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Badapple Theatre Company: present Carlton Colliers, a comedy set in an old pit village and the cast features some familiar faces to Ripley. At Ripley Town Hall on Friday, November 1. Tickets £9.50 from Andy on 860340.

Grand sale of books, Orwell Prize entries: on Friday, November 1 at North Stainley Village Hall, 5-9pm. We do hope that you will come and be able to buy some, at least, of your Christmas presents; fantastic selection of books to suit all tastes. You will be supporting a good cause, the Roddy Scott Foundation which runs (on a tiny budget) a small English language and IT school in the remote Pankisi Gorge, north eastern Georgia (Caucasus), an area almost entirely peopled by refugees from the wars and troubles in Chechnya on the other side of the High Caucasus mountains and where education, or lack of it, creates many problems.

Festive Fizz ladies shopping night: on Thursday, November 21 at 7pm at Hotel De Ville, Ripley. Tickets £6 including a glass of fizz and nibbles. Bar also available. Do your Christmas shopping early. Come and buy - clothes , jewellery, gifts, handbags, cards, wrapping, Christmas decorations, Christmas items, books, toys, soaps, candles, interiors gifts, accessories, and more. Organised by The Friends of Ripley School. To book speak to Sam Ryder on 07977 494781.

All Saints Café: now open every Wednesday from 11am. Each month a proportion of the profits from the café goes to charity.

Ripley Cinema: is back on Friday, November 29 with the showing of Les Miserables at an earlier start time of 7.30pm. Advance tickets essential from Andy on 860340.

Ripley Blues: New York musician Eric Bibb plays the Hotel de Ville on Thursday, November 14 in what is something of a coup for the club as Eric usually performs at much bigger venues. Tickets still available at On Saturday, November 30 the excellent Cherry Lee Mewis Trio will play the upstairs room.

All Saint’s Church: Sunday, November 3 10.45am Family Eucharist and Patronal Festival. Wednesday, November 6 10am Eucharist.