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A black and white photograph of a female textile worker at work on the looms in a textile factory in Shanghai

Opera projects finds common threads between textile workers a world apart

A fascinating new partnership project has begun to weave…
02 March 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A Tudor style bedroom in Temple Newsam House

Regal bedroom’s upkeep is a right royal affair

Once hailed as the most beautiful woman in England and a…
01 March 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A historical black and white photograph of Thwaite House in Leeds with a man stood by a boat in the river in the foreground

Mill’s milestone exhibition is a breath of fresh Aire

For centuries it helped swell the surging waters of British…
21 January 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
Some festive stained glass windows are up lit at night in Temple Newsam House

Mansion’s illuminated windows bring a touch of glass to Christmas

A series of stunning illuminated Christmas scenes have transformed…
21 January 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A teenage youth volunteer is working with a young girl on some artwork laid out on a floor within a gallery space

Youth group’s prestigious award win is picture perfect

A project giving budding curators in Leeds the chance to…
21 January 2021/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A collection of classical nude postcards laid out on a wooden table

History laid bare as mansion staff make surprising find

Staff at Temple Newsam made a cheeky discovery when they…
18 December 2020/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A black and white drawing of bird stood on a branch set against a blue painted background

Birdwatching partnership takes local older people under its wing

A group of older people in Leeds will form a flock of budding…
09 November 2020/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
An old black and white photograph of steam trains, workers and horses

Partnership explores hidden history of Leeds’s magnificent machines

Exported across the globe, they were the extraordinary engines…
09 November 2020/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
The original inventory of Temple Newsam is open and out on display

House’s 500-year-old inventory displayed for first time

A 500-year-old checklist detailing the complete contents…
09 November 2020/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A birds eye view from the roof of the Tudor mansion house of Temple Newsam

High hopes for word perfect rooftop restoration project

When notoriously shrewd Yorkshire investor Sir Arthur Ingram…
09 November 2020/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
A city and its welcome intro panel at Leeds City Museum in 2019

West Yorkshire’s Local Authority Museums: Supporting the West Yorkshire Economy

New figures show that last year, West Yorkshire’s local…
14 October 2020/by Sara Merritt
A mosaic of a guitar on display at Leeds City Museum in Oct 2020

Leeds City Museum sounds out city ahead of new musical display

Singers and performers from Leeds are being asked to help…
14 September 2020/by Sara Merritt
Assistant curator of Textiles and costume makes final tweaks to an outfit on display at Leeds City Museum

City’s museums and galleries welcome back visitors

Museum-lovers in Leeds can rediscover millions of years of…
26 August 2020/by Sara Merritt
A huddle of penguins at Wildlife World near to the nest with chicks

Penguin chick named Bielsa at Lotherton Wildlife World

A young penguin chick has named Bielsa in honour of the managerial…
21 July 2020/by Sara Merritt
Stephanie Davies and volunteers at Blackburn Hall, organising craft packs for vulnerable people during lockdown

Community craft packs for Lotherton locals

Lotherton's assistant community curator Stephanie Davies…
09 July 2020/by Sara Merritt
Two girls are standing in a tiled cafe area holding up some bakery items in covered plastic trays

City’s museums and galleries give NHS workers a tasty boost

Museums and galleries across Leeds have being doing their…
02 June 2020/by Gina Churchill-Straffon
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