minnesota—the Mesabi of the album's title. The broad landscapes created for Mesabi are inhabited by characters we all know—Bob Dylan, James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor—and some we may not. Russell is an outstanding exponent of Americana who simply should not be missed!

Tom Russell is Johnny Cash, Jim Harrison and Charles Bukowski rolled into one. I feel a great affinity with Tom Russell's songs, for he is writing out of the wounded heart of America.” Lawrence Ferlinghetti (A Coney Island of the Mind)



Pocklington Arts Centre

20th January
2012

York Astronomical Society presentation - 'Sun Dials' by David Cook, Harrogate AS.

This talk will cover how sundials work and then show some examples both in pictures and models. They are not as simple as most people think! 8.00 pm

Denham Room
Priory St Centre
Priory Street

York Astronomical Society

20th January
2012

Catterick Bridge Races

Catterick
Racecourse


20th January
2012

Simon Hoggart: 'Send Up The Clowns'

An evening of hilarity and astonishment, as Simon Hoggart regales you with anecdotes from his life in journalism that sparkle with wit and wisdom.

Award winning writer of parliamentary sketches, Simon has been writing for the Guardian since 1968. He is also wine correspondent and TV Critic for The Spectator, and regularly contributes to Punch, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, New Statesman and Oldie. On TV and Radio he has chaired The News Quiz for twelve years and appears frequently on Grumpy Old Men and Today PM.

Simon will be reading from and talking about his latest book, “Send Up The Clowns”, which takes us from the departure of Tony Blair to the arrival of the grumpiest prime minister in recent history, through the expenses scandal, to the last election and the arrival of a new premiere.


7.30 pm
Helmsley Arts Centre

20/21st January
2012

University of York - Graduation Ceremonies

University of York




21st January
2012

York Farmers Market - The York Farmers Market was one of the first to be established in the north of England in the Autumn of 1999. The success as the forerunner to this movement in the north has led to a large number of other markets opening up in the area and, more importantly, created an alternative source of income to many farmers and producers.

The main benefit of the farmers market here at Murton is that it is all under cover come rain, snow or high wind with a large private car park adjacent. There is always seasonal activity and special events at the markets, adding extra value and interest.

The main principle of the farmers market is that it is local producers selling fresh quality produce direct to local consumers in an atmosphere which promotes dialogue and understanding of food production including environmental and welfare standards. This cuts down food miles and puts money back into the local economy rather than imported goods.

The market always offers an extensive range of produce including:-

Yorkshire beef, lamb & pork;
Organic vegetables;
Free range chicken & eggs;
Fresh handmade bread & cakes;
Pastries;
Fish;
Sausages;
Soups;
Preserves & much more...

A fantastic choice of fresh quality local produce at very competitive prices and the benefit of knowing where it's come from and how it's been produced.





York Auction Centre
Murton, York
York Farmers Market

21st January
2012

YORK OPEN STUDIOS WORKSHOPS 2012 - York Open Studios are once again holding a series of workshops run by some of our artists at York Art Gallery. The artists will be sharing their own skills and enthusiasm, giving you hands-on experience of working with their particular medium. No art training is necessary, but we do suggest everyone brings an apron.

Today -

10.30 am - 12.30 pm Ben Arnup - Ceramics

2.00 - 4.00 pm Lesley Seeger - Painting



York Art Gallery

YOS Workshops

21st January
2012

'Welcome, Yule!' - Popular choral music from Christmas to Candlemas.

The new, York-based chamber choir, SPECTRUM make their debut performance under the direction of Minster Organ Scholar, Ben Horden. The Choir will perform a programme of popular, seasonal, a cappella choral music in York Minster's spectacular Chapter House. 7.30 pm


York Minster

'Welcome, Yule!'

21st January
2012

The Academy of St Olave's present - DELIUS 150th Birthday Concert with music by Frederick Delius , plus friends and associates.

DELIUS Tone pictures from Florida, France, and Scandinavia

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Overture The Wasps

GRIEG Norwegian Dances

SIBELIUS Valse Triste

ELGAR Chanson de Matin

WARLOCK Capriol Suite

GRAINGER Green Bushes.

8.00 pm




St Olave's Church
Marygate

Academy of St Olave's


22nd January
2012

Yorkwalk Historical Guided Walking Tours - The Jewish Heritage Trail.

In connection with World Holocaust Memorial Day. A walk recalling the Jewish contribution to York's history, visiting sites connected with mediaeval and modern Jews. Finishing at Clifford's Tower, the site of the dreadful massacre of the Jews in 1190. Walk starts at 10.30 am


Yorkwalk

22nd January
2012

YORK OPEN STUDIOS WORKSHOPS 2012 - York Open Studios are once again holding a series of workshops run by some of our artists at York Art Gallery. The artists will be sharing their own skills and enthusiasm, giving you hands-on experience of working with their particular medium. No art training is necessary, but we do suggest everyone brings an apron.

Today -

10.30 am - 12.30 pm Suzanne Dekker - Glass

2.00 - 4.00 pm Ian Cameron - Bookbinding



York Art Gallery

YOS Workshops


22nd January
2012

Harrogate International Sunday Series presents - Artur Pizarro, piano.

After winning first place at the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition in 1990, Artur Pizarro has since taken the world by storm with his breath-taking performances. Now performing internationally in recital and chamber music and with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, he makes a very welcome return to Harrogate’s stage with a programme that draws on four of the greatest composers for piano. Growing from Chopin’s ‘miniature masterpieces’ to the grand splendour of Wagner, Liszt and Rachmaninov, this thrilling programme is the perfect start to the New Year and a new season.

Chopin 24 Preludes Op. 28

Wagner/Liszt Overture to Tannhauser: Concert Paraphrase

Rachmaninov Sonata No. 2 Op. 36 (1931)

‘Let no one say there is no room for another set of established masterpieces when the pianist is possessed with this sort of recreative energy and exuberance.’ Gramophone.

11.00 am



The Old Swan Hotel
Harrogate

Harrogate International Sunday Series


22nd January
2012

Fortune's Spear: A Biography of a 1920s Fraudster.

Gerard Lee Bevan was the black sheep of one of London's most respectable banking families. A high-living womaniser and upper class rogue, he exploited a glittering range of social connections. After a long run of success in City dealings he perpetrated a massive fraud for which he was eventually jailed.

An extraordinary and compelling true-crime tale rich in early 20th Century social detail. Followed by tea and book signing at Knipes Hall.


3.00 pm
Knipes Hall
Helmsley Arts Centre





23rd January
2012

University of York Free Public Lectures - Every term, the University organises free public lectures on a wide variety of topics and aimed at a general audience. Some require tickets (available from the Communications Office) but most do not. Where tickets are needed, this is indicated.

Today - 'The Public Secret' with Speaker: Professor Robert Eaglestone, Director of the Holocaust Research Centre, Royal Holloway College.

Robert Eaglestone is Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought at Royal Holloway College, University of London. He is also Director of the Holocaust Research Centre. He is one of the UK’s leading academics studying the legacy of the Holocaust and the Second World War on literature, ethics, aesthetics and the philosophy of history.

The debate will explore the ‘Public Secret’ – the awareness among members of the public of atrocities carried out in the Holocaust and more recent genocides.

The debate will follow an afternoon seminar which is open to members of the public and A level students.

Holocaust Memorial Day is an international event held in January every year to mark the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp by the Soviet army and to remember the victims of the Holocaust. It is also an occasion to remember the victims of more recent genocides and to make a personal commitment to challenging all forms of prejudice and intolerance in our own communities.

Holocaust Memorial Day events are held across the UK and this year, the University will be hosting a national touring exhibition Portraits for Posterity in the Ron Cooke Hub Gallery.


Admission by free ticket only, available from www.york.ac.uk/tickets.




5.30 pm
Room RCH/037
The Ron Cooke Hub
UoY

University of York Free Public Lectures

23rd January
2012

Wetherby Races - Yorkshire's premier National Hunt Racecourse presents Standard Raceday - Weekday Racing

Wetherby Racecourse


24th January
2012

Yorkshire Philosophical Society - Promoting the understanding of science for over 180 years.

Lecture Programme 2011/12 - tonight - Fifty Years of Lasers: Turning light into matter, from the basics to nuclear fusion and beyond. A lecture by Dr Nigel Woolsey, The York Plasma Institute, Department of Physics, University of York.

This talk starts at 7.30pm. For more information please call 01904 656713.


Tempest Anderson Hall
Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Philosophical Society

24th January
2012

York Barbican presents - Thin Lizzy plus special guests Clutch.

Thin Lizzy is one of rock music’s most recognizable names. The fiery Dublin band exploded onto the scene with a fresh sound, look and attitude. Lead by the incomparable Phil Lynott, the band reached many peaks and influenced generations of musicians with classic tracks such as Jailbreak and The Boys Are Back In Town.

Twenty five years have passed, the world has changed, but the amazing body of work that is Thin Lizzy still retains all of its vibrancy and influence.

A new lineup has formed to take Lizzy’s music to a whole new generation of music fans. Led by alumni Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton (all of whom played in Thin Lizzy with Phil Lynott) the stellar lineup is completed by Guns N Roses Richard Fortus (guitar), Bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent) and The Almighty’s Ricky Warwick on vocals and guitar.




York Barbican


25th January
2012

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens 2012 Workshop Series - We have some fantastic workshops for you this year at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens. All courses include coffee and biscuits and the opportunity to look at books and leaflets of interest. ALL WORKSHOPS INCLUDE GARDEN ENTRY. Pre-booking is Essential.

Today - Growing Vegetables (Part 2) with Tony Chalcraft

An intermediate level workshop for those wanting to get more out of their vegetable garden throughout the year and successional cropping: The workshop covers:

Planning all year round growing
Vegetable sowing and planting calendar
Crops for successional growing
Crops for over-wintering
Growing under cover (cloches, polytunnels, greenhouses)

Runs from 10.00 am to 12 noon.



Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens





25th January
2012

University of York Free Public Lectures - Every term, the University organises free public lectures on a wide variety of topics and aimed at a general audience. Some require tickets (available from the Communications Office) but most do not. Where tickets are needed, this is indicated.

Today - 'Can a robot have an immune system?' with Speaker: Professor Jon Timmis.

Animals and plants have an immune system to keep them healthy. Robots go wrong and become "unhealthy" very easily. What would it mean for a robot, or even a "swarm" of robots, to have an immune system? In this lecture, we will explore immunity in the natural world and how we might translate the idea of immunity into robotic systems to allow them to work even when things might go wrong. Along the way, we will discuss some of the problems in getting such ideas to work in robots, and demonstrate a few of the robots we own here at York, including if they behave themselves, some of our flying robots.

Admission by free ticket only, available from www.york.ac.uk/tickets.



6.45 pm
Room RCH/037
Ron Cooke Hub
Heslington East
UoY

University of York Free Public Lectures

25th January
2012

YAS Free Public Star Party - YAS Free Public Star Party on the Knavesmire. From 7pm till late, weather permitting.

We will be there, even if it rains, for about half an hour for a chat. Observe through our telescopes, or feel free to bring your own along for help and advice if needed.

Objects on show should include: the Moon (very briefly as it is setting), planets (Venus, Uranus and Jupiter), star clusters (Pleiades, Hyades, M35), nebulae (M1, M42) and galaxies (M31, M110, M33).



Knavesmire

York Astronomical Society


25th January
2012

York Concerts present John Taylor piano.

John Taylor first made his mark on the jazz scene in the 1970s when he collaborated with the likes of Cleo Laine, Ronnie Scott, Jan Garbarek and Kenny Wheeler. As a solo performer and with his own trio, John Taylor is at the pinnacle of his career with a sophisticated and sensitive style that appeals to lovers of classical and jazz repertoire alike. In this solo concert he features music by Kenny Wheeler alongside his own pieces and standards.

Taylor played as if the piano were his orchestra, always intriguing and filled with sumptuous chords, groove-alerting cross-rhythms and nimble lines. His playing is strikingly original and immediate, as if the piano has revealed all kinds of secrets to him that are kept from most other musicians.’ Ottowa Citizen


Sir Jack Lyons
Concert Hall
UoY

York Concerts

26th January
2012

The Black Swan Folk Club present - Chris While

A rare and welcome solo performance by this great singer (“the best in England” says Eddi Reader) and consummate songwriter. A former member of The Albion Band, Chris has been in a Folk Award-winning duo with Julie Matthews since 1997. She also tours with her gifted daughter Kellie and sometimes takes the role of the late Sandy Denny on stage with Fairport Convention. We are delighted she is coming to York.



8.00 pm
Black Swan,
Peasholme Green
B.S.F.C.


27th January
2012

York Minster - Hidden Minster Tours.

Explore the Bell Towers, Masons' Loft or the Five Sisters Window. Our expert guides will help you discover hidden parts of the Minster.
6.30 pm & 8.00 pm


York Minster
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27th January
2012

York Concerts present Peyee Chen soprano.

Soprano Peyee Chen presents a programme of music for solo voice exploring the idea of line – vectors, dotted lines, lines that intersect, lines that vibrate, curves – featuring works by Lucier, Saunders, Pisaro, Weeks, Gee, and premieres by Scott McLaughlin and Richard Glover.

Peyee Chen specialises in contemporary repertoire and has performed at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Late Music in York and the GEMdays Festival. She studied at Northwestern University, Illinois, and the University of York and is currently a member of Ergodos Voices and Manchester Chamber Choir.


Rymer Auditorium
UoY

York Concerts


28th January
2012

Yorkshire Bach Choir present - The English Golden Age with Byrd Mass a 5 and other English Tudor music.

No other period of musical history has managed to capture the glorious choral sonority and colour of the music of later Renaissance with greater success than William Byrd and his contemporary Thomas Tallis.

We are sure that our audiences will welcome our continued exploration of this repertoire and the coupling of the great five-part mass with other large-scale Latin compositions interspersed with more intimate motets. 7.30 pm




St Michael le Belfrey Church

Yorkshire Bach Choir

28th January
2012

Country Legends - Now celebrating its 10th year, the Solid Gold Country Legends Show pays homage to the very best in Country Music. Led by singing stars Jeanne Jordan and B J Thomas, together with the Outlaw Country Band, they are amongst the finest country musicians you will ever see. Country Legends brings you the perfect mix of old and new country hits from the classics of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette to Garth Brooks, Lady Antebellum and Shania Twain, to name but a few.

Combine great music with stunning costume changes, a large slice of fun and an amazingly authentic country barn stage set and you have a great night out. 8.00 pm



Galtres Centre
Easingwold
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28th January
2012

The Milton Rooms presents Music in the Studio - Me & My Friends.

Presenting an imaginative blend of folk, reggae and old-time roots, Me and My Friends seamlessly combine disparate styles into an entrancing, delightful, basking-in-the-sunshine whole. Gentle folk melodies sit alongside syncopated rhythms from all over, mixing nylon-string guitar, cello, clarinet and layered vocals in often unusual but always utterly charming ways. These unlikely crossings are held together by imaginative musicianship, youthful energy and a heavy dose of blazing sunshine.

Sharing stages with the likes of Jesca Hoop, Alessi's Ark, Hannah Peel and the Duke Special, and garnering rave reviews all over, the group are sure to raise a smile, get some hips shaking and leave you feeling revitalised!

7.30 pm




Milton Rooms
Malton


29th January
2012

The Tannahill Weavers.

A dynamic quintet playing traditional Scottish music at its best. The potent mixture of traditional ballads and fiery instrumentals leaves its audiences spellbound. As tight and versatile as any band in the Celtic music revival, the Tannahills can summon rock'n'roll intensity or haunting introspection.

Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful inventive arrangements have won them fans from all over the world”. The Desert Shamrack, Scottsdale, AZ


7.30 pm

Helmsley Arts Centre





30th January
2012

University of York Free Public Lectures - Every term, the University organises free public lectures on a wide variety of topics and aimed at a general audience. Some require tickets (available from the Communications Office) but most do not. Where tickets are needed, this is indicated.

Today - 'Remembering the past: Protecting the future' with Speaker: Dr Jane Grenville, University of York.

Remembering the past: Protecting the future is part of the University and City of York’s series of events to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. It will be a moving and challenging evening that draws on personal family history to explore some of the modern day messages to be drawn from the history of the Holocaust.

The event will include an illustrated talk by University of York Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr Jane Grenville whose father escaped from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, klezmer music performances by internationally renowned clarinettist Lesley Schatzberger and a new drama performance written and performed by pupils from local schools. The event will conclude with a candle lighting ceremony.

It will be followed by a reception and a chance to view the Portraits for Posterity exhibition in addition to a new commission to be screened in the 360 degree presentation space.

This event is part of the University and City of York’s series of events to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, an international event held in January every year to mark the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp by the Soviet army and to remember the victims of the Holocaust. Holocaust Memorial Day is also an occasion to remember the victims of more recent genocides and to make a personal commitment to challenging all forms of prejudice and intolerance in our own communities.

Admission by free ticket only, available from www.york.ac.uk/tickets.




6.45 pm
Room RCH/037
Ron Cooke Hub
Heslington East
UoY

University of York Free Public Lectures

31st January
2012

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme - An Introduction to Rocks.

Explore the Yorkshire Museum's collections to find out more about the wonderful world of rocks. Handle specimens and view their thin sections in beautiful technicolour to get to grips with basic identifications. Learn more about how people have used different types of rocks through time, with a chance to look at artefacts with curator Stuart Ogilvy.

2.00 - 4.00 pm


Yorkshire Museum

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme
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