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February 2019

A Life in Music

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

A talk with distinguished  conductor Stan Roocroft MBE about his life in music. Stan is the conductor of the Wensleydale Chorus, Aysgarth Singers, as well as Hawes Silver Band. Part of the Friends of the Museum annual lecture programme. Free - donations welcome.

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Dark Skies Evening- Featuring Astronomy Speaker Colin Stuart & Ingleton Star Gazers

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Dalesbridge, The Dalesbridge, off the A65
Austwick, LA2 8AZ
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Join us for an evening of star gazing and speaker talk from esteemed astronomy author Colin Stuart. Ingleton stargazers will be on hand for guided star gazing throughout the evening of our beautiful dark Yorkshire Dales Skies. We will be firing up our famous wood fired pizza oven along with the bar being open for drinks all evening. Tickets are £6 each including one drink from the bar (draft beer, house wine, soft drinks, tea or coffee) This is a…

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Dark Skies in Barbon

February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Churchmouse, Barbon, New Road
Barbon, LA6 2LL
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The Yorkshire Dales National Park remains one of the darkest places in England and we are excited to celebrate this with our Dark Skies Event. Dark Skies Guru, Stuart Atkinson will be explaining the skies above and hopefully, we can get outside to see what he has been telling us! Fun night and highly entertaining. £12.50 to include a welcome drink and light supper.

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Super Moon Evening: Simonstone Hall

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Simonstone Hall, Hawes, DL8 3LY + Google Map

Explore the SUPER MOON on the Simonstone Terrace with TV Astronomer Richard Darn; viewing the moon at it's closest and appearing at it's largest. 'Dark Skies Festival' - celebrating 50 years since the Lunar landings! Tickets £15 including glass of wine per person. Pre-booking only

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BROADRAKE – Photographing the Night Sky with Pete Collins

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Broadrake, Chapel-le-Dale Ingleton North Yorkshire LA6 3AX United Kingdom + Google Map

As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, Pete Collins will give a talk about how to capture the stars and foreground detail in the night skies using your DSLR camera, or maybe one of the better mobile phone cameras that allows manual settings, and exposures of 30 secs. We will follow this with a trip outside to put the theory into practice, and plan to walk across to Ribblehead Viaduct, just 40 mins walk with opportunities for some…

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Super Moon and Stars Party for all the Family!

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brymor Ice Cream, High Jervaulx Farm
Masham, HG4 4PG
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Super Moon and Stars Party At Brymor with an Astronomer Richard Darn Our National Parks remain some of the darkest places in England and we are excited to be part of the 2019 Dark Skies Festival organized by the Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland, North York Moors and the South Downs Nation Parks in February 2019. The Dark Skies festivals are all about discovering, learning and enjoying the dark and the stars you can see as a result. Join us for a…

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Dark Skies at Stump Cross Caverns

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stump Cross Caverns, Greenhow Hill
Pately Bridge, North Yorkshire HG3 5JL United Kingdom
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Join us for our first ever star party in conjunction with the 4th Dark Skies festival! Expert Astronomer Richard Darn will be on hand with powerful telescopes to view the skies above Stump Cross and see the stunning star clusters and constellations. Friday 22nd February at 7pm The event will go ahead in all weathers Includes: cavern tour, colourful beginner's talk, outside viewing if clear and chance to handle rocks from outer space. Cavern tour is optional and involves steps, uneven…

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DARK SKIES – KNIGHT UNDER THE STARS with Neill Sanders

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bolton Castle, Leyburn, DL8 4ET United Kingdom + Google Map

Dark skies, A knight under the stars at Bolton Castle, greeted with mulled wine to warm you up on a winters night, as the evening progresses your taste buds will be tingling with cosmic canapes prepared by Fairhursts Catering We'll have telescopes and binoculars at the ready to take you on an amazing tour of the heavens as part of the 3rd Dark Skies Festival. Distant galaxies and sparkling star clusters will be amongst our targets as the constellation of…

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Half Term Special – Tour of The Solar System – 1

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lime Tree Farm, Hutts Lane
Grewelthorpe, HG4 3DA
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This is a special event for the Dark Skies Festival, and is aimed at school children. There will be a guided tour of the Solar System and telescopic observing if it's clear afterwards. PLEASE NOTE: BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT IS ONLY POSSIBLE BY CONTACTING THE NIDDERDALE AONB OFFICE ON 01423 712950, OR BY VISITING THE NIDDERDALE AONB WEBSITE BELOW

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DARK SKIES – A MOMENT IN TIME, story telling with Rhoda Fraser

February 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Berry’s Farm Shop & Cafe, Swinithwaite, DL8 4UH United Kingdom + Google Map

A Dark Skies Family and Children’s Event - A moment in time with Rhoda Fraser Stories, Poems, Puzzles, and Conversation looking at The Summer Solstice, The Winter Solstice, Leap Years and more.

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Upper Dales Family History Group

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Harmby Village Hall, Spennithorne Road Harmby North Yorkshire DL8 5PG United Kingdom + Google Map

A discussion meeting: ? “Meet the ancestors” Was your ancestor a butcher, baker or candlestick maker? Bring along any information you have about an ancestor's occupation and tell us how you found out about it. Non-members welcome £2.

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March 2019

Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Meadow Life project

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Plumgarths, Plumgarths, Crook Road
Kendal, LA8 8LX
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Grassland Conservation Officer Christa Nelson, who is part of Cumbria Wildlife Trust's wider countryside team, will talk about the Trust's new Meadow Life project, which will build on the achievements of the 2013-16 hay meadows restoration project.

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Doug Scott – A Crawl Down the Ogre

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Giggleswick School, Giggleswick
Settle, BD24 0DE
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In an epic tale of hard climbing and survival that has now become part of mountaineering folklore, A Crawl Down the Ogre celebrates the 40th anniversary of Doug Scott’s legendary crawl back down Pakistan’s infamous ‘Ogre’ after a disastrous abseil just below the summit left him dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankle. Doug and Chris Bonnington had just successfully climbed the mountain recognised as one of the most difficult in the…

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Stories of Aysgarth Church in Stone and Glass

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

An illustrated talk by Pip Pointon on the stories of Aysgarth Church in stones and glass. Part of the Friends of the Museum annual lecture programme. Free - donations welcome.

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Birds of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

March 27
Bective Room, Lunesdale Hall, Bective Room, Lunesdale Hall
Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2BG
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Ian Court, Wildlife Officer for the Yorkshire Dales National Park, will give an illustrated talk on the birds of the park.

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Upper Dales Family History Group

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fremington Sunday School, Fremington North Yorkshire DL11 6AR United Kingdom + Google Map

Val Slater - The Walls clan of Coverdale – from The Foresters’ Arms to The Somme. Non-members welcome £2.

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April 2019

In the Kitchen

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where Mrs H will explain the hard work that went on there. Included in museum admission.

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Conservation of the Midlands Railway book of Bridges

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Conservator Stephen Allen describes his work restoring the 1890s Midland Railway Book of Bridges. Part of the Friends of the Museum annual lecture programme. Free - donations welcome.

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Quilting through the Ages

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Join Kate Trusson for a demonstration of quilting. A chance to look at some of the quilts in the collection and to see various quilt making methods. Included in museum admission.

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Secret Squirrel

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

This is a gentle 1½ mile (2.4km) guided walk in search of the charming Red Squirrels of Wensleydale. Join us on a search for tracks and signs of local wildlife, ending at the Snaizeholme Red Squirrel view point. Find out how we have managed to protect and record the squirrels both here and elsewhere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over recent years. This is a must for wildlife spotters and photographers. Don't forget your binoculars, if you own a pair.…

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