THE GLASSHOUSE at Cliffe Castle Park is the ideal place to show the latest work by “vibrant” local artist Samantha Yates. Her ornate contemporary stained-glass pieces feature beautiful cacti and ferns.

They are being displayed amongst similar, but real, plants growing in the equally-ornate building between the park’s café and car park. The work of Samantha, from Shipley, can be seen until Sunday, March 11.

She describes her work as “rich in individual character, kooky, kitsch and fun”, and says she is inspired by a fascination with different botanical forms, patterns and structures. The natural environment has always been a focus of her work and she likes to experiment with the limitations of her materials and techniques.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Healthy People and Places Portfolio Holder, said: “We are thrilled to be showing these beautiful artworks which provide an interesting contemporary contrast to the m ore traditional work contained within the recently restored Butterfield Window.”

Admission to Cliffe Castle Museum and Park is free. The museum is open from Tuesdays to Fridays between 10am and 4pm, and Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 4pm. Some of the works will be available for purchase. Visit for further information.

A joint exhibition by Keighley Art Club and Bingley Arts Society it is running until April 21 in a display space on the balcony of the museum’s Bracewell Smith Hall.

Many of the paintings and drawings reflect the local area and its heritage. The works on display vary in medium and style allowing the viewer a glimpse into the way that the clubs encourage and help to develop the skills of the individual members.