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Mashamshire Community Office

01765 680200

Beatrix Potter and the two World Wars: local historian, Peter Liddle, is giving an illustrated talk on the renowned children’s author and illustrator at Mickley Village Hall on Friday, April 26 at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 and include drinks and light refreshments. The evening is in aid of Saint John’s Church and village hall, Mickley. For more information and to reserve a ticket please contact Patricia on 01765 635362 or Brenda on 01765 635303.

Hackfall Trees and Woodland Landscapes Photography Workshop: join award winning photographer Edward Parker and discover the landscape and beauty of Hackfall on Saturday, April 27. Meet at the Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe. The workshops are from 9am-12.30pm or 2.30-5.30pm. Booking is essential and includes a buffet lunch from 1-2pm. Not suitable for under 16s. To book contact Nidderdale AONB on 01423 712950 or e-mail or contact Paul Mosley, the Hackfall Officer on 0845 2935847, e-mail

Masham Methodist Church Services: this Sunday, April 28 the service is at 10.30am and taken by the Worship Leaders. Rev David Richardson leads the services at Ellington at 6.30pm

Church Services at St Mary’s Church, Masham: Holy Communion is at 8am and 10.45am. Evensong is at Healey at 6.30pm.

Bivouac: are holding one of their Forest School days on Sunday, April 28. The regular sessions run on the last Sunday of every month in the Druids Woodland. Forest School inspires young children and helps build confidence and self esteem. They get a chance to explore and learn about the great outdoors, stopping for a yummy hot chocolate and marshmallow toasting! 10am-noon for three to five years and 1-3pm for six to eight years. £15 per session, pre-book only. Druids Temple, High Knowle Farm, Ilton, Masham, HG4 4JZ. Telephone 01765 535 020.

Making Terracotta Flowerpots: at ArtisOn on Sunday, April 28 from 10am-4pm. Try out an age old method of hand-building ceramics with local ceramicist Charlotte Morrison. Learn how to use coiling, a simple but effective method of creating pots, to make beautiful, unique terracotta plant pots for your home and garden. The course costs £65 including a homemade lunch. To book a place, visit or at Mashamshire Community Office on 01765 680200.

Movies in Masham: the film showing on Tuesday, April 30 at 7.30pm is Doctor Zhivago. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie star in David Lean’s epic tale of love and Russian revolution. Enjoy the full cinema experience, also featuring historical films of Masham, wine and soft drinks, popcorn, sweets and ice cream. Tickets cost £5 and are available from Mashamshire Community Office, 7 little Market Place, Masham HG4 4DY. E-mail: or telephone, 01765 680200. Tickets can also be bought on the door on the night.

Tour de France Roadshow: at the Black Sheep Brewery, Wellgarth Court, Masham HG4 4EN on Wednesday, May 1 from 3-5pm. The event is organised by Welcome to Yorkshire for all local businesses and residents to find out what the event will mean for Masham in July 2014.

Alligator Gumbo: at The Bivouac on Saturday, May 4 from 8pm. Alligator Gumbo are an exciting four-piece, Leeds-based swing band. The group are playing New Orleans swing/jazz from the 1920s era with songs made popular by the likes of Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton and Ella Fitzgerald. Performed in the traditional style of upbeat tempos, entertaining improvisations and foot-stomping swinging rhythms and featuring the authentic line up of clarinet, violin, trumpet, accordion, steel guitar and upright bass. Entry costs £5 per person. For more information, visit or call 01765 535 020. The Bivouac, High Knowle, Ilton, near Masham HG4 4JZ.

Thank you: to everyone who supported the craft fair at Maple Creek on Saturday, April 13. So many volunteers worked so hard to help make the day a success. £520 was raised for Saint Michael’s Hospice.