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Guided Tour, Sat 14 Sep 2019, free entry

Sculptural Encounters in Leeds: Walking Tour

Sculptural Encounters in Leeds: Walking Tour


Discover the sculptural heartbeat of Leeds, from the energetic Legs Walking by Kenneth Armitage to Quentin Bell’s eye-catching Dreamer.

This extended walking tour will reveal the hidden histories of Leeds, beginning with the once forgotten Central Court at Leeds Art Gallery, brought to life by artist Ayse Erkmen for her new commission, to Joseph Beuys’ 7000 Oaks tree which is often overlooked in the city centre.

The tour will encompass a wide range of sculpture located at the University of Leeds campus, including recently installed works, before ending at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery. Enjoy a well-deserved cup of tea and slice of cake to round off the day.

The walk last approx 1 hour and 30 minutes, the route is step free. We can provide portable folding stools for use en route, these will be collectable from the initial meeting point, if you wish to reserve a stool please indicate at the time of booking. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a drink.

Please meet at _Legs Walking_, outside Mill Hill Chapel, City Square, Leeds.

_This event is part of the Sculpture in the Round Conversations series organised by University of Leeds and Yorkshire Sculpture International._

Cash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Facilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Sep 2019 10:00 to 12:00 13:30 to 15:30


Free entry

Please note that admission is by ticket.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue


Yorkshire Sculpture International


Woodhouse Lane,



See location of University Of Leeds on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 295347  Lat: 53.80775 Long: -1.55350

By Car:

Leeds University is found on the A660 road to Skipton and is clearly signposted from the A58 .

By Public Transport: The University is served by many buses including 1,95,96 and X84 which depart from Leeds bus station

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Leeds station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality