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Hidden Forest Open Days

Saturdays in school holidays (27 Jul–31 Aug)

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Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

23 July–29 October 2019

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Current and Future Events

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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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Make Yourself at Home: Family Studio Space

25 Aug–27 Aug 2019

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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The ARTcart

10 & 26 Aug

Roll up, roll up, the ARTcart is popping up! 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 of...

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Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

27 Aug 2019–25 Feb 2020

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 and arrange. Always outdoors, Come...

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Little Explorers for Under 5s

29 Aug 2019

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

29 Aug–31 Oct 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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Hidden Forest Open Days

31 Aug 2019

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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Kimsooja: Artist Talk

5 Sep 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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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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Sculpture Baby: Kimsooja, To Breathe

12 Sep 2019

Bring your baby to our sensory ‘sculpture baby’ session. Experience an exclusive viewing of Kimsooja’s mesmerising installation To Breathe and be captivated by rainbows of light that...

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After Hours Curator Tour: David Smith

12 Sep 2019

Join YSP Curator Sarah Coulson for an exclusive out of hours walk through this major exhibition by David Smith, one of the most singular artists of the 20th century and the pioneer of welded sculpture...

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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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Family Drawing in David Smith

15 Sep 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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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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Whispering Woods: StarFlower – Open Air Storytelling Theatre

28 Sep 2019

Deep in the wild wood there is a lady, almost of this world, dressed in the riches of the forest and immersed in it's beauty. StarFlower is her name.... Journey into the lakes and woodlands...

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Mister Finch: In Conversation and Book Signing

3 Oct 2019

To celebrate the launch of his new book, Perilune, join Mister Finch in conversation with writer, curator and digital consultant, Jane Audas. Finch will discuss the process of creating his fantastical...

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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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Festive Wreath Making

1 Dec–8 Dec 2019

Get creative this festive season. Join Faye and her team from The Flower Shop in Ossett to make a personalised wreath for yourself or to give as a gift. Each session lasts 1.5 hours, with a...

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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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