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Little Explorers for Under 5s

26 April

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Historic Landscape Walks – Free Introductory Tours

5 May & 9 June

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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...

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RSPB Dawn Chorus Walk

5 May 2018

"I absolutely love the YSP at this time of the morning, the Park, the birds, and the Henry Moore works all to ourselves. Brilliant". Visitor comment Join RSPB experts on this early...

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Tree Tales: Nature's Sculptural Giants

5 May 2018

"Martin Maudsley’s storytelling is masterful – engaging, witty and held the audience spellbound.”     Celebrate the launch of Common Ground at YSP with a series of...

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Tree Tales: Nature's Sculptural Giants (Drop-in Storytelling)

5 May 2018

"Martin Maudsley’s storytelling is masterful – engaging, witty and held the audience spellbound.”     Celebrate the launch of Common Ground at YSP with a series of...

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Hot & Cold Sheet Metal

9 May–13 May 2018

Led by Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham, this five-day course allows you to experiment with different welding and cutting techniques and gives you the opportunity to realise a quality piece of work....

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Sculpture Skills: Wax Casting

12 May–13 May 2018

Led by artist Liadin Cooke, this two-day wax course give you the chance to explore the possibilities of working in wax to create sculpture whilst looking at casting as a method of production....

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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...

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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...

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Museums at Night 2018

18 May 2018

Join YSP on 18 May 2018 for Museums at Night, an annual celebration when hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites open their doors after hours. Enjoy the...

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Stitched Stories: An Arts Council Collection Event

18 May 2018

Taking In My Shoes as your starting point, in particular Tracey Emin’s appliqued blanket The Simple Truth, you will use fabric and thread to create your own self portrait using...

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YSP Members: Giuseppe Penone – Behind the Scenes

18 May 2018

This event is for YSP Members only.  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...

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Museums at Night – Twilight Lake Walk

18 May 2018

Join YSP on 18 May 2018 for Museums at Night, the annual celebration when hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites open their doors after hours.  Book a...

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Nightfall in the Woods

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....

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Museums at Night – Simply Sitting at Sunset 2018

18 May 2018

Join YSP to celebrate Museums at Night 2018 by experiencing the effect of the change of light from day to night in James Turrell’s tranquil Deer Shelter Skyspace. Through an aperture...

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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...

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Making Space: Animation For Teachers

23 May 2018

Making Space sessions give teachers the opportunity to be artists for a couple of hours, to learn new creative skills and to share ideas on how to use these skills back in school. Led by...

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The ARTcart

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...

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Me, Myself & I: An Arts Council Collection Event

30 May and 31 May 2018

Explore the influential young British art of the 1990s in this fun and playful drop-in workshop, where we'll look at how you can incorporate your body and actions into works of art....

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Walk & Play YSP!

30 May and 31 May 2018

Resident artists Idit Nathan and Helen Stratford invite you to join them to explore the park on a 'walkshop'. This interactive journey around YSP will help you experience and engage with...

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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...

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Sculpture Skills: Sculpting in Plaster

9 Jun–10 Jun 2018

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

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In My Shoes Two O'Clock Talks: An Arts Council Collection Event

15 May–12 Jun 2018

Join the Arts Council Collection team and special guest speakers for a free and informal introduction to In My Shoes: Art & the Self since the 1990s. Meet at Longside Gallery...

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Simon Armitage: Flit (An Evening of Poetry)

14 Jun 2018

Join the acclaimed Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage for a special evening of readings from Flit, a newly commissioned and fully illustrated publication of 40 poems made during his time as poet in...

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Stone Relief Carving Course

16 Jun–17 Jun 2018

Led by artist Marcia Bennett-Male, this two-day course takes place outside at YSP Learning and is suitable for both novices and the semi-skilled.  Imagery, ideas and reference books are...

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Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Masterclass

22 Jun 2018

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

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Midsummer Metal

23 Jun–24 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...

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The Creation of Bretton’s Lakes

23 Jun 2018

A summer heritage walk exploring the beautiful viewpoints around the lakes, discovering the stories that surround their creation, including Sir Thomas Wentworth’s boat, The Aurora. Finish off...

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Tangle, Twist and Turn

24 Jun 2018

Alongside artist Bryony Pritchard you’ll twist, turn and tangle colourful threads together to create a one-day installation inspired by Chiharu Shiota’s artwork in the Chapel. Drop in...

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Mister Finch Book Signing Event

24 Jun 2018

To celebrate the opening of The Wish Post, the largest ever solo show by this extraordinary Leeds-based textile artist, Yorkshire Sculpture Park have invited Mister Finch to come along and sign copies...

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Other Ways to Walk at YSP

28 Jun 2018

Join our Art and Wellbeing Coordinator and artist, Rachel Massey, on a mindful journey around the parkland. Other Ways to Walk cards will help guide attention and intrigue through focus, observation...

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Rob Ryan: Artist Talk and Book Signing

28 Jun 2018

To celebrate the launch of Rob Ryan’s newly published monograph, I Thought About It In My Head And Felt It In My Heart, But I Made It With My Hands, we're proud to announce an artist talk...

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Recharge: Yoga Retreat

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...

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Sophie Sellu: Grain & Knot Spoon Whittling Workshop

7 Jul 2018

This one-day workshop will introduce you to wood carving techniques on sycamore wood using hand tools. Sophie will begin the workshop with a short presentation about her own work and her wood carving...

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YSP Members: Photographing Penone

20 Jul 2018

Join professional photographer David Lindsay to learn more about the art of photography and have a go capturing your own images of Giuseppe Penone’s captivating works. Take time to discover how...

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Nadine Anderson: Basket Weaving Workshop

21 Jul 2018

Discover traditional basketmaking techniques on this one-day workshop, guided by yeoman basketmaker Nadine Anderson. Drawing on her 20 years of experience, Nadine will expertly guide you in the design...

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Sculpture Skills: Wood Carving

21 Jul–22 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...

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Let's Play Vinyl: Heritage HiFi at YSP

21 Jul 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...

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Little Explorers for Under 5s

26 Apr 2018

Fun awaits in the Hidden Forest on the last Thursday of each month. Jump, laugh, make, sing and play beneath the trees in our outdoor space especially for our youngest visitors.  – This...

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Stone Letter Cutting

28 Jul–29 Jul 2018

Led by artist Marcia Bennett-Male, this two-day course takes place outdoors at YSP Learning and gives first-time participants a practical, hands-on start in the discipline. While not a...

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Bronze Casting

1 Aug–5 Aug 2018

A five-day bronze casting course that simplifies the process, enabling participants to learn complex casting techniques. Includes practical demonstrations and hands-on practice, with the chance...

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YSP Members: Summer Garden Tour with YSP Head Gardener

3 Aug 2018

Join YSP's Head Gardner, Terry Lee, for a tour of the Mediterranean beds in YSP’s formal gardens, rounded off with tea and cake outside the YSP centre. Gain an insight into the behind the...

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Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Tuesdays in school holidays

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...

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Stone Carving

Dates available in July, August and September 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...

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Still Looking: Mindfulness and Art

10 Jun–9 Sep 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...

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Mister Finch Magical Forest Creature Workshop

15 Sep 2018

On this one-day course you'll discover the magic behind the intricate textile creations of Mr Finch and learn how to make your own forest creature chosen by the artist himself.  The day...

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Whispering Woods – Open Air Storytelling Theatre

15 Sep 2018

Journey into the lakes and woodlands with Whispering Woods as they present a magical outdoor promenade performance that explores universal themes and celebrates the journey through life,...

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Room to Breathe: Four Walks in Four Seasons

19 May–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...

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Historic Landscape Walks – Free Introductory Tours

5 May–22 Sep 2018

Join the YSP Heritage team for a free series of short introductory walks to explore the Park's interesting past, historic walks, lakes and woodlands.   Each tour will showcase a particular...

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Art and Social for over 55s

26 Apr–27 Sep 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...

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Art & Landscape Tour

28 Apr–28 Oct 2018

Join YSP volunteers for a guided walk and talk exploring the art and sculpture in the landscape at YSP. – Meet at YSP Centre Information Desk  – Outdoor clothes and sturdy...

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Winter Metal

17 Nov–18 Nov 2018

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

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