An Otley man will bring his dramatic shows about the life of famous fellwalker Alfred Wainwright to Menston and Guiseley this year.

John Burland has given 26 performances of his one-man show – focusing on the life and works of the late guide-book writer – since making his debut presentation, in Ilkley, in 2009.

Mr Burland, the founder of the Wainwright Society, has also raised thousands of pounds for various local and international charities through holding the talks.

He will start off his 2013 itinerary in Burnley at the end of January, but his first local performance of the year takes place at Menston Methodist Church at 7.30pm on Tuesday, February 26.

That show costs £3, on the door, with proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.

Mr Burland will perform at Guiseley Methodist Church for Aireborough Historical Society, meanwhile, at 7.30pm on Thursday, May 9, when tickets (including refreshments) will cost £5 and the profits will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

For more details, send an e-mail to Nina Wintle at or call (0113) 2504493.

Any other groups or charities who wish to book Mr Burland for a talk in the spring or autumn can contact him by sending an e-mail to aneveningwith@wain or calling 07725 434036.