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Masham Youth Club: are putting on their very own Masham’s Got Talent on Thursday, December 13 at Masham Town Hall from 7-9pm. What will your talent be? Let’s see if Masham really does have talent! On Thursday, December 20, a night exercise is planned at a secret location, to be confirmed. Wrap up warm for an evening of hands on challenge and don’t forget to bring a torch! The Youth Club is for young people in Year 7 and above and meets at the Town Hall on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm. For more information, please contact Sam on 07885 500848 or e-mail

Christmas at Bivouac: in the Cafe Barn at Bivouac, near Ilton, near Masham, Ripon HG4 4JZ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 14, 15 and 16 from 3-7pm. Children’s arts and crafts, festive story-telling, face painting, a Christmas crooner, marshmallow and chestnut roasting and a Christmas wish tree. Free entry but craft activities vary in price. All ages welcome. For more details, please call 01765 535 020.

Christmas Activity Morning: Saturday, December 15 from 10am-noon in Masham Schol. Pre-school children should be accompanied by an adult. 40 places available – to book, please ring Kate Cleeves on 01765 689 255 or just turn up for a morning of crafts, art and fun.

Yorkshire Best: will be at Masham Town Hall on Saturday, December 15 from 10am-4.30pm. Pick up unique Christmas presents - unusual gifts, workshops, carol singers, Yorkshire produce, photography, ceramics, tearoom, quality stores selling products not sold on the high street. £1 entry. New stallholders welcome, contact 07896 840 397 or e-mail In association with One and Other,

Carol Service: at St Mary’s Church Masham at 6.30pm. Candle-lit traditional carols.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: is Movies in Masham’s final film for the autumn/winter programme at Masham Town Hall on Tuesday, December 18 at 7pm. For a disparate group of English pensioners, retirement takes an unconventional turn when they are enticed by advertisements for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a seemingly luxurious sanctuary for the elderly and beautiful in Jaipur, India. Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson lead a cast of national treasures. Not to be missed! Wine and soft drinks, popcorn and sweets from Bah Humbugs. Tickets £5 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. Look out for details of the 2013 film programme.

Treasure at The Gallery: is the theme of The Gallery’s exhibition at 24 Market Place, Masham. An exhibition of small but perfectly formed artworks. A delightful and delectable selection of tiny wonders from artists and makers around the UK. Jewellery, ceramics, textiles, paintings and prints from Rosie Scott-Massie, Josie Beszant, Sarah Morpeth, Shirley Vauvelle, Clare Webster, Claire West, Fiona Wilson, Ian Scott Massie and more. The exhibition is on until the end of December. Open from Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 1-5pm. Closed on Mondays. Telephone 01765 689 554.

Acorns Pre-School in Masham: launches innovative Forest School at Hackfall. The first of its kind in the area, Acorns’ Forest School is an innovative approach to outdoor play and learning that has been developed to extend educational opportunities for the children beyond the conventional pre-school setting. The initiative is being led by Acorns’ trainee Forest Schools’ practitioner David Airton and is available to three and four-year olds attending Acorns Pre-School. The school provides a hands-on introduction to the natural woodland environment at Hackfall and aims to develop children’s intrinsic motivation, emotional and social skills through a series of themed outdoor sessions. Activities include den-making, pond dipping, bark-rubbing and insect world exploration. For more information, please call Acorns on 01765 680 203.

Masham Passion Play: if you are interested in taking part in an open air production on Good Friday, March 29 2013 in Masham Market Place, either as an actor or back-stage, please get in touch with David Cleeves at the Vicarage on 01765 689 255 or e-mail,