Two events are taking place in the Memorial Hall to share the results so far of the Big Dig and to present plans for 2015. At 7pm today, Friday 28 December, there are displays and short presentations on the findings. Tomorrow from 10am to 4pm there will also be a chance to see the test pit reports and all of the finds for people to examine. Members of the Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group will be present to help interpret the discoveries.
Still got tickets left for Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band on Tuesday at St Andrew's but North Country Theatre on 6th December is now completely SOLD OUT. Contact us if you'd like to go on the waiting list.
The festive spirit will arrive early in Swaledale on Tuesday, December 2, when Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band bring their unique celebratory show ‘Carols & Capers’, featuring Christmas music played on Renaissance instruments, to St Andrew’s church at Grinton.
The five piece Carnival Band mix renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour, putting their inimitable stamp on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare.
Their long standing Christmas collaboration with Maddy Prior began in 1984 and shows signs of becoming a seasonal tradition.
Old favourites such as ‘Away in a Manger’ rub shoulders with secular carols like ‘The Boar’s Head’ and dance tunes like ‘Monsieur Carpentier’s Christmas Swing’ guaranteeing a Christmas party to remember.
Proceeds of the concert are for Reeth Memorial Hall. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are £19.50 in advance, £21.50 on the door (under 16s half price) and are on sale at Reeth Post Office or from John Little 01748-884759. Full details are on the Memorial Hall website http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/
Looking forward to the next fundraiser which is the Autumn Ceilidh, 8pm on Saturday 22nd November.
Dance away the November blues and raise money for the Memorial Hall at the same time. Tickets £8 - includes pie and peas supper (with Taylor's pies!) - from Reeth Post Office or contact John Little.
Lorna Kitchin spins the disks and calls the steps.
No previous experience required but comfortable shoes, a vague sense of balance/direction/rhythm and a sense of humour come in handy.