Events archive

Tennis under the Orange Trees, Cannes John Lavery Oil on canvas, 1929 Private Collection
Tennis under the Orange Trees, Cannes. John Lavery. Oil on canvas, 1929. Private Collection.

Anyone for tennis! LAF members and potential newbies such as myself visited a different venue to the usual museums and galleries - the Ilkley Lawn Tennis Club.

Photo credit: Julie Najim

We arrived at the University of Huddersfield under sunny skies and the attractive campus looked very striking. White walls, blue skies, a burst of pink blossom and Lemm Sissay’s apposite poem Let there be Peace gave a very cheery welcome to the campus.

The visit to the Lord Mayor’s Parlour at the Civic Hall on February 22nd was a truly illuminating event. The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Al Garthwaite entertained us in the HMS Ark Royal room with tea and scones.

Tim Pomeroy, Neolithic Ball, 2012, Black Granite Photo credit: Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden
Tim Pomeroy, Neolithic Ball, 2012, Black Granite Photo credit: Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden

Leeds Art Fund members gathered in Thirsk at the Zillah Bell Gallery to enjoy the work of leading contemporary visual artists and to meet John Bell for an insight into the challenges and pleasures of creating top-quality gallery space in seemingly unlikely ancient buildings, in a rural market town.

Upcoming events from Leeds Art Fund

Tuscan Summer, Maurice de Sausmarez 1955 © Courtesy of Jane de Sausmarez. Purchased with funding from the Arts Council England/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, the Art Fund and the Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds), 2018. Image credit: University of Leeds

10/09/24

Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery Woodhouse LS2 9JT

A Visit to Ilkley Toy Museum

24/09/24

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New acquisitions and research at Lotherton Hall

15/10/24

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