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This year we welcome two brilliant authors who have published two very different books.
Peter Moore’s Endeavour is probably the most topical book of the month, if not the year - marine archaeologists think they have just discovered the remains of Captain James Cook's ship off Newport USA, 250 years after it set sail from Whitby. Captained by James Cook, its discoveries of Pacific Islands, New Zealand and Australia changed the shape of European geographers' thinking about the world.
Contemporary artist Ed Kluz has produced a sumptuously illustrated & authoritative book on forgotten British architectural masterpieces, The Lost House Revisited.
Each will reveal the inspiration behind their book and sign copies after the Lunch.
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FRINGE EVENT Historic Sites in China in the age of mass tourism with geographer Sarah Maude For information about the Society click here. Tickets £7 on the door. Society members FREEFind out more »
FRINGE EVENT Join Librarian Antony Ramm for an illustrated talk exploring the lives and works of Antiquarians and local historians in Leeds during the 17th, 18th and 19th-centuries. The talk is based entirely on books and manuscripts held in the collections at Leeds Central Library. Booking required: 01937 583144 or visit Wetherby Library Tickets: Free Limited places available Antony Ramm is Librarian-Manager for Local & Family History department at Leeds Central (Public) Library.. He has held this position for over 10 years.Find out more »
FRINGE EVENT A History of the Theatres in Leeds Find out more about some of the stars of the Leeds stage and how theatres in the city have changed over time. Using playbills, programmes and photographs from Leeds Central Library’s collections we will explore the rich and vibrant history of Leeds theatres from the opening of Tate Wilkinson’s Theatre in 1771 to the BBC’s ‘The Good Old Days’ at the City Varieties. Booking required: 01937 583144 or visit Wetherby Library Tickets: Free, Limited placesFind out more »