What’s on in the Pocklington and district area over the next couple of weeks

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Here is the latest what’s on listings for Pocklington, Market Weighton and surrounding villages.

Also included are the regular group and community meetings from around the area.


Old Hall: A midsummer barbecue will be held in the grounds of the Old Hall at 6pm. Delicious barbecue food plus drinks will be available, together with the opportunity to enjoy the atmospheric surroundings.


Pocklington Arts centre: A new exhibition celebrating 200th anniversary of Pocklington Canal. The exhibition of photographs, film footage and information from the archives celebrates the people of the canal, telling the stories of those who were part and parcel of life on the waterway, from the watermen, lock keepers, tradespeople, and naturalists to the local people who went on to save and restore the canal. The event tuns until Wednesday 1 August. A shuttle bus will be running between the canal and PAC during a festival over the weekend of 28 and 29 July, giving everyone the opportunity to explore the canal and visit the exhibition.

23 June

Holme on Spalding Moor

Ye Olde Red Lion: Summer Fayre in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. There will be the usual BBQ, tombola and face painting, and rides alongside ice cream from Swirls in Pocklington and an outdoor gin and fruit cider bar. There’s also lots of live entertainment.

High Catton

Merrilthorne Farm: Fun On The Farm garden party from 3pm in campaign to purchase two defibrillators for High and Low Catton. There will be bouncy castle, pony rides, stalls and refreshments. Ticketed live music showcase and hog roast at 6pm. Tickets cost £10 before the day for adults (£14 on the day) and £5 for 12yrs and under (£7 on the day). Contact Christine Thompson on 01759 372803 or email christine.merrilthorne@btinternet.com to purchase tickets for the event or for more information.

South Cave

Little Wold Vineyard: Dove House Hospice is bringing its popular Wine Dash to the East Riding. The event is a 5k trek that promises a choice selection of fine wines from around the world. Registration for the event is £30. Non-drinkers can join in for half price and designated drivers go free. Visit www.dovehouse.org.uk for details.

24 June

Holme on Spalding Moor

VILLAGE WIDE: Holme’s annual garden and scarecrow event. There’s also attractions at Ye Olde Red Lion in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. There will be the usual BBQ, tombola and face painting, and rides alongside an outdoor gin and fruit cider bar.


St Leonard’s Hospice, Tadcaster Road: Annual Summer Fair from noon until 4pm. The is free for children and a suggested donation of £1 for adults. The Purple Pig Company, based in Pocklington, will be bringing its mobile farm along. Visitors will be able to meet the animals.

Kilnwick Percy

Kilnwick Percy Hall: The hall’s annual summer fayre will be held at the venue on Sunday 24 June between 11am and 4.30pm. Entry to the event is free and there will be plenty of parking for visitors.


Sledmere House: In association with Sledmere House, the Yorkshire Wolds Railway are holding a Vintage Day on Sunday 24 June between 11am and 5pm. The event commemorated 60 years since the closure of the Malton and Driffield Junction Railway and celebrating 10 years of Yorkshire Wolds Railway

30 June


The Playing Fields: Folk in the Field Festival with Evie Barrand, the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band, The Nick Rooke Band, French-born musician Flossie Malavialle and local singer Edwina Hayes. 
Tickets can be purchased from Langlands Shiptonthorpe and the Paper Shop and Post Office in Market Weighton, costing £10 per adult and £5 for concessions. They are also available online from http://www.wegottickets.com/folkinthefieldshiptonthorpe

1 July


All Saints Church: The church is hosting a summer concert. An evening of music, which starts at 6pm, features organist Geoffrey Coffin who will play the unique 1890s Kirkland organ. This year he will be joined by flautist Edwina Smith. There is limited capacity in the church and entry tickets (free) are required for the event. Tickets are available by emailing pandg@ivyhouse.karoo.co.uk or by texting 07836 228445.

7 July


Lyndhurst Day Nursery and Pre-School: Charity Fun Day between 10am and 1pm. All proceeds from this event will go to Cancer Research. If you would like to go along and support the Nursery or donate a prize to the Charity Fun Day raffle, please give Wendy Cuffling a call on 01759 302228.

Market Weighton

23 Walkington Drive: A garden party will take place between 2pm and 4pm in aid of Croft Pre-School. Tickets available from 01430873268 or the Scout Hut at £2.50 or pay £3 at the gate on the day. Refreshments included. Cake stall, bran tub, raffle, craft activities and more. Free entry for children accompanied by an adult.

18 August


Pocklington FC playing fields: It’s a Pockout, organised by the Pocklington and District Lions. Visit www.itsapockout.org.uk to enter a team, book a stall, or to sponsor the event. The event will be accompanied by the town’s inaugural food festival.

28 August


Arts centre: A taste of Americana with three-piece band The Lone Bellow. Tickets, £17.50, are available at www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk or by calling 01759 301547.

1 September


Arts Centre: King Creosote will perform tracks off the highly anticipated new album Astronaut Meets Appleman. For more details or to book tickets call the Box Office on 01759 301547 or visit www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk.

13 October

Market Weighton

Community Hall: The Market Weighton Community Hall has organised another fund-raising Local Craft Fair and is are looking to welcome 24 or so assorted craft and food stalls from the Market Weighton area and from the East Riding. Interested exhibitors are invited to book a table with the option of an electricity supply for an additional £3). Application forms are available by calling Mrs Ilja King on 01430 872707.

30 November


Arts Centre: Folk singer Thea Gilmore will perform part of her acoustic Christmas party UK tour. For more details or to book tickets call the Box Office on 01759 301547 or visit www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk.



Pocklington Lions’ monthly meeting: 7.45pm 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-8.30pm. If you are interested in attending please call Oliver Willison on 0789 7335959.


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 Art Club: If you would like to become a member or find out more about Driffield Art Club which meets every third Monday in the month between 7pm and 9pm. Contact mail@driffieldartclub.co.uk or visit driffieldartclub.co.uk.



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.

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.


Gentle Yoga: 7pm at Melbourne Village Hall.

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-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.


Beverley Minster Hall, Minster Yard North: Beverley Garland Dancers, open to ladies over the age of 16 who want to try clog morris, 8.30pm to 10pm. Contact Christine on 01482 871271.



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, just come along. 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 further 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.

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.

Market Weighton

All Saints Church: The Carers Support Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, 1.30pm-3pm. It is for anyone who cares for a loved one and is an informal group to give the carers a break. A Red Cross volunteer attends to give massages, you can have your blood pressure checked, and have tea/coffee and a biscuit. This is all free of charge as the Church donates the room for free.

The Community Hall, Station Road: Market Weighton Memory Café 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.


All Saints Church: The church will be open to visitors every Wednesday, 10am to 4pm, June to September. Tea/coffee will be available from 10am to noon.


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

Bishop Wilton

Primary School: Weekly free Toddler Time session between 9.30am and 11.30am. No need to book. This is a free, friendly informal group just come along and join us, all parents, grandparents and carers 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 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. £3 per person for just about as much as you can eat!! Substantial discounts for children. 


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! No-one turned away for lack of funds. www.madhyamaka.org 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.

Lempickas in Wednesday Market: Beverley/Nogent twinning association meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in May, July, September and November. Anyone interested is welcome to attend the meetings.



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 from beginners to experienced photographers. Visit www.pocklingtoncameraclub.com for more information.

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.

Holme on Spalding Moor

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


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


CROSS KEYS, TADCASTER ROAD: Traditional Jazz between 1pm and 3.30pm. Local musicians playing jazz from the Barber Bilk and Ball era. Free admission and parking.


Foresters Arms, Beckside: Beverley Widows Friendship Group, 1pm to 1.30pm. Contact 01482 888443 for more information.

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.



Memorial Hall: Beverley Leisure Group holds a coffee morning every Friday, 10am to noon. A Bridge and Art group are held at the same time.


The Maple Room, Bell Hotel: Driffield Silver Band, 7.30pm-9.30pm. New players and visitors always welcome. Visit www.driffieldband.com for more details.

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.



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.

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