Check out the latest events in Pocklington, Market Weighton and across the East Riding area

Here are the up to date events taking place in this area over the next few weeks.Also included are the regular group meetings in Pocklington, Market Weighton and surrounding villages.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 12:45 pm
Market Weighton and Pocklington will see Santa visit events, courtesy of the Lions Club.
Market Weighton and Pocklington will see Santa visit events, courtesy of the Lions Club.


Pocklington Arts Centre: The estimable London 4-piece Turin Brakes bring their first full UK stripped back Acoustic Tour for almost 20 years to PAC. Tickets, £20, are available from the box office on 01759 301547 or at

30 November


Primrose Wood: The Rotary Club of Pocklington is planting 54 saplings and whips as part of National Tree Planting Day at 10am. If you are interested and would like to help in sustaining Primrose Wood contact Tina Morley on 07702 829849 or email her at [email protected] Volunteers are most welcome to come along.


All Saints Church: Nativity Festival. The Festival will include a large number of Nativity scenes created by local schools, shops and charities. Entry £5 per adult, children free. The admission price includes festive refeshments in the Reading Room. Church will be open between 11am and 3pm. The Reading Room is open 11am to 4pm.

Bishop Wilton

The Hall, Worsendale Road: St Edith’s Christmas Bazaar between 10am and noon. We’re looking forward to you joining us for our Annual Christmas Bazaar. Stalls include, hand-made crafts, photographic prints and cards of the local area, home produce and cakes along with tombola and festive raffles. Friends of Bishop Wilton School organise activities that are fun for the entire family and this year Bishop Wilton Community Shop will also have a stall. Refreshments including breakfast baps will be available.

1 December


Town Centre: Festive celebration and lights switch-on between noon and 4pm. There will be street entertainment and stalls, while Pocklington and District Lions will be hosting a Santa’s grotto in the studio at the arts centre. All Saints Church is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Festival from Saturday, November 30 to Sunday, December 8.

Stamford Bridge

Christmas lights Switch-on: The village’s festive celebration takes place between 2.30pm and 5pm with plenty to keep all the family entertained.


All Saints Church: Nativity Festival. The Festival will include a large number of Nativity scenes created by local schools, shops and charities. Entry £5 per adult, children free. The admission price includes festive refeshments in the Reading Room. Church will be open between 11am and 3pm. The Reading Room is open 11am to 4pm.

5 December

Market Weighton

Town-wide: This year’s Christmas Lights Switch-on event near the Giant Bradley statue at 6.15pm. Roads leading to the High Street will be closed from 5.15pm on the day. A number of activities have been organised. Vixen 101 will be providing entertainment, there will be market stalls, children’s rides, a fire engine and police car, Hull FC’s Mark Sneyd, Brian’s Balloons, School Choir and Dancers, a chance to visit Father Christmas, craft stalls in the town hall, and the Odd One Out Competition.

7 December


Pocklington Arts Centre: Santa in Love at 2.30pm. If you have ever wanted to know where the fairy on top of the Christmas tree comes from, why you never see a Christmas elf, or what Santa loves best then this is the show for you.

12 December

Market Weighton

Ripon Farm Services, Holme Road: Meet Farmer Christmas in his Grotto between 2pm and 7.30pm. Mince pies, ride-on toys and race track. The event is free but donations to Cancer Research UK and farming charity R.A.B.I most welcome.

13 December


All Saints Church: The popular Sing your Heart out for Christmas service in aid of the church and the British Heart Foundation will be held at 6.30pm. The BHF will be joined by the local scouts, cubs and beavers groups and mulled wine and mince pies etc will be served. To find out more about fundraising for the BHF or joining the Pocklington and District Branch please contact Val Hogg, Fundraising Manager on 07976851165 or [email protected]

14 December


Pocklington Arts Centre: Aladdin at 2.30pm. Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, audience participation and all the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime! This extravaganza is guaranteed to delight the whole family. Visit or call 01759 301547 to buy tickets.

All Saints Church: Pocklington Singers’ spectacular concert of Christmas music at 7.30pm. The concert will be conducted by the musical director Michael Cooper. The evening will be rounded off with mulled wine and mince pies. Tickets are available from All Saints’ Church office, within the church, from Pocklington Music Shop, and on the door. £10 for adults and £1 for under 18s.

Market Weighton

St John’s Methodist Church: Charity Coffee Morning in aid of Croft Preschool between 10am and 11.30am. Everyone is welcome

22 January


Pocklington Arts Centre: Popular TV presenter and antiques expert David Harper brings his live show ‘Unexpected Tales’ to Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC). The hugely popular BBC TV presenter is well known for appearances on shows such as Bargain Hunt, The Antiques Road Trip, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is and Flog It. Tickets, £14, are available from or by calling 01759 301547.

24 January


Pocklington Arts Centre: Keep It Cash. The Johnny Cash tribute band proudly centre their tribute show on the uncanny natural sound-alike quality of Dave Burnham’s voice. Tickets £14 plus Friends Rate. Visit or call 01759 301547 to buy tickets.

7 February


Pocklington Arts Centre: Robert Vincent with the Buffalo Skinners. Tickets, £13.50, are available from or by calling the box office on 01759 301547.

5 April


Pocklington Arts Centre: Herman’s Hermits 55th Anniversary Tour. Tickets, £17, are available from or by calling 01759 301547.

28 April


Pocklington Arts Centre: Andy Parsons, the star from TV shows such as Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, QI and repeats on Dave, is heading to Pocklington. Tickets are £15. For further information and to book tickets visit or call the Box Office on 01759 301547.

13 June


Pocklington Arts Centre: This year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita plus special guests Vishtèn will perform their one-off collaborative tour at 7.30pm. Tickets, £22, are on sale now at or via the Box Office on 01759 301547.



Pocklington Wolds WI Meeting: 1.30pm in the Roman Catholic Church Hall Pocklington on the second Monday of each month. New members always welcome.

Pocklington Lions’ monthly meeting: 6.45pm on the second Monday of each month at The Station Hotel, Pocklington, and welcome guests who are interested in learning more about the work of the club.

Gentle Yoga: Burnby Scout Hall at 12.45pm.

Pocklington Karate Centre: Eight years plus and adults. The Scout Hut, Burnby Lane. 7.30pm to 8.30pm. If you are interested in attending call Oliver Willison on 07897 335959.


Toll Gavel Church: Beverley Male Voice Choir rehearsals every Monday, 7.15pm. New members welcome, just come along and see if you would like to join us or visit for more information.

Latimer Congregation Church: Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at 7.30pm. No cost and turn up on the night. For more information call 01482 830083.


Driffield Art Club: Would you like to become a member of Driffield Art Club which meets every third Monday in the month between 7pm and 9pm. Contact [email protected]



Drop-in Meditation Classes: 7.30pm to 9pm, with Gen Kelsang Thekchen. Each class includes two guided meditations, a short talk and an opportunity for questions. Classes are held at Madhyamaka KMC, Kilnwick Percy Hall, Pocklington. Contact 01759 304832 or visit for more information.

Citizens Advice Hull & East Riding, Methodist Church, Chapmangate: Appointments available every Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm. For Appointments ring 01405 720866. For Telephone Advice ring 0300 3300 888.

Pocklington and Market Weighton Ladies Circle: Meets fortnightly, 7.30pm. Venue and activities vary. Ladies aged 18-45 years interested in fun, friendship and fundraising. Ring Kate on 01759 318760.
Line Dancing: Burnby Hall, Pocklington, 8pm-9.45pm. Everyone welcome, beginners and improvers.


Gentle Yoga: 7pm at Melbourne Village Hall.

Barmby Moor

Community craft club: Boot and Slipper in Barmby Moor, 7pm-9pm. Experienced and complete beginners are welcome. Bring along your own materials and equipment and take part in crochet, quilting, knitting, felting, spinning and paper craft.

Market Weighton

Cruse Bereavement Care: The Market Weighton Support and Friendship group meets on the third Tuesday in the month at the Town Council Offices, Linegate, Market Weighton, 2pm to 4pm. The group is run by trained volunteers and everyone is welcome. Call 07852 179713 or 07870 365558.

The Griffin Inn: Music Quiz and Musical Bingo, 9.30 start.


Wetwang Acoustic: Second Tuesday of each month. Victoria Inn, Wetwang. Traditional and contemporary acoustic music, 8pm

Outreach Post Office: Wetwang Village Hall, 9am to 1pm. Coffee shop also open 9am to noon. Small charge for coffee and toasted teacakes, plus books to borrow free of charge.

Village Hall: Bingo session every second Monday of the month. Eyes down at 7.30pm.


Market Weighton

All Saints Church: The Carers Support Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, 1.30pm to 3pm. It is for anyone who cares for a loved one and is an informal group to give the carers a break. This is free of charge as the Church donates the room. 
The Community Hall, Station Road: Market Weighton Memory Cafe is held on the last Wednesday of every month, 1.30pm-3pm.

Social Club, 42 Southgate: The National Vintage Tractor and Engine Club meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm. New members are welcome.

The Community Hall: Market Weighton Musical Activity Group meets on the last Wednesday of each month between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. The group is run by the Alzheimer’s Society.


Pocklington Toddler Music Group: 9.30am to 10.30am during school terms in the Meeting Room, All Saints Parish Church. £3 per family/childminder. No need to book. Michael Cooper 01759 305929.

Pocklington School Baby and Toddler Group: Runs from 1.45pm to 2.45pm and will run every Wednesday during Pocklington School term time. This is a friendly group for carers and their pre-school children and babies. No need to book, just call in to the Prep School on the day. Sessions are free. For details call 01759 321228.

Pocklington WI: Meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 7.15pm at the Masonic Hall, The Mile. Visitors are most welcome to join the meetings.

Art Room: Pocklington Montessori Nursery, 10am to 11.30am. Contact Helen Steele on 07801 493 596 or email [email protected] for details.

Burnby Hall, Pocklington: Art 4 All between 10am and 1pm. Beginners and improvers. Call 07968 744703 or email [email protected]


Bolton Methodist Church: Coffee morning between 10.30am to noon. Proceeds for the Methodist Church. All are welcome.

Barmby Moor

The Boot And Slipper: Wolds Singles Social Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 8pm. Contact Richard for information at [email protected]


Melbourne Chapel: Every third Wednesday in the month – [email protected] between 2pm and 4pm to raise funds towards the upkeep of Melbourne Playing Fields. Tea/Coffee and lots of yummy cakes, savouries and treats. Cost is £3 per person.


All Saints Church: The church is open every Wednesday from 10am to 4pm with refreshments available from 10am to noon. The church has many interesting historical features and there are books for sale.


Market House, 37 Exchange Street: Meditation and Buddhist Thought Drop-in Classes between 7pm and 8.30pm. Cost per class £6 (or £20 for 4). Everyone welcome! Go to or call 01759 304832 for details.


Toll Gavel Church Hall, Old Walkergate: Community Kitchen Lunches, 11.30am to 1.15pm. If you are struggling to make ends meet, homeless or would like to come and have a meal with some company then you are welcome.


Market Weighton

The Community Hall, Station Road: The Market Weighton WI group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm. Visitors are welcome.

The Bay Horse: Market Weighton’s Book Group now meet in The Bay Horse on the third Wednesday of the month between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. New members welcome.


Pocklington Magistrates Court, George Street: Bingo, dominoes and afternoon tea from 2pm onwards. Please come along and join us. Contact Mary Drewery on 302198 for more details.

United Services Club: Pocklington Camera Club meets at 7.30pm. It is a small friendly group that welcomes new members. 
Visit for more information.

Holme on Spalding Moor

Committee Room, Village Hall: Slimming World every Thursday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. For details call consultant Carol on 07985 589632.

Bishop Wilton

Bishop Wilton Wilton Primary School: Stay and Play session between 1.30pm and 3pm, all pre-school children and their Parents carers welcome to our weekly free session, It runs in term time only.


Community Centre: Sequence dancing between 12.30pm and 3.30pm. The first hour is instruction. £3, includes tea and biscuits.


Toll Gavel Methodist Church: Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at 7.30pm. There’s no cost and you can turn up on the night. For more details call 01482 830083.


Seaton Ross

Gentle Yoga: Seaton Ross Village Hall at 10am.

Market Weighton

All Saints Church: Coffee morning held each Friday (except Good Friday) between 9.30am to 11.30am with drinks and refreshments served. A warm welcome for everyone.

St John’s Methodist Church: A support group for Carers and the cared for, to attend together, would also like to invite people with long term health issues that may wish to come along on the third Friday of each month between 1pm and 3pm. Come along and join us for tea, coffee, refreshments. Crafts, games and a fun quiz.



Village hall: Ballroom and Latin dance class for children. Ages 4-6 10am. Six years and upwards 11am.



Village hall: Ballroom and Latin dance class for adults at 7.30pm.



Pocklington Arts Centre: York based photographer Claire Morris hosts her brand new exhibition until Saturday, February 1. Entry to Claire’s PAC exhibition is free during opening hours only. For opening times, and further information about PAC’s exhibitions, visit or call the box office on 01759 301547.

Pocklington Arts Centre: Influential artist John Sprakes is hosting a new exhibition at Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC). John will exhibit original pieces, depicting his journey from the figurative to the derivative and finally into abstraction, at PAC until Saturday, January 4.

Pocklington Arts Centre: Sue Clayton will unveil a collection of 12 brand new portraits at PAC early next year in an exhibition entitled ‘Downright Marvellous At Large’. 
As part of the exhibition, which will run at PAC from Tuesday 14 January – Saturday 21 March, 2020 ahead of a national tour, Sue is planning to hang the world’s biggest pair of socks as an art installation in PAC’S studio in the run up to World Down Syndrome Day.

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