The Swaledale Festival has a new Chair, after Peter Denison-Edson was elected to the position at the Festival's recent AGM.
Now resident in Reeth, Peter was formerly a diplomat and a business consultant on Japan. He says: "Since my first Swaledale Festival in 2006, I have been deeply impressed by the variety and quality of its events, with arts and music of the highest standard from around the world, and a range of activities for all ages and interests in a world-leading landscape."
Peter also chairs the Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group, where he is known for his fascination for most aspects of the Roman Empire.
Outgoing Swaledale Festival Chairman, Nick Reckert, said: "It's been a privilege to represent the Festival for the last three years. It's a thriving organisation, it encourages great art, and it brings a good deal of revenue to businesses in the northern Dales. Peter is an excellent choice as Chair."