Yorkshire Day

A month in Yorkshire: Jarvis Cocker, Augmented Reality, RIBA nomination and more

Article: David Styles | Image: © Steve Spingys/National Trust

To mark Yorkshire Day, an annual celebration of all things from God’s Own Country, we cast a glance over recent stories which demonstrate the vibrant cultural heritage scene in the county.

A new National Trust arts trail designed by a Britpop superstar, the resurrection of a medieval castle, and reaching the shortlist of the world’s most prestigious architectural prize. All seemingly in a month’s work for Yorkshire’s museums, galleries and heritage sites.

Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has joined forces with the National Trust and a range of artists including Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller to forge a walking art trail that commemorates those who took part in the mass trespass onto Kinder Scout in 1932. Read more.

The Weston, a new visitor centre within the sprawling grounds of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, is one of six nominees for this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize. Read more.

A collaborative project between researchers at the University of Sheffield and the National Videogame Museum has utilised augmented reality to bring Sheffield Castle, which held Mary Queen of Scots prisoner for 14 years, back to life. Read more.

As part of expansion work which began in 2016, Sheffield’s Weston Park Museum has confirmed it will debut two new gallery spaces in the first half of 2020. Read more.