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Friday, August 18, 2017

Sword of real life Sharpe goes on display in Leeds

A sword which once belonged to a real life Sharpe, who worked his way up through the ranks more than 200 years ago, has gone on display...

Exciting new Spanish partnership launches in Horsforth

Horsforth Music Centre, together with Instituto Cervantes, has launched a new package of Flamenco and Spanish language classes on Saturday mornings. Professional Dancer Luisa Galan,...

Full programme revealed for 30th Anniversary edition of Leeds International Film...

The full programme for the 30th Anniversary edition of Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF30) is now available to pick up from Leeds Town Hall...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Temple Newsam certificate

From 1915-17, at the height of the First World War, many injured soldiers were nursed back to health in Temple Newsam House’s historic halls. Like...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- The Armley hippo

It may seem hard to believe today, but the area close to where the Armley Gyratory now stands was once the home of hippos. Around...

Soldier’s heart-breaking letters home tell story of life in the trenches

Like thousands of men who went off to fight in the trenches of the First World War, Leeds man Leonard Wragby left behind an...

Museum’s 1930s murder mystery machine is brought back to life

It’s a mechanised murder mystery machine which has captivated generations of Leeds museum-goers. So when Abbey House Museum’s quirky 1930s penny slot machine finally gave up...

Object of the week- Portrait of Jogendra Sen

Among the huge array of objects which make up Leeds City Museum’s In Their Footsteps exhibition, there are many stirring examples of courage and...

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- glowing glass lion

In normal circumstances, this glass, lion-shaped ornament may appear fairly unremarkable. But put it under a UV light, and what previously seemed like an innocuous...

Object of the week- Tom Webb’s compass

In 1914, Leeds candle maker Tom Webb, like thousands of other local men, went off to France to fight in the trenches of the...

Object of the week- Gothic Revival credenza

Newly arrived at Lotherton Hall, this beautiful hardwood credenza was expertly crafted by an esteemed Leeds cabinet maker more than 150 years ago. The superbly...

Stunning “secret ceiling” discovered during Leeds Art Gallery renovations

Renovation work on Leeds Art Gallery has uncovered a spectacular roof space that has been hidden away for more than 40 years. Workers carrying out...

Hepworth sculpture on the move

Leeds Art Gallery has said a temporary farewell to a celebrated Yorkshire favourite. Dual Form by Barbara Hepworth has been transported the short distance to...

Object of the week- Silver epergne

Decorative and glamorous, Temple Newsam’s silver epergne fittingly once belonged to a celebrated Paris socialite. The dazzling centrepiece was made by Thomas Pitts in 1759...

Exhibition turns back the clock to celebrate 70 years of growing...

More than seventy years of memories and nostalgia have been brought together for a new exhibition celebrating growing up in Leeds. The Decades of Youth...

Bizarre Customs collection to be revealed in Leeds

A weird and wonderful collection of objects seized from smugglers is being revealed in an exclusive museum Twitter tour next week. The bizarre array of...

Object of the week- The Somme medal

Presented to a Leeds First World War veteran, The Somme Medal is a moving reminder of the immense courage shown by those who fought...

Top artist Ashley Jackson puts Temple Newsam’s stunning landscapes in the...

World-renowned artist Ashley Jackson will get some inspiration from the beautiful grounds of Temple Newsam during a special watercolour painting demonstration. Visitors can join the...

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