A black and white portrait of entrepreneur Betty Beecroft

Leeds ironworks innovator forged historic career

22 Sept 2019 She was Leeds’s own Iron lady whose steely determination and indomitable spirit helped forge a legacy which lasted centuries. And more than 300 years since shrewd businesswoman Betty Beecroft first hammered out a successful…
A lady looking at a modern piece of art suspended on a wooden pole

Leeds Art Gallery puts exciting UK talent in the frame

13 Sept 2019 A groundbreaking exhibition, which has been a launch pad for some of the UK’s most exciting artistic talent opens at Leeds Art Gallery this month. Celebrating New Contemporaries 70th anniversary this…
A birds nest with two unhatched eggs inside

Animal magic as museum’s eco exhibition scoops top award

4 October 2019 An environmentally-friendly exhibition at Leeds City Museum has won a prestigious national award, using sustainable materials to explore the wonders of the natural world. Beavers to Weavers: The Wonderful World of Animal…