West Tanfield’s Christmas Play

  Each Christmas in West Tanfield, North Yorkshire, people come together to put on their own Christmas play. They prefer classic stories.  They’ve done the Nativity, St Nicholas, and Babushka.  Continue Reading →

Appleton Wiske Christmas Pantomime

The Pied Piper of Appleton Wiske, with pantomine chairperson Michelle Street

Pantomime season It’s Christmas, so it’s pantomime season.  And in Appleton Wiske, as in many other villages, it’s a home-grown, home-produced Christmas pantomime.  But in an age of TV, with Continue Reading →

Advent in Askrigg

Angels fly in an advent window in Askrigg

Everyone remembers the childhood excitement of prising open doors on an advent calendar to count down the days to Christmas.  But what of turning a whole village into an Advent Continue Reading →