Public Events

Upcoming one-off events:


Lights on the Lake: Half-term lantern making workshop

Come and make your own willow lantern as part of the St Leonard's Hospice Lights on the Lake event, which takes place at Rowntree Park on Wednesday 20th March at 6.30pm.

All ages welcome. Refreshments available. Details from Clements Hall: 01904 466086 or

Monday 25 February: 2 - 4pm


Words, Women & War: Forgotten Female Voices of The Great War

Meet four Yorkshire women:
Bradford-born Alberta: Poet, publisher, VAD nurse
Harrogate lass Betty: YMCA driver in France
Leeds-based Dorothy: Belgian refugee and Leeds Pals fundraiser
York woman Flora: Soldier with the Serbian army

Hear their stories and discover their contributions to WWI.
Brought to life by writer, historian and Edinburgh fringe 4* performer, Irene Lofthouse.
Part of York Literature Festival Fringe.
Tickets £10, from Clements Hall: 01904 466086 or email

Wednesday 27 March: 3pm


York Mumbler Baby & Toddler Nearly New Sales:

Grab some bargains! For pre-loved baby and toddler clothes, toys and nursery items.
E-mail for all enquiries.

Saturday 16 March: 10.30 – 12.00pm


Contemporary Embroidery Workshops

Embroidery artist Jessica Grady is running a variety of colourful and creative classes, showing you how to create your own original textile art using a combination of hand embroidery and handmade embellishments. Classes include all materials and refreshments – all you need to bring along is yourself and a willingness to be creative! No prior embroidery experience is necessary.

23 March, 10am – 4pm: Exploring Colour and Pattern - contemporary embellishment techniques
(Meeting Room) A great workshop for those starting out looking at textile art; also to develop and refine techniques and processes. Create a series of mini samples demonstrating different techniques, then create a textile sketchbook of fabric samples to take away with you. £70

Any questions and to book a place, please get touch:
For further workshops:


One-off community events organised by Clements Hall:

If you would like to be involved or help with organisation, please contact Kate Davy at: or 01904 466086.

Friday 15 March - Community Karaoke Evening
Be a South Bank singing sensation. Choose a favourite song, belt it out to an appreciative audience, then walk away with one of these possible trophies: best look-a-like; song with the most audience participation; most ambitious song; best dressed or best wig; singer who really went for it; all-round audience favourite; song that got people up and dancing. Audience members and performers both welcome alike. If possible, let us know your song beforehand so it’s ready on the turntable.
Doors open at 7pm. Singing starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets £4, in advance or on the door.


Regular Community Events:

Tuesday afternoon, twice monthly
Gentle Sports and Social:
1.30 - 3pm on the following dates:
January 15; February 5 + 26; March 5 + 19; April 2; May 7 + 21; June 4 + 18; July 2 + 16

Join us for Boccia, table tennis or just a cup of tea and a chat. Boccia is a Paralympic sport that anyone can play. It's similar to lawn bowling but you sit down to throw the balls. Come and have a go at this team game - it's easy for beginners to learn.
£1 per session; £1 for refreshments.
01904 466086

Every Wednesday
GEM Lunches:
12.00-14.00 every Wednesday: 2 course lunch & socialising for over 50s.  £3.50
01904 466086

Every Friday
Dementia Forward Weekly Wellbeing Café, 1-3pm
For people living with dementia their carers, family and friends. We have a number of activities available such as games, items to promote conversation and art and crafts etc. Or simply come and talk to others in a similar situation. A Dementia Support Advisor is always on hand to offer support and advice. Come and enjoy a cup of tea, coffee and a biscuit or two! For more information contact Dementia Forward (01904 692473 or Registered Charity Number 1148225

Alternate Fridays
South Bank Community Cinema