Creative Writing

The UWALS Creative Writing Group was first established to encourage members with an interest in writing to respond in whichever ways they chose to the fascinating photographs which are the subject of the Presenting the Past exhibition. The group met regularly during 2019/20, and the impressively varied results of their efforts were published in book form in 2020 as Present in the Past, which were strongly featured in the exhibition on the weekends of 30th April/1st May and 7th/8th May 2022. UWALS acknowledges the support of Cracoe and Rylstone Community Fund in the publication of this book.

The collection of writings and photographs captures all that is Upper Wharfedale: its people, its history, its customs and, above all, its wonderful landscape. You can buy the book for £10 by emailing us on or telephone 01756 770051/770350.

An Evening of Words and Music performance will also take place on Friday 10th June 2022 7.30pm at the Octagon Theatre, Town Hall Grassington.

Tickets £8 UWALS members and £10 non-members which includes a glass of wine and Yorkshire cheese.

For tickets email or telephone 01756 770051/770350


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The Funk Wire  

Please note the additional session on June 6th at Grassington.

More details about our last session of the year and the Summer singalong can be seen on the Funk Wire pages.

2024 Subsidised Workshops 


Details of workshops in felting, tapestry and lino-printing are to be found on the What's On pages.

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