What’s On

We’ve lots going on in the Ingleton area with something to interest you throughout the year. If you are interested in an event on our calendar, please use the contact details to find out full details before making a specific journey.

From family friendly to more specialised, browse through the calendar for regular events, weekly, monthly and annual activities for locals and visitors. Please see the details for booking requirements, cost and accessibility.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ingleton events including:-

The Great Ingleton Easter Egg Hunt – 23rd March to 7th April 2024

Sheafstock Live Music – 29th – 31st March 2024. 

Food & Drink Festival at Country Harvest – 2024 to be confirmed

1940s Homeguard Weekend – Friday 5th – Sunday 7th July 2024

Ingleton Gala – 20th July 2024

Various Christmas events listed on our calendar below. 

Please check back often as the calendar is updated regularly with things to see and do here in the Ingleton area, including regular village events.

 

Events by Date Order

Mar
6
Wed
Make a Garden Trug with Phil Bradley @ Broadrake
Mar 6 @ 9:45 am – Mar 7 @ 4:30 pm
Make a Garden Trug with Phil Bradley @ Broadrake

Garden Trugs with Phil Bradley

Wed 6th ‐ Thu 7th March (2 days)- £170 plus £30 for materials

2 day course from 9.45am – 4.30pm approx. Price includes lunch and refreshments.

Book with Broadrake. Contact Rachel on 015242 41357; email:info@broadrake.co.uk

Garden Trugs

For those with more experience of working with willow, this is an opportunity to make a frame basket based on a ‘long oval’ shaped frame rather than the circle frame taught in the Frame basket workshop. You will follow similar weaving methods as for the simpler round frame basket, but with greater depth and the addition of a handle to result in a traditional trug-shaped basket; essential in the garden.

Material charge £30 to include the prepared frame. You will be shown how to make the frame at the end of the workshop to make sure that all the skills are covered.

Phil lives in NW Cumbria where he grows his own sustainable willow for basket-making, garden structures and also bird sculptures, all popular workshop topics. There is a link to his website here..

There is a £30 charge for the organic willow, payable to Phil on the day. All the tools required will be provided.

 

Apr
17
Wed
Workshop – Willow Curlew @ Broadrake
Apr 17 @ 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

Organic willow is included in the price and all the tools required will be provided. Phil will guide the group through all the processes to make sure that everyone masters the traditional skills needed to craft their own piece of sculpture to take home at the end of the day.

Course Dates for 2024

Thu 18th April – £85 plus £20 for materials

Courses are from 9.45am – 4.30pm approx. Price includes lunch and refreshments.

Book with Broadrake. Contact Rachel on 015242 41357; email:info@broadrake.co.uk  

This sculptural willow workshop is our most popular workshop; the Curlew is a lovely iconic Yorkshire Dales bird that breeds in neighbouring fields around Broadrake and often flies over our site with it’s lovely evocative call.

Broadrake will be making a donation equal to the price of a workshop place to Curlew Action which is actively working to protect this Red listed bird. We are also hosting a 2nd workshop for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Wild Ingleborough Project to raise awareness of Ground Nesting Birds in the Yorkshire Dales. Profits from their event will be used to support a weekend event to celebrate World Curlew Day on April 21st.

A class working on willow curlew sculptures
Apr
18
Thu
Workshop – Willow Curlew @ Broadrake
Apr 18 @ 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

Organic willow is included in the price and all the tools required will be provided. Phil will guide the group through all the processes to make sure that everyone masters the traditional skills needed to craft their own piece of sculpture to take home at the end of the day.

Course Dates for 2024

Thu 18th April – £85 plus £20 for materials

Courses are from 9.45am – 4.30pm approx. Price includes lunch and refreshments.

Book with Broadrake. Contact Rachel on 015242 41357; email:info@broadrake.co.uk  

This sculptural willow workshop is our most popular workshop; the Curlew is a lovely iconic Yorkshire Dales bird that breeds in neighbouring fields around Broadrake and often flies over our site with it’s lovely evocative call.

Broadrake will be making a donation equal to the price of a workshop place to Curlew Action which is actively working to protect this Red listed bird. We are also hosting a 2nd workshop for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Wild Ingleborough Project to raise awareness of Ground Nesting Birds in the Yorkshire Dales. Profits from their event will be used to support a weekend event to celebrate World Curlew Day on April 21st.

A class working on willow curlew sculptures
Apr
25
Thu
Workshop – Line and Wash Watercolour painting @ Broadrake
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to welcome John back to Broadrake for 2024.

A relaxed, interactive, informal day delving into the mysteries of line and wash in John’s unique style. Broadrake, in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, has amazing views all around and no shortage of inspirational subject matter.

Price: £70 includes refreshments but please bring your own packed lunch.

Book with Broadrake. Contact Rachel on 015242 41357; email:info@broadrake.co.uk

 

 

If you like John Harrison’s trademark line and wash style then come and join him in a workshop. The day will include demos, exercises, outdoor sketching, ink drawing and the application of washes to create a loose, lively painting of iconic Yorkshire Dales features.

Reference material, exercise handouts and watercolour paper are provided but please bring your own packed lunch, paints, pencils, pens and sketchbook. Refreshments with home baking will be available during the day.

Broadrake is in a stunning location and there is no shortage of subject matter – dry stone walls, barns, limestone outcrops, viaduct, trees and fellside slopes. The venue is upstairs in a recently converted barn.

John is Yorkshire born and bred, proud of his home county which provides the inspiration for much of his work. He specialises in line and wash, a style which superbly captures the beauty and atmosphere of Yorkshire’s landscape, towns and villages.

 

Jun
12
Wed
Make a Willow Lunch Bag workshop (2 days) @ Broadrake
Jun 12 @ 9:45 am – Jun 13 @ 4:30 pm

Willow Bags with Anna Turnbull

A display of Willow Shoulder Bags

 

Wed 12th ‐ Thu 13th June – Willow Lunch Bags £170 (2 days) plus £25 for materials

Course is from 9.45am – 4.30pm approx. Price includes lunch and refreshments.

Book with Broadrake. Contact Rachel on 015242 41357; email:info@broadrake.co.uk

Come and make a fantastic willow bag. Starting with a ready made rectangular base you will learn to weave your own shoulder bag or handbag, finished with leather handles.

Pictures of 3 differend willow shoulder bags
Tutor Anna Turnbull is a Fine Arts graduate of Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in London. She now lives on her Northumberland smallholding and runs a number of courses from there as well appearing at local festivals, shows & exhibitions and demonstrating at Beamish Museum

Jul
10
Wed
Letter Carving with Pip Hall @ Broadrake
Jul 10 @ 9:30 am – Jul 12 @ 4:30 pm
Sep
11
Wed
Ash Splint Baskets with Steve Tomlin @ Broadrake
Sep 11 @ 9:45 am – Sep 12 @ 4:30 pm
Ash Splint Baskets with Steve Tomlin @ Broadrake

Wed 11th ‐ Thu 12th September (2 days) – £170 including lunch, materials and refreshments

2 day course from 9.45am – 4.30pm approx.

Book with Broadrake. Contact Rachel on 015242 41357; email:info@broadrake.co.uk

Ash splint basketry is traditionally carried out in the US and Steve learnt how to make these baskets with April Stone-Dahl, an Ojibwe craftswoman from Wisconsin. An ash log is pounded to separate the individual growth ring layers which are woven into lightweight, elegant and strong baskets. Steve will tell you about the pounding process and will show a short video but please note that this workshop uses splints already harvested by Steve; you are not expected to spend a lot of time with a log & mallet outside. You will learn how to grade and prepare the splints ready for weaving and the necessary skills to work with the ash splints to make a practical and beautiful table basket. Suitable for beginners.

The price includes all refreshments and lunch both days.

This was a new workshop in 2021 at Broadrake and with ash being a dominant species in the Yorkshire Dales it seems appropriate to run this heritage craft here.

Steve Tomlin is a regular tutor at Broadrake and has been here many times since he first taught us scything in 2013. Have a look at his website here – stevetomlincrafts.co.uk

Sep
25
Wed
Gathering / Hen Baskets Workshop with Anna Turnbull @ Broadrake
Sep 25 @ 9:45 am – Sep 26 @ 4:30 pm
Gathering / Hen Baskets Workshop with Anna Turnbull @ Broadrake

Gathering / Hen Baskets with Anna Turnbull

 (2 days)- £170 plus £35 for materials

2 day course from 9.45am – 4.30pm approx. Price includes lunch and refreshments.

Book with Broadrake. Contact Rachel on 015242 41357; email:info@broadrake.co.uk

Gathering / Hen Baskets

A very different shaped basket based on 4 hoops that meet to form the handle. Ribs are added which determine the final size and depth of the basket. These are a traditional, very old design, thought to be Celtic in origin. Suitable for both beginners and also those with previous experience of willow basketry. The challenge of this basket will be ensuring that the final shape is well balanced to ‘sit’ well and hopefully is symmetrical in most directions!

You may remember these from the ’50s; maybe your granny had one before the advent of the ‘plastic’ carrier bag. We had one kept in the pantry that was used to go ‘up town’ to the bakery!

Please find a link below to an article about the history of a ‘hen’ basket.
wovencommunities.org/collection/what-we-know-about-hen-baskets

Material charge £35, to include 4 premade hoops, dried and ready for use. You will be shown how to make your own hoops in the workshop.

 

Tutor Anna Turnbull is a Fine Arts graduate of Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in London. She now lives on her Northumberland smallholding and runs a number of courses from there as well appearing at local festivals, shows & exhibitions and demonstrating at Beamish Museum. Have a look at her website www.biteabout.co.uk

 

Oct
30
Wed
Stools and Spatula Workshop with Phil Bradley @ Broadrake
Oct 30 @ 9:45 am – Oct 31 @ 4:30 pm

Wed 30th ‐ Thu 31st October 2024 (2 days)

£170 plus £30 material charge

Courses are from 9.45am – 4.30pm (approx). Price includes lunch and refreshments.

Contact Rachel on 015242 41357; email:info@broadrake.co.uk

This two day workshop working with greenwood will give opportunity to get to grips with axe work and drawknife work on the shave horse making a stool and useful kitchen utensils.

You will learn how to use traditional greenwood methods to split/cleave logs using froes, axes, splitting chisels, mallets, shave horses and drawknives, planes and hand tools for finishing. Two days gives an opportunity learn some more skills on the shave horse to craft a spatula, or two or more! They will become your favourite kitchen utensil and also make a great gift! The stool legs will have time to dry out overnight with a more relaxed time to carry out the levelling and any final finishing the top surface of the stool.

There will be time to make a spatula, or two; they will become your favourite kitchen utensil! They also make a great gift.

A selection of oak stools