Race across the World -SOLD OUT!

An evening with James and Betty, our Village contestants in the TV programme Race across the World is a SOLD OUT event on Friday evening and unfortunately there will be no tickets available on the door.

Don`t forget next weeks Collectable and Vintage Fair ( Sunday 28th July – where has this month gone?). The event will be run by Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee as sadly Sheila from Broadway Fairs has had to retire due to health problems. Please note that the Management Committee hope to continue to run the remaining Broadway Fairs for the rest of the year with the exception of the two day Craft and Gift  Fair on the 16th and 17th November which is now cancelled. From September there will be two Fairs per month and in August a two day event on Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday 25th and 26th August. All enquiries to 07989585564. Pocket booklets are available with all the days listed and these can be posted to you be emailing info@gargravevillagehall.org.uk or contacting the above number.

Another date to remember is the mid week Book Fair on Tuesday August 13th. 10.a.m – 4.p.m.

Another busy weekend…

A Picnic supper dance will be held on Friday evening in the Village Hall with the live music provided by Brian Griffin who makes the long journey to Gargrave from North of the Border. Please bring along your own Picnic supper, tea and coffee will be provided in the interval. The music for modern sequence dancing will commence at 7.30.p.m until 11.p.m. Admission is £6.00 per person on the door. Cash only please. A raffle will aid Village Hall funds.

The library committee will be busy on Saturday morning when they launch the children`s summer reading challenge in the Village Hall. This years theme is Marvellous Makers so some of the local Craft and Art Community are coming along to demonstrate their skills to both the children, their parents and friends. The event also incorporates a Coffee morning which is organised jointly between members of Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee and Gargrave Library. There will be bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes and homemade cakes on the menu. Slightly longer opening hours than normal 9.30.a.m – 12.30.p.m.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE  EVENING ( 19th July ) WITH JAMES  AND BETTY, OUR VILLAGE CONTESTANTS FROM RACE ACROSS THE WORLD IS NOW A SOLD OUT EVENT. THERE ARE NO TICKETS REMAINING.

Annual Art Exhibition

The Annual Art Exhibition is open to the public from Thursday 4th July until Sunday 7th July.

Opening hours are 10.a.m – 7.p.m and on Sunday 10.a.m until 4.30.p.m.

The main Hall is normally the venue for any elections but due to a clash with the Art Exhibition the voting will take place in the Village Hall Annexe. To access the Annexe please turn right at the front of the Hall past the green garage doors and enter the building via the back/kitchen door, turn immediate right on entry, follow the corridor to the end where you will find the Annexe and the election officers. Voting hours are 7.a.m until 10.p.m.

Everyone at the Village Hall is very sad to hear that Sheila of Broadway Fairs has been advised by her doctors to retire fully from organising her Fairs and providing catering for events. Sheila has been a stalwart supporter of the Village Hall for over twenty years. We send all our good wishes and hopefully we shall see her in the future when she feels well enough to pay a visit. Members of Gargrave Village Hall Committee intend to continue to run the Broadway Fairs until the end of the year in addition to their own monthly Fairs. It is a big ask for them as they are all volunteers but they hope to fulfil all the dates printed in the pocket booklets if they possibly can. Future Fair dates are  on Sunday July 28th and Sunday and Monday 25th and 26th of August. Once September is reached there will be two Fairs per month, these will be listed in the events list on the website and in posts as it gets nearer the time. Please call 07989585564 if you would like a pocket booklet of dates sending or if you would like to book a stall.

Please note the two day Craft Fair which would have been organised by Sheila on the 16th and 17th November is now cancelled.

Don`t forget the mid week Book Fair which will be held on Tuesday 13th August. 10.a.m – 4.p.m.

A Hectic weekend…..

A Charity dance organised by a local family will be held in the Village Hall on Friday evening. Live music for modern sequence dancing will be provided by Cumbrian musician Denis Westmorland. Please bring along your own Picnic supper. Tea and Coffee will be provided in the interval. Admission is £6.00 per person on the door. Proceeds will go towards Manorlands Hospice. Music commences at 7.30.p.m until 11.p.m.

A Coffee morning organised jointly between Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee and Gargrave Library will be held in the Village Hall on Saturday. Bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes and homemade cakes will be on the menu from 10.a.m until Noon. A raffle will aid Library funds and proceeds from a Book and Bric a Brac stall will go towards Village Hall funds. The Library 100 club draw will take place.

Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee will be taking over the running of Sundays Flea Market and Craft Fair as sadly Sheila from Broadway Fairs has been told by her doctor she must retire immediately due to concerns over her health. Everyone involved with the Village Hall feels very sad as Sheila has been a huge supporter of the venue for so many years and we cannot thank her enough for both her work in providing the catering services for the Village Hall`s  monthly Fairs but also for her years of hiring the premises to run her own Broadway Fairs. If anyone wishes to write Sheila a note or send a card please bring them along to the Fair on Sunday and Caroline will arrange to send them all in the post, alternately call 07989 585564 and an address will be provided. Fortunately Jo is able to take over the running of the catering and the Broadway Fairs scheduled for the 28th July and the 25th August will continue but will be run by Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee, who will also still run their own Fair scheduled for 26th August ( bank holiday Monday ). There are lots of stalls booked in for this weekends Fair so please come along and see what is on offer, lots of affordable and unique items: Vintage, Collectables, Bric a Brac, Books, Jewellery, Jigsaws, Pictures, Gifts ,Crafts and outdoor plant stall. Win a prize on the popular Tombola which raises funds for the Cats Protection League. Admission is just 50p. Opening hours 9.30.a.m – 3.30.p.m. Light refreshments available until 3.p.m. Pop in earlier than 9.30.a.m if it fits in better with your days plans as most stalls are open by 9.a.m.

Any queries/bookings for this event or for future Fairs please call Caroline on 07989 585564.

P.S. All of the above events payments/purchases are cash only please.

Open gardens weekend..

Members and friends of St. Andrews church will be at the Village Hall over the weekend selling refreshments and maps for the Open gardens in Gargrave. Further details please call 07979 304914 or email gargravegardens@posteo.net

A busy weekend coming up….

The weekend kicks off with a Picnic supper dance on Friday evening featuring live music from the popular band Silhouette. Please bring along your own Picnic supper. Tea and Coffee will be provided in the interval. Admission is £6.00 per person on the door ( cash only please ) A raffle will raise funds for the Village Hall. The music for Modern sequence dancing will commence at 7.30.p.m until 11.p.m.

Members of Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee will be hosting the Collectable and Craft Fair on Sunday. Please bring along all those fathers out there to celebrate Fathers day with a difference. There will be a display by members of the Model train and transport group in the side room adjoining the main Hall . The group meet twice monthly at the Hall for their meetings and they will be pleased to share the knowledge and information related to their group . In the main Hall why not treat your father to a purchase from one of the many stalls selling Vintage, Collectables, Gifts, Bric a Brac, Books, Jigsaws and Crafts. Something for everyone, unique and affordable items. Compliment the day with light refreshments or an all day breakfast in the Cafe. Lots to see and do. The event commences at 9.30.a.m until 3.30.p.m. 50p admission. Most stalls including the Cafe can only accept cash please.

P.S Not forgetting our outdoor garden stall.

Book Fair

A great weekend for anyone who loves books, there will be a treasure trove of them at the Village Hall on Saturday. The Hall is fully booked with stallholders selling a great selection, ranging from general paper and hardbacks through to speciality, rare and antiquarian volumes.

Author Sue Barnes ( pen name Lizzie Collins ) will also be in attendance, signing copies of her books. She has published eight novels in both paperback and hardback, they are light reading and a mixture of romance, history and mystery. Sue spends her time between Rawdon and Bentham. She is an ex teacher and loves history and archaeology as well as anything Greek, including the food! When Sue is not writing she enjoys both cooking and baking.

Light refreshments including all day breakfasts will be available throughout the day. Admission is 50p on the door and the event opens at 10.a.m until 4.p.m. The majority of stallholders can only accept cash please, this also includes sales in the Cafe. Further details 01524 752968 07989585564.

The next Book Fair will be on Tuesday 13th August.

Time for a breather……

Thankfully for the volunteers at the Village Hall it is a quiet weekend with only private hirers using the premises.

A big thank you is extended to all those involved with the running of last weekends events ( The Library and their Cinema club, The Library and the Village Hall Management Committee for their Coffee morning and the Management Committee who took over the running of Broadway Fairs so as not to disappoint both stall holders and visitors ). Everyone did a great job at all three events.

We were pleased to welcome two groups of cyclists to the Coffee morning, they were Falklands veterans and were riding from Lands End to John O`Groats, we hope they all got to their destination safely. One group had a sugar overload with cakes whilst the others went down the salt route with bacon sandwiches! They too like all our volunteers will be looking forward to a quieter weekend.

Looking ahead with dates: 8th June Book Fair, 14th June Picnic Supper dance with live music from Silhouette,  16th June Collectable and Craft Fair.

What a weekend!

Its certainly all happening at the Village Hall this weekend with a varied programme of events to suit everyone.

On Friday evening (24th May) the Cinema club will be showing their last film of the season with Salmon fishing in the Yemen. This 2011 comedy drama is loosely based on a true story. The film tells the story of a fisheries expert who is recruited to help realise a Sheikhs vision of bringing the sport of fly fishing to the Yemen desert, initiating an upstream journey of faith to make the impossible, possible. Starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas and Amr Waked.

The cafe style seating will be in place so please bring along your own refreshments. Village Hall doors open at 7.p.m with the film starting at 7.30.p.m. Admission is £5.00 per person on the door with accompanied under sixteens free. Sorry but at this event only guide dogs are allowed.

All proceeds from the film nights go towards the running costs of the Library and the committee thank you for the support. After a summer break the film shows will re-commence on the 27th September.

Members of the Library committee will be back in the hall on Saturday for the Coffee morning organised jointly between Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee and the Library Committee. The menu will comprise of bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes and homemade cakes. A book and bric a brac stall will aid Village Hall funds and proceeds from the raffle will go to Library funds. The Library 100 club draw will also take place.

Its the turn on Sunday for members of the Village Hall Management Committee to be back in the Hall as they will be taking over the running of Broadways Fairs which traditionally holds a Flea Market and Craft Fair on the last Sunday of each month. Sheila the host of Broadway Fairs has not been too well and now sadly she has lost her partner Bill. We continue to wish Sheila a return to good health and send all our sympathies to her at this sad time.

The Hall is fully booked with stallholders selling a great variety of items, ranging from Vintage, Collectable, Gifts, Jewellery, Bric a Brac, Books, Jigsaws, Plants and Crafts. The event opens at 9.30.a.m until 3.30.p.m. Jo has kindly stepped in again to provide the light refreshments. The popular tombola stall raising funds for the Cats protection league will be there so too the stall raising funds for Manorlands. 50p admission on the door. The majority of stalls including the Cafe can only accept cash please. Enquiries for this event please call Caroline 07989 585564.

Please note the community Library will be closed on Monday 27th May.

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!