AWARD winning Upper Wharfedale Arts group (UWALS) is to serve up a double helping of summer attractions in coming weeks with a pair of entertaining events featuring renowned food historian Dr Annie Gray and writer/broadcaster Ian Clayton.

First up on Friday, July 15, is Victory in the Kitchen with Annie Gray, well known for her many appearances on Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet and BBC 2’s Living History series.

Returning due to popular demand – her previous pre-Covid appearance at Parcevall Hall, Skyreholme, was a sell out - this time she will be sharing the fascinating story of Winston Churchill’s cook, Georgina Landemare, whose position gave her unique insights into events unfolding in Belle Epoque Paris, Prohibition-era New York and wartime London.

The event takes place at Grassington’s Octagon Theatre at 7.30pm on July 15. Tickets are £13 for UWALS members, and £15 for non members.

On Wednesday, August 17 there is a full day’s writing workshop, featuring a returning UWALS favourite, Yorkshire-based writer, broadcaster and creative writing teacher Ian Clayton.

In recent years Ian has been a visiting creative writing scholar at Changchun University in China but is currently back home to lead a day’s workshop designed to enable all participants - whatever their level of previous experience - to produce new writing on the day, whether fiction or non-fiction. Places will be limited. It will be held at Threshfield Institute from 10am to 4pm. £20, for members, £25 for non members.

Tickets for both events are available via or 01756 770051/770350