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Museums at Night – 18 May

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Room to Breathe: Four Walks in Four Seasons

19 May

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The Tinker Project: Family Sculpture Workshop

27 May 2018

In this playful workshop you will tinker and transform everyday objects into new and exciting sculptures. What will you take apart? A toaster, a speaker or maybe even a vacuum cleaner. Led by...

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Me, Myself & I: An Arts Council Collection Event

30 May and 31 May 2018

Explore the influential young British art of the 1990s in this fun and playful drop-in workshop, where we'll look at how you can incorporate your body and actions into works of art....

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Walk & Play YSP!

30 May and 31 May 2018

Resident artists Idit Nathan and Helen Stratford invite you to join them to explore the park on a 'walkshop'. This interactive journey around YSP will help you experience and engage with...

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Hand Stitched Quilting Workshop

2 Jun 2018

Join us for a one-day course on the beautiful art of hand-stitched quilting with the talented Abigail Booth of Forest + Found. Abigail will introduce you to traditional methods of hand quilting...

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Pick ‘n’ Mix Portraits: Family Photography Workshop

2 Jun 2018

There are so many different ways of creating an interesting photograph. Which one will you pick to represent who you are?   YSP invites families to work with artist Pui Lee in playful...

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Sculpture Skills: Sculpting in Plaster

9 Jun–10 Jun 2018

Led by sculptor Lewis Robinson, this two-day workshop allows participants to create free-standing tabletop sculptures in plaster using wire armatures. The first part of the course covers the...

Free

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In My Shoes Two O'Clock Talks: An Arts Council Collection Event

5 Jun and 12 Jun 2018

Join the Arts Council Collection team and special guest speakers for a free and informal introduction to In My Shoes: Art & the Self since the 1990s. Meet at Longside Gallery...

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Simon Armitage: Flit (An Evening of Poetry)

14 Jun 2018

Join the acclaimed Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage for a special evening of readings from Flit, a newly commissioned and fully illustrated publication of 40 poems made during his time as poet in...

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Stone Relief Carving Course

16 Jun–17 Jun 2018

Led by artist 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 books are...

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Discover in a Day

17 Jun 2018

Start your Arts Award adventure at YSP. 'Discover' is an introductory programme for children and young people aged up to 25. During this session, aimed at participants from the age of...

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Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Masterclass

22 Jun 2018

Join our Head Gardener, Terry Lee, for a demonstration of summer pruning of YSP's historic fruit trees. Gain an insight into the behind-the-scenes work of the gardening team and take this...

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Midsummer Metal

23 Jun–24 Jun 2018

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

23 Jun 2018

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

Free

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Tangle, Twist and Turn

24 Jun 2018

Alongside artist Bryony Pritchard you’ll twist, turn and tangle colourful threads together to create a one-day installation inspired by Chiharu Shiota’s artwork in the Chapel. Drop in...

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Mister Finch Book Signing Event

24 Jun 2018

To celebrate the opening of The Wish Post, the largest ever solo show by this extraordinary Leeds-based textile artist, Yorkshire Sculpture Park have invited Mister Finch to come along and sign copies...

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Rob Ryan: Artist Talk and Book Signing

28 Jun 2018

To celebrate the launch of Rob Ryan’s newly published monograph, I Thought About It In My Head And Felt It In My Heart, But I Made It With My Hands, we're proud to announce an artist talk...

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Recharge: Yoga Retreat

1 Jul 2018

Melt away your aches and pains, relax your furrowed brow and revive your energy in this special monthly yoga day. Taught by a range of teachers, each class focuses on different yoga styles and is...

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Sophie Sellu: Grain & Knot Spoon Whittling Workshop

7 Jul 2018

This one-day workshop will introduce you to wood carving techniques on sycamore wood using hand tools. Sophie will begin the workshop with a short presentation about her own work and her wood carving...

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YSP Members: Photographing Penone

20 Jul 2018

Join professional photographer David Lindsay to learn more about the art of photography and have a go capturing your own images of Giuseppe Penone’s captivating works. Take time to discover how...

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Nadine Anderson: Basket Weaving Workshop

21 Jul 2018

Discover traditional basketmaking techniques on this one-day workshop, guided by yeoman basketmaker Nadine Anderson. Drawing on her 20 years of experience, Nadine will expertly guide you in the design...

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Sculpture Skills: Wood Carving

21 Jul–22 Jul 2018

On this two day course you will learn a wide range of woodworking techniques to carve a relief sculpture in beautiful lime, felled at YSP. This wood has a fine grain and is ideally suited for...

Free

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Let's Play Vinyl: Heritage HiFi at YSP

21 Jul 2018

YSP is delighted to invite Let’s Go Yorkshire and selector Paul Huxtable, to play a selection of his favourite vintage reggae music – strictly vinyl...

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Afternoon Tea with Diana Beaumont

21 Jul 2018

A beautiful, guided walk around the historic lakes followed by a perfect light afternoon tea and cake inspired by the lady of the estate, Diana Beaumont (1765–1831) at the Camellia House....

Free

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Make Yourself at Home: Family Studio Space

Sun–Tues between 29 Jul & 4 Sep / 11.00–15.30

Imagine, draw, construct, play and, most importantly, have fun in our family studio space at YSP Learning. Explore ideas inspired by current exhibitions at YSP and be your own artist. Drop in...

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Little Explorers for Under 5s

31 May 2018

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.  – This...

Free

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Forest Fridays

Every Friday between 27 Jul & 24 Aug

From bushcraft to balance beams and woodland tools to willow-weaving, join our Forest Fridays series for families and be inspired by mother nature. Balance Beam Sculpture 27 July /...

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Forest Fridays – Balance Beam Sculpture

27 Jul 2018

Engage with the natural world and learn new skills while creating wonderful works of art. Guided by qualified outdoor instructors from Cliffe House, you'll use a variety of equipment, like ropes,...

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Stone Letter Cutting

28 Jul–29 Jul 2018

Led by artist Marcia Bennett-Male, this two-day course takes place outdoors at YSP Learning and gives first-time participants a practical, hands-on start in the discipline. While not a...

Free

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Hidden Forest Open Day

Every Sat between 28 Jul & 25 Aug / 11.00–16.00

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

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Other Ways to Walk at YSP

28 Jul 2018

Join our Art and Wellbeing Coordinator and artist, Rachel Massey, on a mindful journey around the parkland. Other Ways to Walk cards will help guide attention and intrigue through focus, observation...

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Bronze Casting

1 Aug–5 Aug 2018

A five-day bronze casting course that simplifies the process, enabling participants to learn complex casting techniques. Includes practical demonstrations and hands-on practice, with the chance...

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The ARTcart

30 May and 1 Aug 2018

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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Forest Fridays – Family Bushcraft Day

3 Aug 2018

Spend a day outside learning and developing your bushcraft skills. With the guidance of qualified outdoor instuctors from Cliff House, we'll take part in open fire cooking, learning to start fires...

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YSP Members: Summer Garden Tour with YSP Head Gardener

3 Aug 2018

Join YSP's Head Gardener, Terry Lee, for a tour of the Mediterranean beds in YSP’s formal gardens, rounded off with tea and cake outside the YSP centre. Gain an insight into the behind the...

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Forest Fridays – Drawing From Nature

10 Aug 2018

Join us for a relaxing drawing session underneath the magnificant trees at YSP. Guided by artist Jo Blaker, you'll take plart in playful drawing activities to help you capture light, shadow,...

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Forest Fridays – Woodland Tools

17 Aug 2018

Get a taste for bushcraft skills on this half-day session. We'll focus on the safe use of woodland tools like knives, froes and bill hooks, as well as testing out some fire lighting techniques....

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Tree Tales: Nature's Sculptural Giants

22 Aug 2018

"Martin Maudsley’s storytelling is masterful – engaging, witty and it held the audience spellbound.”   Join performance storyteller Martin Maudsley for a magical family...

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Forest Fridays – Woven Bird Feeders and Wonderful Nests

24 Aug 2018

Guided by artist Joevanka Gregory from Creative with Nature, you'll weave English willow into a beautiful bird feeder. You'll also forage for natural materials outside at YSP to create a woven...

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Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Tuesdays in school holidays

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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Stone Carving

Dates available in July, August and September 2018

Led by Marcia Bennett-Male, these five-day Stone Carving courses are open to all levels. The majority of participants are first time carvers together with experienced artists who want to...

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Still Looking: Mindfulness and Art

10 Jun–9 Sep 2018

A new way to take a bit of time out for yourself and enjoy experiencing art mindfully. Learn how to use mindfulness practices to move from being a passive observer to more active engagement with...

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Mister Finch Magical Forest Creature Workshop

15 Sep 2018

On this one-day course you'll discover the magic behind the intricate textile creations of Mr Finch and learn how to make your own forest creature chosen by the artist himself.  The day...

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Whispering Woods – Open Air Storytelling Theatre

15 Sep 2018

Journey into the lakes and woodlands with Whispering Woods as they present a magical outdoor promenade performance that explores universal themes and celebrates the journey through life,...

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Room to Breathe: Four Walks in Four Seasons

23 Jun and 22 Sep 2018

Room to Breathe is an opportunity to spend a day at YSP walking, thinking, talking and gaining some insight into the things that are on your mind. There is time for informal talking as we walk as...

Free

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Historic Landscape Walks – Free Introductory Tours

9 Jun–22 Sep 2018

Join the YSP Heritage team for a free series of short introductory walks to explore the Park's interesting past, historic walks, lakes and woodlands.   Each tour will showcase a particular...

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Art and Social for over 55s

31 May–27 Sep 2018

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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Art & Landscape Tour

26 May–28 Oct 2018

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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Winter Metal

17 Nov–18 Nov 2018

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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