Blackthorn – Friday 14th September from 7 pm

August 22nd, 2018 in Amerdale Hall - Village hall for Littondale by Jane Sheard 0

Blackthorn – Friday 14th September
Doors and bar from 7 pm; play starts at 7:30 pm

“What you think’s a completely different plant on ‘surface – it’s all from the same roots.”

The only two children born in a tiny North Yorkshire village for a generation cannot imagine ever being apart. Their lives are entwined as much to each other as to the feasts and festivals, the birdsong and the blackthorn bushes of home.

Written by West Yorkshire Playhouse writer in residence Charley Miles, Blackthorn was a finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn prize in 2017. Charley was born and lives in Kilburn, North Yorkshire.

Her tender, outstanding debut play explores the tiny changes that shift like light on the landscape and pull us from the places and people we love.

Tickets: £10 and Under 16’s £5

Village reps: Mark (770419), Ruth (770293), Sarah (770282) or Heather (770050)

Duck Race - Littondale

Littondale Duck Race

July 14th, 2018 in Past Events by Jane Sheard 0

LITTONDALE DUCK RACE. Saturday 4th August.

Tickets and teas in Arncliffe Churchyard from 2 pm.

Quack off from the Church bridge (weather permitting!) at 3 pm.

For tickets in advance, please call Sarah (770282).

Littondale Festival of Flora & Fauna – Sunday 8 July

May 21st, 2018 in Past Events by Jane Sheard 0

Littondale Festival of Flora & Fauna
Amerdale Hall on Sunday 8 July from 10 am – 4 pm

Photograph exhibition and self guided scenic walks along Littondale’s footpaths, taking in river banks, wildflower meadows, ancient woodland, limestone pastures and heather moorland.

Dogs on leads.
Grade: Length and grade optional – something available for everyone
Age: All (accompanied children)
Booking: Not required

Cost: No charge, donations welcome – tea & cakes will be available in the hall

Littondale’s Got Talent 2018 – Saturday 17 February 2018

January 18th, 2018 in Past Events by Jane Sheard 0

Saturday February 17th, 2018 Amerdale Hall, Arncliffe – Doors & Bar from 7pm

Back by popular demand, don’t miss out on the return of LGT for 2018. With new acts to see.

Bar from 7pm. Raffle.

Tickets available from the village reps: Mark (770419), Ruth (770293), Sarah (770282) or Heather (770050)

Adults: £10; Under 16: £5; Babes in arms: free (includes supper)

Due to the high demand for tickets please send payment to reps asap. Any tickets not paid for by 7th Feb will be reallocated

The Burden of Paradise with Snake Davies – Wednesday 9 May @7:30pm

December 7th, 2017 in Past Events by Jane Sheard 0

The Burden of Paradise with Snake Davies

Wednesday 9 May @ 7:30 pm – Bar open from 7pm

Snake has played sax with M People, Eurythmics, Take That, Ray Charles and many many more. Dave has played bass with Martha And The Vandellas, Edwin Starr and the Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain. Helen has sung with The Eagles, Emmylou Harris and Little Feat. Together they play an eclectic mix of soul, pop, folk and jazz. Fun, accessible and highly musical. No drums. Just voice, saxophone and a pulsing double bass (and a bit of ukulele). BoP’s unique interpretations of evocative songs from Dylan to Dowland to Billie Holiday are spellbinding.

Tickets £10

Village reps: Mark (770419), Ruth (770293), Sarah (770282) or Heather (770050)

Craft Evenings – starting Thursday 9th November

November 8th, 2017 in Past Events by Jane Sheard 0

If you enjoy being creative, would like to have a go at something new and enjoy company whilst you work, come along to Amerdale Hall from 7:30 pm on Thursdays 9th & 23rd November and December 7th.

Bring your own project or have a go at a new skill with a local tutor.

£2 including refreshments.

Cinderella – Tuesday 2 January @ 2pm

October 14th, 2017 in Past Events by Jane Sheard 0

Pocket Panto – Cinderella

Tuesday 2nd January@ 2pm; bar will be open from 1:30pm

Join Pocket Panto in the most enchanting Pantomine of them all, Cinderella.

Jeremy and the gang are back again to bring you all that you’ve come to expect from a Pocket Panto production. There will be thrills, spills and bloomers with frills in this traditional family panto.

A cast of three talented professional actors will delight young and old alike with corny jokes, sing-alongs and plenty of audience participation. It certainly will be a Christmas treat…(oh yes, it will!) for village halls.

Adults – £8

Under 18 – £4

Village reps: Mark (770419), Ruth (770293), Sarah (770282) or Heather (770050)

Film night -Double Bill: Beauty & The Beast @5pm and Lion @8:30pm

September 6th, 2017 in Past Events by Jane Sheard 0

Saturday 7 October 2017 @ 5pm

Beauty & The Beast
Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.

5:00pm showing (Bar will be open from 4:30pm)

Adults – £5 or £4.50 in advance from your village rep
Under 16 – £3 or £2.50 in advance from your village rep

Village reps: Mark (770419), Ruth (770293), Sarah (770282) or Heather (770050)

Saturday 7 October 2017 @ 8:30pm


In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home. Now totally lost in an alien urban environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the authorities, Saroo struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage. Soon, Saroo is selected to be adopted by the Brierley family in Tasmania, where he grows up in a loving, prosperous home. However, for all his material good fortune, Saroo finds himself plagued by his memories of his lost family in his adulthood and tries to search for them even as his guilt drives him to hide this quest from his adoptive parents and his girlfriend. Only when he has an epiphany does he realize not only the answers he needs, but also the steadfast love that he has always had with all his family in both worlds.

Adults – £5 or £4.50 in advance from your village rep
Under 16 – £3 or £2.50 in advance from your village rep

Supper will be available.

The Bar will open at 4:30pm

Christmas Craft Fair

September 6th, 2017 in Past Events by Jane Sheard 0

Christmas Shopping comes to the Dale!

Saturday 25th November | 10:00am – 3:00pm

Your chance to prepare for Christmas away from the High Street with a fine selection of local crafts and produce. Father Christmas will be making an appearance between 11 am and 12 noon and yummy homemade refreshments, kindly provided by the Church, will be available all day.

We hope to see you there.

Littondale Fete

August 2nd, 2017 in Past Events by Jane Sheard 0

Littondale Fete is fast approaching!

On Saturday 12th August, we are looking forward to an afternoon of entertainment and competitions for all the family. The afternoon of fun starts at 1pm with Skipton Brass Band and Littondale ‘4’ Road Race; sponsored by The Queens Arms, Litton.

There will be the usual fell races for all ages, Fancy dress (anything you like, the fancier the better, no theme this year!), children’s races, Dog show and all the usual stalls (White Elephant, Books, Tombola, etc.) & new attractions too; including Badger & Bodger’s Cani-orienteering competition, as seen on the BBC TV show ‘Me and My Dog’. Just in case all the activity makes you hungry, tea & cakes will be served in the Village Hall and there will be a hot dog stand and ice creams on the green. The day will close with the Strongmen and Strongwomen competitions.

This year in the Village Hall there will be craft competitions for an Edible monster, hand print picture, painted stone and picture in any medium (including photograph); with classes for pre-school, primary school, secondary school and adults, so everyone can have a go.

If you can & would like to help in any way with the Fete, (Teas, Stalls, setting up, tidying away etc.), it would be very much appreciated. Please let Mark (770419), Ruth (770292), Sarah (770282) or Heather (770050) know.