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:

Wednesday 24 January at 6.30pm in the School of Music.

Musical Entertainment and Supper

Tickets £24 (available online HERE)

The period instrument ensemble Ad Hoc Baroque will entertain us with a programme entitled “A cabinet of musical delights”. Details and a booking form are given below. This takes the place of our usual Twelfth Night supper and has been put back to avoid the exam period in the School of Music.

If you wish to  book by post you can download a booking form Booking Wednesday 24 January 2018

Friday 2 February at 5.30pm in the School of Music

J S Bach’s The art of fugue – Daniel Herscovitch (piano)

Admission Free – all welcome.

Professor Daniel Herscovitch, is a senior lecturer in piano at the University of Sydney, and  is visiting the University to participate in a Research Colloquium the previous day on The Art of Fugue. Please join us for this recital as this is a rare opportunity to hear the work. There will be no charge for the recital but donations for FUAM will be welcome.

You are also welcome to attend the free seminar on Thursday 1st February

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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