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Lectures

The Life of Queen Victoria

7 September 2017Discounted for members

As part of this year’s celebration of Victorian Harewood, join us for an in-depth talk on the life of Queen Victoria. Join our expert guide, Irene Truman, and discover more about Queen Victoria's life, hobbies, public duties and her connections with Harewood House. This lecture will take place in the majestic Steward's Room, before the House opens to the public, giving you the chance to see a little bit of … Read more

Lectures

Lady Canning – Love, Art and Travel

27 June 2017Discounted for members

Join our Historic Collections Adviser Professor Ann Sumner for a focused talk on the watercolours of Charlotte, Lady Canning to coincide with our current exhibition, which she curated. Charlotte was a talented watercolourist and her works chronicled her time as lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria, travelling around Britain with views of Balmoral in Scotland to Osborne in the Isle of Wight,  as well as  fine … Read more

Performance

Notes for an Axminster Carpet

20 May 2017Free for members

Join us for a site-specific collaboration between renowned poet, Rommi Smith and musician and composer, Jenni Molloy, in celebration of Harewood House's two Axminster carpets in the Music Room and Yellow Drawing Room.  Smith's response reflects the current condition mapping of the delicate Yellow Drawing Room carpet in preparation for conservation, following a public consultation. These unique carpets have survived … Read more

Sports

The Leeds Bubble Rush

22 April 2017

Join St Gemma's Hospice on Saturday 22nd April for the biggest, brightest, happiest and most colourful 5k Leeds has ever seen! The Leeds Bubble Rush is bursting with bubbles and back for its second year at Harewood. Along the 5k course there will be four different coloured bubble stations, where one of the high powered foam cannons will be blowing out 30 cubic metres a minute of frothy, coloured bubbles making … Read more

Wildlife

Daily Penguin Feeding

24 March – 29 October 2017Free 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

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