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Saturday Stop

Every Saturday, 10.30am to 4.30pm

Saturday Stop is our regular free event for families!

Visit our exhibition, relax in the Lounge overlooking City Park, and take part in free creative activities for children. You can nip in for 10 minutes or stay as long as you like.

Free event, drop in.

Exhibition Opening: Mother River

Thursday 30 March 2017, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Join us to celebrate the official opening of Mother River by Yan Wang Preston.

Free event
All welcome


Artist Talk with Yan Wang Preston

Saturday 13 May 2017, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Hear Yan Wang Preston speak about Mother River and tell the epic stories behind the making of the  work.

Free event
Booking recommended

Kite Painting Workshop

Wednesday 12 April 2017, 12.00pm to 2.00pm

This Easter, get absorbed in a fun painting activity for all the family. Learn about traditional Chinese kite painting and take home your own creation at the end of this two hour, hands-on session.

Family event, £5 per kite (+ 90p booking fee added by eventbrite)
We recommend one kite should be painted by each family or group.

Booking recommended via eventbrite or in person at the gallery.

Do You Believe in Fairies?

Saturday 1 April 2017, 4.00pm to 8.00pm

Help us to find the fairies in The Wild Woods.

Get creative and help us celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Cottingley Fairies. Create your own fairy at this family friendly event. Come and find our fairy glade in The Wild Woods, in a once familiar clearing in Darley Street.

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

Saturday 10 June 2017, 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Meet the experts and make your mark at this in depth calligraphy workshop for adults.

Free adult workshop
Booking essential via Eventbrite

Time for Tea

Friday 19 May 2017, 11.30am to 1.30pm


Join us for free tea and cake, and enjoy a friendly, social morning in our gallery overlooking City Park.




Time for Tea is our free regular event for over 55s, everyone is welcome.

Reboot Your Practice with Yan Wang Preston

Saturday 3 June 2017, 11.00am to 4.30pm

Meet award-winning photographer Yan Wang Preston, get expert guidance and take your practice to the next level at this specialist event for photographers.

Booking essential
Tickets £55 or £40 concessions

Gallery Explorers

Saturday 10 June between 10am and 4.30pm

Join us on Saturday 10 June between 10am and 4.30pm to get creative!

Pop into Impressions Gallery and enjoy free activities inspired by our exhibition Mother River by Yan wang Preston. Get creative with ‘make and take’ activities or pick up a Gallery Trail and solve the puzzles as you journey through the exhibition. 

There’s something for everyone to enjoy! All welcome

This event is part of Children's Art Week 2017

Half Term Family Fun

Saturday 3 June 2017

Pop in to Impressions Gallery on Saturday 3 June 2017 and enjoy free activities inspired by our exhibition  Mother River by Yan Wang Preston. Get creative with make and take activities, or pick up a Gallery Trail and solve the puzzles as you journey through the exhibition.

From 12.00pm to 2.00pm there will be a free Chinese Lantern making activity. In Chinese culture, paper lanterns are often made for festivals and celebrations. Try your hand at making your own Chinese Lantern and decorating it in your own unique style.