Slow Dales

The Slow Dales film is available above, for communities and individuals throughout the Yorkshire Dales and beyond to watch and use in developing new approaches to sustainable living.

Slow Dales

In 2013 Chrysalis Arts worked with the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, and organic food producer Growing with Grace of Clapham to explore the challenges of sustainability facing local communities in the Yorkshire Dales.

Chrysalis collaborated with film makers One-to-One Development Trust of Wakefield to create a web-based digital video about sustainability in the Dales reflecting the views and aspirations of local individuals and businesses engaged in food production, farming and cultural production.

Issues raised include: climate change, peak oil, healthy eating, slow food, slow art and the benefits of local high quality creative activity.


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Lower Winskill Farm

Growing with Grace

Katharine Holmes

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Gayle Mill

Garden House Pottery

Dales Bus

Click on one of the pictures above to see a mini-film preview.


Download the Yorkshire Dales Local Food Map

Community Design Workshops

In Summer 2013 a programme of arts workshops were led by Kate Maddison of Chrysalis Arts to design a series of Slow Dales Tea Towels with local community groups and schools to highlight local sustainability issues and initiatives.

The Slow Dales Tea Towels created by Dales Jam community-world-jazz-music band, Embsay CofE Primary School, Gayle Mill Craft Group, Malham Tarn Field Study Centre, St Mary’s Church Meet & Make Craft Group Ingleton, Worcnet Skipton, are being exhibited as a collection at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, Wensleydale DL8 3NT from 22nd October until the end of November 2013.

The Slow Dales project is funded by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund administered by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and Arts Council England.

Slow Dales



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