Richard Walls takes the road over the Buttertubs Pass every day, from his home in Wensleydale to his work in Swaledale. Could there be a better commute?
Our latest random selection from What's On Richmond is Over Buttertubs, a collection of large-format, aluminium-printed photographs of two very different dales, taken over the last four years, on balmy summer evenings, on stormy winter days, and in all of Yorkshire's many other seasons. You can also see more of Richard's stunning landscape photos at his Old School Muker Art Gallery & Craft Centre, alongside works by other wonderful artists, print makers and crafts-people.
The exhibition is at The Station gallery in Richmond, and is open daily from 6 November to 17 November, 9 to 7. (While you're at The Station, be sure to visit the excellent cafe, three-screen cinema, brewery, bakery, ice-cream parlour - or simply escape from the rain!)
Shop in Richmond, and you could win £100 in vouchers. How would you like a free afternoon tea for two? A leather satchel, maybe? A goody bag from the Richmond Brewing Company? A pair of Swarovski earrings, or £50 of lovely aromatics, or one of many other prizes from participating businesses... Here's how to take part!
Look for the Original Richmond sticker in a shop window, and pop inside (or visit Richmond Information Centre in the Market Hall). Pick up a loyalty card. Collect six proof-of-purchase stickers from different participating businesses, then hand in your completed card at any of those businesses by 10 December. That's it!
Are you shopping for Christmas? Then shop local, save petrol, support local traders and help keep Richmond thriving. And maybe earn yourself a rather nice prize.
Environment activity day, 6 November, 10:00 - 15:00, at Just the Job's community orchard and gardens, at the top of Quarry Road, Richmond DL10 4BP.
Free activities include greenwood working demonstrations, have-a-go upcycling, hazel and willow coppicing, make your own bird box or bug hotel, forest school activities and more. Refreshments will be available, including hot soup from Just the Job's own vegetable garden - just the job indeed, if the weather's at all iffy!
A free shuttle bus will run from Nun's Close car park (DL10 4UN) - we'll post details here when we get them.
This week's randomly chosen event, picked from the pages of What's On Richmond, is just the thing to keep children entertained on a Sunday afternoon - particularly if the weather turns a bit Yorkshire...
The show puts professional stand-ups on stage (that's Nish Kumar in the photo, at a previous Comedy Club 4 Kids) with all their usual tricks and patter - but without the rude bits! The show is family-friendly, but not patronising, and will appeal to anyone over the age of six.
"A highlight for children.. giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy, with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club." (The Guardian)
Sunday 31 October, at the Georgian Theatre Royal. Online tickets here.
This week's randomly chosen event, picked from the pages of What's On Richmond, is a fascinating talk on Saturday 16 October in Richmond Library, by retired London Tour Guide, Keith Waye.
The Royal Collection is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact. Keith Waye will give a fascinating insight into the Collection and gardens.
The talk is at 7pm, and there will be refreshments. Tickets cost £5.00, from Richmond, Catterick or Colburn library.
This Saturday and Sunday (9 and 10 October) Richmond Castle, Town Hall and Market Place will be alive with the sound of music from the last 950 years.
A pop-up medieval tavern in the castle keep will sell beers from Richmond Brewing Company and tasty treats from Granny’s Kitchen, while Trouvère, Richmond's own medieval minstrels, will entertain visitors with music and tales, Tom Fool will prove himself the silliest man in town, and the Ran Tanners will perform on traditional instruments from Georgian and Victorian times.
More entertainment will come from Norman Invasion, playing folk music from England and abroad, using clarinets, melodeons and bagpipes, and Dante Ferrara, the Elizabethan musician with his hurdy-gurdy and other instruments. Aelfwine and Leeds Waits will bring medieval, Tudor and Jacobean instruments, and Richmond's own folk band Fourum will sing their tales of life in Richmond and Swaledale.
The full programme can be found here. Performances in the Town Hall or Market Place are free.
Local residents with a DL10 or DL9 postcode will be allowed free entry to performances in the castle, but do need to book with a special pass-code and show proof of residence, as described on this booking page.
This week's randomly chosen event, picked from the pages of What's On Richmond, is Autumn Melodies, at the Georgian Theatre Royal.
Billed as an evening of Graeme Danby's unique style of entertainment, it features the basso profundo star of Opera North, with singers Valerie Reid and Sarah Fox, along with Alice Dix, Austin Gunn, Ben Noble and Jenny Martins (accompanist). It sounds as if the stage will be packed!
There'll be music for everyone, from Fauré and Vaughan Williams to Tom Lehrer and Gilbert and Sullivan. Will Graeme sing the role of Poo-Bah?
Stuck for something to do this Saturday evening? Then head down to the Georgian and get autumnal.
7:30 pm. Tickets from £20 here.