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