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Sketch Club

Sketch Club

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Date: Friday 1 Sep 2017

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 12:30 - 15:30

Cost: Free, no booking required

Drop in and draw with us every Friday afternoon.

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Whether you can stay for ten minutes or the full three hours, the free Gallery Sketch Club is open to everyone and all materials will be provided.

Each week, we will have a different 'Friday Focus' so you can pull up a stool and enjoy looking at works you may never have noticed before.

Use your time to hone your sketching skills, chat with fellow art appreciators or simply indulge your creativity in a calm, inspiring atmosphere.

No need to book in advance. Just turn up and draw!

Exhibition Celebration - Cooks and their Books

Hannah Wolley, The Queen-like Closet (detail), London, 1675 Event icon

Date: Tuesday 5 Sep 2017

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Cost: Free

Join us to celebrate the opening of our special exhibition, 'Cooks and their Books'

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Everyone is invited to the celebration for the latest special exhibition at the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery. 

Get an after-hours look at Cooks and Their Books, and enjoy refreshments at this free evening event.

This exhibition showcases highlights from the Cookery Collection, established in 1939 when Blanche Legat Leigh donated her cookery books to Leeds University Library. Items on display include Renaissance texts illustrating kitchen furniture and utensils and the first edition of Beeton's Book of Household Management. 

Let us know you will be coming by registering here: 


For further information please contact the Gallery by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or telephone: (0113) 343 9803

Sketch Club

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Date: Friday 8 Sep 2017

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 12:30 - 15:30

Cost: Free, no booking required

Drop in and draw with us every Friday afternoon.

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Whether you can stay for ten minutes or the full three hours, the free Gallery Sketch Club is open to everyone and all materials will be provided.

Each week, we will have a different 'Friday Focus' so you can pull up a stool and enjoy looking at works you may never have noticed before.

Use your time to hone your sketching skills, chat with fellow art appreciators or simply indulge your creativity in a calm, inspiring atmosphere.

No need to book in advance. Just turn up and draw!

Heritage Open Days: Brotherton, books and buildings

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Date: Friday 8 Sep 2017

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Court

Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Cost: Free, booking required

Today Leeds University Library Special Collections contains some of the most outstanding collections of books, manuscripts and archival material in the country. How did they get here?

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Join us at the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery to find out about Lord Brotherton - industrialist, politician and philanthropist, who devoted time to collecting books, archives and manuscripts in the 1920s. 

At this talk for Heritage Open Days discover more about Lord Brotherton's extraordinary legacy, and how it continues to this day. The talk will cover how Lord Brotherton's bequests to the University of Leeds led to the building of the University's first purpose-built library, the Brotherton Library, and eventually to the development of Special Collections in the 1990s.  The talk will conclude with a focus on how Special Collections continues to care for historic, fragile and often unique material so that these wonderful resources can be made available for years to come.  

Heritage Open Days 2017 runs from Thursday 7 - Sunday 11 September. To find out more about events in your area visit https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/

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

For information, please email gallery@leeds.ac.uk or telephone 0113 3439803. 

Life Drawing with Rob Oldfield

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Date: Saturday 9 Sep 2017

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 experienced artist and tutor, 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:


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

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