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Yorkshire Sculpture Park invites families to craft their own paradise this half term

25 Jan 2019

There’s plenty to entertain, come rain or shine, at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) this half term, with exciting events and activities in the great outdoors. You might even discover paradise!
 
Craft your own utopia in Words of Paradise (23 Feb / 11.00–15.30 / £20 / aimed at age 10+), a day of creative writing and imagining. Join local writer Becky Cherriman and sculptor Saad Qureshi to make stories, unlock your voice and craft a paradise of words, inspired by the art and landscape of the Park. You will also achieve a Discover Arts Award.
 
Drop into the Underground Gallery on 24 February for free and imaginative Family Drawing (11.00–16.00), inspired by Giuseppe Penone’s thoughtful and mesmerising exhibition, A Tree in the Wood. Supported by an artist, families will compose, capture and stretch their thinking through drawing discovery. And, on 19 February, immerse yourself in the creative world of outdoor sculpture building in Come Rain, Come Shine (11.00 & 13.30 / £3). Work and play together to build sculptures inspired by artists in the Park.
 
Alternatively, try out YSP’s web app Sculpture Cam as a family, to experience and interact with sculptures from literally every angle! Create and share your very own 3D sculpture animations on your phone from across the beautiful 500-acre landscape.
 
Elsewhere in the Park, journey over 950 miles across the British Isles, from the Shetland Islands to the far south-west point of Ireland, through inspirational etchings and watercolours by Norman Ackroyd in The Furthest Lands (until 24 February). Families can also experience The Coffin Jump by Katrina Palmer, an installation in the Country Park, inspired by the inspirational role of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry during the First World War.
 
Don’t forget to visit YSP Shop for exclusive exhibition merchandise and a distinctive selection of products from international artists, contemporary designers and talented makers. Then grab a bite to eat at YSP Restaurant with delicious locally sourced, seasonal food and stunning views of the Henry Moore bronzes in the Country Park.
 
Open daily 10.00–17.00. Admission free. Parking charges apply. 

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Courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo © David Lindsay

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Giuseppe Penone, Matrice, 2015. Private Collection. Courtesy the artist and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo © Jonty Wilde

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Norman Ackroyd, Bretton Hall, 2018. Courtesy the artist and YSP

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Katrina Palmer, The Coffin Jump, 2018. Courtesy the artist, 14-18 NOW and YSP. Photo Danny Lawson/PA

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