The popular talk series for adults aged 55+ returns with some small pre-bookable, in person sessions. These will be a mixture of pre-recorded presentations from our Leeds Museums and Galleries YouTube channel, with some presentations from speakers.
All talks take place in the Rose Room, Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre, and are limited to a max. attendance of 24.
You must have a ticket to attend. They are available here: https://my.leedstickethub.co.uk/15091
Tea and coffee will be available. If you have difficulty booking a place please let us know on 0113 3784079.
A provisional schedule for the first sessions is as follows:
21 Sept - Selection of films from Leeds Museums and Galleries YouTube (best of the online 1152s from 2020-21)
5 Oct - Black History month special: showing of films including the Sierra Leone railway (with John McGoldrick), and West African textiles (with Adam Jaffer)
19 Oct- Mindfulness Festival special: a series of specially curated films with a mindful focus
16 Nov - A potted history of Leeds Parks, with Patrick Bourne (Assistant Community Curator, Kirkstall Abbey)
30 Nov - topic tbc.
14 Dec - From Terraces to Tenement to Tudor: Bradford's Early Council Housing, with Shannon Cross (Postgraduate Architectural History student)
Please bring weather-appropriate clothes as we will need to keep the room well ventilated, and your own seat cushion if you require one.
We are asking everyone not exempt to please wear a face covering in enclosed spaces. This is the recommended government guidance but it isn’t mandatory.
We will have plenty of hand sanitizer available for you to use.
You can still use our Track and Trace QR codes if you wish to do so. We advise you do to help keep everybody safe.
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The visitor centre is fully accessible and so are most of the grounds. Please note that Kirkstall Abbey is a heritage site and some areas of the grounds are cobbled and/or uneven.