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The NASH

Welcome to The NASH - a studio space in Hawes in the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park. We host a Saturday dance school and run a small programme of arts and heritage projects including theatre, puppetry, film, poetry, talks and summer schools.  We work with a range of dynamic partners: Janet Seymour School of Theatre Dance, Rural Arts, Eden Arts, Swaledale FestivalLempen Puppet Theatre Company and Dales Countryside Museum.  Keep up-to-date on Facebook @TheNashHawes.

Click here for news of our brand new project The Story of Schools in the Upper Dales, supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Yorkshire Dales National Park's Sustainable Development Fund.  

The NASH is short for ‘National School Hawes’: the building dates from 1845 and was originally a school, then a church-run community space, until it fell out of use.  Emily Rowe Rawlence and Andrew Fagg bought the building in 2014 with the aim of bringing it back to life and The NASH re-opened in March 2016. The space is approx 10 x 8 metres and has a sprung wooden dance floor as well as tables, chairs and an accessible toilet.

Latest News

New Heritage Project to...

24 October 2019

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The NASH and Dales Countryside Museum are delighted to confirm a new heritage project: The Story of Schools in the Upper Dales.   Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the...

Professional Puppetry...

17 June 2019

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Fourteen children from Hawes Primary School have worked with Lempen Puppet Theatre Company to make puppets from scratch and build an exciting performance around them.   Lempen Puppet...

Bringing the World to Hawes

07 June 2019

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Two screenings took place this week of world films followed by specialist talks. On Wednesday 5 June we were treated to Wajib, a bittersweet drama in which a father and his estranged son travel...