Entries by Gina Churchill-Straffon

Mystery of The Fulford Thefts sees precious snuff boxes come home

An exquisite collection of antique gold snuff boxes has returned home more than 40 years after being stolen from a Leeds mansion by a mystery thief. The seven beautifully ornate, late 18th Century containers arrived back at Temple Newsam House this week, the latest twist in a decades-long whodunnit which staff at the historic house dubbed […]

Gallery’s new season of film is the reel deal

Four decades of artist’s film and video will be showcased in a thought-provoking new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery this Autumn. Opening on Saturday, September 25, Radical Reel is a group exhibition and season of screenings and events celebrating 40 years of moving image from its renowned collection. Drawing connections between cinema, performance, television and the internet, Radical […]

Exhibition reveals hidden history of gallery’s stunning arts space

A striking new multi-media installation by a Leeds artist has rediscovered the hidden history behind one the city’s most breath-taking arts spaces. Leeds Art Gallery’s stunning arched, glazed central court was uncovered by workers during the building’s redevelopment in 2017 after being concealed behind a false ceiling for more than 40 years. While the gallery […]

Time for tea at Temple Newsam as festival gets set to cause a stir

As one of the very first places in the country to make a good cuppa, it was the birthplace of a timeless Yorkshire tradition. Now visitors to Temple Newsam can be part of a stirring story that stretches back more than 370 years as the historic estate brews up for its first ever tea festival. […]

Last stop for Leeds antique super model as Salamanca comes home

The world’s oldest model locomotive is back home in Leeds more than two centuries after it helped spark a global railway revolution. Made in 1811 by famous engineer Matthew Murray, the precious model has arrived safely at Leeds Industrial Museum where it will now take pride of place in an exhibition celebrating some of the […]