The Exhibition

Photographs of the surviving archive of Percy Inman's collection were exhibited over the weekends of April 30th/1st and May 7th/8th 2022, from 10am till 4pm at Grassington Town Hall. In addition, the modern archive of photographs and echo shots was on display, alongside all the research material which Inman’s photographs prompted. 

Thanks to the generous funding of the National Lottery Heritage Fund the exhibition and all performances in The Octagon were free for all visitors.



From 10 am - Film of the Project «The Making of Presenting the Past»

Filmmaker Graham Kay has been on hand to capture the behind-the-scenes   evolution and development of the whole Presenting the Past project. This screening of his revealing documentary, largely made during 2019-2020, which records the work-in-progress on the many varied strands of work the project embraced.

11.00 - 11.30 am -  The Making of «Glass Shadows»

«Glass Shadows»​​​​​​​ is a brand new suite of original songs by Ron Norman inspired by images from the Presenting the Past exhibition.  In this 30 minute preview of the album, Ron offers a taster of the 10 songs and sheds some light on the writing and recording process that led to its creation. 

1.30 -  2.00 pm - Images and Words

The contributors to Present in the Past, the remarkable volume of original writing which emerged from the project, will be introducing you to some excerpts from the writings in the book and the photographs that inspired them.              

2.30 – 3.10 pm - The Music of Presenting the Past

From traditional country dance tunes to ambient electronica and a suite of original songs in a range of contemporary styles (Glass Shadows), the musical responses to the photographs have been fascinatingly varied. Enjoy a taster of this material played live by a group of local musicians.



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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