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Mashamshire Community Office

01765 680200

Masham Arts Festival 2013: various locations. Thursday, October 31 10am -11pm. Running through to Saturday, November 2. Varied Arts Festival including events, art and photography exhibitions and workshops taking place at Masham Town Hall and other venues in Masham. Volunteers always welcome. Please contact Jen Lodge Full listings at Tickets available from Mashamshire Community Office, 7 Little Market Place, Masham, HG4 4DY. Tel 01765 680 200.

Reflective Refractions Exhibition: the King’s Head Conference Room, 40A Market Place, Masham HG4 4EF. Thursday, October 31 10am-3pm. A celebration of creative glass by Uredale Glass. For more information call 01765 689 780 or email

An Evening of the best of Contemporary Folk Music: Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham. Friday, November 1 7.30-11pm. Presented by Masham Arts Festival Jim Moray, Greg Russel and Ciaran Algar BBC Radio 2 folk award winners. Tickets £10 available from Mashamshire Community Office

Christmas with Traidcraft: Masham Methodist Church Hall, 34 Park Street, Masham. Saturday, November 2 10.30am-12pm. Fairly traded goods include; tea, coffee, chocolate, breakfast cereals, dried fruits, nuts, rice, sugar, honey, stationery, greetings cards, household products and many other items. Stalls include crafts from around the world. Christmas cards and gifts available. Come and buy fairly traded goods. All welcome.

Learn to Jive Workshop: Masham Town Hall, Saturday, November 2 at 2-3pm. Presented by Masham Arts Festival. Suitable for complete beginners and anyone who loves to dance, this fun session will teach you how to jive so you can show off your new found skills at the evening party. Tickets £3 (age 8 plus) available from Mashamshire Community Office

Festival Party 50s Night featuring Swingamathing: Masham Town Hall, Saturday, November 2 7.30-11pm. Presented by Masham Arts Festival. A seven piece band with a fabulous vintage feel and smooth vocals. 1950s style fancy dress optional. Tickets £10 and £8 available from Mashamshire Community Office

Holy Communion: is celebrated at St Mary’s Church Masham, Sunday, November 3 at 8am and 10.45am this is a family service.

Methodist Church Services: Masham Methodist Church, Sunday, October 3 10.30am with Joan Bailey. There is an additional service at 6.30pm with Janet Newey taking place at Maple Creek.

Catherine Slater Exhibition at Blue Light Gallery: Blue Light Gallery, 7 Little Market Place, Masham, Ripon HG4 4DY. Tuesday, November 5 10am-3pm. Running through the month of November. Catherine is an experienced textile artist and tutor whose work has been shown in national and international exhibitions. As a felt maker she combines traditional craft with contemporary designs and combinations of fibres to create beautiful and lasting fabrics. She specialises in making gossamer weight felt that looks delicate and drapes well but is durable and robust enough to create wearable art pieces or as the base layer for her fibre art and multi-media pictures. For more information call 01765 680 200.

Masham Golf Club Domino Evenings: the Clubhouse, Masham Golf Club, Masham. Tuesday, November 5 7.30-10.30pm. Open to members and non-members, a great social opportunity in a friendly environment. For more information contact Richard or Pauline Howard on 01765 688649. The domino evenings take place every two weeks scheduled through to Tuesday, March 11.

Movies in Masham – Spirit of 45: Masham Town Hall, Tuesday, November 5 7.30-10.30pm. Ken Loach uses archive film and interviews to evoke the unprecedented community co-operation following the war. Movies in Masham is a full cinema experience also featuring wine and soft drinks, Brymor ice cream, and popcorn. Tickets £5 available from the community office or on the door.

Masham Photographic Club: the King’s Head Conference Room, Tuesday, November 7.30-10pm. Mountain landscapes and searching for depth – presented by Peter Leeming. Peter is a full time landscape photographer and writer. His work has appeared in a variety of publications, on television and he has won numerous awards. Recently, along with fellow photographer Ruth Fairbrother, Peter opened the Gallery Within at the Jo Cornish Galleries in Northallerton. Non-members are welcome to all meetings and a nominal charge of £5 is requested. Come along and give us a try.

Junior Rendezvous: Masham Methodist Church Hall, 34 Park Street, Masham. Wednesday, November 6 6-7pm. For all children from Year one to six. All are very welcome. You will enjoy fun, games, crafts and much more. If you are interested call Hazel Booth on 01765 689809.

Musical Men Wanted: the musical ladies of St Mary’s Choir are in need of some tenors and basses to enhance their overall sound. The ability to read music is helpful but not essential as long as you can sing in tune. If you enjoy singing and can work as a team member you will be very welcome. Please contact Ann Rudd on 01765 689460 or David Cleeves on 01765 689255 if you are interested.

NYCC Proposed Bus Services Subsidy. are you concerned about not getting to Bedale on market day by bus? Will you not get to work on time if we lose the 9am bus service from Masham to Ripon? NYCC are proposing reductions to the bus services. If these cuts are to happen and affect you or your neighbours, friends and family, we encourage you to have your say to keep the essential services we want and need. For more details on this consultation paper, including other affected routes, ask at the community office and we can help you fill in the on-line form or if you want to respond yourself, visit: (look at the Harrogate Area) or telephone the county council’s customer service centre on 0845 872 7374. The consultation runs until November 25.