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Friday, 29 August 2014

Heritage venues throw open doors

Nidderdale Museum.
Heritage Sites across Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty open their doors to visitors next month for Heritage Open Days.

The programme of free events throws the spotlight on sites not normally open to the public, or which would normally charge a fee.

The sites include Gouthwaite Lodge Farm heritage walk; ‘Witch of the Woods’ Cottage; the First World War and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty exhibition at the Old Workhouse, King Street, Pateley Bridge, and the town's Nidderdale Museum.

Also open for the programme will be Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, “The Ruin” at Hackfall, owned by the Landmark Trust, and Old St Mary’s Church in Pateley Bridge.

The full programme, which runs from 11-14 September, can be seen at

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Conservationists 'mussel in'

Conservationists have given a helping hand to microscopic young of the endangered freshwater pearl mussel.

A team from the North York Moors National Park and the Environment Agency carried the task as part of the Esk Pearl Mussel and Salmon Recovery Project which aims to reverse the decline of Yorkshire’s last surviving population of these important molluscs.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Dales calendar makes it a date for photographers

Winning entry ... Ingleborough from Twistleton Scar, by Nigel Hunter.
The Yorkshire Dales has provided the inspiration for a charity calendar to raise cash to help protect and enhance the precious landscape.

The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust’s 2015 calendar features some iconic scenes including Malham Cove, Scaleber Falls, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Acts named for little music festival

According to Eve.
Ten acts whittled down from two hundred have been chosen to perform at next month's York Little Festival of Live Music.

The event from 27-28 September is being held at the Black Swan Inn at Peasholme Green with funds raised going towards domestic abuse services. and follows in previous events' footsteps by showcasing the region's best musical talent in a relaxed acoustic setting.

The Unplugged line up features established local musicians and introduces the work of new and upcoming performers.

Names include country-folk quartet Gilded Thieves, americana combo King Courgette, soul-infused melodic folk singer Zak Ford, Sam Griffiths, Rachel Croft, According to Eve, Leo James Conroy, These and The Other Guy, York performer Boss Caine and acoustic folk musician David Ward Maclean.

Doors open from 4.45pm on each of the two days.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

This tour will bug you

Insects are the subjects of the next store tour of the Scarborough Collections on Tuesday 2 September.