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April 2018
Name: Cakes and Creativity, Life in a Rural Rectory
Date: Wednesday, 25th April 2018
Time: 14.00-16.00
Venue: Harmby village hall
Venue Postcode: DL8 5PG
Event Information: Upper Dales Family History Group talk.
Janet Ratcliffe and Sue Thorne - Cakes and Creativity, Life in a Rural Rectory. A collection of hand written magazines discovered in the attics of Thirsk Museum, whose main contributors were the daughters of the late 19th century Rector of Sessay, The Rev. George Dupuis provides the basis for this talk about the lives of the family as seen through the pages of their magazines and mirrored in the local press.
2pm. Non-members welcome £2.
Event Email: moverley.yorkshire@outlook.com
Event Web Link: http://www.upperdalesfhg.org.uk/

 

Name: Badapple Theatre present ’Amy Johnson’
Date: Friday, 27th April 2018
Time: 19.30
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall, Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: Celebrating 20 years of Badapple Theatre touring, Artistic Director Kate Bramley re-presents the first show the Company toured with ‘Amy Johnson’.
The show follows the inspirational life of Hull aviatrix Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from the UK to Australia. During WW2 she had a vital role as one of a team of female pilots working as auxiliary personnel.
Join Betty and Mabel, the two jovial WAF girls who follow Amy’s final mysterious wartime journey and celebrate her pioneering career.
Expect a good dose of Badapple humour, as well as a poignant tribute to Hull’s ‘First Lady of the Air’.
And a replica Gipsy Moth bi-plane to boot!
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 1748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

Name: Drop in coffee morning
Date: Saturday, 28th April 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: Andy Irvine
Date: Saturday, 28th April 2018
Time: 20.00
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself". Musician (bouzouki, mandola and harmonica), singer songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45 year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny's Mozaik, he has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, "Often copied, never equalled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are £14 in advance (£16 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/

 

May 2018
Name: Drop in coffee morning
Date: Saturday, 19th May 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: Ritchie Parrish Ritchie
Date: Saturday, 19th May 2018
Time: 20.00
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: Rob Ritchie, Al Parrish and Steve Ritchie rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Canadian band, Tanglefoot. Along with percussionist/singer/songwriter Beaker Granger, they have re-connected as RPR. The four seasoned performers create a rich and memorable interfusion of music, stories, laughter and reminiscence. It's light and shade, irreverent and poignant, gentle as a whisper and rampantly energetic. And whether it's an original country song of Al's, Rob's incisive humour, the drop-dead vocal harmonies in a new acapella song or the occasional re-working of an old Tanglefoot tune, all the old chemical energy and impact are still there.
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are £14 in advance (£16 on the door)
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

Name: No Place Like Home
Date: Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
Time: 14.00-16.00
Venue: Fremington Sunday School
Venue Postcode: DL11 6AR
Event Information: Upper Dales Family History Group talk.
Peter Higginbotham - No Place Like Home. Peter is well known for his research into workhouses and this talk covers a new direction in his research, looking into children's homes and how children were looked after.
Starts at 2pm. Non-members very welcome, £2.
Event Email: moverley.yorkshire@outlook.com
Event Web Link: http://www.upperdalesfhg.org.uk/

 

Name: A Dales Film Premiere
Date: Saturday, 26th May 2018
Time: 19.30
Venue: Settle Victoria Hall, Kirkgate, Settle
Venue Postcode: BD24 9DZ
Event Information: This is your opportunity to tread the red carpet and celebrate in style at a Dales film Premiere.

Join local organisation 'The Moonbeam Collective' for the premiere of their first film 'Streams of Wonder' & launch of the third album 'This Land' by 'The Moonbeams'

The Collective has evolved out of well known and loved Dales music band The Moonbeams and aims to celebrate, reflect on and promote the countryside, environment and rural life. The film 'Streams of Wonder – Looking for the Heart of the Yorkshire Dales' celebrates the landscapes and culture of The Yorkshire Dales through film and music.

The Moonbeams sing their original ‘Songs from the Dales’ reflecting their deep love and affection for the countryside and culture of the Yorkshire Dales. This Land, their long awaited third album, builds on the foundations of their first two critically acclaimed albums as well as exploring different styles and approaches.

Come enjoy the party and make this a Bank Holiday weekend to remember!

Tickets £5 are available from www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk
Event Email: themoonbeams@hotmail.co.uk
Event Mobile: 07818 048765
Event Web Link: www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk

 

June 2018
Name: Steve Turner
Date: Thursday, 14th June 2018
Time: 20.00
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo.
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets £10 (£12 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/

 

Name: Drop in coffee morning
Date: Saturday, 16th June 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: 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/

 

July 2018
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/