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.


Latest News and Forthcoming Events

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 5.30pm | School of Music

followed at 6.30 pm by the AGM Social Event

Buffet supper and talk by Dr George Kennaway

Tickets: £22-50 to be booked by 7th July

Art as Music/Music as Art: some attempts at representing one in the other”

As well as being a professional cellist Dr George Kennaway has a wide range of musical interests, including the music of the Balkan states, historical performance practice and opera history and analysis. He is currently Director of Music at the University of Hull and Visiting Research Fellow at the Universities of Huddersfield and Leeds.

For the talk and buffet supper, tickets are £22.50 for members and their guests and must be ordered in advance (please use the Booking form HERE and reply by 7 June)

Please note that the Annual General Meeting is open, free of charge, to members of FUAM

Leeds University Concert season

There are still several events to come in the International Concert Series programme in the School of Music, including the Clothworkers’ Consort celebrating its first fifteen years on Sunday 28 May at 3pm and the Opera North Children’s Chorus on Sunday 18 June at 4pm. (Further details and booking facilities are on the website


Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, The Parkinson Bldg.

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


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