A Rural Review: Week 4!

Welcome back to a ‘Rural Review’! This week we are back to what we do best (which means considerably less rhyming…) recapping what has been a wonderful week here in the Courthouse, while letting you know what to keep an eye out for over the coming weeks.

Whats been Happening
Holy Moly & The Crackers
 As you may have seen – this week was the return of ‘folknroll’ band Holy Moly & The Crackers with their fantastic theatre show If the River was Whiskey. The spectacular six piece have just played a super gig in Settle Victoria Hall and are gearing up for their final performance of the ON Tour season at East Cowton which is happening tonight. We always love having this band here who never fail to disappoint! Thanks Holy Moly – you’ve been cracking!
(P.S If you can’t get enough of the Holy Moly sound – you can hear their latest single, ‘A punk called Peter’ by clicking HERE)
 
‘A Taste of…’ Sessions
Our brand new adult art club kicked off this week. ‘A Taste Of…’ gives everyone the chance to try some brand new art styles, regardless of creative ability. The theme of the week was ‘ceramic cupcakes’ and the results were pretty impressive if we do say so ourselves!

If these pictures appeal to the secret artist in you, you can still book onto all the rest of these fabulous workshops by clicking HERE and get involved on twitter at #tasteofart

Kevin comes to visit
Friday has been an exciting day at the Courthouse as local MP Kevin Hollinrake visited Rural Arts to run a surgery session in our media suite and then meet with Rural Arts staff to discuss art and culture in Rural areas.The day was a huge success -you are welcome back at any point Kevin!
If you needed photographic proof – here is Kevin Hollinrake and some of our Rural Arts staff outside The Courthouse
Meetings Galore
Our meeting with Mr Hollinkrake was one of only a number events hosted by Rural Arts this week. On monday we had 53 visitors from the housing association in our Courthouse, which certainly means a busier than day than usual here at Rural Arts. They were managed wonderfully by our Cafe and front of house staff – in particular our cafe manager Charlotte who never fails to impress! Remember – if you have an event that needs hosting in North Yorkshire, Rural Arts is the place to go!
Whats Coming Up
 
Beryl – West Yorkshire Playhouse
The next performance of our ON Tour season is sure to be a winner! Beryl, a play written by the star of stage and screen Maxine Peake, was a sell out, critically acclaimed success when it premiered in summer of 2014. After another sell-out run in summer, We are absolutely thrilled to have this wonderful piece about a yorkshire sporting legend coming to our ON Tour season. However, this post comes with a warning – tickets are being bought almost as fast as Beryl cycled- so we would suggest snapping them up as quickly as you can or you may end up empty handed!
To buy tickets for the performance at Northallerton Forum on the 24th September call 01609 776230, or to book for Settle Victoria Hall on the 25th September or St Johns Sharow on the 26th September, click HERE 
WI Exhibition
When one thinks of Britain, they think of bad weather, fish and chips, big ben, and the Women’s Institute (with maybe some other things!). 2015 is a big year for the WI as they celebrate 100 years of inception – and to honour this fantastic part of British culture there will be an exhibition in our gallery commemorating this amazing organisation. Come down to from the 26th September to the 3rd of October (not open on the 30th September) to see some handicrafts and archive material from your local WI.
We’ll sign off here – thanks for reading and we will back next week for another Rural Review!