We were really inspired by a talk that local historian Malcolm Culshaw gave last week in Ingleton. Malcolm, who has lived in Ingleton for over 50 years, found out about the Creative Residencies projects when he attended the unveiling of the sculpture created by artist Jaki Bogg. When we told him we’d be running Photography workshops in the Summer he mentioned that he had a collection of old photographic slides of Ingleton, and he offered to put on a slideshow and a talk to help generate interest in the project. We nearly bit his hand off! Here are some of the highlights from his talk….
Malcolm sets up the show
Malcolm shows us where the old railway line to the quarry used to be.
The building of the Community Centre in the early 1970s. This where the station used to be, and where the library is now.
A big ton of rubble! This tower used to be on top of Ingleborough, but only for a very short time. On it’s official opening night it was knocked down in a drunken brawl! The remains can still be seen at the top of Ingleborough today.
The old railway bridge near Westhouse, just before it was knocked down. Malcolm would have taken a few more of it, but he ran out of film!
We’re really looking forward to when the Photography Skills Workshops start in July. The artist we’ll be working with is Rebecca Heim who is based in Leeds. The first workshops will be at Ingleton Library on Friday 11th July from 2 – 4.30 pm, and then the week after on Saturday 19th July where we’ll be encouraging you all to take photos of Gala Day in Ingleton, and then throughout the Summer! We want you take photos where ever and whenever you are – on days trips, on nights out, in the morning or in the evening. You can use any camera you like, whether it’s on your phone, tablet, or your Nikon (other Cameras are available), we’d like you chronicle your life in Ingleton…
Another amazing morning. We finished the third verse and the chorus, and experimented with slowing the song down. In the end, we decided to keep it upbeat. Freda brought the Keep Fit group into listen, and they were really impressed. We’re almost ready to record…
Mary wrote this over the weekend. The group took elements of this, and turned it into the third verse.
MORE WATERFALLS PLEASE!
Lisa and Chris from Cambridge are staying in Lancaster. They read about the workshops in the Lancaster Guardian, and thought they’d pop along…
Freda brought the Keep Fit group into see us to listen to the song!
A really exciting afternoon – we completed and demoed our first song ‘Animal Diner’ Next time we’re going to write a brand new song. You’ll be able hear the songs soon!
Rich went to the toilet and came back looking like this. Only Rich (now Tigerboy), knows what happened.
Claire and Jonathan jazz up the session!
Rich has said something and Shauna just cracks up. She was like this for about 5 minutes…
Daniel plays the riff
Hollie and her ukulele with Tigerboy
A really productive morning – we came up with two verses and the bridge. Our homework was to think about the chorus and the last verse…who knows what Monday will bring!
The song takes shape
Mary comes up with some words
Writing lyrics, Bowie style!
Ron and Mary
Ready for work on a sunny Thursday morning….
There’s still time to get involved in Jaki Bogg’s Art Workshops sessions at Ingleton Library to create a sculpture for Ingleton. Sessions are FREE, all materials are provided. Sessions are taking place on the following Wednesdays: 26th March and 2nd April. Join us on Saturday 5th April 10 – 12 noon for a special celebration event where the work will be exhibited and Jaki will be available to answer questions about the piece. Free refreshments.
Stuck for words? Want to improve your music skills? Then join Glastonbury favourites Hope and Social star Rich Huxley for 4 free songwriting workshops in the Easter Holidays. These workshops, are aimed at all 12 – 19 year olds – you don’t need to be able to play an instrument, or be an experienced singer – you just need to be willing to contribute ideas, happy to work in collaboration with other people and willing to give new things a try. Please book a place at Ingleton Library. The dates of the workshops are: Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th April and Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th April 2 – 4 pm
Contact Ingleton Library (0845 034 9536) or firstname.lastname@example.org) or for more information