The Swarthmore Blog

See below for the latest from the Swarthmore Blog. The Swarthmore Blog is dedicated to showcasing the art, culture and history of the institution. You can also find details of vacancies and openings for teaching and assistance in the Swarthmore Blog section.



  • Swarthmore Art Club (Added 11/06/20 ) (News post)

    Welcome to Swarthmore Art Club! Every Thursday we will be posting a new activity that anybody can take part in, you have until 8pm on Sunday to share your work with us to be placed in our online gallery and shared on social media. You can share your work with…more

  • A message to our students (Added 3/05/20 ) (News post)

    We have a special message for all our students, watch, turn up the volume and enjoy! A special thank you to Masi Masi for the music.  

  • Paint & Paper Collage Tutorial (Added 30/04/20 ) (News post)

    We have put together a fun tutorial to make and create your very own collage! Full Paint & Paper Collage Tutorial We would love to see your creations, don’t forget to tag us and #swarthmoreleeds

  • The Swarthmore Portraiture Swap Gallery (Added 21/04/20 ) (News post)

    At the start of lockdown we asked members of the public to take part in The Swarthmore Portraiture Swap! We asked  people to send in a photo of themselves and then swapped these photos amongst the group to create a portrait. These are the portraits we were sent back, we…more

  • Stay Home Stay Safe Activities (Added 26/03/20 ) (News post)

    We have been sharing a wealth of activities and ideas from people in the local community and on the web from teachers to celebrities. If you missed them on our social media feed you can find them here.   Activities from Swarthmore Education Centre Daily Exercise Scavenger Hunt Daily Exercise…more

  • Family Painting and Drawing Course (Added 5/03/20 ) (News post)

    Want something to do as a family? our Family Painting and Drawing Course is perfect to do as a family! We are taking enrolments until 11am 6th March 2020 for courses starting on the 7th of March.   For further information and to enroll please call 0113 243 2210

  • Women from the War (Added 2/03/20 ) (News post)

    Join us for our celebrations for International Women’s day! An afternoon of music, dance and afternoon tea from the WWII era. A lot of memorabilia and fun to share. Please come along, bring your memories and be part of our unique celebrations. Including special exhibition by Welsh Artist Patricia.  No…more

  • Crowdfunding (Added 27/02/20 ) (News post)

    Coronavirus (COVID – 19) update Unfortunately due to the on-going Coronavirus (COVID – 19) situation we are postponing our Crowdfunding Launch on the 27th of March. We would like to apologise to the people that have already purchased tickets to attend the event but postponement is the right thing to…more

  • Crowdfunding – Brendan Croker Gig (Added 7/02/20 ) (News post)

    Live Music Night Featuring Brendan Croker and others An evening of Live music from Brendan Crocker (from the 5’o Clock Shadows and The Notting Hillbillies) Tom’s Band and more to be confirmed to kick off Swarthmore’s Crowdfunding campaign for The Hall. Our hall is currently in a state of disrepair,…more

  • Traditional Irish Textiles (Added 16/01/20 ) (News post)

    Join us for this one day workshop! explore Ireland’s rich textile heritage of linen, tweed, carpets and design. Using a range of tweeds and linens participants will produce a textile item reflecting the Irish landscape. Saturday the 8th of February 10am – 3pm £18 per person, concessions £10/£6 for further…more