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Autumn at The Tetley

Journal 12 Aug 2022

We’re gearing up for an exciting autumn here at The Tetley!

Join us to see not one but two new exhibitions; pop in to our brand new weekly workshop for families, and get our next Makers’ Market in your diary.

Read more below!


In September, visit us to see Hibiscus Rising: Creating a memorial for David Oluwale with Yinka Shonibare CBE, an exhibition in collaboration with The David Oluwale Memorial Association and LEEDS 2023 Year of Culture, imagining the future of David Oluwale’s legacy in Leeds.

Opening in October, artist-curators ROOT-ed Zine present Retrospect, Reality, Reform, a group show offering a platform for reflective, unfiltered and liberating perspectives from artists of colour.

a patterned model of a hibiscus flower
Yinka Shonibare CBE, Hibiscus Rising Maquette, 2022. Courtesy the artist and The Tetley. Photo: Stephen White & Co.


For the final weekend of Emily Hesse’s current exhibition, join us for A Gathering in the Witches’ Institution, a day-long programme of talks and performances with Hesse and Andrea Phillips, as well as Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun of The Otolith Group.

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Graphic: Saul Studio

Makers Lab

Starting in September, join us for free family workshops every Saturday 11am–3pm!

Perfect for children aged 5–11, experiment with paint, clay, food and other exciting new materials and techniques for making art.

Together with your grown-ups, join The Tetley staff and special guest artists to get creative and make a mess.

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One of our creative sessions at Beeston Festival, 2021. Photo: Cloe Keefe

Makers’ Market

As we get closer to the festive season, our Makers’ Market returns. Our November edition will have the usual fantastic mix of local makers and artists to shop from, plus winter art workshops and family activities.

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The Tetley Makers' Market. Graphic: Lucas Sutherland

Drink & Draw is back!

Our ever-popular Drink & Draw workshops return with a new artist!

Drink & Draw is The Tetley’s regular series of live drawing events, inviting you to get creative in a relaxed, sociable atmosphere.

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Baby Week

We’re really excited to be participating in Leeds Baby Week this November!

Keep an eye out for the full Baby Week programme – to be announced – and our exciting programme of events throughout the week.

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Tiny Tetley Studio is our free under 5s play space. Photo: Jo Ritchie

Friday Social

September is the final month of Friday Socials and we’re going out with a bang!

2 September from 6pm – Jamaican flavours from Pins Patties; DJ to be announced
9 September – Filthy vegan junk food by Junk Soul Smothered and DJ collective BSB (Booty Shakin Bestiez)
16 September – Blake’s Bites dish up tasty tacos with live music and DJs from Don’t Falter
23 September – West African soul food served up by Delice D’Ivoire with DJ Barbie Doll in the Taj Mahal

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Enjoy a delicious calzone at our Friday Social. Photo: Luigi Street Food Italiano


The best things in life are free!

Whether you’re a Fresher arriving in Leeds or it’s back to school, if you’re under 25, join as an Under 25s Member for free to get a 10% discount in our Bar & Kitchen and in our shop.

Plus, you’ll get discounts on workshops and events – come along, mingle and get creative!

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Enjoy drinks on our Terrace! Photo: Jo Ritchie

We can’t wait to welcome you to The Tetley this autumn!

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