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Sketch Club

Sketch Club

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Date: Friday 6 Oct 2017

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 12:30 - 15:30

Cost: Free, 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!

Light Night: Connecting the Marshall Threads

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Date: Friday 6 Oct 2017

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 18:00 - 22:00

Cost: Free, drop-in

Join The Stanley & Audrey Burton for a creative drop-in activity as part of Light Night 2017

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Discover the legacy left by John Marshall, founder of the flax spinning industry in Leeds, and step into our Marshall Mill inspired textile installation. Led by local artist Alice Clayden help to develop a unique piece of art work which will link together the wonderful communities of Leeds using innovative fabric construction techniques.

Light Night Leeds is an annual free multi-arts and light festival which takes over Leeds City Centre on two nights in early October.

Contact us if you would like to find out more

Sketch Club

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Date: Friday 13 Oct 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.

Show description +
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!

Badly cooked dinners and untidy ways: A look at Victorian cookbooks

A selection of Mrs Beeton books on display in the 'Cooks and their Books' exhibition Event icon

Date: Saturday 14 Oct 2017

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Court

Time: 10:30 - 12:30

Cost: Free, booking required

Artist Catherine Bertola and historian Rachel Rich introduce some nineteenth-century cookery and domestic advice books and explain how this subject has influenced their research and practice.

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Victorian women could access and own many cookbooks, covering all aspects of cooking. What they did with them is not always clear, as Dr Rachel Rich of Leeds Beckett University explores in this session. However, what is clear is that the authors of recipes books used them for more than to instruct about cooking. 

In the case of Mrs Beeton's famous Book of Household Management (1861), the book was a set of instruction guiding a woman's movements through every moment of her married life. In this session, you will get to have a look inside some nineteenth-century cookbooks, and discuss their history and the part they tried to play in women's lives. 

Artist Catherine Bertola will then introduce you to her practice, and show some artworks inspired by the content of books like the ones held in the Leeds University Library Special Collections.

This talk is free, but spaces are limited so booking is essential.

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 9803

Sketch Club

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Date: Friday 20 Oct 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.

Show description +
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!

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