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Tales from the Gallery – Storytelling for Under 5s

First Sunday of every month

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Seasonal Family Sculpture Walk: Winter

20 January 2019

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Peter Randall-Page RA In Conversation with Peter Murray

21 February 2019

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From Chapel to Chapel – The Families of Bretton

23 March 2019

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YSP Members: Norman Ackcroyd Studio Visit and Tour

19 Jan 2019

YSP are delighted to offer our Friends and Patrons the opportunity to visit renowned artist and printmaker Norman Ackroyd RA's studio. Coinciding with Norman's exhibition within the YSP...

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Seasonal Family Sculpture Walk: Winter

20 Jan 2019

Wrap up warm for a winter wonder walk. Come together and experience the elements of winter at YSP. Join other families and get outside to spend time together on a crisp family art walk in the park....

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Subject to Change Project

21 Jan–20 May 2019

Subject to Change offers the opportunity for adults with lived experience of mental ill health to spend time being creative in the beautiful setting of YSP. Led by professional artists, each session...

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Art and Social for over 55s

31 Jan and 28 Feb 2019

Monthly social events for people aged over 55. Join us for tea or coffee and cake, followed by a look around the exhibitions, a gentle walk, or perhaps a drawing or making activity – tell us...

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Traditional Aquatint Acid Etching with Neil Woodall

2 Feb 2019

Taught by Neil Woodall in his studio in Sheffield, this one-day master class about aquatint in a working etching studio will help you develop ideas through direct printing processes. As well as having...

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YSP Poetry Walks – Winter: Penone's Writings 1968–2008

2 Feb 2019

 'To enter into the forest of wood is to embark on a voyage in time, into the history of every single tree and every year of its life.'   – Giuseppe...

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Tales from the Gallery – Storytelling for Under 5s

3 Feb–3 Mar 2019

Join us on the first Sunday of every month for interactive and immersive storytelling in the gallery.   A different story is created in the gallery every month in this 45-minute session by...

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Norman Ackroyd Etching Demonstration

16 Feb 2019

To celebrate Norman Ackroyd's YSP exhibition The Furthest Lands, join the artist for a unique plein-air sugarlift etching demonstration. Working directly from an original watercolour, Ackroyd will...

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Capturing, Casting, Creating: Family Casting Workshop

16 Feb 2019 / 11.00–16.00

Join us for a full day artist led workshop discovering the ideas behind Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in the Wood Exhibition. Draw to discover more about the artworks in the gallery. Enjoy a winter walk...

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Norman Ackroyd In Conversation

17 Feb 2019

Norman Ackroyd CBE RA is one of Britain’s foremost landscape artists and contemporary printmakers working today. He is known for his beautifully soft, sensitively printed aquatint etchings which...

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Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Tuesdays in Half Term

Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of sculpture making. Work and play together to build sculptures inspired by artists in the Park. Stack, balance, join, arrange. Always outdoors, Come...

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Peter Randall-Page RA In Conversation with Peter Murray

21 Feb 2019

YSP is taking part in a nationwide programme of in-conversations, exhibitions and events with Art Fund support to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts (RA). Peter Randall-Page...

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Words of Paradise

23 Feb 2019

What would paradise on earth look like? Join local writer Becky Cherriman and sculptor Saad Qureshi for a day of creative writing and imagining. Taking inspiration from the art and landscape of...

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The Trees from the Wood: Family Drawing

24 Feb 2019

Drop into our light filled underground gallery for free inspiring and imaginative family drawing activities. Supported by an artist, compose, capture and stretch your thinking through drawing ideas...

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Halifax Art and Sculpture Tour: A Piece Hall and YSP Members' Event

26 Feb 2019

An opportunity for Piece Hall and YSP members to have an exclusive tour focusing on sculpture and art in Halifax. The day will begin at The Piece Hall with coffee and a talk and tour from YSP curator...

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Giuseppe Penone: In Conversation

1 Mar 2019

Join Giuseppe Penone, one of the most eminent artists working today as he discusses his work, influences and the inspiration behind his YSP exhibition A Tree in The Wood with YSP’s Director of...

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Lines of Colour – Textile, Print, Sculpture & Land

17 & 24 March (11.00–16.00) – participants must attend both days

Spend two days experimenting with printing, ancient Japanese shibori dyeing techniques, and stitching to develop your own unique artwork full of colour, print and texture. Inspired by Giuseppe...

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From Chapel to Chapel – The Families of Bretton

23 Mar 2019

Take a short trip to Bretton Chapel in All Saints’ Church, Silkstone to learn about the Wentworth family who used the chapel before their own, St Bartholomew's Chapel, which was built in...

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Little Explorers for Under 5s

Last Thursday of the month from March to October

Fun awaits in the Hidden Forest on the last Thursday of each month. Jump, laugh, make, sing and play beneath the trees in our outdoor space especially for our youngest visitors.  –...

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Seasonal Family Sculpture Walk: Spring

30 Mar 2019

Join us for a family springtime sculpture walk. Discover sculptures, draw outside and notice the natural world waking up from its winter slumber. Relax, unwind and enjoy a playful family walk. Make...

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The ARTcart

30 Mar–25 May 2019 / 11.00–16.00

Roll up, roll up, the ARTcart is popping up again! Take part in some art making, art thinking and art playing with your family. Look out for us as we move throughout the Park – just ask a member...

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An Introduction to the Bretton Estate – Walk & Talk

6 Apr–19 Oct 2019

Find out about the fascinating historical aspects of YSP’s grounds, once the location of a vibrant country estate. This hour-long walk focuses on the features and characters associated with the...

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Make Yourself at Home: Family Studio Space

Sun–Tues in the Easter Holidays (6–22 April), 11am–4pm

Pop into our family friendly creative space at YSP Learning. Make, draw, construct, play, imagine and have fun in our Garden Studio. Explore ideas inspired by current exhibitions at YSP and be your...

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Hidden Forest Open Days

13 & 20 April, 1 June

Adventure awaits in the Hidden Forest, our outdoor space for our youngest visitors. Jump, laugh, make, sing, and explore your right to play. Enjoy this magical space and spend time together beneath...

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Sculpt, Knit, & Imagine: Family Workshop

13 Apr 2019

Bring your family for an exclusive opportunity to work with Visiting Artist Connor Shields. Explore how knitting, bricks and concrete can become sculpture, and investigate his exhibition through...

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Art & History Connected – Heritage Walk

20 Apr 2019

Find out more about the history of the Bretton Estate and the connections between YSP’s history, art and the landscape. Explore influences from Ancient Greece, Roman architecture and 17th...

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Hot & Cold Sheet Metal

8 May–12 May 2019

Led by Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham, this five-day course allows you to experiment with different welding and cutting techniques, and gives you the opportunity to realise a quality piece of work....

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Diversity within the Arts: Inclusion and Intersectionality

17 May 2019

An event to bring people together to think about theoretical and practical settings for arts education, and to highlight the importance of using research as a theoretical base for thinking and...

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Museums at Night: An After-Hours Adventure

17 May 2019

As the day draws to an end, take part in an outdoor sculpture adventure for Museums at Night. Spend time together enjoying the Park, after hours, as the sculptures go to sleep. Investigate...

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Museums at Night – Twilight Lake Walk

17 May 2019

Join our Heritage Team on a guided twilight walk to explore the rich history of the YSP landscape. Enjoy a walk and talk around the Park’s historic lakes to discover the interesting follies that...

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Wax Casting

18 May–19 May 2019

Led by artist Liadin Cooke, this two-day course will explore the many possibilities of working in wax to create sculpture whilst looking at casting as a method of production. You will make a plaster...

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Sculpting in Plaster

1 Jun–2 Jun 2019

Instructed by sculptor Lewis Robinson, this two-day workshop allows participants to make a plaster sculpture using a range of techniques including creating an armature, casting and carving. Over...

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Relief Stone Carving Course

15 Jun–16 Jun 2019

Led by skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male, this two-day course takes place outside at YSP Learning and is suitable for both novices and the semi-skilled.  Imagery, ideas and reference...

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Midsummer Metal Sculpture Course

22 Jun–23 Jun 2019

Led by Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham, you will have the opportunity to explore the use of metal to draw and divide space. It may be helpful to bring along some ideas for a piece of work you...

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The Creation of Bretton’s Lakes

22 Jun 2019

A summer heritage walk exploring the beautiful viewpoints around the lakes. Discover the stories that surround their creation, including Sir Thomas Wentworth’s boat the Aurora. Finish your walk...

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Margo Selby Creative Weaving Workshop

29 Jun–30 Jun 2019

A creative two-day weaving workshop which is suitable for all levels from complete beginners through to advance weavers who may want to look at their work with a fresh approach or learn a new...

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Stone Carving Sculpture Course

3–7 Jul & 14–18 Aug 2019

Work with skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male on this five-day course to learn stone carving techniques with plenty of time to develop and refine your skills, and create your own stone...

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Relief Wood Carving Course

20 Jul–21 Jul 2019

Led by Tim Norris, this two-day course provides an introduction to the techniques of carving wood to make a relief sculpture. Tim specialises in large scale outdoor sculptural work and also runs...

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Afternoon Tea with Diana Beaumont

20 Jul 2019

Enjoy a walk around YSP’s historic lakes followed by afternoon tea in the Camellia House, a remarkable legacy of Diana Beaumont. Discover her interests and the important role she played in the...

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Stone Letter Carving

26 Jul–28 Jul 2019

Led by skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male, this three-day course takes place outdoors at YSP Learning and gives first-time participants a practical, hands-on start in the discipline. Participants...

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Wood Carving Course

7 Aug–11 Aug 2019

Guided by expert wood carver Arthur De Mowbray, journey through the various techniques of carving wood to make a sculptural carving on this five-day course. You are able to bring drawings or images...

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Stone Carving Extended Practice

4 Sep–8 Sep 2019

Work with skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male over the five-day course to learn the techniques of carving stone to develop and refine your stone carving skills. The course will use Indian...

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The Bretton Pleasure Grounds

14 Sep 2019

Join YSP to mark Heritage Open Days 2019, an annual celebration of England’s architecture and culture. Find out how Bretton Hall’s pleasure grounds were developed for the enjoyment of the...

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The Halls at Bretton

12 Oct 2019

Hear about the early halls that were built on the Bretton Estate and how they link to Henry VIII, Temple Newsam and the Bretton Hall we know today. Explore how the original buildings influenced the...

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Winter Metal

16 Nov–17 Nov 2019

Work with master metalwork sculptors Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham to explore the use of metal to draw and divide space. Includes demonstration of tools, machines and their functions, including...

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Twilight Walk: Winter Pleasure Grounds

7 Dec 2019

Join our Heritage Team on a walk and talk around the Park’s historic lakes and woodland to discover its interesting follies and features by candlelight, as the winter sun sets. –...

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