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Award-winning, international artist Shanthamani Muddaiah celebrates untold stories from the rural Yorkshire Dales this Autumn. Settle Stories presents her new exhibition, Life in Our Hands, a commission that captures a moment of  time in a rural community.

Shanthamani visited Yorkshire for the first time in June 2019 as artist-in-residence with Settle Stories to begin her journey. She toured Settle and surrounding areas visiting farmers, mechanics, gravediggers and those whose profession and contribution has shaped the landscape. Through informal yet intimate conversation, participants shared their stories with Shanthamani as she cast their hands.

Hand casting process created an intimate space where honest conversation could flourish, whilst the casts themselves preserve the hands that have made a mark on this community. At this bold and unique exhibition sculptures are presented alongside video and text, so visitors can hear, read and see the stories that are central to the Life in Our Hands project.

Sita Brand, Artistic Director & CEO at Settle Stories, accompanied Shantamani on all her interviews, she commented, It has been an extraordinary experience for me. It has allowed me to hear stories from many unrecognised people in our community. Stories we don’t often celebrate. Everyone loves the area so much and is committed to the community- that is a very beautiful, moving thing.” 

Half Term Crafts

February 20, 2020

Join Vanessa from The Creation Station for fun half term crafts that children of all ages can enjoy! Suitable for…

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Experiences in Music

February 21, 2020 - February 21, 2020

A talk with distinguished conductor Stan Roocroft MBE. Stan is the conductor of the Wensleydale Chorus and Aysgarth Singers, as…

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Friday Music Night

February 21, 2020 - February 21, 2020

Friday Music Nights at The Old Courthouse,  Shap  CA10 3NL  Eden Valley Artistic Network in association with Eden District Council…

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Megson

February 21, 2020 - February 21, 2020

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards, Megson draw…

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Cave Photography Workshop

February 22, 2020 - February 22, 2020

Have you ever thought of venturing underground with your camera? On this unique Photo Walk participants will learn how to…

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Pizza Planet Party

February 22, 2020 - February 22, 2020

Children’s Event as part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Dark Skies Festival 2020. Create homemade pizza planets and whilst…

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