36O YOUR BUS GUIDE
! E E FR HAREWOOD HOUSE
LEEDS HAREWOOD HARROGATE RIPON RIPLEY
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ESTATE MANAGER CHRISTOPHER USSHER
FULL BUS GUIDE
COVERS ALL STOPS ON YOUR JOURNEY
LEEDS ART GALLERY
CIORUS, MANUM TANDEO, C. EFACTAN INCLUDES BUS TIMETABLE
THE NEW HIGH STREET EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT
CISTERIAN ABBEY AND MEDIEVAL DEER PARK
THREE SIXTY LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
DEAR BUS RIDERS, Whilst you sit comfortably on your journey through Yorkshire, I hope you are able to make good use of this magazine’s spring edition. Whether your day’s weather consists of rain or sunshine you will find plenty to learn about, see and explore, in Yorkshire’s countryside hotspots. For this particular edition we focus in on the areas of Leeds, Ripon and Harewood. From the history and traditions of the lives of Lord and Lady Harewood to the latest high street trends found in the brand new Leeds Trinity shopping center, this magazine has something insightful about Yorkshire for everyone to enjoy. Everyone is more than welcome to use the free WiFi we have installed, and for any extra information and updates you wish to check out that isn’t written down on paper, why don’t you follow us on twitter. @harrogatebus Don’t forget to download our ‘36’ iPhone app!
THREE SIXTY CONTENTS
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MAY 2013 / VOL.1 / NO.1
THREE SIXTY INTERVIEW’S CHRISTOPHER USSHER
FULL BUS GUIDE
YOUR GUIDE TO ALL THE STOPS ON YOUR JOUNEY
THE NEW HIGH STREET EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT
LEEDS ART GALLERY
CISTERIAN ABBEY AND MEDIEVAL DEER PARK
ART & CULTURE IN THE HEART OF LEEDS
THE LITTLE CITY WITH A LOT OF CHARACTER
SAM’S CHOP HOUSE
Sam’s chop house provide a range of meals that will suit everybody, from traditional fish and chips to steak and kidney pie with mash. Located just off of Park Row, the restaurant is close to the bars and pubs synonymous with the financial district. The restaurant is open from 11.00 - 23.00 every day. Sam’s Chop House often run offers on their website to such as 2-4-1 meals, these can be found at leeds.samschophouse.com
On the cusp of a £10bn
restoration, Leeds is a city on the move. The recently opened Trinity Centre has put Leeds on the map competing with shopping centres such as Manchester’s Trafford Centre and Sheffield’s Meadowhall. Voted as one of the best cultural days out, Leeds offers a museum and art gallery in the city centre. The city’s Millenium Square is often home to a variety of events, everything from Diwali to music concerts and everything in between. The large shopping district guarantees something to match all tastes, however if shopping isn’t your vocation there is still much to do including taking a stroll around one of the many parks or enjoying some time at the Granary Wharf docks.
LEEDS ART GALLERY The Leeds Gallery is an independent art gallery in the heart of Leeds City Centre. Showcasing the best of Yorkshire talent, this art gallery is full of quirk and inspiration. Exhibitions are often rotated so there is much to see. The gallery also houses a cafe selling everything from light lunch paninis to cakes and pastries, making it the perfect place to stop for a spot of lunch. A fifteen minute walk from the city centre, the gallery is open from 10.00 - 17.00 every day and entry is free for all ages. SHOP
TRINITY LEEDS Recently opened in the heart of the Leeds Shopping district, Trinity Leeds describes itself as the new high street and housing a Cinema, a whole floor of culinary delights and a large range of stores, it’s hard to argue. Trinity Leeds is a great destination for a shoppers day out. Set to open in Autumn 2013, the Trinity Street Kitchen will offer delicious meals and snacks from over 20 indepedent chefs making it the first of it’s kind in the UK. 360 TIP: MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CENTRE IS AVAILABLE ON PAGE 14
GRAZE CAFE BAR
Offering fresh handmade meals made of locally sourced foods, Graze is a real Yorkshire dining experience. All their meat is outdoor reared and their eggs are free range meaning you can dine guilt free. They offer everything you could want out of a lunch ranging from sandwiches and jacket potatoes to light afternoon teas. Graze is open daily from 08.00 - 15.00 and is located in the popular area of Call Lane, home to many bars, restuarants and indepedent retailers.
Listed as one of the best attractions for art and culture in the UK, the Leeds Museum is located next to Millenium Square. The museum is home to many exciting and interesting exhibitions ranging from ‘The Ancient Egyptians’ to the ‘History of Leeds’, there is a variety being showcased. Entry is free for all ages so bring the family along.
In Millenium Square there is always something going on. The square itself is bordered by a range of fine bars and pubs while the area is often home to visiting markets, food festivals and music concerts. The square is also home to the Mandela Gardens where you can relax and enjoy the day in the centre of this vibrant city.
GRANARY WHARF Located just past the City’s train station, Granary Wharf is a small pocket of beauty in the heart of city, making it ideal for anyone wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The wharf contains a set of locks and a picturesque walk stemming from it. Flanked with bars, restaurants and
hotels, the area is full of life. Try taking a walk along the docks edge and you will find yourself immersed in some of the best countryside in the city.
RECOMMENDED: THE HILTON DOUBLETREE BAR HAS A LARGE DOCKSIDE VERANDA PERFECT FOR A SUMMERS DAY.
THE TOWN THAT TIME FORGOT NESTLED IN THE HEART OF YORKSHIRE.
Described by Charles
Dickens as ‘the queerest place with the strangest people leading the oddest lives’, Harrogate and district has it’s roots firmly planted in rich History. Home to the original Betty’s tea rooms, this old spa town is a delight for people of all ages with much to do. Harrogate is a town unspoiled by mass consumerism, it is to this day the only town in the UK without a Tesco, making way for a variety of home-grown independent retailers selling everything from vintage clothing to fine wines. The town itself is spoilt for beautiful architecture. Harrogate is home to some of the finest restaurants in Yorkshire offering everything from contemporary seafood dishes to good old ‘pub grub’. Buses run to and from harrogate every 15 minutes. DISCOVER
ROYAL PUMP ROOM Built in 1842 by Isaac Shutt, the Royal Pump Rooms were built to provide shelter for the town’s most affluent visitors as they took the famous Harrogate waters. At it’s peak the rooms catered to some 15,000 visitors. Post World War II the advent of the National Health Service mean that the healing waters were discounted by many and the pump rooms were shut down shortly after. The museum houses a permanent exhibit on Harrogate’s spa history and features new temporary exhibitions all the time. Entry prices are afforable and kids can 06
DRUM & MONKEY
Established by William Fuller, the Drum & Monkey was set up to be simply the best seafood restaurant in Yorkshire. Signature dishes include queen scallops and a delicious seafood platter. Prices average £50 a head or more so this may be a restaurant suited to those in large groups or families. They do however offer an affordable lunch time platter menu for those over the age of 65.
MERCER GALLERY Home to the Harrogate District’s 2000 piece collection, the Mercer Art Gallery houses 18th-19th century originals from artists such as Dame Laura Knight and Alan Davie. This little museum is an art lovers dream.
WHAT’S ON? ALL DRESSED UP: COSTUME AND FASHION IN PAINTINGS FROM THE HARROGATE FINE ART COLLECTION 26 JANUARY - 7 JULY 2013
ANNE THALHEIM: ENCASEMENT UNTIL 30TH JUNE 2013
A quaint little town set on the outskirts of West Yorkshire.
Located just three miles north from the town of Harrogate. Ripley is a vibrant town with a great community. Like a step back in time, there are traditional stores, ice cream parlours and even an old coaching inn. Home to the historic Ripley Castle, the village is a favourite for tourists and locals alike, many choosing to walk the picturesque castle grounds. Ripley is the perfect place to spend the day for couples or families. The 36 stops through Ripley on every journey so it’s easier than ever to explore somewhere new.
Open to the public all year round, this historic village castle makes for a fascinating day out in picturesque surroundings. Castle tours are available all day and the entrance fees are affordable. The on site coffee and tea rooms make for a great lunch spot when you’re feeling peckish
THE BOARS HEAD COACHING INN 2 This old coaching inn is part of the Ripley Castle estate grounds. Customers can enjoy the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales while sampling the culinary delights on offer from the in-house kitchen. Rooms are also available at an affordable rate should customers wish to extend their stay further than a day trip.
BETTY’S TEA ROOMS The gem in Harrogate’s crown, Betty’s Tea Rooms are the original in light lunches and high teas. They have a lot on offer with prices starting from £10.99 for an afternoon tea with scones and jam. The onsite shop sells everything from tea to cakes to chocolates, so you can take that authentic Betty’s taste home with you if you wish.
ROYAL BATH CHINESE Located next to the famous Turkish baths, this chinese is among the best in Yorkshire. It offers an a la carte menu throughout the week with a buffet running on Sundays. Open from 12.00 - 22.30 every day, it’s the perfect place to spend either lunch or dinner. The
THE OLD BELL TAVERN A traditional English pub, The Old Bell tavern is great place to grab a pint. Set in the centre of Harrogate, this pub offers outside seating, a selection of real ales and large selection of food on offer, this little tavern will give you a true taste of homegrown Yorkshire. Prices are affordable and all the staff are friendly and happy to help. staff are friendly and always willing to go that extra mile to make sure all your needs are catered for. They offer a wide selection of wines and cocktails spanning from house specials to premium reserves for that special occassion that just needs celebrarting. Booking is not necessary prior to your arrival and you can drop it at any time.
HANDLING HAREWOOD THE MAN BEHIND YORKSHIRE’S ROYAL HOUSE WORDS & PICTURES BY ROSANNA ROYDS
W e have been very lucky to have the privilege of Christopher Ussher, who is the current resident agent of Harewood House and estate, to join with us and talk about Harewood and all its glory. Mr. Ussher and I met at his offices on the estate, a very picturesque setting in the heart of the estate.
visit as it has a number or things to do. My particular favourite thing and what I would highly recommend is the 4 different walks we have. There’s the Harewood house and Gardens and the Harewood village walk. Both are short walks and are easy for the elderly and so are most popular with them. By this I mean very few slopes etc. The two longer walks we have are the Harewood castle and Wharfedale, and also the Harewood estate walk. These are more popular with the active and outdoorsy type people. To complete these you want to set aside your day to do them. All walks reveal Harewood’s splendour immensely, particularly during the summer months when the walled gardens are in full bloom.
Describe what you least like about working at Harewood.
How long have you been resident agent so far and how did you become it?
Harewood house is a great place to
Yes I think it does very much particularly because of Princess Royal/ Princess Mary. Harewood was once her home and she adored it very much. She even died here. People love to come and visit the rooms that she lived in. Much of the room design was down to her commissioning the architect Sir Herbert Baker to design them. Her and her husband Viscount Lascelles were avid gardeners. The gardens are still very popular today due to their input in them that can still very much be seen.
I think for me one of the best things about working here is the fact that work is home. I live on site. My office is a 10-minute walk away from my house and it’s in such a beautiful and rewarding environment. My dogs come with me to work each day. I never feel like I’m missing out on any of the things that I’m passionate about, being the countryside. I know that if I worked in an office in the city I generally speaking would enjoy my job a lot less.
I think in simple terms of being resident agent of Harewood, in the widest sense, I am Lord and Lady Harewood’s right hand man for everything that happens here. This includes all the land management issues, property, farming, forestry, and also having an overview of how the opening to the public is managed. I am responsible for themselves as a family and their children. I manage their family trust and finances.
What would you most recommend for tourists to do at Harewood house?
Would you say the house’s history plays a large part in visitors coming to see the house?
Describe what you enjoy most about working at Harewood.
360: What does your role as resident agent involve exactly?
I have been resident agent here since February 1992, so 21 years now. Initially I was just asked to come and look after a bit of residential property lettings, run the shoot and other bits and pieces. At the same time I was also able to run my holiday business in Nepal by taking people to Nepal on holiday, so I combined the two. The Harewood job then obviously got busier and busier as lots of different things happened and it all evolved into one job. I now have a constant very busy schedule and am without any time on my hands!
stunning to look at whilst relaxing with a cup of tea.
Does your role coincide at all with the management of Harewood house? If so what inputs do you have there. Specifically with Harewood House, I have you might regard as an over brief. Because I look after the family, and all their interests, I need to make sure that the Harewood house trust which look after the day to day business of the house itself and the opening to the public, that their budgets are credible and that their business plan is viable. Not every day but every week I make sure everything is running smoothly in the tea rooms inside the house. This is a great spot to sit and enjoy the refreshments we have on offer. The south facing view is
It is difficult to say that you don’t like. From time to time there are annoying things that happen and it’s usually to do with aggravating administration. One example to explain better might be that a tree falls down on the road and subsequently blocks the road. All the hassle that comes with that type of situation is annoying to deal with. People will complain to Harewood estate for not “looking after the tree properly” or “we should have known it was going to fall down.” Administration in general is something I feel bogged down with when I have to do it but this is one small percentage of my work against a whole array of things that I enjoy.
Which lead me exactly to my next question, Explain how Emmerdale Farm came to be filmed at Harewood? 09
In 1992 when I began my life here at Harewood I noticed we didn’t have any television or filming. My predecessor of Harewood was very much anti – TV and filming, for whatever reason. I thought this could be a new area of business opportunity, so I met up with and talked to the production control of Emmerdale, particularly a man named Tim Fee. He told me that they film all around this area but do not come to Harewood. I thought that this was silly seeing as the ITV filming studios were but 6 miles away in Leeds. It seemed obvious that now I was keen on the idea there was no further question in the matter and I think in the first year alone we had about £10,000 worth of filming from them. The second year it was between £20,000 and £30,000. After the two years ITV then asked us if they could build a permanent film set on the estate. All it needed was planning permission from Leeds city Council, which was granted, and they were off on their way.
be a fantastic tourist attraction, the reason Tim Fee wanted to build the set here in the first place, was because of the disruption they were having with local life and people in their current filming village, which was a place called Esholt near Bradford. They had all sort of problems with filming as people and busses kept getting in the way of shots. Some local people didn’t agree with the filming in their village. They saw them as disruptive. And so on and so forth. The interactions of the two just were not working. The whole point of Tim fee wanting the set here was so there was no involvement of other people. It was only fair to him to keep it that way now, which is why we do not allow tourists to visit the set, and because it’s a on going soap opera, there really isn’t time for tourists to visit the set when its not being used. They film three units of film here every single day 9 to 5 and often even longer than that.
always been open to the public, but in the sense of modern times, it became popular to tourists since the 1960s. Particularly after the princess royal died in 1965 as before she was living in the house and now these rooms are open to the public.
“ALL WALKS REVEAL HAREWOOD’S SPLENDOUR IMMENSELY” How many visitors come to Harewood each year?
Can we visit the set?
When did Harewood open to the public?
Between 250,000 and 300,000. Mainly during the summer months as there is a lot to be seen and done outside but we do still get a lot of people during the winter.
Unfortunately no, tourists cannot visit the set. Although we realise this would
Harewood effectively since it was built which was in the 18th century has
Thank you for your time and answering my questions so far
Mr Ussher. My final thing I wanted you to talk to me about was next year’s Tour De France. I have heard that Harewood is playing a big and important part in the 2014 event. Could you tell me what this is exactly and enlighten me on the subject a little bit further? Yes well everyone here is very excited about it. The start of the race next year is happening on the front steps of Harewood House on 5th July 2014. We are expecting 100,000 people to turn up and see the race beginning or as the French call it “le Grande depart”. The Tour De France is the world’s largest sporting event, something like 3.5 billion people watch it on screens annually so Harewood is going to be put on the map very much so. The reason it is at Harewood is because of the company ‘welcome to Yorkshire’ who simply promote Yorkshire and its businesses. They have been striving to get the Tour De France here for a while and they’ve finally got it. It’s going to be a huge boost to our local
economy as you can imagine with the numbers and worldwide recognition. Its up to us to make it as big a spectacle as one would hope. Just this morning I was actually on the phone to the Red Arrows asking if they would
“WE ARE EXPECTING 100,00 PEOPLE TO TURN UP AND SEE THE RACE” come that day, so hopefully they will. For tourists is a free event to come and see but we expect to make money out of all the concessions, renting out tents, food, rides etc. Perhaps you could come along next year and cover the event!
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HISTORY AN INSIGHT INTO BRITAINS FAMOUS MONASTERY WORDS & PICTURES BY NATASHA GARRITY
oughly 3 miles southwest of Ripon in North Yorkshire, standing in a beautiful wooded valley, runs a pretty stream known as the Skell. Upon its banks can be found the vast and undisturbed remains of Fountains Abbey. A Testament to the troubled times of the reformation, the fallen walls stand in con-
trast to the magnificent John Aislabies 18th Century water gardens. In the twelfth century monks of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary at York, being attracted by the sanctity of the inmates of the Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx in Yorkshire, became dissatisfied with their own form of government, and wished to adopt the rules of Rievaulx Abbey and withdraw from their own monastery. This naturally did not please their abbot; but eventually, after appealing to the Archbishop of York, some land in a lonely valley, known as Skell Dale, was granted to them. Here, in the depth of winter, without shelter or means of subsistence, the pious monks suffered great hardship. After a few years Hugh, Dean of York, left all his possessions to the Abbey of Fountains, and after this endowments and benefactions flowed in, until in 1539 it became part of the dissolution of monasteries ordered by King Henry the VIII who ordered the monastery to be closed. Today Fountains Abbey is one of the largest set of persevered monastery ruins in England, and is one of the most popular places to visit offering something for every member of the family. The cloisters, 300 feet long, are unsurpassed in England. Within the abbey are all the medieval features you would expect, original doorways, windows, tunnels and ghostly rooms. The vastness is incredibly beautiful, but as you step inside and start exploring, the history
seems to unravel before your eyes. Stepping through the great west door and you’ll see straight down the nave to the great east window, a picture from history to take your breath away. The sheer scale is one thing, but the intricacy of the detail on every column, arch and aisle, challenges the imagination to consider that this was all built in the 12th century. There is so much to explore and investigate; you will spend hours walking around looking at every little detail because it really does just seem to wrap you up in its history and even if the children don’t see the beauty of the abbey they will definitely have fun exploring
“THE HISTORY UNRAVELS BEFORE YOUR EYES” every tunnel, room and staircase. After you have seen and explored the abbey there is a 5 minute walk down one too the water garden. You soon arrive at the main lake with waterfalls and beautiful flowers at one end, and many statues and fountains at the other, ideal for a picnic on a lovely summer’s day. When you first see it, you may think that is enough, but if you follow it down and around a corner, it’s like you step into a completely different world from the abbey. There are beautiful statues surrounded by formally kept gardens and lakes. It just seems to be in a world of its own from the abbey, but yet it couldn’t be situated in a more suitable place.
If you carry on walking round you will arrive the deer park. This area is the most recent of the three but it is in keeping with the older surroundings. It is home to many different types of deer, and if youâ€™re lucky enough to see them they are just breath-taking. Situated within the deer park is St Marys Church built by the architect William Burges. The gothic style building is just another sight to see with staff on hand to explain its history. At the main enrance there is a large restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and tea, to get you started on your adventure or to end it. There are also two tea rooms, one situated between the water garden and deer park and the other beside the mill. So whether you want a main meal or just a light bite, there is something to offer for all. There are various walks and routes to take so whether you are wanting a fun day out or just a stroll in the park, Fountains Abbey has something
to offer for everyone at any age. Wanting to make a trip of your visit to Fountains Abbey? Whether it is for a short break or a longer holiday with the family, you will find that there are different types of accommodation on offer in Ripon that will suit your requirements and budget. There are other spectacular places to visit in Ripon as well, so staying over is an ideal way to explore the wealth of history and culture this city has to offer Ripon has a choice of quality hotels, as well as cosy bed and breakfasts and guest houses. If you prefer a more flexible approach to accommodation Ripon has its own caravan and camping parks, catering for caravans, trailers, mobile homes and camping. There are also in and around Ripon, lovely cottages available for self catering holidays.
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RIPON Whether you’ve been here before or you’re a first timer, Ripon has so much to offer for everyone. From homely pubs to luxurious restaurants to outdoor adventures to an insight into the history of Ripon, you will definitely
LIGHTWATER VALLEY Home to the longest ride in Europe Lightwater Valley is an ideal theme park for all ages. With over 15 ultimate and mini adventures you can’t go wrong with a trip to Lightwater Valley. Just 15 minutes North of Ripon, Lightwater Valley is full of thrills, excitement and new adventures for everyone to enjoy. If you are making a stop off at Lightwater valley, you best make sure Talon Falconry is one your list of things to see. Located right next to Lightwater valley Talon Falconry is a birds of prey centre that all the Family can enjoy. Filled with various different species of birds or prey, all you have to do is sit back and watch these amazing birds show off their skills or if there are various different experiences to get involved with. Something not to miss.
SHOPPING IN RIPON The City of Ripon is bustling with shoppers and boasts having one of the oldest running markets in England. The market fills the Square every Thursday where you can find stalls selling pretty much everything, from fruit and vegetables, household wares, clothes and shoes to sweets. Traditionally the bellman will ring the bell at 11am to open the market each week. The Market Square is also used at other times for craft fairs and farmers markets. The Market Square in Ripon is the heart of the shopping centre and there are shops all the way around the Square as well as on the streets leading off the Market Square.
RIPON PRISON MUSUEM Ripon’s Prison and Police Museum is set in the heart of Ripon centre and still follows all the traditions of when is used to be a prison. With all the original cells and functions of the prison, this really is a true testament to what it used to be. Get involved with the history and dress up and learn all about life as a convict.
RIPON RACECOURSE Looking for somewhere for adults only. Ripon Racecourse has hosted some of the most prestigious races out there and doesn’t just stop there. Known as the garden racecourse, Ripon racecourse is simply beautiful and an exciting day out, whether it’s to win some money or just for the thrilling experience, this is the place to be. 16
SHOPPING & ART IN THE LONDON OF THE NORTH WORDS & PICTURES BY ALEX DIXON
For the new exciting shopping experience right in the heart of Leeds City Centre, Trinity Leeds is the place to be. After a long anticipated wait, it has definitely been worth it. Since opening on the 21st of March 2013, people have flocked from all over the country to come pay this new attraction a visit which features over 120 stores along with cafes, restaurants and The Everyman cinema. With shops from Victoria Secret, Topshop and the Apple Store to restaurants like Giraffe, TGI Fridays and the exclusive rooftop restaurant, The Alchemist. The stylish layout of the 3 tiered building, elegant glass dome roofing and eight street entrances provides a very open ‘High Street’ effect rather than typical shopping malls, essentially connecting the busiest streets in Leeds. There is no heating and no doors to Trinity, the roof only allowing shelter from the weather to make it comfortable for shoppers to go out in all conditions. The boutique Everyman cinema is a unique addition showing new films daily, from 11am til late. Everyman Leeds shows a variation of quality mainstream films, independent cinema, live broadcasts and special events including weekly Kid’s Club every Saturday morning; late night cult classics and Baby Club matinee screenings for
parents with small babies. Something for all the family! Luxury sofa seating and accompanied footrests with wine coolers and tables to provide the ultimate cinema experience. There is also The Everyman Pizzeria which seats up to 100 people joined with the outdoor terracing and bar. There is also pop-up shops which will each be around for a short period of time. One Direction became the first pop-up shop for Trinity and also for the UK! Pop-up stores will also include Made In Leeds, selling fashion, art,
music etc. The stores aim is to ‘transform Leeds fashion industry to the next level’. More pop-up stores will open up and feature in the next year, letting shoppers have a different and unique
“EIGHT STREET ENTRANCES PROVIDE A ‘HIGH STREET’ EFFECT” experience every time they visit. One eye-catching aspect is the interactive screens that act like an Xbox Kinect system. This takes images of passer-bys to then be used in a series of themes using gesture-recognition. It will also have free Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G along with assistants to help you with internet-connected iPads. All this add to a more enhanced shopping experience. There is so much going on, from competitions to discount deals, gigs to shop events, Trinity Leeds doesn’t seem to ever stop. To find out what’s going on, customer services are on hand in the service lounge. Customers
are able to search for specific items available in the centre via Google Product Search. Information of events outside of Trinity will also be on hand from our customer services as well as being on the website. Trinity Leeds set the tone for their high standard with their opening day which featured the 15 metre high Henry Holland dress, the world’s largest designer dress, and was worn by Cirque Du Soleil principle artist, Colette Morrow. Being lifted towards the roof from a gift box, metres and metres of silk filled below. Henry Holland, one of Britains top fashion designers has said it’s been ‘an immensley rewarding project to work on’. On the day of the opening, over a hundred new retailers had opened their doors to the public but there’s still more to come so says Andre Dudley, Trinity Development Director, “There is more to come in the next weeks and months, we’ll be opening the equivalent of a new retailer every week through to the Autumn”. Thousands who had poured in from all across the country to see the opening, see Leeds being propelled into the spotlight. The £350m centre is the only major retail destination being opened this year in the whole of Europe so the buzz has been phernominal. Trinity Leeds is just another great addition to many shopping facilities Leeds has to offer, such as Briggate Street, Corn Exchange and Leeds Market. Many believe that it will bring more outsiders into the city and give a new lease of life for shoppers all around. For the ultimate day out experience, Trinity Leeds is the new place to be. Provides and entertains for all the family, taken to a whole new level.
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Leeds Art Gallery has been one of the longest standing attractions in the central of Leeds. Joined up to the Kirkstall Abbey and the Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, it’s an important asset to this great city. Situated on one of the busiest streets in Leeds, The Headrow, it’s easy to find and very accessible. The Art Gallery features many artists, showing such a rich variety of pieces for many years. The collection is quite large and only a fraction is ever shown at one time due to space. Featuring some established masterpieces alongside recent unknown work, temporarily displaying exhibitions. When pieces are not shown, you can make an appointment to view them in the print room if you ask a member of staff. The Gallery supports many artists from the Yorkshire region such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Atkinson Grimshaw but also features paintings by internationally known artists
including Francis Bacon, Stanley Spencer and Walter Sickert. For news on upcoming exhibitions, contact the Art Gallery or visit the website. They also are in great support of art outside of the Gallery’s grounds, which could be found all around Leeds City Centre. The most recent would be the sculpture of a pack house levitated in the Trinity Leeds Centre. This attraction also hosts many events, one of which will be a ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour, which lasts from now till the 21st of August 2013. This shows you the entire goings on which you don’t normally see! Also running every Saturday during term time, is Rory’s Saturday Club, where all the family can go and enjoy arts and crafts, which is held in the museum. This provides a fun filled day, and if you attend up to 5-10 sessions, you could be within the chance of winning a prize!
There are also two cafes where you can rest and also a large gift shop located on the lower ground floor. If you are looking for a change of scene, there are many places to go eat in the area, all within walking distance. More events will be coming up during the summer, getting ready to entertain children and adults through the hot days. The venue is also available for hire for special occasions.
OPENING TIMES MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
9AM - 8PM 9AM - 8PM 9AM - 8PM 9AM - 8PM 9AM - 8PM 9AM - 8PM 11AM - 5PM
THE GALLERY IS CLOSED ON BANK HOLIDAYS. ADMISSION IS FREE FOR ALL AGES
MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS