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Sheep Judging
Sheep and their owners line up for the judge at Muker Show
Sheep Judging
Cheese Experience at the Creamery
Razan Alsous, Talking about Yorkshire Dama Cheese Credit: Stephen Garnett
Cheese Experience at the Creamery
Judging time at Muker Show
Three pretty perfect looking onions. Credit: Stephen Garnett
Judging time at Muker Show

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A new look for our events calendar!

Our fantastic Yorkshire Dales-wide events calendar received a makeover in 2017. It is packed with new features and is even easier to use. 

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Swaledale Festival – Art Exhibition

Tuesday, 1 May 2018
National Park Offices Bainbridge, ,

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David, Heather and Tom Cook Heather Cook’s intricate collages include pattern studies and atmospheric seascapes, many containing found materials, while David’s vibrant paintings and prints reflect the landscape near their home in Malhamdale. Although concerned with place, Heather and David’s works are not intended to be strictly topographical records but more a beginning point for …

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On Yer Bike!

Saturday, 5 May 2018
The Station, Station Yard, DL10 4LD

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The Tour de Yorkshire comes to Richmond on 5th May! Join us for our special exhibition to celebrate all things bicycle, featuring popular Station exhibitors.

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Betty Brown – The Shape of Colour Patchwork Exhibition

Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, LA10 5LW

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Betty has a fascination for pattern, both in collage, painting and textile work. This compulsion to use colour is what drives her, but for her the process of using colour to make either paintings or textile works is very demanding and full of doubt. However when a piece of work is finished she finds great …

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Boats and Planes…but mainly Trains!

Saturday, 12 May 2018
The Station, Station Yard, DL10 4LD

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A collection of oil on canvas paintings and photographs of scenes from the Age of Steam on British Railways in the 1950s and 60s.   Ted Parker captures the harsh grittiness of the final years of run down steam locomotives, the atmosphere of smoke filled locomotive sheds and stations with decades of grime encrusted infrastructure. …

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Wild About Orchids month

Sunday, 13 May 2018
Kilnsey Park Estate, Kilnsey Skipton, BD23 5PS

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Celebrating the wonderful world of wildflowers. Get close to the beautiful orchids on our nature reserve – including the UK’s rarest orchid, the enigmatic Lady Slipper. Guided walks on selected weekends – see website for details.

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Art Class Series: Mark-Making I with Christopher Moss

Monday, 21 May 2018
The Space, Anvil Square, DL11 6TD

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Christopher Moss will be teaching techniques in a wide range of two-dimensional media, including drawing, painting and printmaking, and insights into art history relevant to the techniques being learned. Students who are already fairly confident may prefer to receive support and technical guidance to progress further and develop their skills in their chosen media, working …

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Improve your Public Speaking. Fun Evening at Skipton

Monday, 21 May 2018
Soroptimists Room, 28 Otley St Skipton, BD23 1EW, 28 Otley Street, BD24 9NT

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Craven Speakers Club welcome you Do you want a stimulating, fun evening out need to give a talk at work, business, school or college? need to give a  wedding speech? want to practice experimenting with different speaking techniques? want to gain support and confidence? – you don’t have to speak unless you want to Craven …

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“Become a Weaver” weaving workshop with Jan Beadle

Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, LA10 5LW

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If you know the basics, maybe set up your own loom and woven some patterns, or have never done any weaving before and would love to have ago this is the course for you! The 2-day course will take you through the whole process of winding a warp and dressing a loom to weaving your …

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Women’s Health and Our Emotions

Tuesday, 22 May 2018
The Space, Anvil Square, DL11 6TD

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Explore how essential oils can affect moods and emotions and discover some amazing remedies to manage those monthly issues or the seasonal times in a Women’s life when you need a little extra support, naturally. A blend of traditional and modern – ancient uses and scientific discoveries. Each person develops unique individual experiences as they …

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Nostalgia – Decorum

Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, LA10 5LW

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23 May – 30 June An exciting textile and mix media exhibition from Christine Stanford, Priscilla Edwards Val Jackson and Helen Walsh. Decorative embellishment has been used for thousands of years and signifies our love of freedom and the celebration of humankind. The exhibition will feature a range of materials including traditional fibre including wool, …

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No place like home

Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Fremington Sunday School, Fremington, DL11 6AR

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Peter Higginbotham – No Place Like Home. Peter is well known for his research into workhouses and this talk covers a new direction in his research, looking into children’s homes and how children were looked after.

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My Fair Lady

Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, DL10 4DW

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Richmond Operatic Society present this all time classic. My Fair Lady, based on George Bernard Shaw’s classic play Pygmalion, tells the familiar story of Eliza Doolittle. Eliza is a Covent Garden flower seller who, inspired by phonetician Henry Higgins’ public boast that he could change her social status by teaching her how to speak correctly, …

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Frinds of Swaledale Museum talk

Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Swaledale Museum, The Green, DL11 6TX

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Duncan Bythell, ‘Keld in Swaledale 1870-1970 – The Decline of an Upland Community’. At the end of the19th century,Keld,despite its smallness and remoteness, had a thriving community life: it boasted two chapels, a village school, a public house, a literary institute, and a brass band. Over the course of the twentieth century,and especially since 1950, …

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Bats around Grassington

Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Grassington National Park Centre, Grassington, BD23 5LB

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A short walk looking for bats around Grassington with Tony from our wildlife team. We will walk down to the river and around the village to discover where our bats like to fly and to learn more about these wonderful animals. Please bring a torch as we will be walking on uneven ground in the …

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The roadside wildflower

Thursday, 24 May 2018
Orton Church, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3RT

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Inspired by the work of Judy Dunford, our latest exhibition – The roadside wildflower – will be touring around the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in Shap, Orton, Hawes and Bainbridge. Judy Dunford – known locally as the ‘flowerlady’ – had amassed tens of thousands of close-up photographs of the wildflowers growing in the verges. At the …

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Adam Sedgwick – Geologist and Dalesman

Thursday, 24 May 2018
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes, DL8 3NT

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Adam Sedgwick – Geologist and Dalesman Launch of Colin Speakman’s fascinating and entertaining biography of Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873), who was born and raised in Dent and became one of the great figures of Geology and of Victorian-era Science. Meet the author and buy your signed copy. Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) is one of the great figures …

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UWALS Spring Quiz 2018

Friday, 25 May 2018
Conistone with Kilnsey Hall, B6160, BD23 5PS

STRAIN YOUR BRAIN & PIT YOUR WITS AGAIN. AN ARTS AND LITERATURE QUIZ & SUPPER TEAMS 2-6. (Just come along and we can sort out teams if you prefer) WINNING TEAM PRIZE INCLUDES SUPPER WITH TEA, COFFEE & SOFT DRINKS BRING YOUR OWN WINE & BEER

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A ‘Green Verges’ art workshop

Saturday, 26 May 2018
The Old Courthouse, Shap Penrith, CA10 3NL

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A ‘Green Verges’ art workshop with Deborah Windsor will be held on Saturday 26 May.  See www.theoldcourthouse.org for details.  

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Go Wild Week

Saturday, 26 May 2018
Kilnsey Park Estate, Kilnsey Skipton, BD23 5PS

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Go Wild Week is a chance to do your wild thing in the great outdoors. Catch a fish, build a den and make a tree spirit – then enjoy marshmallows over a crackling campfire. With different activities each day and a special Wild Things trail.

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Swaledale Festival

Saturday, 26 May 2018
Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale, ,

Award-winning annual celebration of music, arts and walking in the three northernmost dales – Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale – attracting the finest artists from all over the world.  

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Gaping Gill Winch Meet

Saturday, 26 May 2018
Gaping Gill, ,

8am to 5pm approx. (1pm Fri) Experience the thrill of being lowered down this huge natural chamber by bosun’s chair with Bradford Pothole Club and discover a hidden underground world.

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Swaledale Festival – The Nature of Art

Saturday, 26 May 2018
Mezzanine Gallery, The Station, Richmond, ,

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www.swalefest.org Inspired by quotes from literature on themes relating to the natural world, Year 10 students at Risedale Sports and Community College have produced a series of predominantly monochromatic images which incorporate techniques of typography and ink-based illustration. Their bold and dramatic imagery forces viewers to consider the impact of humanity on the environment.

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How I See the World

Saturday, 26 May 2018


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A collection of photographs inspired by nature. About Jacq Whitehead “I am sixteen years old and have been passionate about photography for the past two years, creating a portfolio of both phone and camera photography. My main inspiration has been nature the whole time, from the colours of the rainbow to the perfection of a …

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Sedbergh Artisan Market

Saturday, 26 May 2018
Sedbergh Town Centre, Sedbergh,

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Sedbergh’s Artisan Market is now in its sixth year. It runs along the town’s historic Main Street and gives an opportunity to small farmers, cooks, crafters, market gardeners, makers and artists to display the produce that they have made. Most stall holders come from within the National Park and all come from a few dozen …

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ART EXHIBITION by Carperby (Tuesday) Art Group

Saturday, 26 May 2018
Carperby Village Institute DL8 4DA, Carperby, DL8 4DA

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  Carperby  (Tuesday)  Art Group is holding a free exhibition over the late May bank holiday weekend, on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May from 10 am to 4 pm at Carperby Village Institute DL8 4DA Most paintings will be for sale, and refreshments will be available. Donations received will be given to The Sir …

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15th Century Wars of the Roses

Saturday, 26 May 2018
Skipton Castle, , BD23 1AW

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Journey back to the 15th Century during the Wars with the Red Wyvern Society. See a recreation of a medieval campsite within the castle grounds and the garrison demonstrate their arms and armour.

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Malham Safari 2018: ‘Around the World in 80 days’

Saturday, 26 May 2018
Malham Village, Malham,

The annual event sees life-sized animals around the beautiful village of Malham taking on the theme of ‘Around the World in 80 days’ this year. Follow the quiz trail and count the hot air balloons to win prizes. Tasty homemade sandwiches, cakes and refreshments will be available from the Safari Café, and you can enjoy …

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Westmorland Dales Hay Time Survey- refresher training

Saturday, 26 May 2018
Orton Market Hall, , CA10 3RU

This course is designed for new or less confident botanists who would like to refresh their meadow plant identification skills to enable them to help monitor Cumbria’s hay meadows. There will be a focus on grass identification and the day  will mix indoor learning with a  practical outdoor session  led by Stuart Hedley, a botanist …

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East Windy Hall Gallery

Saturday, 26 May 2018
East Windy Hall Gallery, , DL11 6QX

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www.swalefest.org   Mondays to Saturdays – 11.00 – 17.00 Sundays – 14.00 – 17.00 Continuing Joy Bently’s legacy, an exciting range of paintings, prints, sculpture, pottery and textiles by local artists in the charming domestic setting of the former cow byre at East Windy Hall.

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Clapham Art Exhibition

Saturday, 26 May 2018
Clapham Village Hall, Cross Haw Lane Clapham, LA2 8HR

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Clapham Art Group, which comprises of practising and experienced artists, will be holding their Annual Exhibition daily between May 26th and June 3rd in Clapham Village Hall. Members are drawn from the local area and meet throughout the year to paint, share ideas, critique and to explore techniques. Each year members produce new and original work in …

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