List of Events
Family LOVE Walk–Together, explore love, acceptance and belonging while noticing and connecting to the natural world. The session will be led by imaginative artists who will help you to discover your creativity in new ways, creating art and nature filled family memories to treasure.
ArtCart–Pick up a free bag of creative ideas for the whole family to explore what love means. Every Friday this summer holiday.
Margo Selby: Creative Weaving WorkshopA 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 technique.
Sculpture Adventures for under 5s–Make, play and discover intriguing sculpture together. Sculpture Adventures is held on the last Thursday of every month (April–October) and every Saturday during school holidays.
On Queer Ground - Stitched Stories–This exhibition looks at ways in which queer artists are re-connecting with the landscapes around them by mapping and navigating their queer identity within these places, seeking sanctuary and connection, and disrupting traditional or prescribed ways of looking and understanding.
Art and Landscape Tours–Join our knowledgeable volunteers for a guided walk and talk exploring sculpture in the landscape at YSP every weekend
Summer of Love Celebration DayCelebrate the Summer of Love with your loved ones at our mini festival-in-a-day. Focusing on community and wellbeing, find free drop-in activities throughout the day on the Bothy Lawn.
An Introduction to the Bretton Estate: Walk and Talk–Find out about the fascinating historical aspects of YSP’s grounds, once the location of a vibrant country estate. This hour-long walk introduces the features and characters associated with the development of this unique place.
Jason Wilsher-Mills Artist TalkJoin artist Jason Wilsher-Mills for an artist led talk and tour of his Jason and his Argonauts in Love exhibition, part of the Summer of Love.
Be an Argonaut with Jason – Digital Art Workshop–Join artist Jason Wilsher-Mills to learn about how he creates his colourful sculptures and artwork and create your own digital characters. Explore what makes us who we are and make a unique digital artwork to express your identity.
Summer Tapas Evening at The WestonJoin us at The Weston for our Summer Tapas Evening. Taking place on Friday 26 August, experience a delicious range of seasonal tapas plates and complimenting wines.
A Walk in the ParkTaking place as part of our On Queer Ground exhibition which is part of our Summer of Love programme, book a walk with the people listed below to spend time with them and learn more about their story and experiences of being a member or ally of the LGBTQIA+ community.
From Chapel to Chapel – The Families of BrettonTake a short trip to Bretton Chapel, in the South Aisle of All Saints’ Church, Silkstone to learn about the Wentworth family, who used the chapel before their own – St Bartholomew's Chapel – was built in 1744.
Samantha Bryan Book Launch and Signing EventTo celebrate the opening of Samantha Bryan: The Adventure So Far, the artist has published her first book - 20 Years A Maker - and will be exclusively signing copies in the Auditorium at YSP Centre.
Samantha Bryan WorkshopAn exciting and dynamic one day workshop with a chance to learn some of the techniques Samantha Bryan employs to create her delightful and humorous creatures. She will help you to find your own style of character and bring them to life.
The Halls at BrettonHear 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 design of the current mansion.
Annie Montgomerie: Book SigningTo celebrate the launch of her exhibition Hand Me Downs, Annie Montgomerie will be signing copies of her book, Flocked and Socked: The Art of Annie Montgomerie, at YSP Centre.
Norman Ackroyd Book Signing: An Irish NotebookAn Irish Notebook is the recent publication by Norman Ackroyd which is filled with watercolour sketches from his travels along the west coast of Ireland. We’re delighted that Norman will be at Yorkshire Sculpture Park signing copies of this book on Sunday 27 November.
The Printed Peanut: Tin Decorations and Tin Wreath Making WorkshopWork with illustrator Louise Lockhart AKA The Printed Peanut to create unique, hangable decorations from recycled golden tomato puree tubes. Inspired by Mexican folk art, Louise has developed her signature paper cut outs into charming metal shapes.
Twilight Walk: Winter Pleasure GroundsJoin a winter walk and talk around the Park’s historic lakes and woodland to discover interesting follies and features by candlelight. Finish the tour with a warm winter drink. Price includes refreshments and entry to YSP.