TASW support for Wensleydale School print workshop

TASW support for Wensleydale School print workshop


Year 11 GCSE pupils at Wensleydale School took part in a special whole day screen-printing workshop financed by a grant from The Arts Society Wensleydale (TASW). Art Teacher Louise Webb introduced new fabric printing techniques and encouraged the students to explore their own ideas in depth. She said: “Thanks to this kind donation we were able to buy specialist materials. The work will enrich pupils coursework portfolio, which the GCSE Art moderator praised last year in her report.”

The Streets of York: four centuries of change . Held at the Maclagan Hall, St Williams College York

The Streets of York exhibition opens at the Maclagan Hall in St William’s College on October 31 and runs until November 22.

A collection of mainly unseen paintings from private collections, historic and contemporary photographs of the streets of York over a period of four centuries. 

Public admission will be every weekday afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

And Wed 21st November  6.30pm - 8 pm

Entry £12 on the door.


Photo of Lizzie Darbyshire, North East Area Chair and Julie Goldsmith, National Chair.

Autumn Area Meeting – Monday 22 October 2018

Representatives from twenty out of twenty-two of the societies in the North East Area met together at the newly refurbished Folk Hall, New Earswick for the Autumn Meeting.  We were fortunate to be joined by our new National Chair, Julie Goldsmith and by Kath Bowen, National Co-ordinator for Heritage Volunteering.

30th Anniversary Celebration at Sledmere House. The Arts Society Driffield Wolds

The photo shows Trish Megginson (Chairman), Anthony Russell (Speaker), Rev James Anderson (President) with Julia Charlton-Weedy (Trustee) and Lizzie Darbyshire (NE Chairman).



The society marked its 30th Anniversary Event by holding a supper and lecture at Sledmere House, near Driffield, on 5 July.  This was by kind permission of Sir Tatton Sykes.

The Arts Society York Study Day at Beverley

TASY Study Day at Beverley

We arrived by coach at The Treasure House, where we were met by a member of the Tourist Board who gave all of us a goody bag full of helpful information about Beverley.  After a restoring cup of coffee we were walked by our helpful guides from Beverley Civic Society over to the Guildhall were we were given a comprehensive talk about the beautiful old building and what had happened there long ago, and what it is used for today.

The Arts Society Wensleydale visit Newby Hall.

Newby Hall outing 

If you were organising an outing for the Arts Society, you would be keen for all the arrangements to run smoothly.  Imagine the nightmare scenario if, on the day of the trip, the only road to the place of the visit was closed for resurfacing.  No advance warning, no alternative route, no way of letting people know before they came across the road closed signs.