Entries by Gina Churchill-Straffon

Mini motorised marvel parks up at Leeds museum

30 Sept 2019 With its quirky design, handlebar steering and a top speed of 50mph, it might not be a modern motorist’s first choice. But when it comes to tales of Leeds innovation and invention, Hunslet’s very own Scootacar is certainly the wheel deal. The bright blue, three-wheeled wonder arrived at Leeds Industrial Museum today […]

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 career at one of the world’s oldest smithies, her story will be celebrated in a new exhibition looking […]

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 year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019, selected by internationally renowned artists Rana Begum, Sonia Boyce and Ben Rivers, will showcase the work of […]