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

Pocklington's own annual beer and music festival, Pocktoberfest, returns on Saturday, October 12.
Pocklington's own annual beer and music festival, Pocktoberfest, returns on Saturday, October 12.

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.

Pocklington

Pocklington Arts Centre: Folk singer-songwriter and activist Grace Petrie performs at 8pm.

12 October

Pocklington

Pocklington Rugby Club: Pocktoberfest: Pocklington’s own beer festival in the Pocktoberfest marquee at the rugby club. Beer, cider, gin and prosecco. Live music and food from noon to 10pm. Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door.

Shiptonthorpe

ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH: Weighton Waytes will be performing at 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50 inc light refreshments and available from Jean on 01430 873337. Proceeds in aid of the Church funds.

Market Weighton

The Community Hall: The management committee of the Market Weighton Community Hall is hosting its 8th Annual Local Craft Fair between 10am and 2pm. The venue has two halls – a large hall and a small hall for craft exhibitors and a kitchen from which teas/coffee and light refreshments will be served. Entrance will be free to the general public. Email ilja_king@hotmail.com to book a stall at the event.

St John’s Methodist Church: A coffee morning for Together We Care will be held between 10am and 11.30am. Entrance is free. Tea or coffee and biscuits £1.

13 October

Pocklington

Pocklington Arts Centre: Gifted guitarist and influential singer-songwriter Ralph McTell, best known for his song Streets of London, will be performing from 7.30pm. McTell is conducting a world tour promoting his new album Hill of Beans. Tickets £27 are on sale at www.pocklingtonatrtscentre.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01759 301547 for more details.

16 October

Market Weighton

Market Weighton Library: PCSO Nicola Cliffe, one of the PCSOs responsible for policing the Wolds Weighton ward, will be at the library between 11am to noon to discuss any Neighbourhood Police matters with residents .

17 October

Pocklington

The Music School, Pocklington School: An inspirational talk by Professor Tom McLeish: The Poetry and Music of Science - comparing creativity in science and art at 7pm. In this talk Tom focuses on the entanglement between fictional writing and experimental science, starting with their common early-modern origin, and asking why Wordsworth’s vision of science-inspired poetry has not been realised. Call 01759 321200 to book a place at the free event.

Pocklington Arts Centre: The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sherlock Holmes’ most infamous case brought to life by Northern Stage. Tickets £12 advance, £13 door, £8 (under 21s) plus Friends Rates. Visit www.pocklingtonatrtscentre.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01759 301547 for more details.

23 October

Pocklington

Pocklington Arts Centre: Young audiences at Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) are to get an early preview of brand new stage production The Storm Whale this autumn, ahead of its Christmas run in York. The play is based on the award-winning books ‘The Storm Whale’ and ‘The Storm Whale in Winter’ by Benji Davies. To find out more and book tickets visit www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk or call the box office on 01759 301547.

24 October

Pocklington

Pocklington Arts Centre: Al Stewart has confirmed he is to play his Hits and Misses Tour live at the popular venue from 8pm. Tickets (£37) are on sale at www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01759 301547.

25 October

Pocklington

Pocklington Arts Centre: Ronnie Scott’s 60th Anniversary All Stars. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of one of the world’s most iconic music venues. Tickets, £26, are on sale at www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk or call the box office on 01759 301547.

30 October

Pocklington

Burnby Hall Gardens: Halloween Children’s Event Day between 11am and 3pm. Spooky fun in the gardens.

31 October

Pocklington

Pocklington Arts Centre: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly – The People’s Theatre Company bring to life one of the world’s best nursery rhymes. For ages 2-102. Tickets £8 and £30 (family). Visit www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk or call the box office on 01759 301547.

2 November

Pocklington

Pocklington Arts Centre: China Crisis will perform from 8pm. The RETROspective tour will see the band performing these classics alongside songs from all of their seven studio albums. Tickets £20.

8 November

Pocklington

Pocklington Arts Centre: In Loyal Company at 7.30pm. The incredible true story of missing World War II soldier and prisoner of war Arthur Robinson, written and performed by his great-nephew David William Bryan. Tickets £12, £11, £8 (under 21) plus Friends Rates. Visit www.pocklingtonatrtscentre.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01759 301547 to buy tickets.

9 November

Market Weighton

St John’s Methodist Church: A coffee morning for Vixen 101 will be held between 10am and 11.30am. Entrance is free. Tea or coffee and biscuits £1.

14 November

Pocklington

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 www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk or call the box office on 01759 301547 for further details.

15 November

Pocklington

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 www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk for further information.

29 November

Pocklington

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 www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk.

7 December

Pocklington

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.

Mondays

Pocklington

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.

Beverley

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 www.beverleymalevoicechoir.com 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

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 mail@driffieldartclub.co.uk.

Tuesdays

Pocklington

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 www.madhyamaka.org 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.

Melbourne

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

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.

Wednesdays

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

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 helensartzone@yahoo.co.uk for details.

Burnby Hall, Pocklington: Art 4 All between 10am and 1pm. Beginners and improvers. Call 07968 744703 or email artist_sdavis@yahoo.co.uk.

Bolton

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 woldsgroup@btinternet.com.

Melbourne

Melbourne Chapel: Every third Wednesday in the month – Tea@2 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.

LondesborougH

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.

Driffield

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 www.madhyamaka.org or call 01759 304832 for details.

Beverley

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.

Thursdays

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

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 www.pocklingtoncameraclub.com 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.

Wilberfoss

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

Beverley

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.

Fridays

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.

Saturdays

Seaton

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

Sundays

Seaton

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

Exhibitions

Pocklington

Pocklington Arts Centre: Sue Slack’s ‘Landscapes’ exhibition will run until Saturday, October 19. She takes her inspiration from the landscapes of the Yorkshire Wolds, Moors and Dales that surround her, working in acrylic and using a unique layering technique to create stunning paintings instantly recognisable due to their bold colours.

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