What’s on

Today, Sunday 25 September 2016

Wildlife

Daily Penguin Feeding

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

Join us for our daily penguin feeding and watch our Humboldt Penguins being fed. In the wild, the Humboldt Penguin feeds on anchovies, squid and sardines which are found in the Humboldt Ocean current off the West coast of Peru. At Harewood, we feed our penguins whitebait and sprats - fish that are similar in size to their natural diet, although they will also eat small herrings. They usually feed just after … Read more

Capability Brown 300

Art of Landscape

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

“Capability” Brown’s work made him the best-known landscape designer in English history. His work has inspired landscape gardeners, architects and designers for centuries. At Harewood, this influence has extended to some of Britain’s most well-known artists. In recognition of this strong and continued influence, the Art of Landscape will show works from great masters who have engaged intimately with the … Read more

Capability Brown 300

Nature, Design and “Capability” Brown

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

“The pleasure grounds, and gardens rare! Laid out, by Mr Brown, with utmost care; With great abundance all abound, And rich luxuriance smiles around: Though both, which now such beauty yield, Were lately but a furrow’d field.” A description of Harewood in "The Tourist's Companion" by John Jewell, 1822. Lancelot “Capability” Brown began work on Harewood’s landscape in 1776. It took five years to … Read more

Talks & Tours

Daily Penguin Feed & Talk

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

Join our Bird Garden Keeper and our colony of Humboldt Penguins for their daily afternoon feed and talk. You will learn a little about each of our penguins, where they originate from and what they like to eat.Can I feed the penguins?: Did you know you can pre-book to feed the penguins with our Keepers? This is a popular activity and places are limited. You will need to be aged ten years or above to feed the … Read more

Talks & Tours

Meet the Animals

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

Everyday you can discover more about the Farm animals at Harewood from our expert Keepers. This informal talk varies each day, giving you opportunities to learn about the animals we care for. Find out what our pigs, alpacas and pygmy goats like to eat and learn about how we look after them. Read more

Talks & Tours

Discovery Talk

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

Visit the House and you will be able to join our daily Discovery Talk. Explore the rich history of Harewood through the art works and collection we look after. Topics change each day and cover a wide variety of subjects from family history to furniture. Ask on the State Floor for details or call into the Courtyard Information Centre. Please note, a valid membership card or Freedom ticket is required to visit … Read more

Capability Brown 300

the grove of delight

30 July – 30 October 2016Free for members

Doire sholais is the Gaelic name for a place on the Isle of Skye ('Doire' means 'grove') and the poet/artist, Thomas A Clark, has turned the Terrace Gallery into a symbolic 'grove of delight'. The grove begins with the structure of the Terrace Gallery with the four stone pillars representing four trees. Each carefully considered element brings with it a sense of relaxation and enjoyment of the great outdoors. … Read more

Upcoming events

Sports

The Leeds Colour Run

1 October 2016

On the 1st October 2016, join St Gemma’s Hospice for the biggest, brightest, happiest and most colourful 5k fun run Leeds has ever seen, with the iconic Harewood House as the backdrop! Along the course you will be met by five different colour stations where you will be showered head to toe in clouds of beautiful colour by our very own Powder Rangers, who will make sure that you pass the finish line … Read more

Workshops

Nature’s Carpet

1 October 2016Free for members

Join artist Sue Lawty throughout the day in a drop-in workshop to create a `carpet` made from natural and foraged materials inspired by the very rare 18th century Axminster carpet in the Yellow Drawing Room of Harewood House. Over the day the design will grow as everybody makes their own contribution.About Sue Lawty: Sue Lawty is an artist who uses natural and earth materials to make contemporary artworks, including … Read more

Capability Brown 300

“grove of delight”: An Afternoon with the Poet Thomas A Clark

2 October 2016

Includes tea, cake and entrance to Harewood. Through words and images, influential contemporary Scottish poet Thomas A Clark has transformed Harewood’s Terrace Gallery into a small grove of quiet and reflection, set aside from the light and openness of Capability Brown’s undulating landscape. The afternoon starts with Nigel Walsh, Curator of Contemporary Art at Leeds Art Gallery, in conversation with Clark; … Read more

Festivals

Autumn Glory

22 – 30 October 2016Free for members

Perfect for families and lovers of the outdoors, October half term week at Harewood celebrates autumn in all its glory. Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities and explore the beauty of Harewood in its autumn coat.  Why not try your hand at biscuit decorating in the Pastry Room or test your knowledge with our wildlife trails? It’s a great way to spend crisp autumn days with your family. Activities include Wrap … Read more

Talks & Tours

Castle Walk and Talk

23 October 2016Discounted for members

Join us for an exclusive tour of Harewood Castle.  This fascinating walk and talk tour will give you the opportunity to explore in detail the ruins of this thirteenth century castle, and learn the exciting history behind it.  Taking a scenic walk down from All Saints’ Church to the Castle, this hands-on tour will give you the chance to discover more about Harewood’s Medieval past.Useful Information: The Castle … Read more

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