Smeaton300 celebrates his life, legacy and influences all the way up to his 300th birthday in 2024.
Get playful with engineering at museum events, STEAM activities in schools and interactive workshops in libraries. Hear talks and debates from bright minds in art, culture and science to get us all thinking big about our future.
Look up to the sky with a visit to Moon Palace. This beautiful mobile observatory inspired by the work of John Smeaton tours the city of Leeds from August.
The Smeaton300 programme starts this summer and continues throughout the year.
As a part of LEEDS 2023 Signature Project Smeaton300, Leeds Industrial Museum are hosting an opportunity for KS2 and KS3 pupils taking STEM to work alongside industry professionals and design an imaginary new public space in Leeds; Smeaton Park! Register today for an educational and fun day out, and see STEAM in action.
We’re hosting a conference inspired by John Smeaton for primary and secondary teachers. Focussing on STEAM education, and the importance of cross-curricular teaching and learning across STEM and the arts, it's open to all teachers across Leeds.
We’re inviting Year 6 pupils from across Leeds for a two-hour creative coding workshop to create a game using the basics of coding. In partnership with Barclay's Code Playground.
Foxglove have created a brilliant website that celebrates all things John Smeaton. We've selected some blog highlights to give you a taster of Smeaton's life and legacy. View all.
Engineering is everywhere, this blog highlights everyday spaces where you can find engineering.
When Foxglove started digging into the archives it quickly became apparent that there were few women's voices highlighted in the history of engineering, science and astronomy.
However, if you dig a little deeper you’ll find some amazing women figures from who are finally making it into the history books! Read on for some great stories and achievements by women in engineering, science and astronomy.
Smeaton300 is an original idea developed by Foxglove, enabled by Leeds City Council in partnership with LEEDS 2023. Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, Bruntwood, Burberry and Scottish Power Foundation.
Moon Palace is by Heather Peak and Ivan Morison. It is an East Leeds Project and LEEDS 2023 Co-Production and is commissioned by Foxglove and LEEDS 2023 for Smeaton300. The work is based on an original idea of a mobile observatory by East Leeds Project. Developed in collaboration with the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds.
Who better to shine a light on the amazing communities of Leeds and tell their stories than the people themselves? For My LEEDS 2023 our Neighbourhood Hosts representing every ward in Leeds have come together to organise city-wide celebrations all summer long.
Heritage is within us all.
It’s in the stories we tell, the food we make, and the songs we sing. It’s what makes our city so special. Hidden Stories is our year-long co-created programme of special projects with creativity at their core, celebrating the heritage we all share.