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Visit ‘Darktown’ for an alternative evening at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, this Valentine’s

11 Dec 2017

Visitors are invited to enjoy an alternative evening at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) this Valentine’s, with the truly unique Darktown Cabaret.
Join artist Jonny Hannah and friends, on 17 February 2018 (from 18.30 / £46), for an unforgettable evening of fun and frivolity at the Darktown Mermaid Café. Featuring poetry readings, music, singing, piano playing, films and Art Bingo, the artist-curated cabaret includes performances by Hannah and his special guests, and is accompanied by a delicious three-course meal, selected by the artist.
As a special memento of the evening, Hannah will individually illustrate and print exclusive limited edition menus, along with bespoke wooden placement settings for each guest. Darktown clientele will also receive a special limited edition goodie bag. The perfect gift (or antidote!) for Valentine’s Day.
Alternatively, if you’re just looking for a stunning way to spend the day, YSP has plenty to offer. There’s 500 acres of beautiful Yorkshire landscape, punctuated with over 80 sculptures by world-renowned artists including Ai Weiwei, Phyllida Barlow, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, ideal for a romantic stroll.
Explore visually and emotionally stunning installations by pioneering Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar, in the Underground Gallery and open air (until 8 April 2018). Feel empowered by the work of artists who seek to make a difference in Revolt & Revolutions (6 January–15 April 2018) in the Bothy Gallery. And, see intricate collages, scraper boards and prints by Ed Kluz in Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain in YSP Centre.
Or, impress your other half with a beautiful one-off gift from the award-winning YSP Shop. Providing a unique alternative to high street shopping, YSP Shop houses a distinctive selection of products from international artists, contemporary designers and talented makers. Shop in-store or online
YSP is open daily, 10am until 5pm. 

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Jonny Hannah, Welcome to Darktown. Courtesy the artist

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Jonny Hannah, The Return of the Darktown Valentine's Cabaret

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Country Park at YSP. Courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo © Jonty Wilde

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Alfredo Jaar, I Can't Go On. I'll Go On, 2016. Courtesy the artist, New York and YSP. Photo © Jonty Wilde

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Martin Boyce, Souvenir Placards, 1993. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist. Gift of Charles Saatchi 1999

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Ed Kluz, The Tower, Gunnersby Park, Hounslow, 2017. Courtesy the artist and YSP

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