What’s on in York: Eco Crafts at Tang Hall Explore Library

Think twice about what you’re throwing in the rubbish and upcycle everyday objects in our Eco Crafts sessions!

  • JUL 5th Tue, 17:00 – 19:00 BST Eco Crafts Tang Hall Explore Library, York Tickets
  • JUL 12th Tue, 17:00 – 19:00 BST Eco Crafts Tang Hall Explore Library, York Tickets
  • JUL 19th Tue, 17:00 – 19:00 BST Eco Crafts Tang Hall Explore Library, York Tickets
About this event

Join our craft group with a difference as we give a second life to everyday objects and craft them into new and wonderful creations. Much like our ordinary craft group, you can bring your own projects and materials and staff or volunteers will be on hand to provide materials and inspiration too! Crafts could range from paper making, textiles and more. Learn new skills and techniques and help protect our planet in the process by reducing, reusing and recycling.

Open to all ages, adults, teens and children alike.

What’s on in York: Death and Croissants with Ian Moore

Wednesday 29 June 2022

19:00 – 20:00

York Explore Library and Archives, Library Square, York

Tickets £5 (click to purchase)

Like going on a joyous romp through the Loire valley with Agatha Christie, PG Woodhouse and Mc Beaton. A delight’ C.K. McDonnell

About this event

Richard is a middle-aged Englishman who runs a B&B in the Loire Valley. Nothing ever happens to him and that’s the way he likes it.

One day, however, an older guest goes missing, leaving behind only a bloody handprint on the wallpaper. Another guest, the enigmatic Valérie, persuades a sceptical Richard to investigate the disappearance, revealing a world of mafia crime, nudist colonies and fowl play…

Death and Croissants is the first book in a new murder mystery series by leading stand-up comedian, Ian Moore. Set in France, it is inspired by Moore’s own B&B in the Loire Valley.

Ian Moore is a leading stand-up comedian, known for his sharp, entertaining punditry. A TV/radio regular, he stars in Dave’s satirical TV show Unspun, Channel 5’s topical comedy Big Mouths and Radio 4’s The Now Show. Ian lives in rural France with his family, where he seeks solace in the production of fine chutney. He is also the author of two memoirs on life in France, À la Mod: My So-Called Tranquil Family Life in Rural France and C’est Modnifique: Adventures of an English Grump in Rural France, which were highlighted on Simon Mayo’s Books of the Year Podcast

There will be an opportunity to buy signed paperback copies of the Death and Croissants after the event and exclusive early access to Ian’s new book Death and Fromage due to be published on 1 July

What’s on in York: Nature Story Time

Monday, 6th June 2022

10:00am – 10:30am

Acomb Explore Library, Front Street

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Celebrating World Environment Day! We’ll share songs and stories exploring the nature around us and end with a simple craft suitable for little ones. Story time is a fun way to introduce your child to books, stimulates their imagination and is a great way to learn.

The session will take place in the garden (weather permitting) and is suitable for children aged 0-5 years. Numbers are limited so booking is essential.

This session is part of the York Cares Big Community Challenge where businesses and local volunteers are working to create green corridors for wildlife in the area.

What’s on in York: Crime at Lunchtime with Jack Jordan and Russ Thomas

Wednesday 1st June 2022

13:00 – 14:00 BST

York Explore Library and Archive, Library Square, Museum Street, York YO1 7DS

Tickets £5 (click to buy)

Don’t miss two for the price of one as we welcome best-selling authors Jack Jordan and Russ Thomas to talk about their fantastic new novels

About this event

Authors Jack Jordan and Russ Thomas will be joining us at York Explore to talk about their new novels Do No Harm and Cold Reckoning on their whistle-stop tour of the best bits of Yorkshire.

Jack Jordan is the global bestselling author of Anything for Her, My Girl, A Woman Scorned, Before Her Eyes, and Night by Night and an Amazon No.1 bestseller in the UK, Canada, and Australia. After selling at auction in the UK and numerous foreign territories, Do No Harm is set to be the thriller of the summer in 2022. The idea for Do No Harm came to Jack after undergoing a minor medical procedure where he had to be sedated and trust strangers with his welfare. After the anaesthesia wore off, Jack began scribbling his notes, wondering to himself just how iron-clad a surgeon’s oath is, and what it would take to break it…

Russ Thomas was born in Essex, raised in Berkshire and now lives in Sheffield. After a few ‘proper’ jobs (among them: pot-washer, optician’s receptionist, supermarket warehouse operative, call-centre telephonist, and storage salesman) he discovered the joys of bookselling, where he could talk to people about books all day. His highly-acclaimed debut novel and first in the DS Adam Tyler series, Firewatching, published in February 2020, with Nighthawking, the second book, in February 2021. Cold Reckoning is the highly anticipated third novel in the series.

There will be an opportunity to buy signed copies of the books after the event.

What’s on in York: Finding the Words with Nicki Heinen, Paul McGrane and Ramona Herdman

Thursday 26th May 2022

19:00 – 20:00

Online event (Free)

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Listen to some of the best poets from Yorkshire and beyond at Finding the Words, a relaxed and welcoming poetry evening

About this event

Finding the Words with Nicki Heinen, Paul McGrane and Ramona Herdman

Nicki Heinen’s work has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including Magma, and Bloodaxe’s Staying Human anthology. She was shortlisted for the Pat Kavanagh Prize and was commended in the Winchester Poetry Prize 2018 and 2020. She founded and hosts Words & Jazz, a poetry and music night, at the Vortex Jazz Café, London. Her pamphlet Itch was launched with Eyewear Press in May 2017 and it was one of London Review Bookshop’s books of the year. There May Not Be a Reason Why, her debut collection, is out with Verve Press now. She identifies as disabled, living with bipolar disorder. She lives in London.

Paul McGrane As a result of winning the Geoff Stevens Memorial Award, Paul McGrane’s first collection Elastic Man was published with Indigo Dreams Publishing in 2018. His new collection British People in Hot Weather was published by Indigo in 2021. He is the co-founder of the Forest Poets poetry collective in Walthamstow and, until recently, The Poetry Society’s Membership Manager.

Elastic Man and British People in Hot Weather are available from https://indigodreamspublishing.com/paul-mcgrane

Ramona Herdman’s latest pamphlet, ‘A warm and snouting thing’, is published by The Emma Press. Her new collection, ‘Glut’, will be published by Nine Arches Press in August 2022 and will be available for pre-order soon. Ramona lives in Norwich and is a committee member for Café Writers.