Leeds LS2 9JT
Our next event is in Leeds on April 22nd and gives us a rare opportunity to view some of the Brotherton’s collection of Ransome papers as well as explore the events around AR’s time in Russia. The event is part of the University’s wider one hundred years celebration of the Russian Revolution and is highly recommended. Do come if you possibly can!
The New Treasures Gallery will be open 10-4 so we must fit in with those hours. Given that members will need to travel to Leeds, park and refresh themselves we are proposing a start time of 1pm. We will hold our meeting in the Sheppard Room attached to the New Treasures Gallery. Our host will be Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis from Leeds University Library’s Special Collections and Richard Davies who is curating the exhibition will talk about the items in it. The items on display will be drawn from Leeds’ Russian Archive. However, Ann has asked if we can have some Ransome material on display on the day as well, which she can introduce us to and talk about.
Being Saturday it’s unlikely there will be any suitable University facilities open but there are several cafés and sandwich establishments just across Woodhouse Lane (Otley Road) from the Parkinson Building where the New Treasures Gallery is located and, for those passing through Leeds City Centre, there are loads of cafés and bakers. You can sit in the central Parkinson Court to eat and drink your own supplies. No food and drink is allowed in the Gallery itself.
The University is very strictly permit holders only, most of the time, but its multi-storey car park may be used by the general public on a pay basis in the evenings and at weekends. Check details under “Public Visitor Parking” on the website http://carparking.leeds.ac.uk/visitors/. There is quite a bit of street parking in the area around the campus perimeter and a big multi-story down the hill nearer to the city centre. The Joseph’s Well area off the Clarendon Road near the Dental Hospital is a good bet and free at week-ends.
The University is a 20 min walk mainly uphill from the train station, but there are plenty of taxis and frequent buses.
Contact Helen Lewis or Ann Farr for more details