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:


5:30pm 27 September 2017        FUAM Graduate Art Prize Award event

The judges will return to select the overall winner of the FUAM Graduate Art Prize. The ‘Best in Show’ graduating student artist of the year will receive £250. Each of the runners-up will receive £100 each to aid them in their developing career as artists. The prizes will be awarded by FUAM in an awards ceremony on 27 September 2017.

The finalists for 2017 are:

Zoe Carlon (Fine Art)

Olivia Loker (Fine Art)

Lucy Davidson (Fine Art & Design)

Miranda Jones (Fine Art & Design)

Further details

Leeds University Concert season

Further details and booking facilities are on the website

The 2017/18 series will be announced shortly.


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.
Join us for the exhibition celebration on Tuesday 5th September, 6pm.

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


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