Summer at Wakefield Cathedral

21 July 2023

Summer at Wakefield Cathedral

Friday 21 July – Thursday 31 August 2023

All our summer events are free to attend for all ages. We have something for everyone, so don’t miss out!

doubleTHINK Exhibition

Friday 21 – Sunday 30 July

Exposing the contrasts of human experiences, doubleTHINK showcases new work by exciting early career artists Bex Blayney and Alegria Repila Smith. Exploring themes of duality, such as violence and victimhood and the serious versus the absurd, Blayney and Repila Smith aim to disturb the established patterns of behaviours and beliefs in today’s society. By working in close proximity, the artists become each other’s double and opposite, complimenting and contradicting each other, in order to create large-scale sculptures.

There will be a viewing evening with the artists Wednesday 26 July 16:00 – 20:00.

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Lunchtime Concert

Tuesday 25 July 13:00

All are welcome to the final installment in our weekly lunchtime concert series until it resumes in September. This week’s featured musician is Daniel Gordon on the piano.

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The English Cathedral Exhibition

Wednesday 02 – Thursday 31 August

‘The English Cathedral’ is an exceptional photographic project documenting all 42 of England’s Anglican cathedrals undertaken by Peter Marlow who travelled across England documenting the interiors of these iconic architectural landmarks. Visit the awe-inspiring collection throughout August.

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Guided Tour

Thursday 03 August 11:00

See Wakefield Cathedral in a whole new way. Meet in the cathedral for a free drop-in guided tour of the cathedral fabric and heritage. No booking required, all are welcome.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Trail Workshop

Thursday 10 & Thursday 17 August 11:00-15:30

Create your own Wiser Bird in this workshop as part of Yorkshire Sculpture Trail. The workshop is based on Andy Holden’s ‘The Auguries’, depicting five different birdsongs from bird species in rapid decline. No booking necessary.


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'A Grand Day Out' Family Fun

Saturday 26 August 11:00-15:00

Come join us for some free activities and crafts for all ages in this drop-in session which is open to all, no booking necessary.

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Open All Summer

Wakefield Cathedral is free entry for all ages 08:00-16:00 every day.

For the Grown-Ups
Explore the heritage within our cathedral fabric, or simply take refuge from the heat and busy city centre in our peaceful sanctuary. We have guide books available to buy and our volunteers are more than happy to talk to you about our rich history.

For the Kids
Play dress up in our costume area, piece together our stained glass window puzzles, sit and read or do some colouring. You can also explore the beauty within the cathedral walls.

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