Boston Spa News

Boston Spa

Angela Gaunt

01937 849110

Bluekings rhythm and blues special: on Saturday, November 24. Live music, dance party night and special guests Albion in support. The Bluekings are a popular five piece band. Now veterans of the UK blues circuit, the Bluekings have been winning over audiences with their distinct blend of up-tempo Chicago and West Coast harp driven swing blues for the last sixteen years. With three vocalists, two lead guitarists, harmonica and a solid rhythm section, they deliver an unpretentious, authentic sound. Following on from several well received performances in Nashville Tennessee the band have set their sights on Chicago next. Albion are a Year 10 indie rock band from St John Fisher School in Harrogate. Strongly influenced by Oasis and The Beatles, they play their own songs mixed with covers from bands such The Who, The Jam and Two Door Cinema Club. The band have played a number of successful gigs and released their first CD featuring four songs written by singer and bass player James Megarry earlier this year. The band also features Sam Kay and Ollie Heum on guitars and Niall Robinson on drums. So please put on your dancing shoes and come and see Albion and the Bluekings, don’t expect an early night. For You Tube search Bluekings Dundee. Charity raffle as always. No bar so bring your own drinks and glasses pleas. Boston Spa Village Hall, High Street, Boston Spa. Doors open 8pm. Show starts 8.30pm. Tickets £5 from Spa travel in advance or £6 on the door. Advance tickets will be on sale during November at Spa Travel 01937 845678, 185 High Street, Boston Spa. Or call Nick on 01937 541290 for tickets and more information.

Community Governor recruitment: The governing body of Primrose Lane Primary School at Boston Spa, require two community governors to join their governing body and would be delighted to hear from anyone who has an interest in the performance of this excellent school, a desire to contribute to and represent the community, an enquiring mind and the confidence to ask questions and join in debate, the equivalent of two evenings per month spare time. Please don’t be put off by thinking that you have to have specialist expertise or knowledge. Enthusiasm and interest is much more important to start with and there is training and support available to help you throughout the four years term of office. I would like to stress that being a governor can be enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding. If you are interested but would like to know more before committing yourself then why not first have an informal chat with Mrs E Small (Chair of Governors), or Mr. C Holmes (Headteacher). Telephone 01937 842667 email

Jazz in the Spa: the session this Saturday, November 17 in the Boston Spa Village Hall - Laurie Chescoe’s Reunion Band – and another living legend from the Phil Mason era. Our cheerful, smiling drummer has assembled some of the UK’s finest traditional jazz exponents to form this professional seven piece band including Allen Bradley on trumpet, Dave Hewitt on trombone and Jim Douglas of the renowned Alex Welsh Band on banjo/guitar. A lively session guaranteed. £10. Further info ring Les 01937 842636.

Boston Spa Methodist Church: the services for this Sunday, November 18 - 10.30am. Rev Dr Gordon Shaw Prisons Week 6pm Rev Susan Greenhart Reflections. All who love the Lord are welcome to join us at any of our services and events, and for refreshments afterwards in the Wesley Room.

Kings Church: meet every Sunday at 11am and 6.30pm at the Deepdale Community Centre to include Sunday School for singing, quizzes and bible stories and lots of fun. Contact Pastor Stephen Thompson 01937 541688 for further information.

St Mary’s Church: for an up to date list of Services and events please take a look at our website - Sunday November 18. 8am Holy Communion service 10am Lower Wharfe Parish Family Service - Future dates for your diary’s are Friday, December 7 African Children’s Choir Concert tickets are now available. Cost £5 each from Judith Dahlgreen 844642 or the Parish Office. Saturday, December 8 Spirit of Christmas Past. An evening of stories, sketches, revues and music in St Peter’s Church, Walton. Tickets £10 each from Doreen 01937 842344 or Julia 01937 845675 to include mulled wine and home-made snacks.

Come and join: St Mary’s Ark, St Mary’s Church every first and third Thursday of the month from 1.45-3pm at St Mary’s Church, Boston Spa. Therefore our next session will be today Thursday, November 15. This includes a short service for babies, toddlers, parents and carers. Including refreshments and activities. A warm welcome awaits you from the members of Mothers’ Union.

Boston Spa Gardening Society: will be meeting on Wednesday, November 28 at 7.15pm at Deepdale Community Centre. This weeks talk is entitled Orchids in the Home by Ray Creek. Refreshments and raffle at every meeting. New members are warmly welcomed. Green fingers or brown thumbs, you will find something of interest. For more information please call John Backhouse 01937 844972 or simply come along on a Wednesday evening.

If you have any events or notices you would like to have included in our Boston Spa village voices please contact me on the above number or email.