Leeds City Council - Archive (Leeds Museums and Galleries)

2019
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 Originally made for the City of Leeds in 1891 by the famed Shand Mason and Co and...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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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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