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.

Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 12:45 pm
The Stamford Bridge Singers will be performing What the Dickens! for Children in Need.
The Stamford Bridge Singers will be performing What the Dickens! for Children in Need.


Pocklington Arts Centre: Face Perception at 7.30pm. Professor Mike Burton, University of York, talks about face recognition, how the brain achieves it and how critical it is in forensic and security settings. A talk presented by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society. Tickets £6. Visit or call the box office on 01759 301547 for further details.

15 November


Pocklington Arts Centre: Acoustic Blues and Roots Weekend 2019 – Friday, November 15 to Sunday, November. 17 Featuring guitar, slide guitar and performance tuition, jam sessions, student performances, great company and a Saturday night concert. Tickets £145 (full weekend),

£35 (Friday only), £80 (Saturday + concert). Visit for further information.

Pocklington School: Local author Finn Dervan is set to give a talk on the discovery of a family secret that inspired him to write Serenity Song. He will be speaking in the Gruggen Room between 4pm to 5pm. This event is open to the public. Tickets are free and can be booked online by visiting or by emailing [email protected] A limited number of places are available. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Stamford Bridge

Village Hall: The Stamford Bridge Singers present an evening of ‘What the Dickens!’ for Children in Need from 5.30pm. There’s a variety activities designed to encourage you to donate money to Children in Need: cake stall, second hand book stall, Dickensian Quiz, raffle and finally a bar and refreshments. Email [email protected] for further information.


Storwood Nurseries: There will be a special open house event held between 11am and 6pm to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Cost to enter is just £2. There will be various refreshments on offer and some YAA items will be available to purchase.

16 November


All Saints’ Church: A wonderful evening with Ye Aulde Folke. Tickets £7.50 including light refreshments from Jean 01430 873337. Proceeds for the church. All most welcome to come along.

18 November

Holme on Spalding Moor

Social Club: Holme on Spalding Moor Local History Society Meeting at 7pm. Chris Cade will give his version of A Christmas Carol. Entrance £2. All welcome.

19 November


Pocklington Christian Fellowship Church: An opportunity for some unique Christmas shopping at the church coffee morning between 10am and 11.30am. A delegate from Thai Village , a Christian charity in Thailand which aims to support economic self-sufficiency, will be selling a variety of hand-made crafts, produced by Thai people. Fairtrade Christmas cards, advent calendars, chocolate, preserves, coffee and biscuits will also be available to buy.

29 November


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


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.

1 December


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.

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.

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 at the end of the service. 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]

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 the Box Office on 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.



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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