What's On 2023

  • David Joy, author of more than 50 books and a former editor of the Dalesman, will be giving us a talk at Conistone with Kilnsey Hall on Thursday, 26th October. Its theme will be his newly published memoir Mostly Joy, which looks back at times good and bad for his farming family, long based at Hebden. It forms a sequel to his earlier book, Men of Lead, which was the subject of a fascinating presentation at our 2021 AGM.   More details nearer the time.

    PLEASE NOTE; This talk will be totally new and not to be confused with the presentation David will be giving at The Stripey Badger on 19th September or, indeed a talk, his cousin, Dave Joy, is giving on October 23rd!

  • Victoria Benn will be speaking at our AGM on November 22nd 2023 at Kilnsey with Coniston Hall. UWALS AGM Wednesday 22nd November Conistone with Kilnsey Hall 7pm. As usual business will be dealt with efficiently, followed by cheese and wine. Our guest speaker this year is Friends of the Dales' Membership and Events Secretary, Victoria Benn.  Victoria is well known as a feature writer across several regional publications and has also written two books about the Yorkshire Dales, its people and traditions; she  will be sharing stories and insights from her research into this area and its inhabitants over the years. I shall be giving more details of this talk nearer the time. It is always helpful for catering if you could indicate that you will be attending - we would hate to run out of chese and wine!










david joy.jpgMostly Joy by David Joy


Victoria-Benn-Dales.jpg Victoria Benn





The Funk Wire resumes on Thursday 15thFebruary 2pm in The Octagon, Grassington Also February 29th, March 14th.

Please note the change of venue for the first few meetings while Kilnsey with Conistone Hall is repaired.

Other dates: April 4th and 18th venue to be confirmed.

2024 Subsidised Workshops 

Details of workshops in felting, tapestry and lino-printing will be released soon.

Watch this space!

Presenting the Past

If you missed the exhibition weekends don't worry, you can enjoy much of it here:

The Photo Archive

The Film of the Project

The Interviews