Category Archives: Art

Saltaire Arts Trail and creative legacy of the Bradford mills

Today we went to the Saltaire Arts Trail. The arts trail is wonderful and captures the spirit of creativity and craft skills on which the city of Bradford was built. The houses are opened up as art galleries and organised as a trail. This event is deeply associated with the identity and history of Saltaire. If… Read More »

Fields of Vision

Here’s a great project, to create huge pieces of land art which will be visible from the air during the Tour de France.  Schools, artists, sports people involved. More info here

On the trail of art through Leeds

Good day following a trail of art through Leeds.  No matter how much we try virtual on-line spaces can be no match for people coming together and creating physical works in real spaces.   Walking to the new Tetley Gallery, through a much renovated area of Leeds, the building canal side looked great. Below is… Read More »

Category: Art

Day out in Harrogate

Lovely day spent in Harrogate today with Mrs W. We thought we’d be tourists and plan the visit using trip advisor which recommended the Mercer Gallery and Valley Gardens. Amazingly I have never walked through Valley Gardens before and what a delight it is. Harrogate is very fortunate to have such a beautiful park with… Read More »

Addingham Moorside

What a great couple of days we’ve had.  Yesterday we went to see some friends who have recently moved into a farmhouse on Addingham Moorside, an absolutely superb spot.  From there we walked up to Windgate Nick and it really looked like we were in the Alps. Today we went to the Hockney exhibition at… Read More »

Window, Salts Mill

This is a shot of one of my favourite places, Salts Mill.  I love the Victorian atmosphere which evokes something of the stern and solid convictions about community life imposed by Titus.  The community of Saltaire once included a poet, James Waddington, who may well be an ancestor.  Saltaire is an incredibly creative place oozing with artists… Read More »

A place for art in the church

At All Saints Church in Ilkley we are currently debating the future of our church development. The conversations are inevitably fueled by the cost and the awareness that the church is about people and not primarily buildings. So what we need is a clear connection between the building and something deeper. I was inspired to remember (thanks… Read More »

Magic from an Ilkley potting shed

An animated short film made in a potting shed in Ilkley (according to Screen Yorkshire) has been nominated for the 'Public Choice' in the  British Animation Awards.  The film has been produced by Duchy Parade Films based in Harrogate. The National Media Museum in Bradford will be showing the animation on Saturday 27th February. And… Read More »