John Atkinson Grimshaw: A Celebration

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John Atkinson Grimshaw: A Celebration

Post  laylabloom on Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:58 am

An evening to celebrate the unveiling of a new plaque dedicated to John Atkinson Grimshaw, commissioned by The Leeds Philosophical & Literary Society, in St George's Fields.

St George's Fields, The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery & The School of Music, University of Leeds. From 6pm

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When Woodhouse cemetery was landscaped in the 1970s, all traces of the grave of John Atkinson Grimshaw were removed. The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society have commissioned a new plaque in his memory to be placed on the wall of the old chapel in the centre of St George's Fields (as the area is now known) close to the place where he was buried.

The unveiling ceremony of this new plaque will be followed by a reception and a lecture.

6.00 p.m - Plaque unveiling in St George's Fields.

6.30 p.m - A reception in the Parkinson Building, jointly sponsored by the Society and The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, and a mini-exhibition, which will include the newly- purchased Atkinson Grimshaw watercolour "View of Leeds from Woodhouse Ridge" - on loan from Leeds Art Gallery.

7.30 p.m - John Atkinson Grimshaw: 'Our Talented Townsman',  A talk by Eveleigh Bradford, in the School of Music (next to the red brick church with the gilded dome).

You are invited to attend any or all of the above events. They are all free and open to anyone, but if you are intending to come to the reception please let Professor Richard Bushby know by Wednesday 2 April (either by email to r.j.bushby@leeds.ac.uk or by post to Prof. R. J. Bushby, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT.

Please Note: There will be some car parking spaces available off Woodhouse Lane, in front of the School of Fine Art (the old mining building, between the Parkinson Building and the Engineering departments) and behind this building, on Cemetery Road (which can also be accessed from Clarendon Road).   If the barrier is down, the security office will raise it for you, if you contact them on the nearby telephone.

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