As we continue to celebrate Kirkstall in the absence of this years festival Paul Holdsworth has written about some places where nature and walking can be enjoyed. It is amazing how frequently people who visit me remark on the view from my street.  Even folk from neighboroughing parts of Leeds say things like “I never …
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Morris Dancers at Kirkstall Festival 2010

We are obviously disappointed to be missing our 40th year so over the next few weeks we will be bring you a number of online events starting with a Virtual Pet Show on Saturday over Zoom where it is safe to mix cats and dogs. More about that soon. More information will be pit up …
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Kirkstall Festival Cancelled

March 19th, 2020 | Posted by Steve.Harris in Events | Kirkstall Abbey | Kirkstall Festival - (Comments Off on Kirkstall Festival Cancelled)

Sadly we have to announce that Kirkstall Festival has been CANCELLED this year. It was not an easy decision to cancel this year’s event especially as it was going to be a celebration of 40 years of festivals. We’re already turned attention to next year and Saturday 10th July 2021. Kirkstall is an amazing community, …
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LOVE KIRKSTALL ABBEY PARK? Join us this Saturday A group of local residents are forming a Friends of Kirkstall Abbey Park group to develop the beautiful abbey grounds and gardens. Our first project is going to be tidying and weeding the walled garden next to the Gatehouse café. If you would like to join a …
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Love Kirkstall Abbey? We are setting up a Friends of Kirkstall Abbey group which will include projects to improve the grounds and gardens. Come to our first Friends meeting Tuesday 26th March 7-8.30 at Kirkstall Leisure Centre.                                     …
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Kirkstall Abbey gardens

January 25th, 2019 | Posted by Steve.Harris in Events | Kirkstall Abbey | Our Community - (Comments Off on Kirkstall Abbey gardens)

Are you interested in improvements to Kirkstall Abbey gardens? Please come to a meeting with your local councillors, Kirkstall in Bloom and Parks and Countryside staff on Saturday 26th January 2pm – 4pm at Kirkstall Abbey Visitors’ Centre to discuss ideas for improving the Abbey grounds and gardens. We are hoping to set up a …
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Halloween Films Screened at Kirkstall Abbey – this weekend

October 28th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off on Halloween Films Screened at Kirkstall Abbey – this weekend)

Outdoor cinema specialists Sneaky Experience are set to screen movies such as The Exorcist and The Blair Witch Project inside our Abbey ruins from Friday 31st October to Sunday 2nd November.  The movies will be shown alongside horror storytelling, alarming actors and evening ghost-tours. There will also be something for the children, with screenings planned …
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Free Guided tours of Kirkstall Abbey 14-15 September

September 11th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off on Free Guided tours of Kirkstall Abbey 14-15 September)

A special programme of free events and activities are set to be held in a number of Leeds Museums and Galleries’ sites this month as part of the national cultural initiative Heritage Open Days. Our own Kirkstall Abbey is also taking part, with free guided tours available 14 September 2013 – 15 September 2013, 11:30am – …
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Celebration of decades of Public Service by Bernard Atha

August 17th, 2014 | Posted by Steve.Harris in Events | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off on Celebration of decades of Public Service by Bernard Atha)
Bernard Atha OBE

Celebration of decades of Public Service by Bernard Atha Friday 29th August, 7:30 pm The Gatehouse, Kirkstall Abbey House Museum, Leeds LS5 3EH Buffet dinner included Bernard, who hold the record of Leeds longest serving councillor, was first elected in 1957 and represented Kirkstall Ward from 1970 to 2014, he was elected Lord Mayor in …
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Mysterious virtual tour of Kirkstall Abbey set to take place on Twitter

July 15th, 2014 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | History | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off on Mysterious virtual tour of Kirkstall Abbey set to take place on Twitter)

The secrets, mystery and intrigue of a 12th century abbey in Leeds are set to be revealed as part of  a special ‘Twitter tour’ taking place next week. In what promises to be a unique experience, fans of the abbey will be able to join a virtual tour on Twitter on Friday 18 July around …
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Kirkstall Abbey has some money from the Happy Museum Project to look at ways of making people feel happy. One of these ways is trying something new and learning new skills. All Happy Museum sessions are free but we do ask that you help us to evaluate them; this might be by filling in a …
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Creative Light at Night Experience Day

December 12th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off on Creative Light at Night Experience Day)

Join Olympus Magazine for a Creative Light at Night Photography Workshop on Tuesday 17 December, at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds, open to all photography fans. The location We’ll be meeting at the Gatehouse café opposite the Abbey at 3pm for introductions over coffee and to hear about the best techniques for creative night photography. This …
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