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  York Bibliographical Society
York, long been associated with books, through printing, publishing and selling, makes a natural base for a society initiated by, and dedicated to those who love books. Authors and illustrators, designers and publishers, booksellers and collecters feature in programmes of six winter lectures supplemented by summer visits to memorable libraries. All who have an interest in books are welcome to join this active group of booklovers.
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  York Classical Guitar Society
Meets on the 1st Monday of every month at 8:00 p.m.
at the Black Swan (upstairs meeting room), Peasholme Green,York.
The society exists as a meeting place for any classical guitarist in the York area who wishes to:
- listen to other players
- perform his or her self
- perform in ensemble with others
- or just sit and chat about the classical guitar (or anything else for that matter!)
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  York Karate Club
York's oldest karate club (since 1961). We train under the instruction of Keith Gullen Shihan, a 7th Dan black belt and former National, European and World Champion. Beginners always welcome.
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  York Light Opera Company
York Light Opera Society was formed in 1953 to perform the challenging new musicals of the time. In 2003 we became York Light Opera Company Limited for financial reasons, although we remain an amateur group. Throughout our history we have built an excellent reputation for producing shows to a professional standard; and the Company takes great pride in continuing its tradition of bringing brand new musicals to York as well as breathing new life into old favourites.
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  York Mountaineering Club
The club was established in October 1948 by Fred Edinburgh, the idea came to him whilst climbing on the Matterhorn in the summer of that year.The club runs on a very informal basis. Although there will be many organised trips each year which will be advertised on the web forum, however most trips are organised in the pub on Thursday. There are regular weekend trips to Scotland the Lakes and Wales for both walking, climbing and mountain biking. We meet at The Fox Inn on Holgate Road at 10pm on a Thursday.
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  York Musical Society
Founded in 1765, York Musical Society (YMS) is the oldest Musical Society in England. Today, we are a choral society of approximately 160 members who enjoy performing a challenging repertoire including the more familiar large scale choral works such as Handel's Messiah, the Passions and various Requiems.
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  York Photographic Society
York Photographic Society is a friendly welcoming society with a membership that includes all ages, abilities and photographic interests - whether prints or slides, traditional or contemporary in outlook.
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  York RI Chess Club
The main club meet at the R I any night of the week with main nights Tuesday and Thursdays. Games and competitions are held, we have 4 teams who play in the Saturday Yorkshire League About 100 members including 40 juniors. The juniors meet in term time at St Olaves School from 7.0 to 8.30 for ages 6-16. There is also a winter Evening League and varioue events held including an open air one in June in Parliament Street. Regards Peter Cloudsdale ECFaccredited chess coach.
Contact details are 5, Pear Tree Close, Huntington York YO32 9QZ Tel 01904-767177.
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  York Society of Magicians
Since 1945 there has been in the city of York a society of magicians. They meet upon the second Wednesday of every month and engage in the greatest of the ntertainments...........magic.
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