Guided tours of Hollybush coming soon – and more events announced


As part of the programme to celebrate forty years of TCV at Hollybush we are running guided tours for small groups as part of Heritage Open Days, writes John Preston.

The tours run on Friday 20th at 3pm & 6pm and Saturday 21st September at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Would you like to know more about the history of the Hollybush buildings and hear about the restoration and the creation of the three recent timber buildings (larger green larch framed bike shed, the round hole bodgers hut, the panel Roundhouse) and our plans for the future?

The tours will be led by me, John Preston, who has managed the buildings for the last 30 years.

You will also be able to view the exhibition in the barn of the last 40 years and buy refreshments.

Tours are free, but spaces can be booked via Eventbrite.

Please see The Heritage Open Days website for all the other amazing places open in Leeds over the next two weeks.

Other things

Our sister Centre in South Leeds, Skelton Grange is hosting Big Green Weekend on Saturday 21st 11-4, check out their website.

The Hollybush is hosting Big Green Weekend on Sunday 22nd , 11am-4pm, when the exhibition will also be open and there are boat trips, a canoe safari, ecologists explaining the ecology of plants and their wildlife relating to the Leeds Liverpool Canal which is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest)  .

There are also a couple of spaces left on the fungus foray in Bramley Fall Woods at 10.30am on Sunday 22nd, see link in the above Eventbrite listing.

There is final Hollybush Cinema of 2019, The Ponds, a slow, gentle documentary about outdoor swimming in the Ponds on Hampstead Heath – the Guardian rates it as four stars.

It starts at 7pm Friday 20th, admission £3 on the door, please come well dressed as the barn can be chilly, even if watching the swimming doesn’t make you shiver!


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