Leeds University Library

December at the Galleries

Published Wednesday 30 November 2016

Visit the Galleries in Parkinson Court

Shakespeare and the Writing of History

Date: Thursday 1 December 2016
Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Court
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Cost: Free, booking required

This lecture by Dr Jane Rickard will explore Shakespeare's engagement with the politics of the past and of the present in three plays: the early history Richard III, the great tragedy Macbeth, and the less well-known late work Henry VIII, co-written with John Fletcher.

Exploring the opportunities and the challenges for Shakespeare of writing history, 
the lecture also considers the role that his dramatic imagination has played in 
shaping subsequent perceptions of the early English monarchy.

Life Drawing with Rob Oldfield

Date: Friday 2 December 2016 
Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Parkinson Court
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.

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.

Suitable for ages 16 +

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

Public Poetry Please!

Date: Wednesday 7 December 2016
Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Parkinson Court
Time: 17:00-18:30
Cost: Free, booking required

Join us for an exciting evening with award-winning poets who've participated in the Yorkshire Year of the Textile and responded creatively to items relating to Yorkshire's textile heritage from our collections.

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

Creative Writing Workshop with Suzannah Evans

Date: Friday 9 December 2016
Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Court
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Cost: £5 deposit, booking required

Join award-winning poet Suzannah Evans for a workshop using the exhibition 'For All Time: Shakespeare in Yorkshire' as a starting point.

In this workshop we will take inspiration from Shakespeare's words and stories, and look at the ways his work connected with Yorkshire's landscape and history. 

This workshop is suitable for all experience levels. Open to all over 16 years old.

At the Engländerlager Ruhleben: British 'Enemy Aliens' in the First World War

Date: Thursday 15 December 2016
Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Court
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Cost: Free, booking required

A free lunchtime talk about the Ruhleben Camp in the First World War with Dr Claudia Sternberg.

Over 5,000 British civilians were interned near Berlin between 1914 and 1918. 

Drawing on personal documents from Leeds University's Liddle Collection, Dr Claudia Sternberg introduces some of the internees and their families and considers life in the camp, European mobility before the war and conditions at the time of repatriation.

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

Crafty Christmas Party!

Date: Saturday 17 December 2016
Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Parkinson Court
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Cost: Free, drop-in activity

Bring along all the family and get into the festive spirit, with a mince pie or two and seasonal snacks and songs. Inspired by the University's wonderful art collection, make your very own Christmassy crafts.

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

All materials and refreshments will be provided.

All of the team at Leeds University Library Galleries would love to celebrate with you and to thank you all for taking part and supporting us at our events throughout the last year. Please do pop in and enjoy the free fun and festivities!