Black History Month 2020: Events

During October the majority of our content on the Secret Library blog will focus on Black History Month, including links to relevant resources held at the Central Library and signposting to external organisations, most specifically relating to Leeds, its history and heritage. Each week will have a different theme – Research, Events, Social Justice, Windrush and…

Black History Month 2020: Research

During October the majority of our content on the Secret Library blog will focus on Black History Month, including links to relevant resources held at the Central Library and signposting to external organisations, most specifically relating to Leeds, its history and heritage. Each week will have a different theme – Research, Events, Social Justice, Windrush and…

HOD 2020: Uncovering Hidden Nature with our Historic Herbals

The last in our trilogy of articles to tie in with the final few days of this year’s Heritage Open Days festival: Collections Manager Rhian Isaac shares some of our herbals that have been teaching people about plants and nature for hundreds of years… This year’s Heritage Open Days (September 11-20) has looked a little…

HOD 2020: YOU ARE HERE

In the second of our Heritage Open Day triple-bill, we hear from Rob Kilner of Workers Lunchtime, on a map event for Heritage Open Days 2020…If this is of interest – be quick! The maps will be on display until September 29.  YOU ARE HERE is a temporary poster exhibition on the streets of Leeds…

Hidden Nature, Hidden History: Heritage Trail Map

The first in a triple-bill of Heritage Open Day-related articles to end the week – starting with the final addition to our Leeds City Centre Hidden Nature heritage trail: the map of the full trail. Click the image to download, or read all the accompanying blog articles on this site…

Hidden Nature, Hidden History: Tower Square (Leeds Highline)

This article forms part of our Heritage Open Day 2020 programme, specifically our Leeds City Centre Hidden Nature, Hidden History heritage trail. Click to see all the points on the trail and to read the accompanying articles… Tower Square began life as the Central Station Railway complex stretching from Wellington Street to Whitehall Road and…

Hidden Nature, Hidden History: Sovereign Square

This article forms part of our Heritage Open Day 2020 programme, specifically our Leeds City Centre Hidden Nature, Hidden History heritage trail. Click to see all the points on the trail and to read the accompanying articles… Sovereign Street is an old street named for Queen Victoria but it is the relatively new Sovereign Square with…