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:

Thursday 19 October 3.30pm -5pm

Musical highlights from Special Collections

Sheppard Room, Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Court

Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis, Collections Manager, Rare Books and Maps, will share with us some of the musical treasures from the University’s Special Collections including items on or by Mendelssohn, Wagner, Mozart and others

Refreshments are available at the Parkinson café which closes at 4pm.

There is no charge for this event but donations would be appreciated.

 There is no need to book for this event but an indication of numbers would be helpful

Contact Gillian Roche by 16 October.

Tuesday 21 November at 5.30pm

Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery

Austin Wright (1911-1997)

Exploring the career of the York-based sculptor and Gregory Fellow the exhibition will include sculpture, maquettes and drawings that show the development of his practice.

Free talk for FUAM members prior to the opening of the exhibition.

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Leeds University Concert season

Further details and booking facilities are on the website



Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, The Parkinson Bldg.

Friday 1 September 2017 – Wednesday 31 January 2018

Cooks and their Books: Collecting Cookery Books in Leeds

An exhibition showcasing highlights from the University Library Cookery Collection. Opens 1st September 2017

Discover how recipes have been copied, compiled and collected through the centuries and learn how attitudes to food have changed over time. This exhibition showcases highlights from the Cookery Collection, established in 1939 when Blanche Legat Leigh donated her cookery books to Leeds University Library. Items on display include Renaissance texts illustrating kitchen furniture and utensils and the first edition of Beeton’s Book of Household Management.

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


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