• Learn about the artistic heritage of Yorkshire and Lancashire, home to four of Britain’s most important 20th century artists: Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney and L S Lowry
• See works by Henry Moore in the open air at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
• Explore the Hepworth Wakefield, the Lowry, and the art galleries of Leeds and Manchester
Stella Grace Lyons is a freelance Art History lecturer and speaker accredited with The Arts Society
Tour assembles 1430 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds, for three nights. Afternoon visit to Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery. Evening introductory lecture.
Morning: orientation walking tour of Leeds and visit to Leeds Art Gallery followed by optional independent visit to the Henry Moore Institute (world recognised centre for the study of sculpture, with contemporary exhibitions). Afternoon excursion to Yorkshire Sculpture Park (landscaped park including work by Hepworth and Moore). Evening lecture.
Whole day excursion to Manchester: Manchester Art Gallery (featuring works by Gainsborough, the Pre-Raphaelites and Ford Madox Brown) followed by the Lowry (the largest public collection of the artist’s work in the world, including Coming from the Mill and Going to Work) and Salford Quays. Evening lecture.
Morning: Saltaire (World Heritage Site). Afternoon: Hepworth Wakefield. Tour disperses c 1700 at Leeds Station, followed by hotel.
6 Jul — 9 Jul 2020
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A good level of fitness is required for this tour, and participants should be prepared for a moderate amount of walking and standing during walking tours and gallery visits. The visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park involves a significant amount of walking, including over fields and uphill, but there will be options for participants to take shorter routes.
Cost of £995 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £175.