From "proddy" rugging to print making and from painting to photography, the latest Festival Bowland programme has some fantastic events planned for August.

The natural world offers a great source of inspiration so, whether you're looking to try something new, or already a seasoned creative, why not sign up for a relaxed, friendly workshop in Bowland this summer?

Artist, Carla Gebhard, is offering watercolour workshops especially for children on the afternoon of the 9th August. Based at lovely Wyresdale Park on the edge of Scorton, Carla's session will focus on creativity and fun – great for accompanied children of all abilities. Places for the hour-long workshop, which starts at 3.30pm, are limited, so early booking is recommended. Email for price and booking details.

Following its success last year, the Bowland Hay Time project is once again inviting people to enjoy a series of meadow-themed art and craft activities this summer. 

Mixed media textile artist, Kit Wood, will be demonstrating traditional rug hooking on 11th August in Grindleton, with the chance to take away your very own miniature "proddy" rug filled with flowers, bees or whatever takes your imagination.

The 15th August will see local photographer, Mark Sutcliffe, sharing hints and tips on how to get the best smartphone pictures when you're out and about. So, if you'd like to capture the beauty of the Bowland landscape, but are looking for a little guidance, this Gisburn Forest-based workshop could be just the thing.

Wigglesworth Community Centre will be the venue for a Sunday afternoon with printmaker, Nita Burrows on 20th August. Taking inspiration from the landscape for her own work, Nita will guide participants through the magic of the printmaking process.  This half-day workshop is a great opportunity to discover intaglio printmaking and drypoint etching.

Further information for the three Hay Time workshops, including costs and booking details, is available by emailing, or by calling Sandra on 07973 923142.

For those looking for a little creative motivation ahead of the workshops, Maiden Bridge Arts Centre's Tateham Modern Art Exhibition will continue on Saturdays and Sundays until the 30th July. Located near Bentham, this free-entry exhibition involves 25 artists showing painting, sculpture, ceramics and textiles. Details are available from




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