Meet you at the Mansion?

Meet you at the Mansion?

‘Meet you at the Mansion?’ is a familiar phrase to many people who know and love Roundhay Park in Leeds. You might also have arranged to meet at Barran’s Fountain, Hill 60, or maybe Waterloo Lake? In September 2022, we invited people to meet us at the mansion for a performance walk exploring the past, present and future of the park.

Meet you at the Mansion? was part of the celebrations of the 150 years the park has been open to the public. A Quiet Word contemplated John Barran’s vision of the park as a place of rest and play, and collected memories and current thoughts about the park from local people through writing, film, radio and memories.

There will be an audio walk made available via this website soon – please check back.

As part of the project, A Quiet Word worked with local primary school children to produce the following films about the park.

Blondin’s Visit, 1896.  Beechwood Primary School.

Madonna in Concert, 1987.  Seacroft Grange Primary School.

Children’s Day, 1957. Beechwood Primary School.



With thanks to our funders

Meet you at the Mansion? was supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and Arts@Leeds

photo of gazebo near Elmete

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