Local Events

 


Wednesday 25th April

BOSTON SPA GARDENING SOCIETY: Presents “A  Humorous Journey To Achieve the RHS Gold Medal – Deepdale Centre, Boston Spa 7:30pm

Stella Exley from Hare Spring Cottage plants, talks about “Camassia, Chris, Chelsea And Chaos”.

Stella runs a Yorkshire nursery specialising in plants that not only grow but will positively thrive in Yorkshire. She is a regular exhibitor at plant fairs and flower shows around the country and has won accolades for her national collection of Camassia.

New members and guests always welcome. 

For further information please visit our website http://www.bostonspagardeningsociety.org  or contact Hazel Wicks Wetherby 845954.


Saturday 28th April

 Table Top Sale – Wetherby Methodist Church Centre 9:30 am to 12 noon
Raising money for the children’s charity Action for Children
Refreshments available 

Tuesday 1st to Saturday 5th May (excluding Thursday 3rd May)

Wetherby Musical Theatre Group Present “Cheshire Cats”

Their latest show is a non-musical comedy, ‘Cheshire Cats’, about a group of women from Chester who travel to London to take part in a ‘Moonwalk’ in aid of a cancer charity. At the last minute, one of the women has to drop out, and is replaced in the team by Andrew, the toy-boy lover of one of the group, who does the event in drag!

The play, which is both funny and poignant, is on at Linton Memorial Hall from 1st to 5th May 2018 (not  3rd May) and for further details go to the group’s website www.wetherbymusicaltheatregroup.org.uk


Monday 7th May

Tockwith Car Boot Sale – 7:00 am to noon Tockwith Showfield

Back by popular demand is the annual Tockwith Show car boot sale which will be held on the Tockwith showfield on Cattal Moor Road, Tockwith.

This is not only your opportunity to Spring clean and free up some space at home but also to give you the chance to do some bargain hunting. The proceeds from this event help towards the staging of the 2018 Tockwith Show.


Saturday 12th May

Clifford Village Hall Coffee Morning 10:00 am to 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 12th May

Linton Memorial Hall  OPEN DAY – 12:00 noon until 3:00pm

The Trustees of Linton Memorial Hall invite you to join them for a drink: Fizz, tea, coffee and  homemade cakes to help celebrate the £100,000 refurbishment of the hall.”

The Trustees will be on hand to welcome you to the new facilities and to answer any questions about the function and running of this enterprise.  


 Saturday 12th May 2018

Wetherby Light Music Singers Concert – Boston Spa Methodist Church 7.30 pm.
Tickets £5 available at the door.
WLMS is a mixed voice choir who sing a wide range of popular music old and new.
Their current programme is an eclectic mix of style and era covering music from South Pacific to Les Miserables,Beatles to George Ezra and Adele as well as 60s and country music medleys .
There may even be an opportunity for some audience participation!  
In short ,something for everyone led by their new conductor and Musical Director ,Joyce Barker.

Saturday 19th May and Sunday 20th May
Two weekends of art with ‘Artists Around Wetherby’ – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
Chance for the public to meet the artists and see them at work in their own studios.
Paintings, prints, sculpture,photographs,cards, glass, jewellery and ceramics will be on sale.   
Look out for the orange signs and balloons to indicate a participating studio. 
Local shops and businesses where you can find leaflets giving details of the artists and a map of the studios so you can plan your visit:- 

Castlegate Stationery, Wetherby 
Touchwood, Wetherby 
The Decorating Centre, Wetherby 
Peter Jones, Wetherby 
Yeadons, Boston Spa 
Costcutter, Boston Spa

 Artists Around Wetherby began in 2014 and was so popular that it was decided to make it an annual event. This year 24 artists will be opening their studios in and around Wetherby and nearby villages on MAY 19th & 20th and 26th, 27th & 28th.  

AAW are raising money once again for St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds. Proceeds from teas and coffees sold in individual studios will go towards this charity.  
St Gemma’s aims to provide the best possible care and quality of life for local people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses – both at the Hospice and out in the community.

For more information visit their website http://www.artistsaroundwetherby.com


 Saturday 19th May
Northern Soul Night – Wetherby Sports Association 7:00 to Midnight
Raising money for people with Huntington’s Disease
Tickets  £5 each
Contact Linda on Wetherby 587210

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

WALKING FOR HEALTH GROUP – FIRST MEETING
We are a new walking group and welcome walkers of all ages and abilities.
 
We meet at Wetherby Methodist Church at 10a.m.
Each of our carefully planned walks will be headed up by an experienced and trained leader. It is free to all and all are welcome.
All of our walks will follow a pre-planned and  safe route. If you are interested you can contact:
Marjorie Boorman on Wetherby 842444

Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th May
Second of ‘Two weekends of art’ with ‘Artists Around Wetherby’ – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
Chance for the public to meet the artists and see them at work in their own studios.
Paintings, prints, sculpture,photographs,cards, glass, jewellery and ceramics will be on sale.   
Look out for the orange signs and balloons to indicate a participating studio. 
Local shops and businesses where you can find leaflets giving details of the artists and a map of the studios so you can plan your visit:- 

Castlegate Stationery, Wetherby 
Touchwood, Wetherby 
The Decorating Centre, Wetherby 
Peter Jones, Wetherby 
Yeadons, Boston Spa 
Costcutter, Boston Spa

 Artists Around Wetherby began in 2014 and was so popular that it was decided to make it an annual event. This year 24 artists will be opening their studios in and around Wetherby and nearby villages.  

AAW are raising money once again for St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds. Proceeds from teas and coffees sold in individual studios will go towards this charity.  
St Gemma’s aims to provide the best possible care and quality of life for local people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses – both at the Hospice and out in the community.

For more information visit their website http://www.artistsaroundwetherby.com


Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June

The Tockwith Players present ‘The Great British Bump-Off’

Tockwith Village Hall. (YO26 7PR)

A ‘Who Dun It?’ theatre play directed by David Hardman, written by Lesley Gunn and published by Lazy Bee Scripts. 

With light-bites and licenced bar. Cabaret style seating.

The play focuses on the efforts of the Village Hall Committee, which is working flat out to make sure this year’s Fete is even more successful than last year. Heading up the team is the ever dependable ‘Matron’ who runs the show with military precision. This year she has asked celebrity TV baker Eduardo D’ Angelo to judge the baking competition, which is taken very seriously in Tockwith and contestants are dying to compete.

Patricia, however, is not happy with the addition of Eduardo to the judging panel and will fight this to the death to get her own way.

Did I say death? Come and watch how the day progresses down at the village hall…….

 Tickets are £8, including light-bites.

To order tickets telephone Margaret on 01423 358 626 or email dalgleish72@btinternet.com


Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June

Collingham Real Ale Festival – Collingham Village Hall

8th annual charity beer festival with real cask and keg beers, cider, Prosecco, Wine, Pimms and Gin
Live music from Matt Gouland & Reggie and the Screamers

Great food from Jamaican Street Food and Sir Dukes


Saturday 9th June

Wetherby Art Group Exhibition – Wetherby Town Hall 10am to 4pm.

Art work for sale and tea / coffee / home baking available.

The group provides a platform for local amateur artists to mutually enjoy art and to foster improvement.  Members meet weekly and work mainly in oils, acrylics, gouache and pastels as well as drawing in various mediums. Themes this year have covered figurative work, en-plein-air, buildings, still life, abstracts and everyday scenes.

A mixture of demonstrations and workshops throughout the year encourage us to try new techniques. We are enjoying developing our own expertise and style with reference to, and the support of. other artists. We are self-motivating – helping one another in a friendly atmosphere of mutual respect. 


Saturday 9th June

Boston Spa Village Gala – 1:00 pm

This year’s gala will take place on the playing fields next to St John’s school on Church Street, Boston Spa.

Plans already confirmed for new entertainment and a broad array of stalls and food outlets.

We also have a new and improved bar selling real ale, draught lager and cider. Watch this space as we confirm more attractions. For stall enquiries please email Dianne at dianne.mcelwee@zanmail.uk


Saturday 9th June

Black Dyke Band at Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Catherdal Fundraising Team are delighted to announce that the Black Dyke Band are back for another sell out concert in the Cathedral.

Tickets start from £18 and can be purchased online now. www.boxoffice.riponcathedral.info/event/black-dyke-band-concert


Sunday 10th June

Sandringham Park “Big Lunch” – 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Friends of Sandringham Park are holding their 6th Big Lunch in Sandringham Park

We will have our shared food table and tea/ coffee stall.

Bouncy castle, face painter , giant games and traditional sports day events.  More to be announced nearer the day . 


Saturday 16th June

GYBR – Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride is an annual 70 mile sponsored charity cycle ride from Wetherby to Filey. This ride takes in some of Yorkshire best countryside through the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds to the coast.

Every year 2,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities take on the challenge of this great Yorkshire event.  2018 will be the 35th annual GYBR.

Entries we be available via the Wetherby Lions website:  www.wetherbylions.org/


Saturday 30th June

Tockwith Festival – Tockwith Village Hall

Standard ticket prices are £7.50 per adult, £2.50 for children aged 6 to 17 years and children under the age of 5 are free.

A fabulous line up of local entertainment will entertain you throughout the day leading up to our lively festival bands in the evening. There will be a choice of food options this year so watch out for further details and tea, coffee & cakes will be for sale throughout the afternoon. 

Children are welcome and there will be some special children’s entertainment and activities for our mini festival goers.

Tickets are available online at the Tockwith Festival website www.tockwithfestivals.co.uk


Sunday 8th July

Wetherby Lions Duck Race – Details to follow


Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July

Boston Spa Festival

Date for your diary. More details to be added when known


Saturday 3rd November

1918 themed Collingham Real Ale Festival – 12:00 – 11:00 pm Collingham Village Hall

to commemorate 100 years on from end of WW1 as part of the Collingham & Linton Remembers project.

All beers will be in wooden casks.

Festival is being themed as in 1918 so dig out your period clothes.