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Exhibition, from 15 Aug 2019, free entry

Eulogy Exhibition

Eulogy Exhibition


A poignant and uplifting tribute to the lives, journeys and stories of Jamaicans no longer with us who settled in Leeds during the 1940’s-60’s.

Traditionally their funeral programmes, eulogies and photos capturing the hopes and dreams of younger days, tell a singular life story. Bringing them together for _Eulogy_ tells the story of a generation.

Curated by Susan Pitter, the Eulogy Exhibition will explore journeys from the Jamaica they left behind, the welcome in a cold Motherland, their ordinary and extraordinary contributions to Leeds. Family keepsakes and gorgeous images from days gone by sitting alongside Paul Floyd Blake's contemporary portraits of their descendants capture the legacy of a pioneering generation. 

The Eulogy Exhibition is a part of our Eulogy Project made possible by support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Leeds Inspired and Windrush 2019.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 22 Aug 2019 09:00 to 18:00
Fri 23 Aug 2019 09:00 to 17:00
Sat 24 Aug 2019 10:00 to 17:00
Sun 25 Aug 2019 11:00 to 15:00
Tue 27 - Wed 28 Aug 2019 09:00 to 19:00
Thu 29 Aug 2019 09:00 to 18:00
Fri 30 Aug 2019 09:00 to 17:00
Sat 31 Aug 2019 10:00 to 17:00
Sun 1 Sep 2019 11:00 to 15:00
Mon 2 - Wed 4 Sep 2019 09:00 to 19:00
Thu 5 Sep 2019 09:00 to 18:00
Fri 6 Sep 2019 09:00 to 17:00
Sat 7 Sep 2019 10:00 to 17:00
Sun 8 Sep 2019 11:00 to 15:00


Free entry

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    Calverley Street,
    LS1 3AB



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    Map reference: SE 298338  Lat: 53.79966 Long: -1.54903

    By Car:

    Follow signs for Leeds city centre. On approaching the city, follow signs for the City Loop. The loop road take you past the Library on the right (just after the Town Hall), with the closest car park being The Light.

    By Public Transport:

    From Leeds train station, walk up Park Row to The Headrow. Cross the road and turn left. The Library is next to the Art Gallery on your right, with and outdoor chessboard, outside the entance. There are two entrances - one for disabled access and one via steps.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality