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Art & archaeology
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Twentieth Century Art in Yorkshire
Your host and guide will be Gerald Deslandes, a former curator who has organised numerous exhibitions of contemporary art including work by Anthony Gormley, Andy Goldsworthy and Damien Hirst.
- Two nights' bed and breakfast at the 4-star Hilton Leeds Hotel, based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
- Welcome reception
- First night private three-course dinner with wine
- Second dinner in the hotel restaurant
- All talks, guided tours and admissions
- Tour manager and coach transfers throughout
- Single room supplement
- Extra nights on bed & breakfast basis
- Holiday insurance
- Meals other than those stated
- Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc
- Porterage and gratuities
Day 2: Visit Leeds Art Gallery with its great collection of modern British artists from Augustus John to Paula Rego. The building also houses the Henry Moore Institute which is dedicated to the artist and organises changing exhibitions by other living sculptors. After lunch (not included) visit Saltaire, a model village built by the Victorian textile manufacturer Titus Salt for his employees. Salt's Mill has a permanent collection of Hockney's paintings, prints and photographs from the 1960's to the present day. The final visit of the day is to the National Media Museum which hosts the UK's collections of photography, film, television and new media. There are fascinating displays of early radios, computers and television equipment. In addition to photographic exhibitions the museum has the world's oldest surviving photographic negative, the first TV footage ever broadcast and John Logie's Bairds' experimental apparatus of 1925. Evening lecture by Gerald followed by dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Day 3: To the Yorkshire Sculpture Park which holds 60 spectacular outdoor pieces including work by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Gormely and Andy Goldsworthy. There are access paths for wheelchairs to many parts of the collection and indoor galleries with changing exhibitions close to the park's shop, restaurant and drop-off point. Our final visit is to the Hepworth Wakefield which opened in April 2011 and is the latest winner of the annual British Design Award. It houses more than 50 works by Barbara Hepworth from her earliest carvings to the ambitious pieces of public art that she created after the war. Return to the hotel approximately 5.00pm.
NB: Exact order of excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion
Please note: Extra nights are available at a supplement, please click here or on the availability tab above to select your date of travel and extra night rates.
Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 48 passengers.
Located in Leeds city centre and only a 5 minute walk from Leeds Central train station the 4-star Hilton Leeds Hotel offers a bar, restaurant, indoor pool, fitness centre and comfortably furnished rooms with private bath/shower, TV and telephone. Parking is available at the hotel for £10 per day (payable directly to the hotel).
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It was a great tour, Gerald Deslandes an excellent ArtGuide and looked after us all really well.