11:29am Wednesday 11th April 2012
FESTIVAL season has come early to Ryedale as the nine-day Weaverthorpe Spring Festival celebrates plenty that the village has to offer.
There’s a lively and fun-packed programme of events, which kicks off on Friday, April 20, at St Andrew’s Church, with a talk by Dr Nicky Milner on the world-famous hunter/gatherer site at Star Carr, near Seamer, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5, including bucks fizz and canapés.
On Saturday, April 21, 11am-4pm, there’s an art exhibition at the village hall.
Also on Saturday is a concert at St Andrew’s Church, at 7.30pm, featuring Filey Fisherman’s Choir. Tickets are £6 which includes supper in the village hall afterwards.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, April 22, 10am-4pm, there’s an exhibition of local photos.
Also on Sunday is a pop-up tearoom in the village hall, 10am-4pm, which is also there on Sunday, April 29.
On the menu for Tuesday, April 24, is a Puddingfest at the village hall, at 6pm. People are invited to enter a home-made pudding of their choice in a competition for the Best Pudding in the Wolds Valley. Entry is 50p.
After a few days’ rest, events recommence on Friday, April 27, at 7pm, with a talent contest in the village hall.
On Saturday, there is a craft fair in the village hall, 11am-4pm, and quiz night, for teams of six or less, at 7pm, also in the village hall which costs £5 and includes a hot supper. Bring your own drinks.
There’s a large exhibition on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, in St Andrew’s Church, 1pm-4pm, called ‘What’s in Your Attic?’.
The grand finalé is a Wolds Valley Church Trail on Sunday, April 29, 10am-4pm, taking in Wharram-le-Street, Kirby Grindalythe, West Lutton, Helperthorpe and Weaverthorpe, with tours of the church and manor site at Weaverthorpe at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, and a guided nature trail in the churchyard at noon.
The festival has been organised by The Friends of St Andrew’s, Weaverthorpe, and all funds raised go to local causes.
For more details, contact Jill Wilson at Rarey Farm, Weaverthorpe, phone 01944 738282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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