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  • Writer's pictureWildlife Friendly Otley


Updated: Jun 27, 2022

Our Wildlife Arts Festival is coming back WILDLIFE ARTS FESTIVAL No.2

SATURDAY 15th OCTOBER 2022 Daytime event at Otley Courthouse.

10am - 4pm FREE

Following the great success of last year's festival, which involved six local creative groups and a further 22 individuals, we are back bigger and even better, with new artistic responses to the wonderful world of wildlife. Ten new artists will join last year's painters, sculptors, photographers, writers etc, including a world champion wood carver! Creative and wildlife groups will have stalls at the Courthouse, and there will be events to look out for in other locations around town. Upstairs there will be new talks on subjects such as bees, barn owls and hedgehogs. The diversity and strength of the town's creative output is quite astonishing, and by supporting this event you can support the diversity and strength of the town's wildlife. Includes children's activities.

HEADLINE EVENING EVENT: Ian McCarthy 7.30PM Tickets £11

Back literally by popular demand, top cameraman and film-maker Ian McCarthy (Blue Planet, Autumn Watch, Life in the Freezer, Planet Earth) will be bringing a brand new presentation "Howling With Wolves". As well as awe-inspiring footage and fascinating stories, Ian says he will have you laughing, crying AND on the edge of your seat!

Both events are being supported again by Sinclair's of Otley and Otley Town Council.

Look out for more events as well, as we are working on events for schools and introducing music this year.



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