Film Night….

Gargrave and Malhamdale Community Library will be re-commencing their Autumn/Winter season of film nights on Friday . The opening film will be ” Red Joan “, based on the true story of a young Cambridge graduate, Joan Stanley, who was recruited as a Soviet spy in the 1930s. She was eventually exposed in 2000 much to the surprise of her family and friends. The romantic spy thriller is directed by Trevor Nunn and stars Judy Dench, Stephen Campbell Moore, Sophie Cookson and Tom Hughes.

The customary style Café seating will be in place, so please bring along your own refreshments. The Village Hall doors open at 7.p.m for a 7.30.p.m start. Tickets are £5.00 on the door. Under sixteens, free admission.

Sorry no Coffee morning on Saturday due to a private booking.

The Snooker rooms are under going a change and refurbishment, please contact if you know of anyone who is interested in a full sized Snooker table.

Bargains galore – all weekend!!

The annual Jumble sale takes place on Saturday from 10.a.m until 1.p.m. Only 20p admission.

Clothing, books, cd`s, jewellery, pictures, craft materials, stationery, bags, shoes, lots of toys, bric a brac, household and small items of furniture. Something for everyone.

Light refreshments available all morning including Homemade cakes.


Can`t make Saturday?  Then come along on Sunday for the Flea Market, Vintage, Collectable and Craft Fair as there will be a second opportunity to buy Jumble because Committee Room 2 adjoining the main hall will be stocked with unsold Jumble from the previous day. The Main hall and Committee Room 1 will be filled with stalls selling Vintage and Collectable items from both regular and new stallholders. Admission 50p. Light refreshments available until 3.p.m. Open 10.a.m until 4.p.m, please arrive earlier if it is more convenient for you ( most stallholders are organised by 9.a.m. ) New outdoor plant stall.

Better late than never…….

Apologies for the late update on this weekends events –

Supper dance on Friday evening with live music from Alan Cookson for ballroom and sequence dance. Admission 5.00 on the door, please bring along your own picnic supper.

Sorry no Coffee morning on Saturday due to a private function.

Don`t forget the Neil Diamond Tribute night on Saturday 7th September, tickets available from the Dalesman Café and Gillians Hairdressers.

The annual Jumble sale will be taking place on Saturday 14th September from 10.a.m. Lots of bargains guaranteed. Tombola and light refreshments. Only 20p admission.

The weekend and beyond….

There will be No Coffee morning on Saturday.

Skipton Town hall on tour will be visiting  Gargrave on Sunday evening. The Quantum theatre production will be performing Shakespeare`s `A Midsummer nights dream`.  Tickets are priced at 12.00 and 15.00. Please contact Craven District Council for further details. Tickets are also available from Skipton Information centre on Coach street, Skipton. The Play will commence at 7.p.m.

The annual Jumble sale on Saturday 14th September is fast approaching. Donations of saleable goods may be left at the Hall on weekday mornings, preferably left in the Café area , access via the kitchen door. Alternately collection can be arranged by contacting 01756 749235. Please no large electrical items e.g. TV`s, Printers, Fridges, Washers etc. Tombola prizes also gratefully received. Help with selling on the day would be much appreciated ( light lunch provided ). Please contact Caroline 01756 749235 with offers of help.

Andy Wiseman will be performing his Neil Diamond Tribute show again this year. Please check out his poster in the gallery section. Tickets available from Gillians Hairdressers and the Dalesman Café in the Village. Saturday 7th September. A great night of entertainment was enjoyed by all in 2018.

More about upcoming events….


The annual Art Exhibition is fast approaching and opens for business on Thursday 11th July at 11.a.m. The show promotes the original works from local artists, both amateur and professional. The majority of the works are for sale with cheque, cash and card payments accepted. The artists of Gargrave Art group will also have a themed display of their work ” Inspired by Gargrave”. The youngsters of Gargrave School and Pre School will also be proud to show their artistic skills with a special display. Light refreshments courtesy of Gargrave W.I will be available until 5.p.m each day. The show runs from Thursday until Sunday. Opening times Thursday and Friday 11.a.m – 7.p.m, Saturday 10.a.m – 7.p.m and Sunday 11.a.m -5.30.p.m.

If a visit to the exhibition fuels your interest in learning how to paint ( particularly using watercolours ) please contact for more details about Alison Drakes Art classes at the Village Hall. Alison is a very talented local Artist and an enthusiastic teacher, she holds weekly classes at the Village Hall each Thursday. The classes are both fun and informal.

Please be advised to reserve your tickets as soon as possible for the Live music and afternoon tea event on Sunday 21st July. A similar afternoon was held back in February at the 60th celebrations and was very popular and enjoyed by all. The music on this occasion will be provided by Arthur Geldard singing classic songs made famous by artists like Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. Joining Arthur on stage will be Trish Ferrarin and John Fuller. Homemade afternoon tea will be served in the interval. The cost per ticket is 10.00 ( including the afternoon tea ). Please reserve tickets by calling Caroline on 01756 749235 07989585564 0r

Excellent entertainment

The performance from the Ribble Valley Jazz big band was thoroughly enjoyed last weekend. The band performed an amazing selection ranging from the iconic sounds of Glenn Miller, through to the Beatles and Justin Timberlake. The band members had an equally good night praising both the facilities and the welcome.

The Coffee morning on Saturday will raise funds for the building of filters to provide access for clean water in remote Kenyan Villages. A Safari fun quiz will be held for the children.Please come along and support the event from 10.a.m.

Broadway Fairs will be holding a Flea Market and Allsorts Fair on Sunday from 10.a.m until 3.30.p.m.

Ribble Valley Jazz big band…

Playing live at the Hall on Friday 21st June, doors open 7.p.m for a 7.45.p.m start. Tickets 10.00 each please call 01756 749235 or text  07989585564 to reserve tickets which may now be paid for on the night. Licensed bar and light refreshments.

Jazz, swing and blues.

Coffee morning on Saturday from 10.a.m in aid of LASRUG – Lancaster and District rail users group.

A Quiet weekend!

There will be no Coffee morning on Saturday due to a private booking in the main hall.

( No events on Sunday either ).

Tickets are now on sale for The Ribble Valley Jazz big band ( under the musical direction of Paul.J.Rigby ) who will be playing at the hall on Friday 21st June. Tickets are already selling well and can be obtained by calling 01756 749235 07989585564

Having a Spring clean? The Village Hall committee will be holding their annual Jumble sale on Saturday 14th September and donations of any saleable items, clothing, household,garage items etc can be brought along to the hall on any of the Saturday Coffee morning dates, or alternately please arrange a delivery time by calling 01756 749235. All items gratefully received ( tombola prizes too ) but please no large electrical items ( TV`s, Printers, Computers ).

The weekend ahead….

A Coffee morning will be held on Saturday 17th November. Hot buttered teacakes and homemade cakes will be on the menu.

A book stall and fun raffle will also aid Village Hall funds.

9.30.a.m until Noon.

Busy weekend of events…..

A Picnic supper dance will be held on Friday evening ( 14th September ) commencing at 7.30.p.m. Admission is 5.00 on the door. Live music for ballroom and sequence dance will be provided by Alan Cookson. Please bring your own picnic supper.

The Village Hall Management Committee will be holding a Coffee morning on Saturday from 9.a.m until Noon. Bacon Sandwiches, hot buttered teacakes and homemade cakes will be on the menu. A bric a brac, book stall and fun raffle will also aid funds.

Don`t forget the Neil Diamond Tribute act on Saturday night. Tickets are priced at £6.00 each and are available by calling 01756 749235.  Please feel free to bring your own drink and nibbles. Doors open 7.p.m for 7.30.p.m.

A Flea Market, Vintage, Collectables and Craft Fair will be held on Sunday commencing at 10.a.m. Light refreshments served until 3.p.m. Only 50p admission.