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Open at All Souls'
6 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
All Souls' Church is opening its doors for the Heritage Open Days. The ‘Open at All Souls’ exhibition is an opportunity through contemporary art to explore, commemorate and respond to the Font painted and designed by the artist, Emily Susan Ford (1850-1930), who studied at the Slade School of Art in 1875.
Emily Susan Ford was an artist and female activist born into a Leeds Quaker family. Her sister Isabella Ford was also a noted suffragist. Emily Ford at the age of 39 gave the church eight panelled paintings and a towering font canopy to commemorate her own baptism. This was recently restored in 2014 by the Victorian Society and is situated inside the church designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott.
The exhibition is from female artists spanning multidisciplinary practices, bringing contexts that explore female art and gender ideas. The aim of the exhibition is to bring these artworks into a place of worship, allowing visitors to explore the contemporary ideas in art today with hidden treasures of All Souls Church.
Catch the live performances and artist work on Thursday 6th September between 6pm-9pm
Friday 7 September: 10am-4pm
Saturday 8 September: 10am-4pm
Sunday 9 September: 10am-4pm
Sunday Mass 11am-12 noon
The church has only one toilet situated at the bottom of a stone staircase in the undercroft, but easier access is available via the outside of the building. Wheelchair Access through the main entrance
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