Local Events


              April Activities At Mason House

Easter Sunday 21st April
“Easter Open Garden”
at 57 Glenfield Avenue, LS22 6RN, the home of Pat Normington
£2 entrance supporting “HAVEN” Breast Cancer
Refreshments available, Plants for Sale and Easter Toys
Children and Pets Welcome
Come and have a “happy time”.

Wednesday 24th. April

Boston Spa Gardening Society

Deepdale Community Centre

English Tulips a talk by Teresa Clements

7:30 to 9:30

New members Welcome:

More Information from Hazel Wicks on 01937 845954

visit the Website :


Friday 26th April


Do you remember the songs of the:

40s, 50s and  60s?

Come along & join in Ken Waller’s SINGALONG singing the songs of yesteryear in a relaxed & easy style
26th April. The Jubilee Room,

Boston Spa Village Hall. 1-30 – 3-00 pm
£3 includes refreshments. Proceeds for Village Hall Improvements. Enquiries – call Brenda on
07774 125821

Friday 26th April


Tickets are now available for the Wine Tasting Event

7.30pm Friday 26th April at the Lady Elisabeth Hastings School £15 per person. price includes a cheese supper.

Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis from Gaby Morrison 079473890617 and Janette West 07952462029. (be warned they sell out quickly)


Our 15th Beer Festival!

Always a top favourite from 12 noon (until you’ve drunk us dry)

Ciders, wines, soft drinks – Live music  Admission still £5 includes souvenir glass and tasting notes Pay on the door only More info & beer list at http://thornervictoryhall.com/beer-festival/

Sunday 28th. April

An Invitation:


BOSTON SPA CROQUET CLUB: Would like to invite the public to come and try:

‘The croquet experience’

at an Open Day event on Sunday April 28th at the Terrace Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Boston Spa.

This is an opportunity to come along and play, free of charge, non – league short games of Association and Golf Croquet on two newly commissioned lawns using professional equipment. Croquet is a game that promotes health and well – being, no physical prowess is required; young, old, male or female play on equal terms. We will be keeping things simple, basic tuition will be on hand. Whatever games are played the emphasis will be on informality and enjoyment. They are now looking to expand our croquet membership having enjoyed a short but successful inaugural season in 2018. With the enlargement of our existing lawn, it has made it possible to offer a limited number of new memberships.

The new Croquet season commences Friday 3rd May. Contact details:

Ann Wickert: Mobile: 07974089893

Monday 29th. April

Thorpe Arch  Parish Council

Annual Parish Meeting

7p.m. At Lady Elizabeth Hasting’s School

Local Organizations and Groups will share this year’s news.

Refreshments available all WELCOME

Friday 3rd May

Boston Spa Village Hall

Bank Holiday Monday, May 6th

Tockwith & District Show Car Boot Sale

At the Tockwith Show Field (Cattal Moor Lane, Tockwith, York, YO26 7QH).

Sellers from 7am, buyers from 8am. Sellers – Cars £8, Vans £10

. Buyers – free admission with donation for show funds if desired on exit.

Homemade cake stall & refreshments – local bacon/sausage/burger rolls.

For more information contact Maureen 07960 990242.

If you have any items that you wish to donate to the show society which can be sold on a stall in aid of show funds, just bring them along to the stall alongside the ‘produce and plant’ stall. At the car boot sale, the plan is to have a Produce and Plant stall to help raise funds for the show. The gardeners amongst you are encouraged to donate plants for the stall by dividing herbaceous plants, or by growing vegetable plants and herbs.

Also, if anyone in your household is making Seville marmalade in the next week or two, or jams, lemon curds and chutneys, then consider making extra jars for the stall. Contact Maureen or bring them along on the day.

Wednesday 8th May

at the Village Hall everyone is welcome to attend. This year Councillor Kevin Alderson will be
giving an update on the Stables lane Development and the work being done by the Friends of
Stables Lane Working Group and Councillor Jonny Lyne will be speaking about the
proposals being considered by the People Friendly Village Centre Working Group

Friday 10th May

Wetherby Twinning Association

St. James Church Centre, Wetherby, starting at 7.30 pm. Teams of up to 8 people welcome, but don’t be put off if you’re on your own – we always make some teams up on the night.

Tickets are £7 each, available from Doodlebug, the children’s shop on Church Street.

A delicious hot meat or veggie pie and mushy peas supper is included in the ticket price.

You can bring your own drinks, soft or alcoholic. Any queries to Cindy Bentley, 07720 397552.

Saturday 11th May

A coffee morning will be held in Clifford Village Hall,

on Saturday, May 11th, between 10am and noon.

There will be a tombola, a cake stall, and a book stall.
Admission is £1, including refreshments.

Money raised will go towards leukaemia and lymphoma research

Saturday 11th May

7.30pm, St James’ Church, Wetherby

Tickets £12, Children and Students(with NUS card) FREE

from CASTLEGATE STATIONERS,  Market Place 01937-582920

and NICOLLA FLORISTS, Bank St., 01937-585233

Rossini – Overture: Edoardo e Cristina,    Borodin – In the Steppes of Central Asia
Poulenc – Ballet Suite: Les Biches,          Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5

Monday, 13th May

BOSTON SPA VILLAGE HALL: – The Annual General Meeting will be held at 7.15 pm
on Monday, 13th May, 2019 in the Lantern Room. Everyone Welcome.

Friday 17th. May



Paul Kerensa

 Boston Spa Methodist Church.

 Paul Kerensa Writer for BBC1’s Miranda and Not Going Out, among countless others, Paul Kerensa’s the in-demand comic who plays comedy clubs and cathedrals. He’s one of the few to have appeared both at London’s Comedy Store and on Radio 2’s Pause For Thought.  Jo Enright Most recently seen playing the part of ‘Angela’ in ITV Sitcom The Job Lot, Jo Enright has starred alongside Steve Coogan in I’m Alan Partridge and with Peter Kay in Phoenix Nights. Other recent comedy roles include in BBC Two Sitcom Lab Rats playing the part of Cara and on BBC/HBO’s Life’s Too Short as Warwick Davis’ wife Sue.  Steve Price is one of the UK’s busiest and most well-established magicians. He is a Gold Star Member of the Inner Magic Circle; he has won The Magic Circle’s Originality Prize; and for three years he served as The Magic Circle’s Honorary Secretary, leaving the post only when the sheer quantity of his professional engagements made it impossible for him to continue in the role. Tickets from Methodist web site or call: Rev Steve 01937 842156



Last year they were a knockout, and you’ve two chances in one day to see them back in Thorner.

Come to either…or both!
EVENING GIG – doors 7-30pm 
A  guaranteed soul-lifting night of sousaphone tooting, roof raising,  joyous music for the young at heart.
Tickets essential, and selling fast  £15 – online
or from:

Thorner’s Post Box Deli.
EVENING MINI GIG- 4-00 ’til 5-00 pm
“The band anyone can join Thorner edition ”
Come along in hordes to see the results of afternoon singing, ukulele and brass workshops when participants play along on stage with Hope and Social.
No ticket needed for this, but donations will be encouraged!

Tuesday 21st May 2019                   

Thorp Arch & Walton (YCA) Ladies Group

7.30pm at Boston Spa Methodist Church

.  Subject TBA.

For more info please email: tawyca@outlook.com 

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th May

The Lions will be holding a beer festival in town on the 24th and 25th May, the bank holiday weekend, at the St James Church Rooms. All the details are on wetherbylion.org/beerfestival so if you could draw attention to that when you are giving out info on upcoming events we would be very grateful. The really salient points are

-its all in aid of raising funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

-there are craft beers served from around the route of the Tour de Yorkshire

– you can get a pound of the entrance fee of £6 on the door if you buy a ticket from the website or use the advert which will be on the back of Wetherby Now magazine.Ticket from website gives you a complimentary drinks
– this year we also feature a gin shack, as well as prosecco, wine, and cider
the whole thing is family friendly and we do serve soft drinks also.
the bit you may be most interested in ( besides the beer!!)- our live music;
The Mardi Gras Jazz Band
Blarney Boys duo
Eliza May

Saturday 25th May

30th and 31st May, and 1st June 2019

The Tockwith Players proudly present ;

‘The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of “A Christmas Carol”’

Tockwith Village Hall –  7.30pm.

In a festive mood, the Farndale ladies descend on the village of Tockwith and mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favourite (and a few which aren’t), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and a real Farndale first, rap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs.   You would definitely be mad to miss it……….

Licenced bar with seasonal refreshments.

Tickets £7.50. (Concessions £7.00)

Friday 7th.June 

A second chance to hear a fabulous illustrated talk by one

of the rowers:

Niki Doeg.

Tockwith Village Hall,

starting 7.30pm

 Yorkshire Rows: is a team of four formidable mums from Yorkshire who are the first women to row across the North Sea and who also hold a world record for rowing across the Atlantic. First impressions of these four courageous women is that they are not professional sports women, rather they are four ordinary working mums who “dared to dream”.  The four women, all from Yorkshire, took up rowing at a local club 7 years ago.  Each week after taking their children to school they would venture out onto the River Ouse and learn to row, rounded off with tea and cakes and then straight back to work in the afternoon. 

In January 2013 they decided to take on the Herculean task of entering the world toughest rowing race, 3000 nautical miles from the Canaries to Antigua. It took almost 3 years to plan and prepare for the row. The story they tell is incredible, inspiring, motivating, humbling and funny.  These women are Yorkshires’ own heroes.

 Admission – £5.

To reserve your seat phone Fiona on 01423 358 808

Or go online at www.tockwithplayers.co.uk

Saturday 8th June

BOSTON SPA GALAmore details to follow but add to your diary now.

Saturday 29th. June

Friday to Sunday, 12th,13th, and 14th July

BOSTON SPA FESTIVAL:  Scarecrow theme Film & TV characters , more details to follow


STABLES LANE GRAND OFFICIAL OPENING: Sunday 14th July by top local personality.

Sunday 4th August

Local RSPCA Animal Home is looking for cyclists

Your local RSPCA York, Harrogate & District Branch is looking for cyclists to sign up for their popular bike ride/sportive, the Yorkshire100, on Sunday, August 4th.

Anyone taking part will be helping to raise funds to help the many animals they care for at their York Animal Home and those in foster care in the community.

The fully supported ride offers a great day in the saddle, with free refreshment stops, including a lunch stop on each route, mechanical and medical support etc plus medal, goody bag and cake and a cuppa at the finish.

Entry is only £36 with no obligation to fundraise or make a donation – although the animals will appreciate any extra funds!

Online entry is available until Monday, July 29th via the British Cycling website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/193782/Yorkshire-100. Entries will also be available on the day, but at a cost of £40.

For more info please email Val Hogg, valh@rspca-yorkhome.org.uk


This Newcastle band with a concise take on folk, blues and Indie Rock come to Thorner after a whirlwind international tour.
£15 tickets online or

from Thorner’s Postbox Deli
Doors 7-30pm



Another scoop and a first  for

Thorner Victory Hall!
A rip roaring roller coasting ride from two world class poets!
Tickets £14 online   7-30pm    Age 12+  
or from:

Thorner’s Postbox Deli


An evening with

Return for what promises to be another sell-out evening!

Book early to be sure of your ticket – reserved seating
Tickets £22-50 online 
or from Thorner’s Postbox Deli