How to get to Kirkstall Festival

July 11th, 2012 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall Abbey | Kirkstall Festival - (Comments Off)

With the weather being as it has recently it is very likely that parking for the festival will be very restricted. Where possible PLEASE try to use public transport, it’ll help to make your day run smoothly.   By bus From Bramley: Buses 38, 49 and 91, alight at BHS in Kirkstall or Kirkstall Leisure …
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In the run up to Kirkstall Festival 2012 we’re asking you to take pictures of everything and anything you love about Kirkstall and your community. These can be artistic, sentimental, fun, odd…anything goes (so long as it’s legal and family friendly!) These images will be printed and displayed at the festival in our Photo Forest, creating The People’s Exhibition of memories and …
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Following on from the extremely successful Kirkstall Abbey Deli Market, next year will see the start of a new outdoor market for 2012 in the picturesque 12th century ruins of Kirkstall Abbey. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon browsing hand made crafts, collectables and vintage treasures from across Yorkshire. The market runs from 12 noon – 3pm …
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Live Music At Kirkstall Abbey

June 28th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

Come along and enjoy music in the cloisters of this 12th century abbey.  Why not bring a picnic? July 3rd 2pm John Parkes Accoustic guitar Songwriter / singer John Parkes previously played with indie guitar rock heroes Fuzzbird, Greenhouse, The Chorus and the Sinister Cleaners He now fronts Leeds based Whole Sky Monitor. www.johnparkes.com Saturday …
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Kirkstall Abbey Deli Market

April 11th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

A brand new market in an ancient setting A new monthly market is being planned to take place in the picturesque 12th century ruins of Kirkstall Abbey. The market will run on the last Saturday of the month from Saturday 28th May, 12 noon – 3pm. We are aiming to give visitors an opportunity to …
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Our very own Abbey House Museum has made it to the longlist for the Guardian Family Freindly Museum Award For 2011. The 20 museums making it to the Guardian Family Friendly Award longlist all share one thing ­ they go that extra mile to welcome families. They were chosen by panels of visitors, volunteers and …
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Kirkstall Abbey on audioboo

February 9th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

Why not take a tour Kirkstall Abbey on the web on audioboo? Alternatively (and better!) download the free audioboo mobile application to your iphone or android phone and experience the tour properly – in amongst the ruins! Listen to Gregorian Monks chanting in the church or find out more about bat poo in the Chapter …
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Carols At The Abbey

December 18th, 2010 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall Abbey | Our Community - (1 Comments)

On Sunday 19th December from 2-3pm there will be Carols in the Abbey with the Heritage Singers. Join in for an afternoon of festive favourites in the atmospheric abbey ruins. This performance will take place outdoors, please wear warm clothing and sensible footwear. Its free to join in and hot chocolate and other refreshments will …
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Craig Grimes has produced a fantastic video of his journey from Leeds City Centre to Kirkstall Abbey along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal tow path. Craig uses a wheelchair but the video is a useful guide for anyone wanting to use the tow path. Craig’s descriptions of the terrain and gradients makes it particularly useful …
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Claire Rose has posted some lovely photos on photo website Flickr of Kirkstall Abbey in the autumn sunshine. To see the photo gallery, click here.