Interlace – the Web of Wyrd?

STONE-CARVED INTERLACE ON AN ANGLO-SCANDINAVIAN GRAVE COVER AT YORK MINSTER

Yorkshire and the North-East of England boast an impressive collection of Anglo-Scandinavian stone sculpture, skillfully carved with interlace. Gravestones, standing stones, crosses: pieces of stone built into the walls of Continue Reading →

Dance for Christmas at Ryedale Folk Museum

Jam Liddle Hulme and Anne Smithies of Arbeau historic dancers, in Victorian costume.

Christmas is a time for fun and celebrations of every kind, and at the Ryedale Folk Museum, they’re celebrating dance. Victorian Christmas The Museum specialises in bringing a Victorian Christmas Continue Reading →

West Tanfield’s Christmas Play

  Each Christmas in West Tanfield, North Yorkshire, people come together to put on their own Christmas play. They prefer classic stories.  They’ve done the Nativity, St Nicholas, and Babushka.  Continue Reading →

Appleton Wiske Christmas Pantomime

The Pied Piper of Appleton Wiske, with pantomine chairperson Michelle Street

Pantomime season It’s Christmas, so it’s pantomime season.  And in Appleton Wiske, as in many other villages, it’s a home-grown, home-produced Christmas pantomime.  But in an age of TV, with Continue Reading →

Christmas crafts with ArtisON

Tutor Josie Besant with Christmas Angel

Christmas preparations There is much joy to be had in the anticipation of Christmas – a joy captured by children as they make their Christmas preparations.  For Dalesman Magazine  this Continue Reading →