This year’s ALATI Exhibition – Brush and Lens which opens this Saturday - will feature images of Alston Moor by artists and photographers including Lionel Playford, Gilllie Cawthorne, Helen Johnson, Helen Wilkinson, Mike Knowles and Gordon Monk.

The exhibition runs from 4 September until 25 September at the historic St Augustine’s Church in Alston. A preview night this Friday, 3 September 7-9pm will feature refreshments and music.

‘The range of work on show from both artists and photographers is breath-taking and shows how our wonderful landscape up here on Alston Moor inspires people,” says ALATI chair Kathy Reeds.

This year’s exhibition has attracted back an artist well-known in the area in the 1990s. Bob Armstrong now lives in Lincolnshire, but still features the Pennine landscape in his work.

He said: “In the 1990s I lived in the North Pennines for several years and the experience of living in such spectacular scenery has shaped my approach to painting ever since."