Leeds City Council - Archive (Leeds Museums and Galleries)

2019
09
December
2019
| 09:57 Europe/London
It’s just the type of picture perfect Dickensian scene that’s an annual festive fixture on countless Christmas cards. And this week, visitors to Abbey House Museum will get the chance to follow in the footsteps of characters from A Christmas Carol...
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02
December
2019
| 09:23 Europe/London
Powerful images of soldiers on the front lines of the First World War have been stunningly brought to life by a Leeds artist. Using a specialist type of vintage photography together with the latest computer technology, the historic sepia-toned pho...
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29
November
2019
| 10:23 Europe/London
For more than 160 years it’s been a stalwart of the Leeds skyline, marking off some of the most important moments in the city’s history. Now a new addition to the iconic Leeds Town Hall clock will capture a moment in the life of modern Leeds for f...
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06
November
2019
| 11:33 Europe/London
A Leeds-made miniature marvel, the Scootacar must surely be one of the city’s quirkiest creations. Originally manufactured in the late 1950s by Scootacars Ltd, a division of the famous railway locomotive builder, the Hunslet Engine Company, the ey...
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30
October
2019
| 10:50 Europe/London
The remains of a Victorian whale cruelly killed by fishermen more than 150 years ago have been brought to life in a striking new display at Leeds City Museum. After months of meticulous work behind the scenes reassembling hundreds of bones, the bo...
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30
October
2019
| 09:27 Europe/London
Despite his slightly sinister appearance, this cheeky monkey actually has a touching tale to tell. Currently on display at Abbey House Museum, the soft toy is part of an exhibition exploring some of history’s hidden hazards but came to the museum ...
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28
October
2019
| 09:23 Europe/London
It’s a 21st century photographic phenomenon that’s inspired millions of celebrity social media snaps across the world. But more than 130 years before Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber were breaking the internet, renowned astronomer and inventor Was...
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24
October
2019
| 14:23 Europe/London
It’s a hectic world of smartphones and social media where even the most beautiful works of art have become part of the frantic race for the perfect picture. But this week a stunningly serene collection of paintings will go on display at Leeds Art ...
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04
October
2019
| 11:31 Europe/London
An environmentally-friendly exhibition which used sustainable materials to explore the wonders of the natural world has scooped a prestigious national award. Beavers to Weavers: The Wonderful World of Animal Makers won the Museums Change Lives (MC...
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04
October
2019
| 09:58 Europe/London
Fans will get the chance to relive some epic nights in Elland Road history thanks to a new display celebrating 100 years of Leeds United. Cherished memorabilia harkening back to some of The Whites’ unforgettable Champions League clashes will take ...
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30
September
2019
| 11:10 Europe/London
With its quirky design, handlebar steering and a top speed of 50mph, it might not be a modern motorist’s first choice. But when it comes to tales of Leeds innovation and invention, Hunslet’s very own Scootacar is certainly the wheel deal. The b...
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25
September
2019
| 15:15 Europe/London
Volunteers who dug deep to celebrate the extraordinary legacy of Yorkshire’s pit workers have scooped a prestigious national award. Working with the team at Temple Newsam House, the group recently co-curated Blot on the Landscape, an exhibition ex...
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23
September
2019
| 09:41 Europe/London
She was Leeds’s own Iron lady whose steely determination and indomitable spirit helped forge a legacy which lasted centuries. And more than 300 years since shrewd businesswoman Elizabeth Beecroft first hammered out a successful career at one of th...
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20
September
2019
| 11:36 Europe/London
An eco-friendly exhibition which used natural materials to highlight some of the animal kingdom’s most ingenious architects has been nominated for a top national award. Beavers to Weavers: The Wonderful World of Animal Makers, has made the shortli...
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05
September
2019
| 11:14 Europe/London
Once a stalwart of the fire service in Leeds, this impressive vintage engine is now being showcased alongside some of the city’s most impressive feats of innovation. Originally made for the City of Leeds in 1891 by the famed Shand Mason and Co and...
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04
September
2019
| 09:57 Europe/London
Hundreds of delicate bones have been taken from storage and carefully counted before being painstakingly reassembled by experts. Now there’s just one piece missing to make story of Leeds’s incredible Victorian long-finned pilot whale complete- the...
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25
August
2019
| 12:05 Europe/London
Bringing thousands of people together for more than half a century, Leeds West Indian Carnival is one of the city’s biggest cultural occasions. And at Leeds City Museum, carnival’s impact on the city is being recognised in an exhibition celebratin...
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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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