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Wainwrights in Colour  Andy Beck

Wainwrights in Colour Andy Beck

The Wainwrights in Colour- Andy Beck


The Wainwrights in Colour- Andy Beck


For the past ten years, Teesdale based artist ANDY BECK has been completing a fascinating and unique project on the Lake District Fells- The Wainwrights in Colour. This task has been to find and locate every single location that master fell walker Alfred Wainwright visited to take his photographs for his pen and ink illustrations in his seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells.


These drawings by Wainwright were produced in the 1950’s and 60’s so Andy’s detailed watercolour sketches not only add colour to these scenes but also record the changes in the landscape over the past 50 years.


Obtaining every one of these 1500 references has meant that Andy has had to become acquainted with the fells in a more intimate way than most regular walkers. The weather, light and conditions have all played a major part in this challenge which have only added to the back story for this labour of love.

From long days out on the fells covering miles of rough terrain to quiet nights wildcamping on the mountain tops under a star filled sky Andy has interesting, funny and moving anecdotes to relate that explain the trials and tribulations of this one off journey.



Saturday 16 Sep 201719:30 Book Now


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David Starkey - Henry VIII The First Brexiteer?

David Starkey - Henry VIII The First Brexiteer?

Henry VIII is the only king whose shape your remember.  He bestrides our history like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today.  The Reformation is the first Brexit; his minsiters devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty and his tumultuous personal life pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of Isis.  In this lecture David Starkey draws on his unique knowldge of Henry's reign on the one hand, and his insights as a leading commentator on modern politics on the other, to illuminate both the Tudor age and our own.

Thursday 28 Sep 201719:30 Book Now


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Hold The Front Page

Hold The Front Page

Hold the Front Page –  

The Railway Town’s Newspaper – “Treasuring our Railway Heritage”


an evening with Peter Barron


Peter Barron is one of the UK’s most experienced newspaper editors and columnists.  You’ll laugh out loud at the disasters and you’ll be moved to tears by the triumphs but there’s never a dull moment as Peter looks back on a career in the news which earned him an MBE.


Darlington is known as the birthplace of the Railways and as a results Peter firmly believes this was one of the major factors the Northern Echo was also born in the town in 1870. Peter has always had a passion for railway history and during his editorship he ran a campaign “Treasuring our Railway Heritage” in which he urged the town to do more to capitalise on its railway history. Without the railways there perhaps wouldn't have been a paper, without the paper then Peter's career may have taken a different track.


Tickets: £10/£8

Time: 7.30 pm


In support of the Wensleydale Railway

Friday 17 Nov 201719:30 Book Now


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