Events

West Yorkshire Archive Service run a wide range of events and activities across all five offices in West Yorkshire - Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.

You can see a full list of our current events on this page. As we are adding new dates all the time, please be sure to bookmark this page and regularly check for new events.

Book events

Experience Day - Conservation

Wednesday 27 June 2018 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
A full day, bespoke conservation experience with tailored solutions for conserving your personal archive.

What the heck are 'Archives'?

Friday 13 July 2018 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
A workshop at our Wakefield office aimed at beginners introducing the fascinating world of Archives.

Untangling the Web

Friday 20 July 2018 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
An introduction to online archives and how to use them at our Wakefield office.

Palaeography - Reading Old Handwriting

Friday 27 July 2018 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
A workshop at our Wakefield office aimed at beginners who want to learn about reading 17th and 18th century handwriting.

If walls could talk

Friday 3 August 2018 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
A workshop at our Wakefield office aimed at beginners who are interested in researching their home.

Summer Holiday Family Activities

Tuesday 7 August 2018 (10:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Every Tuesday in August we will be running free, make and take craft activities suitable for children aged 3 - 11.

Drunk in Charge of Archives - Breweries of West Yorkshire

Friday 10 August 2018 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
A workshop at our Wakefield office looking back at the breweries of West Yorkshire and those who felt the effects!

This is my story...Now tell me yours exhibition opening

Saturday 11 August 2018 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Help us celebrate the opening of our new exhibition by local community group Next Generation.

Summer Holiday Family Activities

Tuesday 14 August 2018 (10:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Every Tuesday in August we will be running free, make and take craft activities suitable for children aged 3 - 11.

First Aid for Documents

Friday 17 August 2018 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
A workshop at our Wakefield office aimed at those who look after paper based documents or have an interest in conservation techniques.

Summer Holiday Family Activities

Tuesday 21 August 2018 (10:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Every Tuesday in August we will be running free, make and take craft activities suitable for children aged 3 - 11.

Summer Holiday Family Activities

Tuesday 28 August 2018 (10:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Every Tuesday in August we will be running free, make and take craft activities suitable for children aged 3 - 11.

Kirkgate Uncovered

Friday 31 August 2018 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
This workshop at our Wakefield office will reveal the history of Kirkgate in Wakefield and help develop the skills to investigate your local area.

Beverley Brothers Brewery Talk

Tuesday 25 September 2018 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Join us for a free lunchtime talk exploring the history of the lost Beverley Brothers Brewery in Wakefield.