Leeds City Council - Archive (Leeds Museums and Galleries)

2019
19
August
2019
| 10:10 Europe/London
For more than a century it was a tried and tested piece of Leeds engineering that helped keep the proud story of Yorkshire’s railways on the right track. And even in retirement, Leeds Industrial Museum’s stalwart crane had one last uplifting tale ...
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14
August
2019
| 09:26 Europe/London
Today, mythical beasts like unicorns and mermaids are firmly in the realm of fantasy. But as these antique monster manuals show, in years gone by, those legendary creatures were considered as real and any other animal. The colourful historic te...
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09
August
2019
| 10:23 Europe/London
Poets are being challenged to make a splash with a new verse inspired by the tragic tale of a whale which will go on display in Leeds later this year. Curators are calling on imaginative wordsmiths to capture the story of Leeds Museums and Galleri...
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08
August
2019
| 10:00 Europe/London
Historic images showing the changing face of Leeds's high street have been revealed ahead of a new exhibition telling the story of the city’s one of a kind retail revolution. The remarkable photos show Leeds landmarks including Briggate and The He...
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07
August
2019
| 09:36 Europe/London
An outfit well and truly fit for a king, this eye-catching suit took pride of place at one of the city’s most colourful cultural celebrations. Worn when Leeds West Indian Carnival celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017, the suit is currently on d...
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06
August
2019
| 10:05 Europe/London
It’s a quintessential British tradition that’s been a cornerstone of summer for generations of Yorkshire children and families. Now a new school holiday workshop in Leeds will reveal how the fashions, fun and games of a typical trip to the seaside...
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05
August
2019
| 10:23 Europe/London
It was a date which changed the history of Lotherton forever, shaping its legacy for the next half a century. And 50 years to the day since it first opened to the public, the Aberford estate will be celebrating its unique story with a landmark bir...
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31
July
2019
| 10:24 Europe/London
The stage is set for Shakespearean showcase with a difference this summer at Temple Newsam. Following their popular adaptation of ‘Twelfth Night’ performed around Temple Newsam’s Home Farm last year, Front Room Productions will return to the Estat...
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25
July
2019
| 09:31 Europe/London
Cloaked in steam and pulled along by huge horses, it must have been an impressive sight rocketing through the streets of Leeds on its way to battle a blaze. And almost 130 years since it was first in service, Leeds Industrial Museum’s mechanised m...
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24
July
2019
| 09:53 Europe/London
On display as part of a new exhibition in Leeds, this customised kippah is the perfect combination of faith and football. Decorated with Leeds United’s unmistakable crest, the traditional Jewish headdress is part of Leeds City Museum’s new A City ...
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12
July
2019
| 10:00 Europe/London
When a young Gloria Hanley left the Caribbean for England, it was the beginning of a story which would touch the lives of hundreds of Leeds families. Her long and distinguished career as midwife spanned more than 40 years and saw her welcome new l...
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10
July
2019
| 11:01 Europe/London
For thousands of years, humans have carved tiny figurines capturing their different perceptions of the human face and form through the ages. This eye-catching display case at Leeds City Museum includes almost 40 intricately carved statues and figu...
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03
July
2019
| 10:13 Europe/London
Historic documents revealing how a Leeds market town embraced refugees fleeing the horrors of war-torn Europe will go on display in a new exhibition this month. The century-old collection, which will be displayed for the first time at Leeds City M...
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27
June
2019
| 13:02 Europe/London
The mechanical giants which powered Leeds’s historic dominance of the global textile trade may not be the most obvious artist’s muse. But a new exhibition in what was once the world’s largest woollen mill will reimagine those impressive industrial...
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27
June
2019
| 12:24 Europe/London
Colourful characters plucked from the pages of history will come face-to-face with visitors in the stunning surroundings of modern day Temple Newsam. The estate’s amazing Time Travellers weekend will see a line-up of Saxon warriors, Tudor lords an...
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13
June
2019
| 13:18 Europe/London
It was a day which changed her life forever, starting Leeds’s feminist firebrand down the path to becoming a pioneer in the fight for women’s rights. Now, on what would have been her 146th birthday, visitors to Abbey House Museum can see trailblaz...
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06
June
2019
| 09:52 Europe/London
A group of ex-pit workers from Leeds have gone back to the coal face, working with volunteers to unearth the history of mining at Temple Newsam. Blot on the Landscape, a new exhibition at Temple Newsam House, explores stories of deep shaft, drift ...
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30
May
2019
| 10:24 Europe/London
A couple of prickly customers have found the perfect new home at Lotherton after being rescued from illegal wildlife traders. Usually found in Italy, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, the pair of African crested porcupines were facing an uncert...
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24
May
2019
| 12:10 Europe/London
For more than half a century, they’ve taken the silver screen by storm, wreaking havoc and tearing down skyscrapers in big cities across the world. But now a new breed of movie monsters in Leeds are doing their bit to save the earth thanks to the ...
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20
May
2019
| 09:37 Europe/London
The skeleton of a majestic whale cruelly killed by fishermen 152 years ago will be reconstructed for a new display highlighting the plight of our planet’s oceans. Leeds Museums and Galleries’ long-finned pilot whale is being painstakingly pieced t...
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14
May
2019
| 11:58 Europe/London
For more than 500 years it’s been one of the cornerstones of Leeds’s history and heritage. Now a new project to help secure the historic Temple Newsam estate for future generations has secured important funding, made possible by money raised by Na...
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17
April
2019
| 09:55 Europe/London
Once a decorative feature that brightened up a Victorian home, this delicate piece of glassware hides an invisible danger. The 19th century centrepiece has a characteristic green tinge that was common in some ornaments at the time and which helped...
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11
April
2019
| 10:04 Europe/London
It’s a tradition which began 40,000 years ago with an artistic Stone Age human and a spare piece of mammoth tusk. Now a new museum display in Leeds is bringing visitors face-to-face with some of the ancient effigies created by cultures around the ...
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09
April
2019
| 16:55 Europe/London
One of the ocean’s most spellbinding natural wonders, the magnificent narwhal is a creature steeped in myth and legend. Famed for their instantly recognisable and spectacular tusk, narwhals are a species of whale which live in the Arctic waters ar...
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29
March
2019
| 10:00 Europe/London
Throughout the cavernous halls and winding corridors of Temple Newsam House, a magnificent menagerie of legendary creatures is waiting to be found. Now a series of antique monster manuals and the skeletons of long extinct animals will be offering ...
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27
March
2019
| 11:19 Europe/London
A piece of Leeds printing history will come out of retirement this weekend for when a museum hosts a word perfect new festival. The first ever Armley Print Fest takes place at Leeds Industrial Museum this Saturday, March 30, and will see local pri...
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21
March
2019
| 10:05 Europe/London
When young Clifford Jobbins proudly posed for this photo, he could never have known the resulting image would inspire a group of young history lovers more than 120 years later. Clifford’s picture shows him sporting his very first pair of trousers ...
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20
March
2019
| 10:06 Europe/London
Bizarre vintage vacuums and inspiring images from the ballot box will feature in an eye-opening talk about the changing lives of women over the past 150 years. Taking place at Abbey House Museum, the event will explore the huge variety of differen...
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05
March
2019
| 10:19 Europe/London
Half a century ago, it passed from the aristocrats who had called it home for generations and into the hands of the people of Leeds. And this week, the beautiful Lotherton estate has begun a nostalgic look back through a memorable 50 years as one ...
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20
February
2019
| 10:35 Europe/London
A jar of curative sweets may not seem like they could present an imminent hazard to your health. But the pastilles once contained in this jar were packed with the explosive potential to give you much worse than a sore throat. The jar, currently...
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