The Swaledale Farming Film and Photography Festival is still some way off. Still, we thought you'd like to know about it now, as it sounds such fun. The festival will showcase films and photography about the fascinating seasonal activities - from the bone-chillingly arduous to the idyllic, from lambing to dry-stone walling to haymaking - in the northern dales of Swaledale and Teesdale.
The film will screen at the Station Cinema in Richmond at 18:30 on Thursday 29 June. It's not yet in the cinema's list of forthcoming events, but watch this space. Still in Richmond, the photo exhibition will be on the Mezzanine Gallery of The Station from 22 June to 5 July.
If you can't wait, or you'll be up-dale, you can catch the film in Reeth on 14 June, or in Muker 21 June: details and free tickets are at teesswale.eventbrite.com. The photos will also be on show in Hudson House, Reeth from 11 to 21 June; they say you need tickets for that as well, but really..?
PS: in a site first, the picture above was generated by Artificial Intelligence. A request to BingAI for a cartoon-style image of a Swaledale ewe using a videocam, against a blue sky and green pasture, produced the masterpiece you see. Hmm…
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