Yorkshire artists Kim Coley (right) and James Davis are pictured in Otley Market Square previewing some of their work which will appear along with work by 30 artists and wildlife photographers at the third Otley Wildlife Arts Festival this coming weekend (October 6-8).

Kim will also be giving a workshop at the festival and James runs Studio7 art gallery in the town. The festival is organised by local charity, Wildlife Friendly Otley, which campaigns for Otley to be Britain’s first wildlife friendly town.

In addition to the exhibition at Otley Courthouse on Saturday, the festival features two big names from the world of wildlife as guest speakers: Amy-Jane Beer, whose book the Flow has just won the Wainwright nature writing prize and who is president of the Friends of the Dales, will be speaking at the Courthouse on Saturday evening. On Sunday, the leading zoologist, entomologist and well known TV presenter of environment documentaries, Dr George McGavin will be answering the question: “What have insects ever done for us?”

The festival opens on the Friday at the Courthouse with a concert by singer songwriters and storytellers Boff Whalley (Chumbawamba) and Daniel Bye with a special version of their show “These Hills Are Ours”.

Full programme and ticket details at wildlifefriendlyotley.org.uk/festival