Welcome to Ushaw
Sculpted Faith: An Exhibition of Fenwick Lawson Sculpture at Ushaw College
Follow a trail of sculpture by renowned local artist, Fenwick Lawson, around the historic buildings of Ushaw College. On display are key pieces of Fenwick's life work including The Weeping Women and The Hostage. The exhibition is open to the public every Saturday 12-5pm from the 30th May until 27th June.
On our open Saturdays, which run from April 4th until August, the chapels and some other parts of the buildings will be open. Our gift shop is also open, together with the café, selling teas and Coffees and delicious home-made cakes.
Ushaw College was founded over two hundred years ago and has a rich and fascinating history, with some of the finest Victorian architecture in the North East - surprisingly however, it is relatively unknown.
We are now opening up our beautiful chapels and performance spaces for an exciting and varied programme of folk, classical, jazz and choral music as well as talks, plays, exhibitions and services. Our impressive buildings and grounds, which are also being restored, are worthy of a visit themselves and will be open, along with our gift shop and Café Ushaw, before and after events as shown in our programme.
We hope that as a result, Ushaw will soon be much better known, it will be a major cultural venue for the North East and it will become a special place for local people to pop in and spend time in the beautiful gardens and chapels.