The Film of the Project

UWALS commissioned independent filmmaker Graham Kay to capture the development of the project from start to finish. The aim was to show that this project was as much about the process of discovery as the published outcomes. We wanted to capture a sense of the community endeavour and commitment of the various groups who would be working on their contributions for the best part of a year. As is transpired, it was even longer as a result of the pandemic.

Graham has the vital skill of being able to put people at ease and capture them engrossed in their task. He has edited a fascinating and entertaining film which will be a valuable resource for enthusing people about their local heritage and demonstrating that you don’t have to an expert or a historian to be involved. It is hoped that by capturing the process, the film may stimulate similar projects elsewhere.

Watch the Film






Members of the Presenting the Past project at work

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