Please note exhibition open dates are subject to change depending on Covid-19 restrictions. All exhibitions are FREE of charge.
First Women UK by Anita Corbin
Opens Monday 8 March and closes Saturday 1 May 2021
This is a photographic exhibition of portraits of women who were ‘first’ in their field of achievement.
These striking images by photographer Anita Corbin, capture innate pioneering spirit – yet also the nature of the individual woman across all manner of disciplines, including sport, media, military, business, arts, music and politics.
This project also seeks to facilitate each individual’s path to their own dreams – to ultimately understand what it is to be ‘First’ for themselves – whether female or male.
At this particular time in our history First Women UK is championing values that are at the very forefront of media and public attention. Safeguarding the right to choose, succeed, be changemakers and make our way in the world regardless of gender is now more than ever in the international spotlight.
Gladiators: A Cemetery of Secrets
A touring exhibition brought to you by The JORVIK Group
Opens Saturday 29 May; closes Saturday 28 August 2021
When a Roman cemetery was unearthed in York in 2004, the eighty burials intrigued archaeologists. The majority of the skeletons had been decapitated and had suffered injuries prior to death. Gladiators: A Cemetery of Secrets features the skeletal remains of two of these men, asking – who were they? Where did they come from? And how did they come to die?
Much of the evidence suggests that these men were gladiators; but they could also have been soldiers, criminals or slaves, brought to the dynamic town of Eboracum from across the Roman world. This exhibition explores the latest archaeological research, showing the human remains alongside Roman-age finds and replica helmets and armour, piecing together the stories of these men.
Families can also discover Roman life for themselves with an engaging hands-on play area, based on a Roman market town.
Group workshops and visits for schools can also be arranged for this exhibition, please contact us to find out more.
Through Soldiers Eyes
Opens Wednesday 9 September to Friday 20 November
More information to follow.
Open Art exhibition
Opens Monday 6 December 2021 to Saturday 16 January 2022
This exhibition is for local artists to exhibit up to 3 pieces each, either as exhibition or selling pieces. More information on how to be involved will be released in spring 2021 and applications for space will be considered on a first come first served basis.