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Sunrise in the Skyspace

9 December

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Still Looking: Mindfulness and Art

12 December, 9 January & 10 February

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Ed Kluz: In Conversation

10 Feb 2018

Chaired by Caroline Stanford, Historian & Head of Engagement at The Landmark Trust, Ed Kluz and Olivia Horsfall Turner are in conversation to discuss Kluz's new book, The Lost House...

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Members Open Forum

Dates available until 10 Feb 2018

Join the YSP Development team to hear about the latest activity at the Park over tea, coffee and biscuits.   The forum will be preceded by an introduction to Rachel Massey, YSP Arts &...


The Return of the Darktown Valentine's Cabaret with Jonny Hannah

17 Feb 2018

'This was one of the best evenings I have had for a very long time.' An artist-curated cabaret evening with artist Jonny Hannah and friends. The Darktown Cabaret returns to...


Made in Protest

20 Feb 2018

Made in Protest is suitable for Further Education and Higher Education students or adults with an interest in developing an art practice. Participants will explore aspects of Alfredo Jaar:...


The Protest ARTcart

20 Feb 2018

There is something unusual making its way across the YSP landscape – a cart full of possibilities and friendly protest! Celebrating the United Nations’ World Day of Social Justice, the...


Arts Award Family Studio

Dates available until 20 Feb 2018

Is your family working on their Arts Award Discover or Explore? Our Arts Award Family Studio gives you a free space to think and create, and a base to explore our current Arts Council Collection...

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Do You Want to Change the World?

20 Feb 2018

This event is now sold out. Please email damon.waldock@ysp.org.uk to be added to a waiting list for cancelled places. Exhibition viewing from 6pm Participatory discussion...


Zodiac Books

21 Feb 2018

Taking inspiration from Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads by Ai Weiwei and a Chinese story, we will be creating our own fold out book of new characters and interpretations.  –...


YSP Members: Fruit Tree Pruning Masterclass

23 Feb 2018

Join YSP's Head Gardener, Terry Lee, for a demonstration on the winter pruning of our historic fruit trees. Gain an insight into the behind-the-scenes work of the Estates Team and take this...

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Paper Collage Workshop with Ed Kluz

24 Feb 2018

Join Ed Kluz for a two-day workshop to design and create your own paper collage. The workshop will start with a presentation from Ed on the processes he has used over his career so far. Ed will...


My Collection

3 Mar 2018

Join us for a day of activity celebrating, sharing and making collections. This is a special event running as part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme.  –...


Let's Play Vinyl: Heritage HiFi at YSP

3 Mar 2018

YSP is delighted to invite Let’s Go Yorkshire and selector Paul Huxtable, to play a selection of his favourite vintage reggae music – strictly vinyl...


Mindful Walking

13 Mar 2018

As part of Museums Health and Wellbeing Week 2018, join us for a gentle and mindful walk around YSP with experienced practitioner Sally Edward from Kindmind.   Walking is a great way to get a...


Sculpture After Dark

15 Mar 2018

Experience the landscape out of hours, as part of Museums Health and Wellbeing Week 2018.   Explore sculptures by torchlight and have a go at making a shadow sculpture outside with a...


Pick ‘n’ Mix Portraits: Family Photography Workshop

17 Mar 2018

There are so many different ways of creating an interesting photograph. Which one will you pick to represent who you are?   YSP invites families to work with artist Pui Lee in playful...


Rest is Radical

Dates available until 18 Mar 2018

12 March–18 March 2018   Escape from the stresses of everyday life and practice some guilt-free time wasting. Embrace being unproductive with a few mindful minutes of relaxation in...


'Happiness, Health and Wellbeing at YSP' Research Open Day

18 Mar 2018

In 2016, YSP began a 3-year research project with the University of Huddersfield exploring the everyday visitor experience at YSP and what impact this could have upon visitors’ happiness and...


The Tinker Project: Family Sculpture Workshop

18 Mar 2018

In this playful workshop you will tinker and transform everyday objects into new and exciting sculptures. What will you take apart? A toaster, a speaker or maybe even a vacuum cleaner. Led by...


Artist Talk: Alfredo Jaar – It Is Difficult

22 Mar 2018

A powerful and captivating speaker, Alfredo Jaar discusses the inspiration behind his most recent projects, including the creation of The Garden of Good and Evil and his YSP exhibition.   Jaar...


Wire Bird Making Workshop with Chris Moss

Dates available until 7 Apr 2018

This is a one-day course starting with a brief introduction by Chris Moss on her own practice and inspiration.   During this workshop, you'll learn basic wire techniques and tools and...


Make Yourself at Home: Family Studio Space

Dates available until 10 Apr 2018

Imagine, draw, construct, play and, most importantly, have fun in our family studio space at YSP Learning. Explore ideas inspired by current exhibitions at YSP and be your own artist! Drop by...


Hidden Forest Open Days

Dates available until 12 Apr 2018

Adventure awaits in the Hidden Forest, our outdoor space for our youngest visitors. Jump, laugh, make, sing, and explore your right to play. Enjoy this magical space and spend time together beneath...


Pop-up Poetry: A Voice for Change

12 Apr 2018

Join Wakefield-born wordsmith Matt Abbott for some pop-up poetry and take the opportunity to make your voice heard! You'll be able to listen to poems, make them and even perform them. Look for...


Mindful Moments on Slow Art Day

Dates available until 14 Apr 2018

Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: to help more people discover the joy of looking at and loving art.   Building on our popular Still Looking: Mindfulness and Art...


Goldsworthy and Nash: Exclusive Friends' Tour

27 Apr 2018

Join us for a tour of the sculptures in the open air with YSP volunteer Kathryn Barnes. We'll take a stroll around YSP's lower lake and bluebell-carpeted woodland, punctuated by insights into...


Hot & Cold Sheet Metal

Dates available until 9 May 2018

Led by Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham, this five-day Hot & Cold Sheet Metal course allows you to experiment with different welding and cutting techniques and gives you the opportunity to realise a...


Sculpture Skills: Wax Casting

Dates available until 12 May 2018

Led by artist Liadin Cooke, this two day wax course takes place in Unit 9, Longside at YSP. During this time, participants will get the chance to explore the possibilities of working in wax to create...


Bretton Hall Reunion 2018

12 May 2018

Whether you were a student or member of staff, Bretton Hall was a unique learning and creative environment that holds a very special place in the hearts of thousands.   Get together...


Family Sculpture Walk

13 May 2018

Celebrate the beauty of spring at YSP with a family art walk in the woods. Guided by Natalie Bellingham of Uncanny Theatre, we'll discover sculptures and nature, collecting objects we find along...


Giuseppe Penone: Behind the Scenes

18 May 2018

Join YSP curator Sarah Coulson for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Underground Gallery and open air as part of Museums at Night 2018. Learn how YSP's major exhibitions are realised,...


Nightfall in the Woods

Dates available until 18 May 2018

Immerse yourself in the woods at YSP to soak in the sights, sounds and aromas of late spring.  This is a unique opportunity to take some time for yourself and connect to the rhythms of nature....


Botanicals: Spring Blossom

20 May 2018

Join us for a magical, relaxing day gathering and drawing plants and learning about their medicinal properties. Medical Herbalist Sue Salmon will share her wealth of knowledge and experience during...


The ARTcart

Dates available until 30 May 2018

Roll up, roll up, the ARTcart is popping up again on 30 May, between 11am and 4pm! Take part in some art making, art thinking and art playing with your family. Look out for us as we move throughout...


Hand Stitched Quilting Workshop

2 Jun 2018

Join us for a one-day course on the beautiful art of hand-stitched quilting with the talented Abigail Booth of Forest + Found. Abigail will introduce you to traditional methods of hand quilting...


Sculpture Skills: Sculpting in Plaster

Dates available until 9 Jun 2018

Led by sculptor Lewis Robinson, this two-day workshop will allow participants to create free-standing tabletop sculptures in plaster using wire armatures. The first part of the course will cover...


Still Looking: Mindfulness and Art

Dates available until 10 Jun 2018

A new way to take a bit of time out for yourself and enjoy experiencing art mindfully. Learn how to use mindfulness practices to move from being a passive observer to more active engagement with...


Stone Relief Carving Course

16 Jun 2018

Led by artist Marcia Bennett-Male, this two day course takes place outdoors on the YSP Learning Site. The Park has been successfully running workshops for several years where a completed relief...


Midsummer Metal

Dates available until 23 Jun 2018

Led by Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham, you will have the opportunity to explore the use of metal to draw and divide space. It may be helpful to bring along some ideas for a piece of work you...


Art and Social for over 55s

Dates available until 28 Jun 2018

Monthly social events for people aged over 55. Join us for tea or coffee and cake, followed by a look around the exhibitions, a gentle walk, or perhaps a drawing or making activity – tell us...


Recharge: Yoga Retreat

Dates available until 1 Jul 2018

Melt away your aches and pains, relax your furrowed brow and revive your energy in this special monthly yoga day. Taught by a range of teachers, each class focuses on different yoga styles and is...


Sculpture Skills: Wood Carving

Dates available until 21 Jul 2018

On this two day course you will learn a wide range of woodworking techniques to carve a relief sculpture in beautiful lime, felled at YSP. This wood has a fine grain and is ideally suited for...


Little Explorers for Under 5s

Dates available until 26 Jul 2018

Fun awaits in the Hidden Forest! Jump, laugh, make, sing and play beneath the trees in our outdoor space especially for our youngest visitors.  Bring your Little Explorers on the last Thursday...


Stone Letter Cutting Course

28 Jul 2018

Led by artist Marcia Bennett-Male, this two day course takes place outdoors on the YSP Learning Site. The letter cutting course is structured to give first time participants a practical, hands on...


Bronze Casting

Dates available until 1 Aug 2018

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to complete a five-day bronze casting course that simplifies the process, enabling the participant to learn complex casting techniques. There is a...


Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Dates available until 28 Aug 2018

Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of sculpture making. Work and play together to build sculptures inspired by artists in the park. Stack, balance, join, arrange. Always outdoors, Come...


Stone Carving

Dates available until 5 Sep 2018

Led by Marcia Bennett-Male, these five-day Stone Carving courses are open to all levels. The majority of participants are first time carvers together with experienced artists who want to...


Room to Breathe: Four Walks in Four Seasons

Dates available until 22 Sep 2018

Room to Breathe is an opportunity to spend a day at YSP walking, thinking, talking and gaining some insight into the things that are on your mind. There is time for informal talking as we walk as...


Winter Metal

Dates available until 17 Nov 2018

Work with master metalwork sculptors Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham to explore the use of metal to draw and divide space. There will be a demonstration of tools, machines and their functions,...


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