Classical Fantasia 7th September

August 21st, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

As requested by many enquirers, we now have details we can publish for this year’s Classical Fantasia, performed in the backdrop of the illuminated Kirkstall Abbey, with a firework finale. This year the music will be performed by the Manchester Camerata – one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras. Book your tickets here or phone 0113 224 …
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Leeds Inspired ( will be at Kirkstall Festival with our pop up green screen to film festival goers, stall holders, performers and anyone else who want to be part of ‘Momentous’, a large scale projection that will transform the entire façade of Civic Hall into an animated mechanical clock for 3 nights in early October …
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Come and take part in Kirkstall Abbey’s photography trail (photo trail), discovering how the Abbey looked in 1888 and contribute your own pictures of the Abbey today to their Flickr page.  Feel free to use your own imagination to interpret Leeds industrialist Godfrey Bingley’s beautiful photos (see the example opposite and see more on the Flickr …
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Abbey House Museum aim to involve people more in the way we plan and design our exhibitions. We are planning to change the existing nursery room into a community-themed gallery, and we want your ideas about what it should look like, and the best ways to get a range of local people involved.   We will …
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Kirkstall Abbey Light Railway in Pictures

April 27th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in History | Kirkstall Abbey | Our Community - (Comments Off)
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The KVCA has been provided with some excellent, nostalgic images from the Abbey Light Railway, enjoy!


Many of you will have been wondering what was going to happen to the Abbey Light Railway since Peter Lowe, who set it up and ran it from 1976, died in October. News broke on Tuesday in the Yorkshire Evening Post, that the locomotives themselves are being sold to the Welsh Highland Railway in Portmadog …
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As some of you will already know, after the introduction of a new team we decided to carry on with the Kirkstall Matters Magazine in its recent format for the last issue of the year. Those of you who are members will be receiving your copies posted through your doors over the next week but …
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The Secret Garden

August 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Kirkstall Abbey | Our Community - (3 Comments)

Even when you have lived somewhere for over a decade it’s always a delight to discover a new treasure in your local area. Although the skies are overcast today it’s pretty warm so I decided to take a chance to go for a morning stroll past the abbey to see the fun that’s going on …
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Festival Photos

July 19th, 2012 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Kirkstall Abbey | Kirkstall Festival - (Comments Off)
Festival 2012

We have shared photos of the 2012 festival over on our Facebook page. There are pictures from Kirkstall Online as well as links to other people’s photos and galleries. We also have this fantastic time lapse of the festival below: And there is also a time lapse of the set up here

Parking at Kirkstall Festival

July 12th, 2012 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall Abbey | Kirkstall Festival - (Comments Off)

Great news! We will be able to have public parking available at Kirkstall Festival on Saturday 14th July. It has been a bit touch and go with the rain over previous days(/weeks/months!) but after a site inspection today we are confident that it will be fine. We would however ask you to consider public transport …
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