The Story so far...

Project aims
Cottingley & Bingley
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Telling Tales was a two year arts and heritage project with the main aim of working with the local and wider community of Cottingley and Bingley to explore, share and celebrate local and personal heritage and bring people of all ages and backgrounds together.



"Thank you, Ascendance Rep, for being brave enough to open up the day to "all ages and abilities". There are not many organisations open enough to try the whole inclusive approach to any activities, never mind dancing!!! So, quite a joy to find something that we were ALL able to try and enjoy together.”

(Lizzie Leadbeater, who accompanied two young adults with learning disabilities to The Day of Dance for All Ages – the grand finale of the Telling Tales heritage project in Cottingley.


“Well done guys. Nowhere have we been able to participate – all ages and abilities! Thumbs up!