Our Mission 

UWALS was founded in November 2016 out of a need identified in the community for Arts and Literature events which could be accessed locally - public transport making it difficult to get into Skipton, let alone Leeds or Harrogate. UWALS's mission is to improve access to art and literature within the Upper Wharfedale area by the provision and support of lectures, performances, entertaining talks, workshops and other associated activities related to the Arts and Literature.

We aim to  have something in the programme that will appeal to everyone with an interest in arts and literature.


Our Organisation

UWALS was founded in November 2016. The committee is made up of the following people:

Committee Chairperson - Mike Stephenson
Committee Secretary - Geraldine Norman
Committee Treasurer - Andrea Thompson
Membership Secretary - 

Committee Members:

Pam Devine,

Maggie McLellan,

Jane Howlin,

Andrea Thompson,

Wendy Duncalf

Val Walker Wilton.



Telephone 01756 770051 or 01756 770350 for more information.



Currently we have around 85 members and are always delighted to welcome newcomers. As a member you are entitled to priority booking and preferential ticket price for any of the events and activities. Membership is open to everybody  over 16 with an interest in arts and literature or wanting so support the mission of UWALS. The annual fee is £10.

To become a member and support UWALS, submit the form below and send a cheque (payable to UWALS) to:
UWALS Membership Secretary
Low Rylands
Arncliffe, BD23 5QD

Thank you for your support

Membership Application Form

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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