Work is progressing well on the structural repairs and the refurbishments to the Supper Room and kitchen but other parts of the building would also benefit from some TLC. Could you spare a few hours to help give the main hall a temporary make-over on Saturday 24th or 31st January? The sessions start at 9.30am and refreshments (including light lunch) will be provided. Please bring your own decorating kit if possible although spares will be available.
Contact Richard 01748-880146 or Jill 01748-880130 for details. Every contribution, even just for a couple of hours, will be very welcome.
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.
If you enjoyed seeing John Tams and Barry Coope at the Hall in October, you might be interested to know that John will be performing at the Albert Hall in the live broadcast of the Royal Festival of Remembrance this Saturday.
Don't forget tomorrow's Table Top Sale in aid of Hall funds - 10am to 12.30pm - free admission and refreshments available. Lots of stalls - come and start your Christmas shopping early!
Just in case you've missed the previous announcements, please note that tonight's gig with Vin Garbutt has been cancelled due to illness. Our next live performance will be with the inimitable Kitsyke Will on 14th November - full details on the website.
Another fantastic night on Saturday with the amazing John Tams and Barry Coope. This was their fifth visit to Reeth and was another total sell-out.
On Saturday, November 1, from 10am to 12.30pm, there will be a fundraising table top sale in the Memorial Hall. Stalls booked so far include antiques, bric-a-brac, Swaledale Chocolate, ironmongery, crafts, preserves, art and Avon supplies. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. To book a table contact Jill Burdis. Proceeds are for the refurbishment of the hall.