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Life Drawing with Rob Oldfield

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Date: Saturday 7 May 2016

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Cost: £10, booking required

Join us in our monthly Life Drawing class with Gallery favourite and tutor extraordinaire, Rob Oldfield.

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This workshop is open to everyone, from newcomers who want to take up a hobby through to experienced artists looking to hone their sketching skills.

Materials will be supplied but please feel free to bring your own too.

Rob Oldfield has been leading our life drawing classes since August 2014 and everyone is a fan! Rob is a York-based artist, graphic designer, sign-writer, art technician and tutor. He has modelled for life classes for many years as well as teaching life drawing to his students. As a tutor, Rob encourages, advises and listens so please do come along and take advantage of his skills and experience.

Suitable for ages 16 +

Please note there is a £10 charge for this workshop.

To book your place, please visit our online booking system:

http://may2016-lifedrawing.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information please contact the Gallery by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or telephone: (0113) 343 2778

Tuesday Treasure

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Date: Tuesday 10 May 2016

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Court

Time: 1:15 - 1:45

Cost: Free, drop-in activity

Come to our regular Tuesday drop-in to see something from our Special Collections up close. What will you discover this week?

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Get ready to marvel at manuscripts, behold beautiful books, look at rare literary objects and discover awesome archives as staff from Special Collections tell you the stories behind some of our fascinating items.

This event is free and you can just drop in, so no need to book!

Public Art Short: Leading up to Lenten Cover

Lenten Cover by Michael Lyons, 1979 © The artist Event icon

Date: Wednesday 11 May 2016

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 12:45 - 1:15

Cost: Free, booking advised

An artist talk from Michael Lyons

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In conversation with Public Art student placement Ellen Brown, hear Michael Lyons discussing the preparatory work leading up to his public art work Lenten Cover.

Now on view at the Western Campus, Lenten Cover was originally made for the Serpentine Gallery's Summer Show (1979). The talk will focus on the impact of preliminary collages made by Lyons on the final structure, and will be followed by a sculpture viewing (weather permitting). 

This is a free event but places are limited so please book in advance online 

Sonic Collaborations -with Blake Morrison and Helen Mort, chaired by Richard Brown

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Date: Wednesday 11 May 2016

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Court

Time: 2.00 - 3.30

Cost: Free, booking required

The Sensory Modernisms Research Group presents a round table discussion, reading and participatory poetry workshop

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The Treasures of the Brotherton and Sensory Modernisms Research Group are delighted to host a round table discussion, reading and participatory poetry workshop chaired by Richard Brown (School of English) and featuring contributions from poets Blake Morrison (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Helen Mort (Douglas Caster Fellow, University of Leeds). 

Contemporary writers, artists and academics are frequently inspired by and involved in cultural collaborations within their own fields, across the arts and beyond. In conversation with Richard Brown (of the School of English) in the run up to the Yorkshire Festival, Blake Morrison (Professor of Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London) and Helen Mort (Douglas Caster Fellow at the University of Leeds) will be talking about their own work and collaborations with musicians in which they are currently involved. Blake is working on another collaboration with composer Gavin Bryars, this one a "sonic journey" exploring the train journey from Goole to Hull. Helen has enjoyed a successful performance partnership with guitarist Samuel Moore. 

Blake's latest volume of poetry is Shingle Street (Chatto,  2015 ) and Helen's Division Street  (Chatto, 2103). Both are teachers of creative writing and so in addition to reading and introducing their own poems and discussing the role of collaboration in their work they will be hosting a collaborative writing workshop exercise for those attending inspired by the concept of "sonic collaboration" and developing from Helen's workshop on "touch" at Sensory Modernisms (2) in Leeds December Friday 11th December.

It is a free event but spaces are limited so booking is a essential.

To book your place, please visit our online booking system.

Or contact the Gallery by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or via telephone: 0113 3432778



From 'Nanke ji' to 'DREAMING Under the Southern Bough'

From ‘Nanke ji’ to ‘DREAMING Under the Southern Bough’ Event icon

Date: Thursday 1 Jan 1970

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton, Parkinson Court

Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Cost: Free, booking required

An event honouring the 400 year legacy of the life and work of both Shakespeare and his Chinese counterpart Tang Xianzu

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This event celebrates the cultural partnership between the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing and University of Leeds. 

The evening will begin with a short Chinese performance of excerpts from Tang's 'Nanke ji'. Following the performance Mr Steve Ansell, Dr Adam Strickson and Ms Zhao Yelin, the production's director, adaptors and assistant producer, will give a fascinating talk about the challenges and opportunities of adapting and presenting Chinese theatre to a 21st century audience.

Together ST@UIBE and stage@leeds (both student theatre companies) have been creating a performance inspired by both William Shakespeare and Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu entitled 'A Midsummer Night's DREAMING Under the Southern Bough.' This is a culmination of the UBIE's creative response to Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and Leeds' student and staff contemporary reflection on Tang Xianzu's 'A Dream under the Southern Bough'. This cross cultural production will be performed in Leeds, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in Shanghai for the International Shakespeare Festival, Beijing, and in Fuzhou - Tang Xianzu's hometown. 

It is a free event but spaces are limited so booking is a essential.

To book your place, please visit our online booking system.

Or contact the Gallery by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or via telephone: 0113 39803


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