Trips & Weekends Away

Leeds Combined Arts Weekends Away and Cultural Day Trips are open to all Members and Associate Members. To join us please complete the enquiry form on the '' page and we will send you an application form.

For further details and to book please contact us.

 

Our Summer Day Trip!
Saturday 4th August Trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Walk.
Join us for a trip and walk around Yorkshire Sculpture Park with Richard and a look at the current exhibition – Ai reinterpreted the 12 bronze heads representing the traditional Chinese zodiac that once adorned the famed fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan, the imperial summer palace retreat in Beijing. Ransacked in 1860 during the Second Opium War by the British and French, only seven of the original heads have been returned to China – the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, horse, monkey, and boar. The locations of the other five – dragon, snake, goat, rooster, and dog are still unknown. Central to Ai’s reimagined zodiac is the metamorphosis provoked by expulsion, migration, and deliberate change of location undergone by people and objects alike. West Yorkshire sculpture park is close to Wakefield and very accessible by bus from Leeds. The Bus service 110 runs every 10 minutes from the main Leeds bus station to Wakefield and from there regular services to the park and back. Entry to the park is free but there is a charge for parking, so meet Richard at 10.30 am at Leeds bus station (by Greggs).
In the park feel free to amble and enjoy by yourself or with other members. We will re-convene for a picnic at about 1-30 (please bring your own pate foie and champagne), and please bring something to read on the subject of ‘stillness’ and perhaps ‘solitude’. No steep hills and the park is wheel chair accessible. Lots of public conveniences and an excellent cafe!. For more info' contact Richard at rhowson51@gmail.com.

Our next Trip/Weekend Away will be in September 2018 more details to be announced soon.

 

 

Cat Walk, York and Visit to the Goji Cafe - 9th September 2017
Weekend Away - Osmotherley - 17-19 February 2017
 
Weekend Away – Buxton, Derbyshire - 2nd-4th September 2016

Day Trip to Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival 21 August 2016

Stratford-Upon-Avon - August 2015
 

Keswick Weekend - August 2014