Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds)



Patron: Murray Perahia KBE
President: The Rt Hon Lord Bragg
Honorary Vice-Presidents: Professor Michael Arthur, Sir Ernest Hall OBE DL, Sir Alan Langlands, Col. Alan Roberts K StJ OBE, Dame Rosalind Savill, Dame Fanny Waterman, Dr Marjorie Ziff LLD Hon RCM
Founding President: the late Mrs Audrey Burton OBE

 About the Friends

The Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds) was founded in 1989 to promote and support art and music at the University of Leeds. It is a Registered Charity independent of the University. Our membership includes a wide range of people, drawn from the University and the wider community it serves in Leeds and the surrounding area.

From informal beginnings as a group of staff members and friends with an interest in helping to foster the University’s musical and artistic life and outreach, FUAM has grown into an active and lively organisation, with a regular programme of events. Read More

FUAM’s primary purpose is to raise funds to enrich the cultural life of the University and the City of Leeds through support for the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery and the University’s International Concert Series by way of subscriptions and donations.


Latest News and Forthcoming Events

Dates for your Diary:


Date: Thursday 25 October

Time: 5.30 -6.30pm (drinks and nibbles to follow)

Venue: School of Music

Cost: Cost £7.00 to include a glass of wine/soft drink and nibbles

 A talk by Judy Tarling

The Arts United: the parentage of the sister arts   

Judy Tarling, whom many Friends will know as the leader of the Leeds Baroque Orchestra (details of their next concert HERE ) has an interest in the interconnection between art, music, poetry and landscape gardening in the 17th and 18th centuries. Her talk will demonstrate the common ground shared by the arts. Fittingly, in this year marking the bicentenary of the death of Humphry Repton, Judy will refer to Repton’s circle of friends at Heathfield Park in East Sussex. Her talk will also include musical extracts performed by members of Leeds Baroque Choir.

Free parking

Booking on line HERE. You can reserve your tickets by email to the events secretary HERE

Date: November 3rd, 2018 19:3021:30

Venue: Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

Sir Thomas Allen (baritone) Joseph Middleton (piano)

Sir Thomas Allen: Ancient and Modern


Ludwig van Beethoven – Mailied, Wonne der Wehmuth, Adelaide, La Partenza
Felix Mendelssohn – Morgengruss, Fruhlingslied, Winterlied, Frage, Venetianisches Gondellied
Hugo Wolf – Wie Viele Zeit Verlor ich, Hess auf dein blondes Haupt, Nimmersatte Liebe, Anakreons Grab, Der Gartner
Henri Duparc – Soupir, La vie antérieure, Le manoir de Rosemonde, L’invitation au voyage
Charles Ives – The Things our Fathers Loved, Tom Sails Away, Charlie Rutlage, The Sideshow, The Greatest Man
Peter Warlock – Sleep, Pretty ring time, Ha’anacker Mill, My own country, Yarmouth Fair

Tickets are available from the Concerts box office HERE

The Atumn-Winter programme is now available

Further details and booking facilities are on the website.

Leeds University Concert season

Exhibitions & Gallery News

Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, The Parkinson Bldg.

Nicole Keeley, Tide Marks series, 2017. © The Artist Tuesday 20 November at 5.30pm

Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery

Still Life: Things devouring time

The main exhibition of the Autumn/Winter season in the Gallery is Still life: things devouring time, exploring consumer culture and social, environmental and sustainability issues relevant today. Through the medium of still life this exhibition looks at things made from non-biodegradable materials and people’s inclination to collect possessions. It explores how these behaviours contradict the concept of “tempus edax rerum” – time as devourer of all things. The exhibition is co-curated by Dr Dawn Woolley (Leeds Arts University), and is generously supported by Leeds Arts University.  The opening on Tuesday 20 November,will be preceeded by an introductory talk  to which FUAM members are invited.

 Details of the Art Gallery’s and the Treasures Gallery’s programmes are to be found at


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