what’s on Autumn/Winter October 2011 – March 2012
Great days out for groups Leeds Museums and Galleries offer great value days out for groups at Kirkstall Abbey and Abbey House Museum, Lotherton Hall and Temple Newsam.
Welcome This guide provides details of all our events and exhibitions taking place at our museums and galleries across Leeds from from October 2011 to March 2012. exciting museums
Here pre-booked groups can receive free coach parking, reduced admission (for groups of 15 or more) and tailored packages including tours and refreshments.
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For further information and booking details visit www.leeds.gov.uk/groupvisits. Groups are also welcome at our other attractions. Please contact them directly to arrange a visit.
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Looking for a venue to host an event? Whether you are organising an event, conference, meeting or even special celebration, we have some beautiful spaces vailable to hire at our venues including: • a new conference suite at Leeds Art Gallery
Thwaite Mills Watermill Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills
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Exhibitions Family events Music, fi lm and theatre Talks and tours Workshops
Temple Newsam Lotherton Hall
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Leeds Art Gallery Henry Moore Institute Craft Centre and Design Gallery
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• interactive galleries in Leeds City Museum
• rooms at Temple Newsam, Leeds Industrial Museum and Leeds Discovery Centre
• stunning historic settings for wedding hire at Lotherton Hall and Temple Newsam.
Guide dogs welcome
For full details and prices visit www.conferenceculture.co.uk
Vending machine For further facilities and access information please contact the museums directly or visit www.disabledgo.info All listings information and prices are correct at time of going to press but we recommend that you contact the venue direct to check details prior to the event.
experience a world of discovery
Step back in time and explore the victorian streets
Explore four ﬂoors of interactive and exciting galleries. Come face to face with the Leeds tiger, step into Ancient Worlds to meet Nesyamun, the Leeds mummy, and dig for fossils in the Life on Earth gallery. Changing special exhibitions, as well as weekly family friendly clubs and activities.
Abbey House Museum is a lively, interactive museum which was short-listed for the Guardian ‘Kids in Museum Family Friendly Award’ in 2011. Wander the beautifully created authentic Victorian streets for a glimpse of life in 19th century Leeds. Visitor information:
Visitor information: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 5pm, Thursday 10am - 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays. How much? Free. A small charge may apply to some special exhibitions. Find us: Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 8BH. Speak to us: 0113 224 3732 Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.leeds.gov.uk/citymuseum
Tues-Fri & Sun 10am-5pm, Sat 12pm - 4.30pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays. Last admission 4pm. How much? Adult £3.80, Child £1.70, Conc £2.80 (20% discount with LeedsCard/BreezeCard). Family (up to 5 people including 1 adult and 1 child) £6.50. Find us: Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH. Opposite Kirkstall Abbey, 2.5 miles from Leeds city centre on the A65 Kirkstall Road. Speak to us: 0113 230 5492 Email us: email@example.com Web: www.leeds.gov.uk/abbeyhouse
admire the majestic medieval abbey
home to a million wonders From elephant skulls to a medieval log boat, this purpose built store and conservation facility houses objects from Leeds Museum and Galleries collections which are not on permanent display at other sites across the city.
Kirkstall Abbey is one of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in the country. Feel a true sense of the past as you stroll through its tranquil grounds, surrounded by stunning parkland on the banks of the River Aire. Find out more about this famous Leeds landmark in the Visitor Centre at the abbey.
Discover many more treasures with regular behind the scenes tours and family activities.
Visitor information: Visits are by appointment. To arrange, please contact us on 0113 214 1548. Mon - Fri, 9am-4pm. How much? Admission Free. Pre-booked appointments only. Find us: Leeds Museum Discovery Centre, Carlisle Road, Leeds, LS10 1LB. Situated near Clarence Dock. Speak to us: 0113 214 1548 Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.leeds.gov.uk/discoverycentre
Tues-Sun 10am - 4pm. Closed Mondays except Bank holidays. Last admission and shop closing time is half an hour before the abbey is due to close. How much? Free. Find us: Kirkstall Abbey, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH. 2.5 miles from Leeds city centre on the A65 Kirkstall Road. Speak to us: 0113 230 5492 Email us: email@example.com Web: www.leeds.gov.uk/kirkstallabbey
Experience the new Kirkstall Abbey audioboo tour. Download the free audioboo application (www.audioboo.fm/leedsmuseums) to your phone and take the tour in the ruins.
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One of the country’s great historic houses and estates Temple Newsam is a stunning Tudor-Jacobean mansion set within 1500 acres of beautiful parkland which includes a working rare breeds farm. The house and farm offer an ever-changing programme of guided tours, activities and events for all ages. Visitor information:
a fully restored working watermill in a riverside setting See the power of water as two huge waterwheels drive the mill. Visit the blacksmith’s workshop, manager’s house and discover all about life on this attractive island which is rich in wildlife. Regular events and tours for industrial heritage and nature enthusiasts alike.
31 October to 26 March. House: Tues to Sun 10:30am to 4pm. Farm: Tues – Sun 10am – 4pm. Tea Room: Tues-Sun 10am – 4pm. House and tea rooms closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays and during school holidays. Last admission to the House and Farm is 45 minutes before closing. How much? House only: Adult £3.70, Child £2.70 (20% discount with LeedsCard/ BreezeCard), Family (up to 5 people including 1 adult and 1 child) £9.50. House and Farm: Adult £6, Child £3.70 (20% discount with LeedsCard/BreezeCard), Family (up to 5 people including 1 adult and 1 child) £15.50. Find us: Temple Newsam, Temple Newsam Road, Halton, Leeds, LS15 OAE. Just 4 miles out of Leeds city centre on the B6159 or 2 miles from M1, J46. Speak to us: House: 0113 264 7321 Estate: 0113 264 5535 Email us: email@example.com Web: www.leeds.gov.uk/templenewsamhouse
a beautiful edwardian country house with a bird garden, red deer park and formal gardens
explore the history of leeds the city that made everything
Lotherton Hall is a treasure trove of arts and crafts with ﬁne collections of paintings, silver, ceramics and beautiful costume galleries. access for wheelchair users in the Hall. Visitor information: Limited No pushchairs are allowed in the Hall.
Admission prices as well as the days and times Lotherton Hall is open are currently under review. Please telephone or visit our website for more information. Find us: Lotherton Hall, off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds, LS25 3EB. 13 miles from Leeds city centre, off the B1217 Towton Rd at Jct with Lotherton Lane or 2.5 miles from M1 J47. Speak to us: House: 0113 281 3259 Estate: 0113 264 5535 Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.leeds.gov.uk/lothertonhall
Sat-Sun, 1pm-5pm. Open school holidays Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm. Last admission 3.15pm. Open Bank Holidays. How much? Adult £3.30, Child £1.20, Conc £1.70 (20% discount with LeedsCard/BreezeCard), Family (up to 5 people including 1 adult and 1 child) £6.50. Find us: Thwaite Mills Watermill, Thwaite Lane, Stourton, Leeds, LS10 1RP. 2 miles south of Leeds city centre, off A61. 0.5 miles off M621, J7. Speak to us: 0113 276 2887 Email us: email@example.com Web: www.leeds.gov.uk/thwaitemills
Once the world’s largest woollen mill, Leeds Industrial Museum presents a fascinating insight into the city’s industrial heritage. Witness the water wheel, steam engines and spinning mule. Visitor information: Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, 1pm-5pm. Last admission 4pm. Closed on Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays. How much? Adult £3.30, Child £1.20, Conc £1.70 (20% discount with LeedsCard/ BreezeCard), Family up to 5 people including 1 adult and 1 child) £6.50. Find us: Leeds Industrial Museum, Canal Road, Leeds, LS12 2QF. 2 miles from Leeds city centre on Canal Road, off the A65 Kirkstall Road. Speak to us: 0113 263 7861 Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.leeds.gov.uk/armleymills
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Discover a world of art in the heart of leeds Leeds Art Gallery is home to one of the best collections of British art outside London. It showcases a wealth of art by well-known artists and presents a dynamic exhibitions programme.
Visitor information: Mon-Tues, 10am-5pm, Wed, 12pm-5pm, Thurs-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, 1pm-5pm. Closed on bank holidays How much? Free. Find us: Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA. City centre, just 5 mins walk from the train station. Speak to us: 0113 247 8256 Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery
henry moore institute This centre is dedicated to sculpture. A vibrant programme of changing exhibitions explores the meaning of sculpture from ancient to contemporary.
Until Sat 31 Dec Angels and Demons: stained glass by Jonathan Cooke and Helen Whittaker
LAG Sat 1 Oct - Sun 30 Oct A Series of Artworks Carefully Arranged
n exhibition celebrating the A creativity, diversity and vibrancy of Leeds’ carnivals and street festivals. Discover all about the history, music, characters and costumes that bring our streets to life.
collaboration between ‘The Getaway A Girls’ and three local artists (Jake Gardiner, Nick Halahan and Marcia Brown) creating art inspired by the stories and objects of strong women, the concept of beauty, and women who have moved to Leeds. his is the fi rst in a series of T exhibitions, led by young people and inspired by Yorkshire’s world collections. It is part of Stories of the World, one of the projects at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
art of the Love Arts Festival, a display P of postcards made by fi fty artists who have responded emotionally to art and the idea of happiness.
I nspired by Damien Hirst’s Artist Room, this exhibition displays gallery artworks selected by young people studying Visual Communication at Leeds College of Art.
LAG Until Sun 30 Oct ARTIST ROOMS on tour with the Art Fund: Damien Hirst
chance to explore this unusual A art form with two outstanding contemporary artists.
LAG Sat 1 Oct - Wed 12 Oct 2011 Postcard Project It’s offi cial - art makes you happy!
Visitor information: Tues–Fri, 10am-5pm, Sat, 10am-4pm How much? Free. Find us: The Craft Centre & Design Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AB. Situated on the lower ground ﬂoor of Leeds Art Gallery. Speak to us: 0113 247 8241 Email us: email@example.com Web: www.craftcentreleeds.co.uk
retrospective exhibition of work by A one of Britain’s leading contemporary furntiture makers.
LCM Until Mon 9 Jan 2012 Positive ID: Women around the world
craft centre and Design Gallery This gallery and shop showcase the best in contemporary craft by new and recognised designers.
Until Sun 20 Nov John Makepeace: enriching the language of furniture
LCM Until Sun 8 Jan 2012 Dancing in the Street
Visitor information: Mon-Sun, 10am-5.30pm, Weds, 10am-9pm. Closed bank holiday Mondays. How much? Free. Find us: The Henry Moore Institute, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AH. Adjacent to Leeds Art Gallery. Speak to us: 0113 246 7467 Web: www.henry-moore.org/hmi
amien Hirst explores the timeless D themes of birth, illness, death and religion through photography, painting, installation and sculpture. The exhibition is part of ARTIST ROOMS, a national programme bringing to wider audiences a vital collection of contemporary art gifted to Tate and National Galleries Scotland by art collector and curator Antony d’Offay. The exhibition is supported by The Art Fund. Sponsored by Walker Morris.
LCM Tues 1 Nov to Fri 23 Dec Saving a Century
n exhibition celebrating Victorian A society – the era that gave us some of the fi nest buildings in the country; including our very own Leeds City Museum.
LAG Fri 25 Nov 2011 - Sun 19 Feb 2012 Northern Art Prize 2011
ow in its fi fth year, the Northern N Art Prize celebrates and rewards contemporary artists based in the North of England. Shortlisted artists will exhibit at the gallery and the winner will receive a prize of £16,500. The four artists who will be exhibiting are Liadin Cooke, Leo Fitzmaurice, James Hugonin and Richard Rigg.
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Exhibitions LCM Until end of Dec 2011 Food For Thought
taste of contemporary cultural food A and drink from round the world.
elebrate the marvellous restoration C of our magnifi cent state bed. Visitors will hear the story of the return of the bed from the brink of collapse back to glory, smothered in crimson velvet and gold lace.
window on the world of amateur A drama in Leeds from the 1950s to the present day.
AHM Sat 21 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Performance
LCM Fri 27 Jan - Sun 22 Apr 2012 Silver 70s
ake a trip back to the 1970s – space T hoppers, prawn cocktails, new money, the Winter of Discontent and the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. An exhibition that looks at pop culture, politics and parties in the 1970s - for those who remember donning fl ares and those who don’t!
Thurs 8 Dec 2011 - Tues 1 May 2012 Bed Time Stories - Chapter One: The Restoration of the Queen Anne State Bed
LCM January to Apr 2012 In the Spotlight
Family Events Family Events
new exhibition about performance in A Leeds in honour of the London Games. It will feature local sport and athletic achievements and explore Leeds’ performing arts.
LCM Feb to June 2012 Pharaoh: King of Egypt
lockbuster touring exhibition from the B British Museum - a must-see for the whole family!
LAG Sun 5 Feb - Sun 15 Apr Gary Hume: Flashback
new series of exhibitions encouraging A a fresh perspective on an artist’s development.
Fri 2 Mar - Sun 31 Dec The Victorian Look Book: Fashion and Furnishings 1837-1901
n exhibition exploring the styles that A dominated in the Victorian period. From gothic to aesthetic, exotic to arts and crafts, visitors will discover and fi nd their favourite Victorian look.
Usual admission applies unless stated. Booking is not required unless stated. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please contact the museums directly for further information or visit www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries. reGularS
LAG S at 1 Oct, 5 Nov, 3 Dec, 7 Jan, 4 Feb, 3 Mar 10am - 3pm Artspace: Saturday club
fun workshop for families to explore new art ideas and ways of making. A Each event will introduce a new artwork. Booking required. Tel: 0113 247 8254.
AHM Every Saturday from 1 Oct - 17 Dec, 2pm - 4pm Saturday shoppers
Join us for 2 hours of crafts inspired by our Victorian streets.
LCM E very term time Saturday: 1, 8, 15 Oct; 5, 12,19,26 Nov; 3, 10, 17 Dec; 7, 14, 21, 28 Jan; 4, 25 Feb; 3, 10, 17, 24 Mar, 11am - 12.15pm Rory’s Saturday Club
Art and craft activities relating to the museum displays.
LCM Every Sunday, 2.15pm -2.45pm Sunday story time
Storytelling sessions that bring the collection to life.
AHM E very Sunday from Sun 2 Oct – Sun 18 Dec then Sun 8 Jan – Sun 25 Mar, 2pm - 4pm Arty smarties
Join us every Sunday afternoon for 2 hours of fun crafts in our Victorian Streets.
Festive shopping and food From Fri 21 Oct, 10am - 3.15pm Christmas gift collection
ee the wonderful winter collection of S bespoke gifts and decorations in the elegant new gift shop at Temple Newsam.
Sat 22 Oct, 10am - 4pm Christmas shop preview
tart your Christmas shopping early S and be the fi rst to come and see what fantastic gifts we have this Christmas. (No admission fee to visit shop or café.)
Sat 19 and Sun 20 Nov, 11am - 3pm Christmas craft fayre Our popular craft fayre returns with the opportunity to stock up on unique, handmade presents just in time for Christmas.
Sat 26 Nov, 12pm - 3pm Deli market
ood quality food, plants and goods, from G local producers and suppliers.
uesday 4, 11, 18, 26 Oct, 10am - 11.30am T Muddy monkeys
essy creative fun with natural and art materials. Sometimes we paint, sometimes M we get muddy and in nice weather we go outside in the ruins! Please wear suitable messy clothing.
ue 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 6 Dec, 3 Jan, 7 Feb, 6 Mar, 10am - 12pm T Little Lotherton
nder 5’s craft sessions for parents, carers and little ones. Booking required. U Tel: 0113 281 3229.
LCM Fri 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec, 6 Jan, 3 Feb and 2 Mar, 10am - 11.45am Tiny tigers
rrrreat opportunity to have fun creating your own historical mess. Use paints, G stencil, crayons and glue! Please wear suitable messy clothing. For Under 5’s and their carers.
AHM F ri 7, 14 Oct, Fri 4, 11 Nov, Fri 18 Nov, Fri 2, 9 Dec, Fri 3, 10 Feb, Fri 2, 9, 16, 23 Mar Messy monkeys afternoons, 2pm - 4pm
essy, creative fun for under 5’s and the best bit is we clear up afterwards! Please wear M suitable messy clothing.
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AHM Fri 21 Oct, Fri 25 Nov, Fri 16 Dec, Fri 27 Jan, Fri 24 Feb, Fri 30 Mar Messy monkeys 10.15am - 12noon and 2pm - 4pm
LCM Sat 1 - Sun 30 Oct, all day Black History Month trail
at 15 – 16 Oct, Sat 12 – 13 Nov, 24 – 25 Mar, all day S Let’s pretend
at 15 Oct, 26 Nov, 17 Dec, 21 Jan, 11 Feb, 10 Mar, 1pm – 3pm S Family day
LAG Fri 7 Oct, 5pm - 10pm Light Night
essy, creative fun for under 5’s and the best bit is we clear up afterwards! M Please wear suitable messy clothing.
ake the various trails around the house, who will you be today? Includes dressing up T and self-led play.
orkshops aimed at all the family. Come and take part in various activities no matter W what your age!
LIM Tue 25 Oct, Tue 14 Feb, Tue 3 April, Tue 10 April, 11am - 11.45am Storytelling
Traditional folk tales from around the world.
ri 28 Oct and 17 Feb, 1pm - 3pm F Craftiness
Drop-in craft activities relating to different themes.
LAG Fri 28 Oct, 25 Nov, 16 Dec, 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 23 Mar, 10am - 12pm Playground
xciting multisensory (and sometimes messy!) events for very young people and their E carers inspired by one of the Gallery’s artworks. Please wear suitable clothes.
ed 30 Nov, 28 Dec, 21 Jan, 29 Feb, 28 Mar, 10am - 11.30am W Multiple monkeys
tay and play for multiple births families. Sometimes we paint or get muddy and in nice S weather we go in the ruins! Please wear suitable messy clothing.
AHM Sat 7, 14, 21, 28 Jan, Sat 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Mar, 2pm - 4pm Abbey House investigations
rab a police helmet and squeeky truncheon and join our team of detectives to solve this G week’s mystery objects, history mystery or time tangle.
LAG Sat 1 - Sun 30 Oct Artspace: making it real
ress-up and play with games to find out how Damien Hirst might use everyday stuff to tell D stories about ourselves and our world.
Sat 1 – Sun 16 Oct, all day Explore and draw
elebrate the Big Draw by following clues around the House to help you create your very C own crazy creatures.
LAG Sat 1 Oct - Sun 27 Nov, all day Be emotional in Artspace
Activities for families and others to enjoy their emotional responses to art in the Gallery.
o help us celebrate Black History Month come and do a free trail around the museum, T pick up a copy from reception.
Sat 1 Oct, 1pm - 3pm Big Draw: junk furniture
aking inspiration from our John Makepeace exhibition have a go at creating your own T furniture sculptures using recyclable materials. Booking required. Tel: 0113 281 3229.
Enjoy viewing the gallery outside of normal opening hours.
LCM Fri 7 Oct, 6pm - 10pm Light Night
atch your city come alive! Come and see specially commissioned performances and W installations in the museum and explore after hours.
LAG Sat 8 Oct, 11am - 3pm Dress up and draw for Big Draw
amilies are invited to dress-up and draw each other looking entirely different, F using large paper and marker pens. What would it be like to suddenly have a princess in the family?
LAG Sat 8 - Sun 9 Oct, 10am - 3pm Decisions, decisions on the mat
Fun activities to explore how our exhibitions and displays are put together.
J oin us for Big Draw Day to make giant artwork based on Native Americans of the Plains. Booking required. Tel 0113 281 3229.
Sat 22 Oct - Sun 30 Oct, all day Halloween trail
xplore the house and find spooky clues to be in with a chance of winning a E fiendish prize.
Sat 8 Oct, 1pm - 3pm Big Draw: Giant warriors
Sat 22 and Thur 27 Oct, 10am - 12pm Spooky tours and beastly beasts
ring your battery powered candles for our pre-Halloween spook-fest. Discover the weird B world of museum monsters! Booking required. Tel: 0113 214 1458.
Sat 22 - Sun 30 Oct, all day Half-term highlights
s the clocks go back bring a little light into your life by exploring all things bright and A beautiful and follow the ‘light trail’ around the House!
LAG Mon 24 - Sun 30 Oct, 10am - 3pm Make an exhibition in Artspace
Have a go at making an exhibition. Special help on hand Mon, Tues and Thurs.
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AHM Tue 25 Oct, 10.15am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm Ghosts & Goblins
aunted halloween family fun with crafts and activities focussing on ghosts H and goblins.
LIM Tue 25, Wed 26, Thur 27 Oct, 11am - 12pm, 12.30pm - 1.30pm, 2pm - 3pm Murder at the mill
ome along and use your detective skills to help us solve this murder mystery. C Booking required. Tel: 0113 263 7861.
ree craft activities for all the family. Come and help us celebrate Black History Month F and our exhibition Dancing in the Street.
Fun activities looking at revolting food, inspired by our current exhibition Taste.
Wed 26 Oct, 10am - 12pm Monsters, ghouls and ghost crafts Have fun making halloween crafts.
r Mortis the Undertaker’s assistant has been found dead on top of a coffin! M Test your detective skills and follow the clues to solve the crime.
Thu 27 Oct, 12pm - 2pm Lantern making
Come along and have a go at making your own lantern.
Halloween fun for all the family making crafts perfect for little witches and wizards.
Join us for halloween fun and make sparkly spiders, bouncing spiders and scary spiders!
Sat 29 Oct, 1pm - 3pm Mask making
Need a mask for Halloween? Come and create your own scary face!
Craft activities, spooky films and more… Why not come in fancy dress?
Re-live the golden age of steam with Jack the 100 year old Hunslet locomotive.
LCM Thur 3 Nov, 7pm - 9pm Pre bonfire night spectacular
he Annual Leeds Philosophcal and Literary Society Pre Bonfire lecture complete with T fireworks and explosions and the real science behind things that go bang!
Sun 13 Nov, 1pm – 3pm Remembrance Sunday
To commemorate Remembrance Sunday come along and make your own poppy.
Sat 19 Nov, 10am - 12pm Nature’s colouring book
Hunt for the treasure at the end of the rainbow. Booking required. Tel: 0113 214 1458.
Sat 19 Nov, 1.30pm - 3pm Rag rug making
isit Thwaite Mills and learn how to craft your own piece of rag rug. The perfect winter V activity! All ages welcome.
LAG Fri 25 Nov - Sun 19 Feb, all day Artspace: ideas and experiments
Sat 12 Nov, 1.30pm - 3pm Rag rug making
isit Thwaite Mills and learn how to craft your own piece of rag rug. The perfect winter V activity! All ages welcome.
AHM Sat 29 Oct, 2pm - 4pm Spider Saturday
AHM Fri 28 Oct, 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm Witches and wizards
Arty Smarties goes all spooky with Halloween themed crafts.
AHM Thur 27 Oct, 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm Murder at the museum
LIM Sun 30 Oct, 1pm - 3pm Running Steam: Locomotive Jack
AHM Wed 26 Oct, 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm Food explorers – gruesome grub!
AHM Sun 30 Oct, 2pm - 4pm Arty Smarties halloween
Tue 25, Wed 26, Thur 27 Oct, 1.00pm - 3pm An apple a day...
LCM Tue 25, Wed 26, Thur 27 Oct, 10.30am - 3.30pm African crafts
ome along if you dare and enter the darkened house and farm. Dress up in a spooky C outfit and collect some ghoulish treats. Booking required. Tel: 0113 264 7321. Adults £6.50, Child (1yr- 16yrs) £4, Family (2 adults up to 3 children) £20. 20% Leeds Card discount.
LIM Sun 30 Oct, 1pm - 4pm Halloween scary fun day
In celebration of National Apple Day take a walk around our orchard and join in our apple crafts, art activities and games.
Sat 29 Oct, 5.30pm to 8pm (last admission 7.15pm) Halloween hauntings
Tue 25, Wed 26, Thur 27 Oct, 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 3.30pm Lighten Up!
Make your own dazzling diva lamp for Divali or create your own sparkling jewellery.
e creative and imaginative with ideas and materials used by the artists in the Northern B Art Prize exhibition.
Sat 26 Nov - Fri 16 Dec, all day Edwardian Christmas trail
Find the clues and enter our competition to win a festive prize.
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Sat 26 Nov, 1.30pm -3pm Christmas crafts
ome and make a traditional Victorian Christmas decoration. Booking required. C Tel: 0113 276 2887.
Family Events LCM Sat 10 Dec, 11am – 2pm Rory’s Christmas club
LIM Sat 3 Dec, 11am - 3pm Christmas crafts
Sat 3 and Sun 4 Dec, 1pm - 3pm Christmas decorations
Sat 3 and 10 Dec, 1.30pm - 3pm Christmas crafts
Why buy your presents or cards when you can make them?
ome and make some Christmas deocrations either to take home or for the Lotherton C Christmas tree.
ome and make a traditional Victorian Christmas decoration. Booking required. C Tel: 0113 276 2887.
AHM Sun 4, 11 and 18 Dec, 10am - 3pm Meet Father Christmas
isit Santa in his grotto, write him a letter and make a Christmas bauble. Don’t forget your V camera! £4 per child, includes present.
tories and celebrations from around the world looking at 20 of our objects. S Booking required. Tel: 0113 214 1458.
Sat 10 Dec, 12pm - 2pm Christmas card making
Send a homemade Christmas card to your loved ones this year.
Sat 10 Dec, 10am - 12pm Celebrations - around the world in 20 objects
Sat 10 Dec, 5pm to 8pm (last admission 7.15pm) Victorian Christmas
isit the living nativity and Santa’s grotto in Home Farm and take part in the story-telling V and Victorian dancing in the House (open 5.30pm). Warm yourself with mulled wine and enjoy the glitter and sparkle of our festive decorations. Booking recommended. Tel: 0113 264 7321. Adults £6.50, Child ( 1yr- 16yrs) £4, Family (2 adults up to 3 children) £20. 20% Leeds Card Discount.
Sat 10 Dec, 1.30pm - 3pm Christmas crafts
ome and make a traditional Victorian Christmas decoration. Booking required. C Tel: 0113 214 1458.
LCM Sat 10 Dec, 11am - 4pm Christmas community special
Christmas arts and crafts for all the family.
Sat 17 Dec - Thurs 22 Dec, 1pm – 3pm Christmas playtime Festive crafts, dressing up and more!
LAG 19 Dec - 02 Jan 2012, 10am - 3pm Baubilize in Artspace
ake your own bauble to add to the ones on display. Special help on hand M Mon, Tues and Thurs.
AHM Tues 20, 21, 22, 23 Dec, 10.15am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm Messy monkeys Christmas party
J oin us for festive fun and games for the under 5’s and the chance to see Santa. Please wear suitable messy clothing. Admission to the party is included with admission into the museum. Santa is £4 per child, includes present.
Tues 20 and Wed 21 Dec, 11am - 12pm & 2pm - 3pm Victorian Christmas crafts
Make your own decorations ready to take home and deck the halls! Free – for all ages.
ake the various trails around the house, who will you be today? Includes dressing up and T self-led play.
Sat 21 Jan, 10am - 12pm Batty botany and the science of squashing
he whys and wherefores of how to scientifically squash plants! Booking required. T Tel: 0113 214 1458.
Sat 21 and Sun 22 Jan, 11am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 3.30pm Dancing dragons!
ake your own Chinese paper dragon ready for Chinese New Year and follow the trail M around the house.
Sat 14 Jan and Sat 28 Jan, all day Let’s pretend
Sat 21 Jan, 1pm - 3pm Clay play
messy play session for children of all ages to enjoy clay modelling and painting. A Please wear suitable clothing.
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jan, 11am - 3pm Story stepping
t the beginning of National Story Telling Week, step in from the cold and into a bedtime A story by joining storyteller Chris Cade.
A day of Christmas music, performance and fun from all around the world. Free.
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Family Events February
LAG Sat 4 Feb, 11am - 3pm Dress-up paint in Artspace
Have fun painting clothing to celebrate International Women’s day.
LAG Sat 4 and Sun 5 Feb, 11am - 3pm Painting fashions on the mat
Have fun in our wardrobe full of dressing up clothes, props and mirrors.
AHM Thurs 16 Feb, 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm Murder at the museum
r Morris the ironmongers assistant has been found murdered on his way to do a bit of M dancing. Test your detective skills and follow the clues.
LCM Thurs 16 Feb, 10.30am - 3.30pm 70s Crafts
J oin us as we unlock the museum safe and discover the stories behind our coins and medals. Booking required. Tel: 0113 214 1458.
Sat 11 - Sun 19 Feb, 11am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm Bedtime!
AHM Fri 17 Feb, 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm Puppet on a string
Sat 11 – Sun 19 Feb, all day Bedtime explorer trail
LAG Sat 25 Feb - Fri 30 Mar, all day Artspace: painting
ome and discover all about ancient Egypt exploring our special exhibtion ‘Pharaoh’ and C the rest of the museum. Pick up a free copy of the trail from reception.
AHM Sun 12 Feb, 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm Music maker family fun
Join us for a day of fun crafts inspired by music and our new exhibition Performance.
LAG Mon 13 Feb - Sun 19 Feb, 10am - 3pm Paint surfaces in Artspace
Have fun with household paints, special help on hand, Mon, Tues and Thurs.
LIM Tues 14 and Thurs 16 Feb, 11am - 3pm Be a fashion designer
Come along and discover our studio ‘Unzipped’ and have a go at being a fashion designer.
ree craft activities for all the family, come along and help us celebrate our current F temporary exhibition ‘Silver 70s.’
alf term fun for all ages. Make your own bed bug, design a bedroom door hanger and H discover a bed fit for a Queen! Free. (Normal Admission applies)
iscover where the family slept, from servants beds to royal beds on this fun explorer D trail around the House.
Tues 14 and Thurs 16 Feb, 1pm - 3pm Birds on the brain
earn how to identify garden birds and discover how to encourage and support them in L your garden.
LCM Tues 14 and Wed 15 Feb, 10.30am - 3.30pm Egyptian crafts
Sat 11 and Wed 15 Feb, 10am - 12pm All that glitters…is not always gold
LCM Sat 11am - Sun 19 Feb, During opening hours Egyptian trail
AHM Wed 15 Feb, 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm Wednesday wardrobe
Fun activities exploring paintings that tell us interesting things about fashion.
A day of fun puppet crafts inspired by our new exhibition Performance.
Use Artspace and some unusual materials and tools to find out about painting.
iscover bygone objects and learn how changes in social history brought about their D extinction. Booking required. Tel: 0113 214 1458.
Sat 17 Mar, 1.30pm - 3pm Spring fever
isit Thwaite island for hints and tips to attract insects, birds and animals for your own V wildlife garden this spring.
Sat 17 Mar, 10am - 12pm Swan songs
Sat 17 and Sun 18 Mar, 11am - 12pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm Friendly flowers
ake your own beautiful tissue paper flower bouquet to celebrate Mothers Day. M Give them to the special person who has been a Mum to you or keep them yourself!
Sat 31 Mar – Sun 15 Apr, all day Easter trail competition
Find the clues around the house and win a special prize.
LCM Sat 31 Mar - Sun 15 Apr, all day Egg-citing Easter trail
Can you find the birds and eggs around the museum? Pick up a free trail from reception.
ree craft activities for all the family, come along and help us celebrate our current special F exhibition Pharaoh.
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Music, Film and Theatre Usual admission applies unless stated. Booking is not required unless stated. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please contact the museums directly for further information or visit www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries. reGularS
LCM Every Friday from 7 Oct, all day Community Film Fridays
nother chance to see some of our wonderful fi lms made by Leeds people about A Leeds people. Free, drop in.
Sat 8 Oct, 2pm Music in the country house - Music for polite people in public places
he third concert in this series drawing upon anecdotes and readings from the social life of T the time. Performed by Jane Troughton and her ensemble of period instrumentalists. Booking recommended. Tel: 0113 264 7321. Adults £10 (£6 concessions/LACF/students).
Music, Film and Theatre
Sat 17 Dec, 2pm - 4pm Sir Arthur Ingram’s Christmas
eeds Waits invite you to join Sir Arthur Ingram and his family for a Christmas celebration L of song and stories. Booking recommended. Tel 0113 2647321. Tickets £8 each and includes mulled wine and a mince pie.
Sun 18 Dec, 2.30pm-3.30pm Carols at the Abbey
eautiful carols from the Heritage Masterworks Chorale in the atmospheric setting of B Kirkstall Abbey Church.
Wed 21 Mar, 10.30am - 4pm Music masterclass
usic for piano solo and duo, led by Helen Krizos, Deputy Head of Keyboard Studies at M the Royal Northern College, Manchester. Booking recommended. Tel 0113 281 3259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets Full day £18 (£14 concessions) Half day £11 (£9 concessions) Students £5. Staff with school & college groups free.
Sun 23 Oct, 2pm - 3.30pm Young artists’ chamber music recital
lassical chamber music in the Drawing Room followed by tea in the Oriental Gallery. C Peter Foggitt, piano. Booking recommended. Tel 0113 281 3259 or email email@example.com. Tickets £11 (£9.50 concessions). Family ticket £20 (up to 2 adults and 2 children).
Sun 20 Nov, 2pm - 3.30pm Young artists’ chamber music recital
lassical chamber music in the Drawing Room followed by tea in the Oriental Gallery. C Heriberto Fonseca, violin. Booking recommended. Tel 0113 281 3259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets £11 (£9.50 concessions). Family ticket £20 (up to 2 adults and 2 children).
LCM Sat 10 Dec, 7pm - 9pm Christmas Concert: Christmas through the ages
eeds City Museum in conjunction with Leeds University Liturgical Choir bring you the most L beautiful music of the season. This event is likely to sell out. Tickets available in Leeds City Museum Gift Shop or by email email@example.com. Tickets £7 adults, (£5 concs) £3.50 12-19s (under 12s free).
Thur 15 Dec, 7.30pm Music in the country house - A Christmas garland
he fi nal concert of this unique series of music performed by Jane Troughton, and her T ensemble of period instrumentalists. Booking recommended. Tel 0113 264 7321. Adults £10 (£6 concessions/LACF/students).
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Talks and Tours Usual admission applies unless stated. Booking is not required unless stated. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please contact the museums directly for further information or visit www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries. reGularS
Every Tuesday and Saturday, 11am Hidden Temple Newsam tours
guided tour through the hidden passages and cellars below the House. Some steep steps A and uneven surfaces. Not suitable for under 7’s. Look out for family tours in the holidays. Booking required. Tel: 0113 2647321.
Every Thursday, 11am - 12pm and 2pm - 3pm Behind the scenes tour
special guided tour of our custom built museum store. Booking required. A Tel: 0113 214 1458.
Every Thursday, 11am House tour
45-minute introductory guided tour of the House with the stories of those who lived here. A Booking recommended. Tel: 0113 264 7321.
LCM Every Thursday History Thursdays
I nterested in old Leeds, the city’s heroes, heroines and dark secrets? Then come and meet our Social History team for lunchtime talks that bring the galleries alive!
LCM Fri 28 Oct, 24 Nov, 1.15pm - 1.45pm Classics in our lunchtimes
series of 20 minute talks, which will run for 12 months, on the classical world in A modern culture by experts from the Department of Classics at the University of Leeds. Please contact 0113 224 3732 for further details.
Talks and Tours LCM Thurs 20 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec, 19 Jan, 16 Feb, 15 Mar, 5.30pm - 6.30pm Zachariah Croakitt and Mr. Joseph
ome and meet one of our Victorian characters – either the ghoulish undertaker C Zachariah Croakitt or Mr. Joseph the jeweller. Zachariah Croakitt may not be suitable for young children or those of a sensitive disposition.
LCM Thurs 20 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec, 19 Jan, 16 Feb, 15 Mar, 2.30pm - 3.30pm Reminiscence sessions
ind our more about the history of Leeds by visiting the Leeds Story gallery and then meet F afterwards in the café to recall and share favourite memories past and present of Leeds. Free, drop in.
Thurs 17 Nov, 2.30pm - 4pm Portraits undressed
uest curator Natalie Raw takes a closer look at the portraits hanging in Temple Newsam G to reveal what people wore under their fi nery. Followed by afternoon tea in the dining room. Booking required contact 0113 2647321. Tickets £6.50 to include afternoon tea.
edtime stories: Temple Newsam is celebrating National Bed Month B by having a special talk every Wednesday Wed 7 and 28 Mar 11am - 12pm
Wed 14 and 21 Mar, 12pm
ome along and fi nd out about historical beds and bedrooms with stories about the beds C at Temple Newsam House including the Queen Anne State bed. Booking recommended. Tel: 0113 264 7321. J oin us for lunch and a talk exploring the science and engineering behind the restoration and conservation of the Hinton House bed. Tickets £20 including lunch. Tel: 0113 2647321.
Mon 31 Oct, 28 Nov, 30 Jan, 27 Feb, 12pm - 1pm Curatorial curiosities
our and talk from our curators about their favourite objects. Booking required. T Tel: 0113 214 1458.
LCM Sun 9 Oct, 13 Nov, 11 Dec, 8 Jan, 12 Feb and 11 Mar Café scientifi que
ively debate with local experts to discuss topical science subjects over cakes and tea L (please purchase from café). Suitable for ages 8 to 108!
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Workshops Usual admission applies unless stated. Booking is not required unless stated. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please contact the museums directly for further information or visit www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries.
Enjoy great art at home Join Leeds Art Gallery’s picture lending scheme and borrow artworks to take home for just £4 per month (minimum loan period 3 months). Choose your pictures at the Gallery on Saturday 29 Oct and 28 Jan. For more information visit www.leeds.gov.uk/picturelending.
LIM Sat 1 Oct, Sat 15 Oct, Sat 29 Oct, Sat 12 Nov, Sat 26 Nov, 2pm - 4pm Creative crafts for adults
earn new skills, improve old ones and make new friends. There will be a small charge L towards materials, please call for more information. Booking required. Tel: 0113 263 7861.
Wed 26 Oct and 15 Feb, 12pm - 2pm Nightingale
raft activities relating to different themes throughout the house. Suitable for ages 11 - 17 C Booking required. Tel: 0113 281 3229.
Visit us online Find out more about our events and exhibitions programme online at www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries. You can also fi nd more information about all our opening times and admission prices, group visits, learning programmes and our current collections, as well as details about how you can get involved in Leeds museums and galleries.
LAG 18 Oct, 15 Nov, 16 Dec, 17 Jan, 14 Feb, 13 Mar, 4.30pm - 6.30pm Sessions @ the Gallery
stimulating workshop for young adults who want to explore, make and write about A art in adventurous ways. Youth groups are welcome to book. Booking required. Tel: 0113 2478254.
LCM Wed 2 Nov, 2pm - 4pm Treasures from your garden
ave you found archaeology in your garden or with your metal detector and wondered H what your object is? Come along and meet the expert and have your fi nd identifi ed and recorded for free!
AHM Sun 27 Nov, 2pm - 4pm Traditional Christmas crafts for adults
n afternoon of making traditional Christmas crafts. Led by artist Sandra Allen who A designed last year’s fantastic session. Tickets £10.
Wed 7 Dec, 10am - 3.30pm Deck the halls with boughs of holly
ome and help us make Victorian garlands to decorate the House for Christmas! C All materials provided, no previous experience required and a fun way to fi nd out how you can make your own at home. Includes a mince pie and a cup of tea. Meet in the farm. Suitable for 10 years +. Free.
LCM Wed 6 Mar, 2pm - 4pm Treasures from your garden
ave you found archaeology in your garden or with your metal detector and wondered H what your object is? Come along and meet the expert and have your fi nd identifi ed and recorded for free!
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