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Sketch Club

Sketch Club

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Date: Friday 10 Nov 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!

Tony Harrison at 80: A Celebration

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Date: Friday 10 Nov 2017

Location: Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

Time: 16:30 - 19:30

Cost: £6/£4 for students and unwaged

The University of Leeds Poetry Centre and Special Collections celebrate Tony Harrison's 80th birthday at this special event.

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The University of Leeds is delighted to celebrate the eightieth birthday of Tony Harrison, one of the most important poets writing in the UK today. Tony has a long-standing relationship with the University and his archive is housed in the Brotherton Library.

This event is supported by ULPC, the University of Leeds Poetry Centre and will take place in Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds.

The celebration will begin at 4:30pm with a rare screening of 'The Gaze of the Gorgon', one of Harrison's celebrated film poems. The film will be introduced by its director, Peter Symes.

The evening will continue with a reading from Tony at 6.30pm who will be signing books afterwards.

Admission to the reading is by ticket only and costs £6 waged £4 student/unwaged.

Places are limited so please book in advance online: 

https://tony-harrison-at-80.eventbrite.co.uk

There will be a free academic conference exploring Harrison's work in the School of English on Saturday 11 November. For more information, please visit the booking website.