Ways of Seeing Magazine Issue #1– Out Now!

By Katy
18th July 2019

We are pleased to announce the publication of our very first Ways of Seeing Magazine – hearing stories and perspectives about the countryside from across West Yorkshire

Since the start of our Ways of Seeing West Yorkshire project earlier this year we have been hearing some amazing stories about how people are engaging with our countryside. We have heard how it brings back memories as well as forging new ones. The landscape of West Yorkshire is not the soft rolling hills of the south or the majesty of the mountainous regions to the north. It does however have its own special characteristics and, as we learn, captures hearts.

We are pleased to announce the publication of our first online Ways of Seeing magazine. This brings some of the stories that we have been hearing together, to celebrate our countryside. This issue includes a fantastic mix of viewpoints. We explore the essence of West Yorkshire through a camera lens, we hear about researching earthworms at the University of Leeds, have a glimpse behind the scenes of filming Gentleman Jack, take a dip in Gaddings Dam, find out about making sausages a local business and confront some sculpture in the landscape.

We hope that you enjoy it, and that it illustrates how wide and varied our experiences of the West Yorkshire landscape can be – and how we can celebrate it together by sharing our stories.

If you have a story to tell, please let us know about it, or spend five minutes telling us about your favourite place in West Yorkshire. If you would like to feature in future issues of Ways of Seeing, please get in contact.

Ilkley from White Wells