Entries by Thomas Bullen

Museum’s industrial engines become artist’s mechanical muse

27 June 2019 The mechanical giants which powered Leeds’s historic dominance of the global textile trade may not be the most obvious artist’s muse. But a new exhibition in what was once the world’s largest woollen mill will reimagine those impressive industrial engines as striking works of modern art as the city celebrates its unique […]

Documents reveal how Leeds folk stepped in to give refugees a home

03 July 2019 Historic documents revealing how a Leeds market town embraced refugees fleeing the horrors of war-torn Europe will go on display in a new exhibition this month. The century-old collection, which will be displayed for the first time at Leeds City Museum, paints a heart-warming picture of how the residents of Otley rallied […]

Miners dig deep to unearth estate’s pit history

6 June 2019 A group of ex-pit workers from Leeds have gone back to the coal face, working with volunteers to unearth the history of mining at Temple Newsam. Blot on the Landscape, a new exhibition at Temple Newsam House, explores stories of deep shaft, drift and open cast mining on the estate, which once […]

Poets will be well-versed in celebrating Leonora’s legacy

13 June 2019 It was a day which changed her life forever, starting Leeds’s feminist firebrand down the path to becoming a pioneer in the fight for women’s rights. Now, on what would have been her 146th birthday, visitors to Abbey House Museum can see trailblazing Suffragette Leonora Cohen’s century-old court summons as they discover more […]

Museums celebrate people and history of West Yorkshire in new exhibitions

29 May 2019 Five museums across West Yorkshire have joined up for the first time to celebrate what makes the county so unique. The ‘We Are West Yorkshire’ project brings together five new exhibitions from the county’s local authority museums services in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. Each exhibition shines a spotlight some of […]