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Events > 2013

An evening with Alfred Wainwright

John Burland, the founder of the Wainwright Society, has written and devised a dramatic presentation of the life and works of AW. This was first presented at the Wildman Theatre at Ilkley Playhouse as part of the Ilkley Literature festival on Thursday 15 October 2009.

A capacity audience of approximately 130 people attended this event. John took the audience on a journey through AW's life from his humble upbringing in Blackburn through his life-changing visit to the Lake District in 1930 and then his eventual move to Kendal in 1940 and the fifteen years spent writing the Pictorial Guides between 1952 and 1967.

Since then, over the last 3 years, John has given gave a further twenty six presentations in a wide variety of venues including Arnside, Baildon, Blackburn, Bramhope, Brindle, Cookridge, Durham, Easingwold, Haltwhistle, Horsforth, Kendal, Keswick, Marple, Mellor,Otley, Penruddock, Pickering, Ramsbottom, Richmond, Terrington, Ulverston and Windermere.

As a result of many of these talks, many thousands of pounds have been raised for various charities throughout the North of England and also refugee & children’s charities abroad.

Moving onto 2013 he will so far be presenting the talk at the following venues:

Thursday 11 April 2013 at 7.30pm
Faceby Village Hall, Mill Lane, Faceby, North Yorkshire
Ticket: £6 including light refreshments
For further information and/or tickets, contact 01642 701051, 701134 or 700527

9th May 2013 – Aireborough Historical Society, Guiseley Methodist Church, 1 Orchard Way Guiseley, LS20 9EP.
Tickets £5.00 each including refreshments.
Contact: Nina Wintle on 01132504493 or email wintwalk@aol.com
All profits to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

14th August 2012 at 8pm - Hawes Methodist Church, Main Street.
Admission: adults £2.50; children £1.00
For further details contact: Alan S. Watkinson, Burnside Coach House, Burtersett Road, Hawes, DL8 3NT; 01969 667785
Part of the “Dales Discovery” 2013 Programme.

Further details of other talks currently in the pipeline will be posted in due course.

If any other groups wish to book John for a talk in either the spring or autumn of 2013, please contact him via e-mail at: aneveningwith@wainwright.org.uk or ring 07725434036