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Arts & Crafts Event:Atkinson Grimshaw: - POSTPONED at The Moors National Park Centre - Danby

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Arts & Crafts Event, Sat 11 Jul 2020, free entry

Atkinson Grimshaw

Atkinson Grimshaw

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Explore the life and work of Yorkshire artist Atkinson Grimshaw, who achieved commercial success most famously with his moonlit scenes. This will be placed within the wider context of his work, which included daylight landscapes, interiors, gardens, figures - yet less familiar than his trademark moonlit street paintings. We will also consider the background of the artist in relation to his work. Fully illustrated with discussion. With Rachel Holland-Hargreaves.

Course aim
To understand aspects of the life and work of Atkinson Grimshaw who achieved commercial success with his moonlit scenes, and realise how this fits into the rest of his work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?
This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
By the end of the course I should be able to:
contribute to constructive discussion about the material studied
effectively analyse a wide range of examples of paintings by Atkinson Grimshaw
understand the artist’s background & context within which he produced work
discuss the artist’s prolific output of moonlit scenes, for which he is best known
describe the wider range of work produced by Grimshaw & make comparisons/contrasts

How will I be taught?
The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?
You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
What else do I need to know?

Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Lunch (approx. 12.30-1.30pm) can be purchased from the onsite café and there is an outdoor picnic area should you wish to bring a packed lunch. You will receive further information prior to the day school, including a free parking pass.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources
No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?
Progress to another WEA course

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 11 Jul 2020 10:30 to 16:30


Free entry

£25 for the day event - or - if in receipt of benefit, you may be able to attend for free.
Pre-booking/enrolling is essential.

Includes accreditation & materials if applicable

Follow the link or call: 0300 303 3464 for further information.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 11 Jul Atkinson Grimshaw: - POSTPONED


Lodge Lane,
North Yorkshire,
YO21 2NB



See location of The Moors National Park Centre - Danby on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NZ 716083  Lat: 54.46504 Long: -0.89685

By road:
From Whitby take the A171 towards Teeside. After about 6 miles turn left signposted Danby. The Moors National Park Centre is 1 mile from Danby village. The Centre lies in picturesque grounds on the side of the River Esk, 16 miles inland from Whitby.

By public transport:
The Moors Centre is a pleasant one mile walk from Danby Station, on the Esk Valley line (Middlesbrough to Whitby).

A new bus service for 2014, the Esk Valley Hopper, operated by Coastal & Country, runs from Whitby Bus Station and Whitby Park & Ride along the Esk Valley to The Moors National Park Centre. Buses run daily during school holidays, weekends and on public holidays, from Good Friday to the last Sunday in October – for more details see

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Danby station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu