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Sketch Club

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.