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From Chapel to Chapel – The Families of Bretton

23 March 2019

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Seasonal Family Sculpture Walk: Spring

30 March 2019

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Current and Future Events

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Connor Shields: Meet the Artist and Pop-up Exhibition

19 Apr–22 Apr 2019

Following residencies at YSP in August 2018 and April 2019, Visiting Artist Connor Shields has created new work on site. Drop in at the YSP Boat House to meet Shields and find out more about his YSP...

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The ARTcart

19 Apr–25 Aug 2019

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...

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Hidden Forest Open Days

13 Apr, 20 Apr, 1 Jun and Saturdays in the Summer Holidays (27 July–31 August)

Bring your under-fives to our magical Hidden Forest Open Day, drop-in any time to play, make sculptures, share stories, explore mark making while under the canopy of some magnificent trees. Every...

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Art & Landscape Tour

Every Sat & Sun (6 Apr–27 Oct) / 11.30–12.30

Join YSP volunteers for a guided walk and talk exploring the art and sculpture in the landscape at YSP. – Meet at YSP Centre Information Desk  – Outdoor clothes and sturdy...

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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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Make Yourself at Home: Family Studio Space

Sun–Tues in the Easter Holidays (7–23 April) and Summer Holidays (21 July–27 August) / 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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Little Explorers for Under 5s

Last Thursday of the month / 10.30–12.00 & 13.00–14.30

Fun awaits in the Hidden Forest on the Last Thursday of the month, let our artists take you and your little one on an imaginative adventure to visit a sculpture near to the Hidden Forest. Skip, jump...

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Art and Social for over 55s

25 Apr and 30 May 2019

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 what you like and we’ll try to make it...

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

27 Apr 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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The Untold Story of Tattooing

30 Apr 2019

This engaging evening will feature an introduction to the history of tattooing by Dr Matt Lodder, University of Essex, with close reference to the Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare CBE curates...

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YSP Members: A Timeline of Sculpture Walking Tour

3 May 2019

Join YSP Friend and volunteer Kathryn Barnes for a tour of sculpture in the open air at YSP. Placing key sculpture into historical context, the tour will take in a range of 20th-century works on...

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RSPB Dawn Chorus Walk

4 May 2019 / 7am–8.30am

This is event is now fully booked. To be added to the waiting list, please email andre.gabbitas@ysp.org.uk "I absolutely love the YSP at this time of the morning, the Park, the birds, and the...

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An Introduction to the Bretton Estate – Walk & Talk

Dates between 6 Apr–19 Oct 2019 / 14.00–15.00

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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Subject to Change Project

6 May and 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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Hot & Cold Sheet Metal

8 May–12 May 2019

This event is now sold out. Please email learning@ysp.org.uk to be added to the waiting list. Led by Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham, this five-day course allows you to experiment with...

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Bretton Hall Reunion 2019

11 May 2019

Whether you were a student or member of staff, Bretton Hall was a unique learning and creative environment that holds a very special place in the hearts of thousands.   Get together...

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Heron Watching with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

12 May 2019

The YSP WILD team have joined forces with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to deliver our annual Heron Watching Day. Enjoy this unique opportunity to view nesting herons and their chicks on our Heronry,...

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Yinka Shonibare CBE: In Conversation

16 May 2019

Curated by the Nigerian-British artist, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Criminal Ornamentation explores the cultural and social implications of pattern in art. Don’t miss this very special opportunity...

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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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Museums at Night – Sunset in the Skyspace 2019

17 May 2019

Join YSP to celebrate Museums at Night 2019 by experiencing the effect of the change of light from day to night in James Turrell’s tranquil Deer Shelter Skyspace. Through an aperture...

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Museums at Night: Nightfall in the Woods

17 May 2019

Tune into the rhythm of the natural world and take this unique opportunity to soak in the sights, sounds and smells of twilight in the beautiful woodland and historic parkland of YSP. This slow and...

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Botanicals: Spring Blossom

18 May 2019

A magical, relaxing day gathering and drawing plants whilst learning about their medicinal properties. Sue Salmon, medical herbalist, has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share on walks around...

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Wax Casting

18 May–19 May 2019

This course will explore the possibilities of working in wax to create sculpture whilst looking at casting as a method of production. On this course you will make a plaster mould from a clay pattern...

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Riba and Vitra Talk: Feilden Fowles at YSP

22 May 2019

Following the opening of The Weston, hear architects Fergus Feilden and Edmund Fowles in conversation with Clare Lilley, YSP Director of Programme. The evening will begin with a drinks reception at...

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Power Patterns

25 & 26 May 2019 / Drop-in between 12.00 and 16.00

Explore the creative potential of pattern in these fun and playful drop-in workshops. Artists will offer a range of activities for you to try with your friends and family, including pattern...

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Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Tuesdays throughout summer (23 July–27 August) and 29 October / 11.00–12.00 & 13.30–14.30

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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Sculpting in Plaster

1 Jun–2 Jun 2019

This event is now sold out. Please email learning@ysp.org.uk to be added to the waiting list. Instructed by sculptor Lewis Robinson, this two-day workshop allows participants to make a...

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Criminal Ornamentation: Study Day for Teachers

8 Jun 2019

Arts Council Collection and Yorkshire Sculpture Park invite teachers to join us for a special study day working in gallery contexts and in the open air. Chaired by Susan M Coles, Artist and Arts...

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YSP Members: David Smith Behind The Scenes

14 Jun 2019

Join YSP Curator, Sarah Coulson, for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Underground Gallery and open air a week before the opening of major exhibition of works by David Smith. Learn how...

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Relief Stone Carving Course

15 Jun–16 Jun 2019

This event is now sold out. Please email learning@ysp.org.uk to be added to the waiting list. Led by skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male, this two-day course takes place outside at YSP Learning...

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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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Kimsooja: Artist Talk

18 Jul 2019

Join internationally renowned South Korean artist Kimsooja as she discusses her ideas and practice, revealing the background to her enthralling new YSP Chapel installation, To Breathe. Considering...

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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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Wooden Bead Jewellery Workshop with Jane Sedgwick

27 Jul 2019

A creative one-day jewellery workshop with designer and maker Jane Sedgwick.   The day will start with an introduction from Jane about her own practice and inspiration. You will go onto explore...

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Family Workshop: Patterns and Prints with Ella Doran

27 Jul & 28 Jul 2019 (two-day workshop) / 11.00–16.00

Join us for a unique weekend workshop led by award-winning designer Ella Doran. Design and create your own lino print, taking inspiration Ella's exhibition Sheep to Seat, Fleece to...

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Stitched Quilting Workshop with Abigail Booth

3 Aug 2019

Come and join the talented Abigail Booth of Forest + Found and for an introduction to the beautiful art of hand-stitched quilting. This one-day course will introduce you to traditional methods...

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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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Collage and Painting Workshop with Ella Doran

7 Sep 2019

This one-day workshop, with artist and designer Ella Doran, will involve drawing from observation and imagination, taking inspiration from the beautiful surroundings of the Park to create your own...

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Loom Weaving Workshop with Wool Couture

14 Sep 2019

In this fun and interactive workshop, the founder and director of Wool Couture, Claire Gelder, will teach you the basics of weaving to enable you to create your very own wall hanging. There will be a...

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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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