Welcome to KAT2018

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Kirkstall Art Trail is now in its fourth year!

Come along and get involved on the 21st and 22nd July, when venues throughout Kirkstall will host a variety of exhibitions, free workshops and activities suitable for all ages and abilities

We’re really looking forward to this year’s trail, and we hope to see you there! – Team KAT2018


GET INVOLVED! Workshop listings:

This year we have loads of workshops so that everyone can get creative – Have a look at what’s going on!

VENUE 1: Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre
11- 4 Saturday and Sunday

Tote Bag Colouring – Colour in your own KAT tote bag

VENUE 2: Kirkstall Abbey Cloisters
11- 4 Saturday and Sunday

Modes of Expression – community mural. Try your hand at some large scale painting!

VENUE 4: Abbey House Museum and Garden
10-12 on Saturday 21 st (Gate House Café)
10-12 Sunday 22 nd (Education Room, Abbey House Museum)

FREE ACTIVITY -Up Close With Museum Objects.
An opportunity to look at and learn more about some of the interesting objects on display at Abbey House Museum.

*Please enter the education room around the back of the museum by walking round the back of the café and following the signs up the slope.

Additional family crafts available in the museum throughout the weekend (admission fee

PLUS: In the shop, pick up a leaflet for a trail of Kirkstall Abbey paintings, viewable in our shop, foyer and café, during opening hours (Sat 12-4.30pm; Sun 10-4.30pm)

Meet 11am Saturday at the Gatehouse Café

Walk and create with Mindy Goose
Work on show Sunday

VENUE 9: Kirkstall Leisure Centre

Consultation for Kirkstall Public Scuplture with artist Rebecca Appleby

VENUE 13: St. Stephen’s Church Community Garden
1- 4 Saturday and 11-5 Sunday

Find out about the ‘Bloomin’ great corridor’ project and ‘build a wind sock activity’ with Johanna Mawson

VENUE 14: St Stephen’s Church
Live performance 12-2 Saturday and Sunday

A Dark Paradise. Dan Beesley and Benjamin William Pike

VENUE 15: Headingley Station Allotments
11-4 Saturday only

Paint a rock, photograph yourself with it, hide it and share it online with #KAT2018!

12-3 Saturday only

Be Troo t’Art – Mural Activity

VENUE 16: Kirkstall Educational Cricket Club
11-5 Saturday and Sunday

Have a go at Gelliplate Printing and buy some local art in the pay as you feel art sale

VENUE 21: Hollybush Conservation Centre Garden
11-3 Saturday only

Craft your own festival style photo booth – perfect for Instagram!


Scavenger hunt around the trail. Saturday and Sunday.

Venue opening times

The trail runs from 11-5 both days, but a couple of venues have slightly different opening times. Here are the details:

Kirkstall Bridge Pub – Opens at 12 noon
West End House – Opens 11.30 Saturday, 12pm Sunday.
New George Pub – Opens at 12 noon.
Abbey House Museum/Abbey visitor centre/Art Trail Hub – Closes at 4pm each day.
St Stephen’s Church Community Garden – Activities run 11-4pm