Public Events

Upcoming one-off events:

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 20 January: 10.30am – 12pm
Saturday 3 March: 3.30pm – 5pm
Saturday 5 May: 10.30am – 12pm
Saturday 14 July: 3.30pm – 5pm
Saturday 8 September: 10.30am – 12pm
Saturday 10 November: 3.30pm – 5pm

Dancing for children at Clements Hall:

Free style dance inviting children to discover their own movement, creativity, expression, confidence and fun! We dance with a theme and dressing up is welcome. Our body dances for 1 hour and our hands dance with arts and crafts after. See you on the dancefloor

Saturday 6th January, 1.30pm – 3pm: Dreams. Dancing in pyjamas.
Saturday 10th February, 1.30pm – 3pm: Once upon a time. Dancing like fairy tale characters.
Sunday 4th March, 1.30pm – 3pm: Into space. Space suits and alien outfits are welcome.
Sunday 1st April, 1.30pm – 3pm: Easter Sunday. Spring dancing and Easter egg hunt.

Price per lesson £6 per child and parents are free.

Contact dance teacher Eliza:

RSPB Meetings:

Entrance £3.00 York RSPB Local Group members, £3.50 non-members. Non-members are welcome. There is an interval with free hot and cold refreshments.

19.30 Wednesday 17th January 2018
Illustrated talk on “Birds, Ecology and Climate Change” by Professor Sir John Lawton.

Sir John Lawton, CBE, FRS, is an RSPB Vice President and a former Chair, now President of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. He has previously been a trustee of WWF UK and Chief Executive of Natural Environment Research Council and was the last chair of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. His most recent work in a report to Defra in 2010 (Making Space for Nature) has had a profound influence on nature conservation strategies throughout the UK and now more widely in Europe. We are anticipating a typically insightful and thought-provoking talk on the vitally important topic of climate change and its effects on bird populations.

14.30 Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Illustrated talk on “Wildlife of the East Coast” by Terry Weston.

Terry is well known as a Local Nature Reserve manager and well-travelled photographer.

19.30 Thursday 15th February
Illustrated talk on “Filey International; arrivals and departures at North Yorkshire's Bird Observatory” by Mark Pearson.

Fasten your seatbelts! Migration never stops at this East Coast hotspot - and neither does Mark in his pursuit of its wonders. Let him take you on a whistle-stop tour through four seasons of high drama at his beloved Filey Bird Observatory. Mark has shone the spotlight on this idyllic corner of Yorkshire through his very popular series of articles in Birdwatch magazine and BirdGuides, his radio and television contributions (including co-presenting a recent feature from Filey for BBC Springwatch with Michaela Strachan) and his ongoing work celebrating the remarkable adventures there.

14.30 Tuesday 20th February
Illustrated talk on “Swifts” by Louise Bentley (RSPB Volunteer Swift Champion)

14.30 Tuesday 20th March
Illustrated talk on “RSPB Wash Cruises” by Norman Adcock, South Lincolnshire RSPB Local Group.

A talk about the organised bird-watching cruises out of Boston onto the Wash throughout the summer and the birds and other wildlife seen over the years.

19.30 Wednesday 28th March
Illustrated talk on “North Cave Wetlands; a win-win for all” by Stephen Martin.

Steve Martin has led the group of local residents who have been working to create this Reserve over the last 20 years. His talk will cover the history of the site since the original site was secured for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in 2000, the development and extensions of the wetlands and the remaining plans; and he will, of course be showing us some of the 214 species of birds who visit North Cave.

19.30 Tuesday 24th April
Members presentations on various subjects, followed by the A.G.M.

19.30 Thursday 31st May
Illustrated talk on “Discovering Coquet Island” by Paul Morisson.

Dr Morrison started as a volunteer warden 30 years ago and is now employed by the RSPB as Head Warden for Coquet island and Roseate Tern Ambassador. He will be giving an illustrated talk on the work of the reserve, including, we hope, live webcam footage.

Regular community Events:

Every Wednesday
GEM Lunches:
12.00-14.00 every Wednesday: 2 course lunch & socialising for over 50s.  Funded by the People’s Health Trust.
01904 466086

Every Friday
Dementia Forward Weekly Wellbeing Café
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