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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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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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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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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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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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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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My Fair Lady

Friday, 25 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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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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A Dales Film Premiere

Saturday, 26 May 2018
Settle Victoria Hall, Kirkgate, BD24 9DZ

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This is your opportunity to tread the red carpet and celebrate in style at a Dales film Premiere.   Join local organisation The Moonbeam Collective for the premiere of their first film Streams of Wonder and launch of the third album This Land by The Moonbeams.   The Collective has evolved out of well known and loved Dales music band The Moonbeams and …

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Swaledale Festival – Jill Eagle – Earth and Sky

Sunday, 27 May 2018
Hudson House, Reeth, The Green, DL11 6SZ

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Swaledale artist Jill Eagle’s exciting new collection, in mixed media and acrylic on wooden board, is an expressive response to the wild landscapes of the north and the ever changing light and weather.

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Chris Moss – Hushes & Holloways

Sunday, 27 May 2018
St Andrew’s Church, Grinton, , DL11 6HR

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Chris Moss’s woodcuts and works in egg tempera and gold leaf on oak are influenced by Christian iconography and the design of early books. Working with the poet Anthony Mellors’ hallucinatory folk lyrics, Chris imagines Swaledale as the locus of Gothic abbeys, holloways and pilgrims’ paths. The paintings and poems strike against each other, responding …

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Source of the Swale Guided Walk

Sunday, 27 May 2018
The Keld Resource Centre, Keld, DL11 6LJ

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A gentle stroll led by David Pemberton through meadows to discover the source of the River Swale at the confluence of Birkdale and Sleddale becks. Anyone  wishing to cross the beck to view the Lane End lead mine site is advised to wear wellingtons for the walk, Please meet at Hoggarth’s Bridge parking area. Rating: …

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Dent: Sunnyside and Moneyside

Sunday, 27 May 2018
Dent Village Car Park, , LA10 5QL

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Join us on this 4 mile (6.4km) walk in beautiful Dentdale, partly along the popular Dales Way through pleasant flower meadows along the River Dee, and returning on a centuries-old route linking the farms and what was the old Dent workhouse on the northern side of the dale. Just what’s needed to walk off a …

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Swaledale Festival – Matt Wadsworth, The Miller’s Tale

Sunday, 27 May 2018
st John’s Church, Hardraw., High Abbotside, DL8 3LZ

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Uplifting music by Corelli, Kapsberger, Piccinini and de Visee played on the multi-stringed two-metre long theorbo by a master of the instrument. The programme includes The Miller’s Tale which was written for Matt Wadsworth by Stephen Goss. There are two performances – 14.00 and 16.00.

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Swaledale Festival – Brighouse and Raistrick Band

Sunday, 27 May 2018
The Garden Rooms at Tennants, The Auction House Harmby Rd, DL8 5SG

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This eagerly-awaited concert is the first Swaledale Festival appearance by the giants of the brass band world. They join us in fantastic form – as the reigning National Champions of Great Britain.

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Austwick Street Market

Monday, 28 May 2018
Austwick, Austwick Village Green, LA2 8BB

Austwick Street Market – a fun day out for all the family- stalls, music and entertainments, fell race and fabulous Yorkshire food.

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Chris Moss – Hushes & Holloways

Monday, 28 May 2018
St Andrew’s Church, Grinton, , DL11 6HR

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Chris Moss’s woodcuts and works in egg tempera and gold leaf on oak are influenced by Christian iconography and the design of early books. Working with the poet Anthony Mellors’ hallucinatory folk lyrics, Chris imagines Swaledale as the locus of Gothic abbeys, holloways and pilgrims’ paths. The paintings and poems strike against each other, responding …

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PuppetCraft workshop & performance

Monday, 28 May 2018
Reeth Memorial Hall, Arkengarthdale Road Reeth, DL11 6QT

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10.00 – A fun workshop for children aged 6 years and over. Everyone will make their own animated picture from discarded materials and take it home to hang on a wall. Participants will also learn to perform in a junk instrument orchestra which plays an important part at the start of the performance which follows. …

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