Heritage Open Days Start A Harvest of September Culture

We must firstly apologise for three emails in one day,  when there has been none for ages – but the holidays are over and there are lots of ‘cultural’ things happening for you to get involved in run by hard-working community groups.

Heritage Open Days that are being run by volunteer groups all over Airborough over the next two weekend from 6-9th September and 13th 16th September.The events are run by English Heritage in conjunction with Leeds Civic Trust. Aireborough events include the following. All events are free but some need to be booked. Full details on the HOD website, . https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/

Thursday 6th September
11am – Where is Nether Yeadon Walk

Friday 7th September
10.30am – A Ramble Around Yeadon
10am-4pm – St Peter’s Rawdon – History of Rawdon

Saturday 8th September
10am – 4pm Fallen Heroes of Aireborough Exhibition at Yeadon Town Hall
10am-4pm – St Peter’s Rawdon – History of Rawdon

Sunday 9th September
2, 3 and- 4pm Tour of Guiseley Cemetery
2-4pm – St Peter’s Rawdon – History of Rawdon

Friday 14th September
10.30am – 12 noon. Walk around Historic Guiseley Village

Saturday 15th September
11am-4pm High Royds Memorial Chapel (closed 1-2pm)
1-4pm Rawdon Quaker Meeting House Open Day

Sunday 16th September
10.30am Walk around The Lost Wolrd of High Royds
11am-4pm High Royds Memorial Chapel (closed 1-2pm)
1-5 Exhibition and Tour of Guisley Theatre
2-4pm Guided tours of Guiseley St Oswalds
2,30pm Talk on the Abraham Moon Story, Guiseley Theatre

Whilst we are at it, there are three Amnesty events at the Quaker Meeting House in Rawdon in September. (Quakers Lane LS19 6HU) .  These are part of the Rawdon Amnesty Concert Series:

Sunday 9 September at 7.30: Music for a Late Summer Evening played by the virtuoso Kenwood-Reasbeck Duo, Elizabeth Kenwood (oboe and cor anglais) and Peter Reasbeck (piano), including music from the 18th to the 21st centuries.

Saturday 15 September: Cambodia: From Despair to Hope, an account by Peter Lambert of his travels in Cambodia with educational charity Edukid, describing some of the ways in which Cambodia has risen above the horrors of its recent past.

Saturday 29 September: The King Needs a Wife, about Henry VII’s search for a Queen around the courts of Europe, told by Leeds Waits and Dorothy Parkin, in words, music and occasional puppetry.

Free admission, collection for Amnesty International. Further information from Barbara Parry 0113 2503867

Then community arts company Codswallop is holding a taster session of Guiseley Community Choir on Monday 9th September, 6.30 – 8pm,  Guiseley Baptist Church, Oxford Road Guiseley.

Meanwhile on Saturday 15th September at 7.30pm there is LATE SUMMER MUSIC at St Peter’s Rawdon  with CANTORELLI performing a medley of choral music including motets by Josquin des Prez, Edward Grieg and Charles Stanford, madrigals by William Byrd, Thomas Morley and claudio Monteverdi and songs by Cerald Finzi, Robert Pearsall and Edward Elgar

Tickets £8.00 (concessions £5.00) available on door or from Parish Office St Peters Parish Church, Town St, Rawdon LS 19 6QL Tel 0113-2503231) or email: stpetersparishchurch@btconnect.com proceeds towards new sound system

And finally,  at the end of the month Otley and Yorkshire Dales Branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association have their 50th Anniversary Open Dry Stone Walling Competition and Gala at Surprise View on the Chevin (near the Royalty) on 30th September.  The event is 12noon – 4.30pm (time corrected from previous post).   Gala activities include a display of ‘Wise Owl’ bird of prey rescue,  chainsaw carving, and bee skep making.   Along with a tug of war – who between they do not say.