Artwork to Celebrate Dales Schools and Youth – The NASH and Dales Countryside Museum.
We are busy making a giant community photo mosaic celebrating youth and schools in the Upper Dales!Continue reading “Story of Schools Project 2020”
Postponed (29 April to 06 July 2020)
This is the second joint show of artists Beverley and Peter Hicks who each address the environment in different ways. Beverley reflects the stunning landscape of Malhamdale through her characteristic use of hieroglyphic mark making. Peter continues to discover its visual secrets, paring away specific things to work with the basic forces of his subject, its moods, light, rhythms and atmosphere.Continue reading “Reflections on Landscape”
A new book has been published titled There was None of this Lazy Dancing! : Folk Tunes and Dances from the Yorkshire Dales.
Written by Bob Ellis the book celebrates the musicians who led Dales folk dancing right through the night in the early 1900s. It is full of fascinating detail and is the most complete record to date of Dales musicians and their music. It features transcriptions of more than 200 tunes collected from the Yorkshire Dales, together with biographies of the musicians who played them, notations of dances, and contextual essays about traditional village dances in the Yorkshire Dales.Continue reading “New book celebrates musicians in the Yorkshire Dales”
Let’s have a go at making an African Bead Necklace from our Hidden History Project.Continue reading “Hands-on History – African Bead Necklace”
Have a go at making your own viking brooch.Continue reading “Hands-on History – Viking Brooch”
It is time to raid your recycling bin for some easy to make skittles fun!Continue reading “Hands-on History – Skittles”
Hopscotch is an old traditional game that can still be fun today. With these easy steps, you can create your own hopscotch at home!Continue reading “Hands-on History – Hopscotch”
Fran, Centre Manager for the National Park Visitor Centre at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, shares a recipe for Easter Cakes. The recipe was given by Mary Bell for use in the Dales Countryside Cookbook, published by the Friends of the Museum in 1993.Continue reading “Easter Cakes”
This University of Leeds led project is bringing our dialect heritage out of the archives and into the community.
Supported by a National Lottery Heritage Grant awarded to the University in 2019, the project will enable the sharing of material from Leeds University Library Special Collections and the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture.Continue reading “Dialect and Heritage Project 2020”
28 February to 22 April 2020
This exhibition features the work of Nidderdale based photographer Melissa Peakman and feltmaker Yvonne Le Mare. Melissa documented Teeswater Sheep and their breeders over 12 months, in fields, barns and show rings. Her often gritty images contrast with Yvonne’s beautifully crafted, colourful feltwork, which transforms humble fleece and locks into sophisticated, stylish textiles. The Teeswater fleeces used by Yvonne are from Andrew Fisher, of Low Laithe.Continue reading “Teeswater Year – Farm • Fleece • Fashion”