Sunday Tea Dance

Come along to the Village Hall on Sunday and enjoy an afternoon of music from the movies and musicals. The event is organised by  Kath and Richard who kindly donate the proceeds from the event to Village Hall funds. The music is ideal for Popular sequence dancing, so come along and enjoy a spin around the best sprung dance floor in the North West. Admission is £3.00 ( cash only please ) per person on the door with tea and biscuits served in the interval. The event commences at 2.p.m until 4.p.m. If you are a non dancer but a music lover you will still enjoy the event and are assured of a warm and friendly welcome. Further details from Kath 07786841570.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended last weeks Picnic Supper dance and in particular Kath and Richard who saved the day (night ). The electric supply went off around 8.p.m until around 10.30.p.m. Unfortunately Elizabeth was unable to continue with her live music so Kath and Richard stepped in with their great selection of dance music via their lap top. Elizabeth kindly stayed and helped Kath. Fortunately the Halls emergency lighting was just adequate to provide sufficient light for the dance to continue and heating wasn`t needed due to the rise in temperature. It showed real Dunkirk spirit and it was a night to remember!

A weekend of Private Hires….

A big thank you to everyone who visited last weeks Collectable and Craft Fair, the first of the year organised by Gargrave Village Hall Management team. The next will be on Sunday 14th April with another Fair before that on Easter Sunday 31st March and hosted by Sheila of Broadway Fairs.

The model railway club will be in the Annexe on Monday evening(18th March) for their meeting at 7.p.m until 10.p.m. Please come along and see about joining the like minded group of train and transport enthusiasts. The members plan to attend one of the future Collectable Fairs where they will set up one of their model sets so others can get pleasure from their hobby too. The Monday night meetings take place on the first and third Monday in the month.

Book Fair…..

Gargrave Show committee will be holding their annual Supper dance on Friday evening in the Hall. Further details and ticket sales please contact Lisa on 01756 749320.

The first Book Fair of the New Year will be held on Saturday. The main Hall and side rooms will be bursting at the rafters with books of all descriptions, ranging from general hardbacks and paperbacks through to rare and antiquarian volumes. The event opens at 10.a.m and closes at 4.p.m. Light refreshments are available until 3.p.m. A very small number of stallholders accept card payments but most sales are cash only. There is a cash machine in the Village at the Co-op store but please bring plenty with you! Admission is just 50p or by donation.

The next Book Fair will be on Saturday 3rd June.

There will as always be a great variety of books for sale on railways and transport, with this in mind it is a relevant time to let you know about meetings which are held in the Annexe at the Village Hall on the first and third Monday of each month. A group of like minded and enthusiastic people meet and enjoy the camaraderie of their shared love of transport, primarily trains, both model or full sized. Train layouts are set up and occasionally slides and films are shown or a club member may give a talk. Membership is on a twice yearly payment basis and everyone is made most welcome at this very friendly group. The meeting begins at 7.p.m until 10.p.m. Further details please call Alec on 07341345312. The next meeting is on Monday 4th March.

Alec one of the lead members hopes to attend one of the Collectable Fairs in the Spring when he will have a working train layout set up in one of the side rooms at the Hall so visitors can share the enjoyment of his hobby and learn a bit more about the group meetings.

Picnic supper dance

Live music from the accomplished Lancashire Organist Elizabeth Harrison who often plays at the famous Tower ballroom in Blackpool. Please bring along your own Picnic supper. Tea and Coffee will be provided in the interval. Music commences at 7.30.p.m until 11.p.m. Admission is £6.00 per person on the door. A raffle will aid Village Hall funds.

No public events on Saturday or Sunday.

No public events this weekend….

A quiet weekend with no public events taking place, during the months of January and February the Management committee keep events on a weekend to a minimum so that the cast of the annual Pantomime have the opportunity to rehearse through the day for their up and coming production. Please see the gallery to the left of this post for ticket details.

Picnic supper dance…..

The first Picnic supper dance of the New Year will be held on Friday 12th January with live music from Cumbrian musician Denis Westmorland. Please bring your own Picnic supper. Tea and Coffee will be provided in the interval. Admission is £6.00 per person on the door. The music commences at 7.30.p.m until 11.p.m. A raffle will aid Village Hall funds.

Happy New Year.

Members of Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee wish all their hirers, class members and users of the Hall a very Happy New Year

A big thank you to Cath and Richard who  welcomed dancers to the Village Hall for the Twixmas tea dance which was held last week. The weather was atrocious but it did not stop the hardy dancers attending the event when music from the musicals and movies was thoroughly enjoyed.All proceeds will be kindly donated to Village Hall funds.

A very small number of Calendars of In and around Gargrave are still available to purchase at £10.00 each. They are available from the Village Library on Tuesday 10.a.m – Noon, Wednesday 2-4.p.m, Friday 2-4.p.m and Saturday 10.a.m – Noon. Proceeds after costs will be donated to Village Hall funds. Alternately please call 07989 585564 if you would like to reserve one, only eight remaining.

Lots happening!

A very busy weekend at the Hall which kicks off with the first film of the new season for the Cinema club on Friday evening at 7.p.m for 7.30.p.m. The British comedy “Whats love got to do with it” will be screened, starring Lily James, Shazad Latif and Emma Thompson. The comedy is set between London and Lahore and tells the story of a film maker who documents her childhood friend and neighbours arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan and the pitfalls along the way.

The customary Cafe style seating will be in place so please bring along your own refreshments. Tickets are £5.00 on the door with accompanied under sixteens free. All proceeds( a raffle is also held ) from the film nights go towards the running costs of the Library.

A Book Fair will be held on Saturday commencing at 10.a.m until 4.p.m. The Hall and side rooms will be filled to the rafters with books of all descriptions from general paperbacks through to specialist and antiquarian volumes. Admission is 50p. Light refreshments available until 3.p.m. Enquiries 01524 752968/07989 585564.

Broadway Fairs will be hosting the Flea Market and Craft Fair on Sunday from 9.30.a.m until 3.30.p.m. Lots of stalls selling Vintage, Collectables, Bric a Brac, Books, Gifts, Jigsaws and Crafts. Admission 50p. Light refreshments available until 3.p.m.Enquiries 01757 229805.

Don`t forget the event next Saturday that everyone has been waiting for – the Annual Jumble sale!  Commencing 10.a.m until 1.p.m.

A quiet weekend……

A quieter weekend at the Hall this week . No events or hires in on Friday evening or Saturday. The auditions for the annual Pantomime will be taking place on Sunday.


The next fundraiser for the Hall will be on Saturday 23rd September when the Book Fair will be taking place ( 10.a.m – 4.p.m.). Also taking place next week will be the first film night of the new season on Friday 22nd September and to end the weekend Broadway Fairs on Sunday 24th September.

Don`t forget the Jumble the following week on Saturday 30th September 10.a.m -1.p.m. Volunteers to sell from the stalls most welcome please call 07989 585564. Please call the same number to arrange a delivery or pick up of donations.