Hampsthwaite, Clint and Burnt Yates
Ann Breen in Concert: on Saturday, October 6 at the Memorial Hall in Hampsthwaite at 7.30pm. Ann Breen is an Irish singer and I know she has visited Hampsthwaite before on previous tours so she is making a welcome return. If you have not come across her before, her official website does have a sample of her music. For more information or to reserve tickets ring Reg Scaife on 01423 770609 or 07703172225.
Nidd Chorale sings The Armed Man on Saturday, October 6 at 7.30pm at Summerbridge Methodist Church. This is a Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins and is a moving and dramatic work which incorporates sections from the Christian mass and texts from other traditions. It also includes a poem written by Guy Wilson a member of Nidd Chorale. Tickets are £8.
Coffee Morning Burnt Yates: St. Andrew’s Church is the venue for a coffee morning being held on Wednesday, October 10 between 10-11.30am.
Book Exchange: the next one will be on Thursday, October 11 at the Village Room in Hampsthwaite between 2-3pm where there will be books to suit most tastes.
Pilates in Hampsthwaite: takes place at the Memorial Hall on Wednesday mornings starting at 9.30am for one hour. It is suitable for beginners and intermediates. To reserve a place or for more information contact Ian Sinclair BA. OCR. REPs ( Pilates) Professional Pilates instructor on 01423 867647, 07977 190268 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. The web site is www.pilatesidealbodysolutions.co.uk.
Burnt Yates School News: children in the reception class have settled in well to school routine. Given the weather we have been having, it is very topical that the junior pupils in geography have been studying meteorology; the weather and clouds. They made a cloud finder wheel to help identify the different types of clouds that they see. In Numeracy, Years 3 and 4 studied time, looking at both analogue and digital clocks. Years 5 and 6 looked at calendars and thought about why we get leap years and scientifically how long a year actually is.
Hampsthwaite Feast AGM: is taking place on Tuesday, October 9 at the Joiner’s Arms at 8.30pm. The formal meeting will be followed by the first planning meeting for the 2013 Feast. All welcome.
Hampsthwaite Show AGM: is taking place on Monday, October 15 at the Joiner’s Arms at 7.30pm. All welcome.
Film Show in Hampsthwaite: the new film season is underway and the first is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which will be shown on Friday October 12 at 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. Spicy snacks are included in the ticket price. For the full list of films, go to the Hampsthwaite Village web site.
Hampsthwaite Gardening Club: at the AGM held in September, the programme for the club’s fifth year was available. The mystery speaker for the evening was Diane from Girlie Gardeners who brought along a great variety of goods to sell. Jenny Thompson was the winner of Diane’s prize draw. Vivien Steeton, Susan Harris and Helen Brown were the winners of the photographic classes with the Peter Ellis Trophy being awarded to Susan Harris who had the overall winner. The hint/tip voted the most useful was sent in by Penny Louden who received her prize from the chairman, Maureen Robinson. John Foley from Holden Clough Nursery, the BBC’s Young Gardener of the Year for 2011 will be the speaker at the next meeting on Wednesday, October 17 at 7.45pm and he will be talking about Crocosmias. John was awarded the gold medal at the recent autumn flower show and will have a lot of plats for sale. For anyone interested, annual membership is £10 or to go along to a particular evening the admission is £3.
Film Day in Hampsthwaite: is on Saturday, November 10 between 10am-4pm when Stephen Brown will be running a day course entitled Crime Watch which is an exploration of movies involving dark deeds. I will bring details of how to book and cost etc a little nearer the time.
The Great North Run: Sue Streather dropped me an email the other day to confirm she finished the run in an amazing two hours 9 minutes. She has been delighted by the support she has received from local people and has asked me via this column to pass on thanks to those who have contributed in sponsorship to the tune of £500. She tells me it started raining just as they began the run and despite that the people of Newcastle were not deterred in turning out to line the route and hand out jelly babies, ice pops and orange quarters. There was a fantastic fly past by the red arrows and Sue was very moved by the messages on the backs of the other runners’ vests which often gave very personal reasons as to why they were running, usually in memory of a loved one. Incidentally there is still time to sponsor Sue in aid of Sightsavers and you can do this via the Just Giving website or by giving her good old fashioned cash! It is a very worthwhile charity which supports people around the world preventing blindness ad restoring sight with operations as well as supporting those who are already blind.
Methodist Church Refurbishment: thank you to Pauline Robson who took the trouble to drop me a line to let me know how the Methodist Church in Hampsthwaite has benefited from a contribution from the Knabbs Ridge Wind Farm Community Fund. The Sunday School Room has been redecorated, had a new carpet and new lighting and now looks delightful.
Fashion Show: the Wednesday Group in Hampsthwaite is hosting a fashion show which will be put on at the Memorial Hall on Friday, October 19 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 and this includes tea and biscuits. They are available from Jane at the post office.