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June 2018
Name: And the bride wore…
Date: Wednesday, 27th June 2018
Time: 19.30
Venue: Fremington Sunday School
Venue Postcode: DL11 6AR
Event Information: Upper Dales Family History Group talk.
Gill Parkes - 'And the bride wore…' Gill Parkes is an archivist at Durham County Record Office who has selected group photographs of weddings from the archives to illustrate the changing fashions of the day and weddings across a wide social range, with some of the stories of the families in the photographs.
Non-members welcome £2.
Event Email: moverley.yorkshire@outlook.com
Event Web Link: http://www.upperdalesfhg.org.uk/

 

Name: Visit to Grinton Smelt Mill
Date: Saturday, 30th June 2018
Time: 10.00 and 14.00
Venue: Swaledale Museum, The Green, Reeth
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TX
Event Information: Join one of two guided tours of the Grinton smelt mill site in Swaledale, the only uninhabited lead smelting mill still with its roof on.

The guide is Richard Lamb who will talk about the mill and its environs with the lime kiln and quarries on Sharrow Hill, the flue, mining remains, the water supply, the peat house and associated buildings which have not survived, and the development of, and structures remaining within, the mill itself.

The visits will be at 10am and 2pm and numbers are strictly limited. Advance booking is essential through the Swaledale Museum in Reeth.

The cost is £9 per person which also includes a CD of Richard’s recent paper ‘A Smelting Miscellany No. 3’, describing in detail the likely arrangement of Grinton Mill prior to its redevelopment in 1820 and the survivals of part of a slag hearth and the wooden framework for a large bellows.
10am and 2pm £9 per person. Advance booking essential.
Event Email: museum.swaledale@btinternet.com
Event Phone: 01748 884118
Event Web Link: http://www.swaledalemuseum.org/

 

July 2018
Name: Family Fun Quiz By Car
Date: Sunday, 1st July 2018
Time: 09:30 - 19:00
Venue: Low Mill Outdoor Centre, Askrigg, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
Venue Postcode: DL8 3HZ
Event Information: Great Family Fun day out in aid of the Friends of Low Mill.
Explore the Dale by car looking for clues and answering questions then return to Low Mill for Bratwurst.
Book start times in advance by buying a ticket from Low Mill or Askrigg village shop.
Tickets £10 per car.
Event Email: info@lowmill.com

 

Name: Drop in coffee morning
Date: Saturday, 21st July 2018
Time: 10.00-12.00
Venue: Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TE
Event Information: An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Everyone welcome. No charge.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

 

August 2018
Name: Drop in coffee morning
Date: Saturday, 18th August 2018
Time: 10.00-12.00
Venue: Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TE
Event Information: An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Everyone welcome. No charge.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

 

Name: Village Songs of Praise
Date: Sunday, 26th August 2018
Time: 15.00-16.00
Venue: Reeth green
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: Open air Songs of Praise with Reeth Brass Band on the village green - in the Memorial Hall if wet.
3pm to 4pm. No charge but a collection is taken for future village events.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

September 2018
Name: Rant
Date: Thursday, 13th September 2018
Time: 20.00
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: Nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, RANT is the meeting of 4 of Scotland’ s finest fiddle players, two from the Shetland Islands and two from the Highlands. Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Lauren MacColl and recent recruit Anna Massie join forces to create a sound which is both rich and lush, yet retaining all the bite and spark synonymous with a Scottish fiddle player. Using just their fiddles, they weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds. Known for their work as soloists and with various bands, this is a celebration of the instrument they all have a passion for.
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are £15 in advance (£17 on the door)
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

Name: Drop in coffee morning
Date: Saturday, 15th September 2018
Time: 10.00-12.00
Venue: Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TE
Event Information: An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Everyone welcome. No charge.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

 

Name: Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan
Date: Friday, 28th September 2018
Time: 20.00
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: Multi award winning singer Emily Smith is a leading figure of the Scottish folk scene. For over a decade she has been entertaining audiences all over the world with her blend of traditional and original songs. Unshakeably Scottish but with farther, wider horizons, Emily’s music sees time worn texts weave beautifully alongside contemporary material, blurring the borders of old and new. Emily’s beautiful voice eases tired ears and lifts souls with its simple beauty. She also plays accordion and piano. Her long term musical collaborator, and husband, Jamie McClennan has accompanied her throughout her career on guitar and fiddle and in recent years produced several of her albums.
£14 in advance, £16 on the door, under 16s half price. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

October 2018
Name: Drop in coffee morning
Date: Saturday, 20th October 2018
Time: 10.00-12.00
Venue: Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TE
Event Information: An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Everyone welcome. No charge.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

 

Name: John Tams & Barry Coope
Date: Saturday, 20th October 2018
Time: 20.00
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: John Tams described by Mojo as 'one of the ultimate British songwriters' has had a career spanning four decades in every medium. A member of the Albion Band and Home Service he is perhaps best known for his work at the National Theatre and as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the Sharpe television series. He also worked as a music consultant on War Horse at the National Theatre. War Horse received six nominations for the Olivier Awards, including one for the Best Sound, for Tams and fellow team members Chris Shutt and Adrian Sutton. He is a five times winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Barry Coope is one part of the vocal folk trio, Coope, Boyes and Simpson. Formed around 1990, their sound is rich and often includes unusual vocal harmonies. Together, Tams & Coope are an award-winning duo. Their voices sounded perfect: rich, powerful and full. Likely to sell out well in advance - don't leave it until the last minute!
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets £15 in advance, £17 on the door, under 16s half price.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

November 2018
Name: Family Fireworks and Bonfire
Date: Monday, 5th November 2018
Time: 19.00
Venue: Reeth Village Green
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: The village bonfire and fireworks display is held on the village green.
The judging of the guys begins at 6pm, with the bonfire being lit at 6.30. The fireworks display begins at 7pm and a barbecue is available throughout the evening. Admission is free and a collection is taken.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

Name: Himmerland
Date: Friday, 9th November 2018
Time: 20.00
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: Himmerland are a four piece band from Denmark performing an eclectic mix of traditional Danish songs in new arrangements, and some very new compositions by the band members, arranged for vocals, violin, saxophone, guitar, electric bass guitar and percussion.

The band have been touring Europe, Russia, Canada, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the UK for the last few year winning new fans wherever they go.

Tickets £13 (£15 on the door)
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

Name: Drop in coffee morning
Date: Saturday, 17th November 2018
Time: 10.00-12.00
Venue: Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TE
Event Information: An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Everyone welcome. No charge.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

 

December 2018
Name: A Christmas Carol
Date: Thursday, 6th December 2018
Time: 20.00
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: GreenMatthews bring you a brand-new retelling of the best-loved Yuletide adventure of them all – Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

First published in 1843, the story is credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the British Christmas and has been loved and retold by every generation since. Using new lyrics and traditional English folk tunes, GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way) use a bewitching blend of voices and instruments to create a musical retelling of this seasonal favourite.

The first half of the show presents a blend of Victorian carols and midwinter folk songs which paint a vivid and colourful picture of the festive season in Dickens’ time. The second half is an hour-long ‘folk opera’ of his most iconic novella – the tale of how flinty-hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes several ghostly visitations over the course of a cold and bitter Christmas Eve and awakes the following morning transformed into the epitome of the Christmas spirit – warm-hearted, generous and loving. This heartwarming tale is presented entirely in narrative song, using brand-new lyrics set to traditional English folk and carol melodies.

The show is the latest in a long line of similar ‘folk operas’ which fuse traditional song and storytelling such as Peter Bellamy’s The Transports, Fairport Convention’s Babbacombe Lee and of course Ewan McColl’s classic Radio Ballads. Composer Chris Green says “A Christmas Carol is one of those rare works of literature that has been completely assimilated into the popular consciousness. It’s a tale that has been retold and reinvented by each new generation for the last 170 years, much like a classic folk song – so it seemed a natural progression to retell it using traditional melodies with new words.”

“A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera” is the perfect show for anyone looking to recapture the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.

Tickets £12 (£14 on the door); under 16s £3
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

January 2019
Name: New Year Fireworks display
Date: Tuesday, 1st January 2019
Time: 19.00
Venue: Reeth green
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: Family firework display on the village green.
No admission charge but a collection is taken to support future village events.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/