Following the success of last years Photography day, Andrew Brooks Professional Landscape Photographer, will be leading another days workshop where you can learn from the expert how to use your camera to best effect.

The workshop will be at Conistone with Kilnsey Village Hall on 15th June 2018.

 UWALS members £20 non members £22. Telephone 01756 770051 or 01756 770350 to reserve your place. Lunch is included.



Local History Exhibition and so much more: Upper Wharfedale 1918

 Photos, artefacts, performances and demonstrations – something for everyone.

 Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th 2018 from 10 am to 4pm Grassington Town Hall, Main Street, Grassington BD23 5AA

 This unusual UWALS event will be an opportunity for visitors to learn about all aspects of life in Upper Wharfedale at the end of WWI.  So much of the social history of this period is being lost and a group of local volunteers has been working to capture it before it is too late.  Not only will there be photos and written accounts but also demonstrations of local crafts, performances about Yorkshire women of the period and a chance to hear ballads and folk songs once so familiar in Yorkshire, now rarely heard.

 WWI devastated many lives and changed society significantly, but its impact was not the same for everyone and this event allows you to explore aspects of life in Upper Wharfedale that challenge our assumptions.

 Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery, this event will be free.





  SIMON ARMITAGE - 21st September 2018 at the Octagon Grassington. Programme details to be released later.


 ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC'S talented students will perform an Autumn concert at the Octagon, Grassington on Saturday 13th October 2018 at 7.30pm.


7pm 13th November 2018 AGM at Conistone with Kilnsey Village Hall. Speaker Lauren Livesey of the BRONTE SOCIETY will be giving a talk on Emily Bronte in celebration of the bi-centenary of her death.


 YORK WAITS, Medieval and Tudor Musicians at  the Octagon, Grassington at 7.30pm on Wednesday 5th December 2018.

 " Goday, my Lord Sir Christemas "



 Upper Wharfedale Arts & Literature Society together with Grassington Town Hall present three sumptuous Globe Theatre productions together with the opportunity to explore each play's language, plot, themes and production led by Ron Norman.

See The Shakespeare Project