W23: A Sunday Lunch Walk in Arkengarthdale - new
Leave Station car park 9.15am. Start CB Hotel in Arkengarthdale (GR: NY 995 031) (postcode DL11 6EN) at 10am. 6 miles. Moderate. £7. Bus transport from The Station, Richmond to and from this event will be available. Please indicate when booking if you intend to use this service. (Bus part funded by Richmondshire District Council, donations welcome on the day.)
An invigorating walk to work up an appetite for our lunch at the historic 18th Century CB Inn, named after the local Lord of the Manor and lead mine owner, Charles Bathurst.
Our walk follows the lovely Arkle Beck from Langthwaite to Whaw where the hillsides retain the scars of the lead mining industry. A steady climb takes us 400ft up onto the moors, sometimes boggy in places, but they provide a contrast in scenery to the valley below, with fine open views towards Tan Hill and down Arkengarthdale. We descend on a track, steep in places, to follow Arkle Beck back to our lunch stop. Please bring a drink and snack for a stop on route. Walk participants will be contacted prior to the walk for their menu choices.
E18: Book Fair and Bookbinding Workshop
The Station, Richmond, DL10 4LD. 10:00am to 4:00pm. Book Fair free entry; Bookbinding Workshop (six places - for cost enquire at The Station)
A number of booksellers will have stalls on the Platform.
Have you ever wondered how fine and antiquarian books were made? The art and craft of book making dates back over two thousand years, but whether that’s works from ancient China, Japanese designs, the rich tradition of Islamic bookbinding, or the leather-bound volumes of stately-home libraries, the principles are similar: papers are sewn together and secured within a protective, often decorated, casing.
In this workshop led by local bookbinder, Delphine Ruston, see for yourself how books start life by making two books of your own to take away – a 3-hole pamphlet (or chap book), and a single-section, hardback notebook. With a few materials, tools and simple skills, it’s possible to make attractive books to put to whatever use you wish.
E19: Marrisse Whittaker and ‘The Mad-Hatter Murders’ in conversation with Pam Royle
Richmond Town Hall, DL10 4QL. 7.30pm. £10. Refreshments, bookstall, disabled access.
Marrisse Whittaker has been inventing characters for all of her working life, first as a TV and Film Make-Up Artist, then TV Scriptwriter and Producer. But now a new creative career beckons after Marrisse’s debut novel, “The Magpie”, was shortlisted for The Lindisfarne Prize for Crime Fiction and she secured a publishing deal for her series of dark thrillers. Marrisse will be talking to Pam Royle (a former broadcaster with ITV Tyne Tees), explaining how it’s never too late to write a book and get it published.