Youlgrave Pantomime – Tickets now on sale

PUSS IN BOOTS – the purrrfect pantomime for all the family

**** Sorry, both matinee performances @ 2:15pm are now full – we still have tickets for all other performances ****

PussonlycompBack for our 56th season of panto, this year we are bringing you hilarity, hijinks and maybe just a little romance with the popular pantomime Puss In Boots, starting on 31st January 2018. Once again we have ten performances including two Saturday matinee performances.

Jack the Miller’s son has just inherited a cat. But this cat is no ordinary feline. And with the help of a charming fairy, Puss in Boots develops the power of speech; soon Puss helps our humble hero, Jack, on his way to fame and fortune. However, between Jack and fortune lies a terrible ogre, a wicked fairy, Jack’s bumbling, not-too-bright, brothers, as well as some rather large rabbits, not to mention a King and Queen in search of a wealthy son-in-law.

This show will be packed with every ingredient for the perfect traditional family pantomime. Expect larger-than-life characters, loads of laughs, a dose of slapstick, modern music, beautiful costumes, stunning dance moves, and of course…… plenty of heroes to cheer and baddies to boo!

Find out more & book your tickets

Youlgrave Christmas Fair

Xmasfair 2017 advertOver 25 stalls with food,drink, gifts, crafts and lots of lovely stocking fillers from local suppliers & producers. Free entry & free refreshments.

Tickets for this year’s panto, Puss in Boots, go on sale at the Christmas Fair.

Saturday 9th December 2017, 10am – 4pm @ Youlgrave Village Hall

Pantomime Auditions

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Chorus:  Monday 18th September 2017, 6:15pm Children 8+. Parents / guardians need to attend & complete an application form—either download from our website in advance or  complete one at the auditions. Free tea or coffee available with the backstage team  while the children are auditioning. Adult  / Principals Thursday 21st September 2017: 7:00pm. We will be holding informal read-through sessions for adults interested in joining the cast on Thursday 21st September 2017.  Those interested in attending the adult / principals session, should contact, in advance, our Director, Nic Wilson  on 01629  812 276  or email


Download Chorus Application

Colum Sands @YVH 30th September 2017

“We’ll sing it where the road goes round the corner to remember that the magic of the music’s in the note that lingers on.”

These are the words from one of Colum’s songs which beautifully express the enduring talent of this memorable musician and storyteller, who draws on a long Irish tradition of poetic musicality to weave songs for the world. Colum is in concert on Saturday 30th September 2017. As he performs all over the world – at the latest count over 30 countries – we will be able to appreciate at first hand the songs and stories in which he observes the minute and often humorous details of life.

“An unforgettable, wonderful performer. I’ve just seen him play to 2,500 people in the Australian National Folk Festival’s biggest venue and make everyone feel as if they were sitting in his lounge room. He’s warm, witty, moving and funny.” Steve Barnes, Director Fairbridge Folk Festival.

“Colum’s gift is of breaking down cultural barriers through choice words and eloquent music.” John O’Regan, Rock ‘n’ Reel.

Saturday 30th September at 7.30pm. Doors open 6.45pm. Tickets: £15 available on 01629 636 477, email or from Youlgrave Village Shop and The Bakewell Bookshop.

This is a fund raising event for children’s art and music projects in Bankside Wildlife Garden and Youlgrave primary school.

Annual General Meeting & Nomination of Trustees

Annual General Meeting

Monday 12th June 2017 at 19:00, Youlgrave Village Hall (Social Room)

Open to the public


  1. Attendees
  2. Minutes of previous meeting
  3. Annual Report
  4. Election of Management Council (Trustees)
  5. AOB
  6. Date of next AGM

Nomination of Trustees for 2017-18

Ever Thought Of Being a Trustee?

Following recent changes that have allowed us to widen participation in the management of the village hall, we are currently looking for new trustees to join our team at this years Annual General Meeting.

Why do it?

People become trustees for a variety of reasons.  Some are attracted to the village hall because it means something to them, others for the sense of being involved in something worthwhile, to develop their CV, or to widen their experience of working in a team, or running a (not for profit) business.

What Does It Involve?

The trustees of a charity are the people who, under the charity’s governing document, are responsible for the strategic direction and management of the charity. As trustees of a small charities like ours, we will also take on all or most of the work of running the charity too.

We offer induction and support, so past experience as a trustee is not necessary.

Nomination & Election process

The Trustees work together, occasionally with other volunteers, through the Management Council. The Management Council is elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which this year is on 12th June 2017 at 19:00 in the Village Hall. The closing date for nominations is the 5th June 2017.

The Management of the Village Hall is vested in the trustees through the Management Council, comprising a maximum of 5 representative members and 7 elected members. All representative members retire each year at the AGM and elected members (on rotation) retire (those retiring can stand for re-election).

Further, any hirer who uses the hall for more than 20 hours a year, for activities supporting the village halls charitable objects in the community are entitled to put forward one representative member. If more than 5 representative members are nominated, those nominees will select, by a simple vote at the AGM, which 5 of them will join the Council for the next year.

Anyone is entitled to stand as an elected member of the Management Council. All attendees at the AGM (aged 18 or over), are entitled to vote, at the meeting,  to select the elected members of the Council for the next year.

Members of the Management Council have to:

  1.  have attained the age of 18 years;
  2. not be disqualified from acting as a Trustee by virtue of Section 178 of the Charities Act 2011;
  3. be prepared to signed a declaration of acceptance and willingness to act as a Trustee of the Charity;
  4. attend monthly Management Council meetings;
  5. commit to undertake at least 20 hours voluntary work for the Charity, beyond their duties as a Council member and Trustee.

This is a purely voluntary role, with no remuneration.

Making a nomination

Personal or representative nominations must be made by completing the application form.

Forms must be placed in the post box at the village hall (by the main entrance) by 17:00 on 5th June 2017. Alternatively, signed forms may be scanned and sent electronically to, by the same deadline. Nominations received after this date will not be considered at the AGM.

Nomination forms are available from the Secretary or downloadable

Why not learn to dance Salsa?

Learn to dance Salsa, whilst having fun, whether you’re an absolute beginner or a dancerseasoned Salsero. No need to bring a partner, we will even the numbers out.

We’ve got an experienced teacher, all the music you need and the village hall booked on a Thursday evening at 7:30pm

Classes cost £3.50 a week or £18 for 6 classes if paid in advance.

Just turn up and enjoy the fun!


Youlgrave pantomime tickets now on sale


Tickets are selling quickly. Both matinee performances are nearly full – please ‘phone before booking online so we can be sure we can fit you in. We still have tickets for most evening performances which will be finished around 9:30pm, in time for bed, last orders or to get to your own ball!

It will soon be time to be charmed by the classic rags to riches fairy tale of downtrodden Cinders, forced to serve her jealous step sisters and wicked stepmother. She’s off to the ball, so why don’t you come too?!

With best buddy Buttons and a magical Fairy Godmother on hand, Cinderella’s certain to escape the misery of her dastardly sisters and find true love in the arms of a charming prince. But the course of true love never did run smooth…in fact things may be a little rocky and raucous before romancing reigns supreme!

This show will be packed with every ingredient for the perfect traditional family pantomime. Expect larger-than-life characters, loads of laughs,a big dose of slapstick, modern music, beautiful costumes, stunning dance moves, and of course…… plenty of heroes to cheer and baddies to boo!