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Come Find Us - Heritage Special 2018
7 Sep 2018 6:30pm - 10pm
Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture through Heritage Open Days. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences!
For this special Come Find Us we have organised a programme inspired by and exploring the heritage of Leeds. There will be storytelling, tours from historians, exhibitions and much more to celebrate the culture and history of the Mabgate area.
This month we have a special guest joining us on our tour a local historian from Leeds Civic trust who will be talking about the history of the area as you are guided from each of the locations.
The meeting point for this tour is 6:30pm at The Old Red Bus Station, just look out for the tour guide wearing the Come Find Us sash. If you are unable to make the meeting times you can use the tours itinerary times to catch us up!
CFU - Heritage special - Friday September 7th, 2018
Tour meeting point / 6:30 - 7:00 pm / The Old Red Bus station Meeting at 6:30 pm just look out for the tour guide wearing the CFU sash. The tour will leave promptly at 7:00 pm after a swift drink and a chance to look at the latest art work displayed in the bar, we will also be talking about the history of the building and its previous use as a bus station.
7-7:30pm / Plastic Games / The Brunswick
Since 2007 Kevin O’hare has been pursuing a project entitled Plastic Games that uses the familiar Connect Four game as a ‘ground’ for lots of projected ideas, In this exhibition programmed by Some Great Reward you will get an opportunity to see some of those works and have an opportunity to interact and play too.
8-8:45pm / Hope Foundry Tour / Hope House
Meet underneath the Hope Foundry archway (To the right of Hope House can not be missed) will be a historian and someone part of the Leeds Civic Trust ready to take you on tour around Hope House, outlining the many uses of the sites dating back to the industrial revolution, and touching on the plans forward for the building.
9-10pm / Meet the Artists / Explore the archive / Patrick Studios
Join artists Tessa Houghton and David Ferguson for a drink, chat, and an opportunity to look around their studios. Also, explore the history of Patrick Studios and East Street Arts through our archive materials specially selected for Heritage Open Days!
See you there!
Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.
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