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SALTAIRE ARTS TRAIL SATURDAY 25TH – MONDAY 27TH MAY
The annual Saltaire Arts Trail is a lovely event with an Open Houses Trail and a Makers Fair. This year at Salts we’re hosting an exhibition by the Leeds Photographic Society in our roofspace. For more details see http://www.saltaireinspired.org.uk/saltaire-arts-trail/
THE CHORUS OF OPERA NORTH: SHE LOVES ME, SHE LOVES ME NOT – FRIDAY JUNE 21ST, 7:30PM, ARRIVAL OF SPRING GALLERY
Here’s a magical way to spend the evening of the Summer Solstice: come & hear the Chorus of Opera North sing here at Salts, accompanied by a piano duet, surrounded by David Hockney’s Arrival of Spring series.
The programme is called ‘She Loves Me, She Loves me Not.’ There’ll be music by Palestrina, Brahms. Gesualdo, Cole Porter & FatsWaller – sensuous motets, romantic waltzes & exhuberant jazz standards. This is a wonderful evening of song that is not to be missed.
Salts Diner will be open before the show, reservations advised. Buy your tickets (£15 each) from the 1853 Gallery / 01274 531163 / email@example.com or here:
BRADFORD LITERATURE FESTIVAL EVENTS AT SALTS MILL, SUNDAY 7TH JULY
We’re hosting 2 events for the 2019 Bradford Literature Festival:
From Pencil to Pixel to iPad: Digital Still-Life Drawing with Light – a specialist workshop with Mark Hampson. Sun 7th July, 11am – 2pm
An incredible opportunity to join a David Hockney themed workshop with Mark Hampson, Head of Fine Art Processes at the Royal Academy of Arts. This is a 3 hour specialist workshop, harnessing the latest tec to make art. Hampson will focus on drawing & sketching using Ipencil technology for Procreate. Ticket price £20. Full details & booking: https://www.bradfordlitfest.co.uk/event/pencil-pixel-ipad-digital-still-life-drawing-light/
David Hockney: Painting with Light – a talk with Mark Hampson & Helen Whittaker, Sun 7th July, 4:30-5:45pm, Arrival of Spring Gallery
The maker of the Queen’s Window designed by David Hockney and recently installed at Westminster Abbey, stained glass artist Helen Whittaker and Mark Hampson, Head of Fine Art Processes, Royal Academy of Arts, explore the techniques David Hockney uses to create his work. Whittaker & Hampson will be speaking in our Arrival of Spring gallery, surrounded by David Hockney’s iPad art. They’ll discuss how David Hockney embraces ancient processes & new tec, tangible & digital forms, to make art. Tickets range from free of charge to £7. Full details and booking:
THE 2019 SALTAIRE FESTIVAL – SEPT 13 – SEPT 22
We’re working on a variety of events for this years festival including poetry readings and photographic exhibitions. Keep checking for updates or see twitter @SaltsMill for the latest.
CAFÉ INTO THE OPERA WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY 26TH SEPT & FRIDAY 27TH SEPT. THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER.
These spaces are closed on these dates for the Born in Bradford Science Festival. Born in Bradford is one of the largest research studies in the UK, tracking the lives of over 30,000 Bradfordians to find out what influences their health and wellbeing. Evidence from Born in Bradford has helped to change policy and practice and develop innovative ways to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.
More info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/born-in-bradford-science-festival-tickets-60117534163
IAN BEESLEY: WORK
Ian Beesley: Work is now on in Gallery 2. Open Mon – Fri 10-5:30; Sat & Sun 10-6pm, admission free.
This exhibition presents work from the last 4 decades by Beesley, one of Europe's finest social documentary photographers. Large-scale prints include images taken at Salts Mill in the 80s as it slowly shut down, and some from 2017 when he returned to see the building thriving once more. An extraordinary Wall of Workers shows portraits of men and women employed in trades which no longer exist. The gallery also houses The Big Big Camera – a century-old industrial relic revived by Beesley - and the work he has created with it. Throughout the show are poems written by Ian McMillan, Beesley’s friend and frequent collaborator.
Attention all early birds! Salts Diner is now open for breakfast at 9am on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. The Diner will continue to serve breakfast from 9:30 Mondays-Fridays. Come and enjoy homemade granola, smoked salmon & scrambled eggs or the whole works surrounded by David Hockney’s beautiful art.
To access Salts Diner before 10am, please use the external lift. If you're coming from the carpark, walk through the tunnel to the right of the glass entrance, turn left at the end and take the lift to the second floor. Coming down the cobbled yard, proceed through the mill gates and you’ll find the lift at the end on the right hand side, under a roof.
UPCOMING NEWS AND EVENTS
We're always planning new exhibitions, talks and events. Keep checking in here and on our twitter.