Northern Ballet: members of Bardsey WI took advantage of the ‘Try before you buy’ offer which Northern Ballet offered them at the end of August. They were greeted with a sandwich lunch and time to have a look around the foyer before watching a rehearsal of the forthcoming production of Odine. This ballet is based upon a fairy tale by Foque and members were very impressed with the energy, technique, and poise of the performers and many of the 120 strong audience were encouraged to book tickets for the full ballet to be presented from September 8-15. These open rehearsals are a new venture for Northern Ballet and can certainly be recommended for an admission price of only £5. Afterwards members had the opportunity of a conducted tour around this new five storey building with stupendous views over Leeds.
Bardsey Horticultural Society Annual Show: the weather was dry and as the afternoon progressed the sun came out and it was glorious. There were nearly 500 entries and the quality excellent. The selection of crafts and photographs very interesting and the baking and preserves tempting. The flowers, floral arrangements and vegetables made a wonderful display and the children had worked hard and used their imagination on the gardens on a plate, the well dressed potatos and the flowers in a mug as well as all the other classes. The magic show was entertaining and the ladies in the Callister Hall serving afternoon tea were kept busy. It was a super village event, which was well attended and a very friendly event.
Walking Group: the walkers drove to Ilkley and enjoyed the lanes and paths by the river to Addingham. An inquisitive horse followed them across a field and tried in vain to open a rucksack. Lunch was the usual companionable affair and then a leisurely uneventful stroll back to Ilkley enjoying the magnificent views on the way. It was decided to return by car to Addingham to St Peter’s Church where they serve excellent afternoon teas and this was the treat of Maeve Brook who celebrated her birthday on the day. The next walk will be a local one around Harewood and will take place on October 7.
Bardsey Wives: will be meeting on Monday for coffee and a chat at the home of Sheila Evans at 8pm. For further details contact Linda Flockton on 01937 574553.
Mothers’ Union: members and friends will welcome Jo Sanderson to speak on At Her Majesty’s Pleasure a light hearted and interesting talk on her time as a prison officer today, Thursday at 2.15pm in the Callister Hall.
Good Companions: meet next Tuesday in the Callister Hall at 2-4pm to be greeted with a sherry or fruit juice, followed by a game of whist or dominoes or a chat if preferred, culminating with afternoon tea. Lifts can be arranged by ringing Gill Thackeray on 0113 2892264.
Tea and Toast: will take place at East Keswick Methodist Church on Tuesday from 2.30-4pm(ish). All are welcome for a drink, a teacake and friendly conversation. There are toys for children and ramped access for wheels, For more information ring Judith on 01937 574965.
East Keswick Flower Club: on Thursday, September 20 they welcome Catherine Gledhill and the title of her flower demo will be A Sumptuous September. Non flower club members are very welcome to go along and join them for the afternoon. They meet at 1.30pm in East Keswick Village Hall and admission is only £3 to include tea/coffee and biscuits.