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The deadline for entries in the December 2019 “What’s On” section,

is no later than the 19th November 2019. 

Haltemprice Art Group

    Tuesday 5th November - Paint a Pot Again!
    Tuesday 12th November - Moonlight
    Tuesday 19th November - Sketching Models (K. Hardaker and D. Goldsmith)
    Tuesday 26th November - By the Side of the Road
    Tuesday 3rd December - Action!
A model and/or still life will be available on sketching nights or you may bring your own subject at any time. Demonstrations, Talks, Workshops, Appraisals etc. Members £2.50, Visitors £3.00 All other meetings are covered by the annual subscription. Cottingham High School And Sixth Form College, Harland Way, Cottingham HU16 5PX. From 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

Cottingham Local History Society
Wednesday 6th November - B.O.C.M. Hull’s Forgotten Garden Village - David Smith, in the Red Hall, Hallgate Primary School, starting at 7.30pm. Meeting fee: Members £2.00; Non-Members £3.00. Contact Chairman Mr. Peter McClure 845734.

Little Weighton Yorkshire Country Women
Wednesday 6th November - My Father was a Snob. Non members very welcome. In the Village hall at 7.30 pm.

Cottingham Ladies Circle
Thursday 7th November - Sally George - The Importance of Writing Diaries, to be held in the Darby & Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, at 2.30 pm.

East Yorkshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society
Thursday 7th November - Alastair Gunn - ‘Castle Howard Gardens’, at 7.30 pm in Lund Village Hall, Latus Way, Lund YO25 9TF.

Hull Friends Of The Earth
Thursday 7th November - and first Thursday of every month, 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm, all welcome, at Blondes Cruelty-Free Eatery, 106 King Street, Cottingham, HU16 5QE.

The Skidby Branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association
Thursday 7th November - Beetle Drive, in the Village Hall, at 7.30 pm.

East Yorkshire Embroidery Society
Saturday 9th November - Angharad Thomas - Hand in Glove, in the Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle Street,
2.30 pm to 4.00 pm (Doors open 2.15 pm). £2.00 members; £3.00 visitors. Tea/Coffee and biscuits available)

Humberside Bonsai Society
Sunday 10th November - Shohoin Bonsai Workshop with John Armitage. Meetings are held between 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, in the Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle Street, HU16 4AZ, on the second Sunday of each month.

Catholic Women’s League
Monday 11th November - Mass/Prayer Service for Deceased Members and open meeting. Meetings held at the Holy Cross Church, Carrington Avenue, in the Garden Room, 7.30 pm.

Hull and East Riding Astronomical Society
Monday 11th November - “The Beauty and Violence of the Sun”, Our “Home Star”, A Main Sequence Star in the prime of its life. A close encounter by Hazel Collette (York AS). We meet every second Monday in the month at the Civic Hall, Cottingham, starting at 7:30pm until about 9:00pm. We are a friendly group and you are assured of a warm welcome if you come along to the meetings. You do not need to be an “expert” just someone who “looks up at the night sky and wonders . . .”.

YPI Camera Club
Monday 11th November - Show an AV using images from a sporting event. We meet on the second Monday of the month in the Darby & Joan Small Hall, Finkle St at 7:30pm. AV is the presentation of a series of images or video clips with an accompanying soundtrack. AVs are easily produced using software to combine still images, video, text and sound and can be played on any PC, TV, DVD or sent to YouTube. Turn a collection of digital photos into something you will be proud to show. For more details & examples of our work see http://www.ypicc.uk/index.html . New members always welcome – just turn up.

Beverley Gardeners’ Club
Tuesday 12th November  - Growing and Using Culinary Herbs/Chilli’s/Garlic, Paul Turner, at St Mary’s Parish Hall, Beverley at 7.45pm. Refreshments will follow the talk. An annual fee of £15 to join the club provides free admission to all talks. Guests are welcome to all meetings at a cost of £4 per talk. For further information please contact the Chair on 01482 865432.

Cottingham Methodist Church Photography Group
We meet in the Methodist Church hall.
    Tuesday 12th November 2019 - 7.30pm
    Tuesday 26th November 2019 - 7.30pm
For further details contact John on 842169 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Interested in Photography why not join our friendly group. New members welcome, all levels and cameras and smartphones.

Cottingham Men’s de Luda Society
Wednesday 13th November - Pat Elliott - Beverley Market, in St. Mary’s Church Hall, on alternate Wednesdays starting at 2.00 pm.

Beverley Film Society
Thursday 14 November - Burning (2018). South Korea | Drama | 148 mins | 15. Strong violence, sex and nudity. Jong-su bumps into an ex neighbour who asks him to look after her cat whilst on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby. Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami. Dir: Chang-dong Lee. Films screened on the second Thursday of every month between September and June, society members can also enjoy three extra films throughout the season at no additional cost.

Alpha Probus
Club for retired or semi-retired professional people meets in The Back Room (on Hallgate) on alternate Thursdays. New members welcome. Contact the Secretary on 01482 348270 or 07542 959314.
    14th November 10:15 am coffee and conversation
    3rd December 12 noon – Christmas Lunch at University (ticket only).

Cottingham Green Women’s Institute Evenings
Thursday 14th November - Louis Pepper - Flower Arranger, Competition: Something floral. Held in the Darby and Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham, at 7.30 p.m., second Thursday of each month.

Thursday 14th November - Derek Clark - A light look at antiques and unusual objects, at 2.00 pm in the hall at the Darby and Joan Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham.

Inland Waterways Association
Friday 15th November - Fenland Waterways by Tony Porter. Further information from Roger Bromley. From 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Hallgate. All welcome.

The Hull Macular society
Friday 15th November at Sight Support Beverley Road 10.30am until 12.15 pm. Guest speaker from Hull Talking Newspaper. For more information contact Bernard Messingham 01482 860381.

Little Weighton Gardening Club
Friday 15th November -  AGM with Mince pies and Mulled wine plus an extra activity/talk to finish the gardening year. In the Little Weighton Village, at 7.00 pm. All welcome £2.00 per talk. Contact Pru Campbell 01482 844461 or Sylvia 07714 089 289.

Wolds Lacemakers
Saturday 16th November - Quarterly Meeting, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. At The Marist Hall, Church and Parish House 119 Cottingham Road, Kingston-upon-Hull. HU5 2DH. Members - £1.50;   Non members - £4.00. Disabled access.

East Yorkshire Woodturners
Tuesday November 19th - Demonstration by Andrew Hall, professional woodturner from Durham. After a carpentry  apprenticeship, Andrew taught apprentices at three colleges in the North East of England. Since 2002 he’s been teaching and demonstrating woodturning throughout the UK, and in Germany, Belgium and Ireland. Meetings are held every third Tuesday each month at Skidby Village Hall at 6.45pm. Visitors are always welcome, whether woodturners, novices, or just interested. (No need to book - £3.50 on the door for guests).  For information about the Club, please contact David Taylor, Secretary, 01482 876702,  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   or visit the Club’s website: eastyorkshirewoodturners.org.uk .

Hull and East Riding New Stitchers (H.E.N.S.)
Tuesday 19th November - Christmas Decorations with Julie, at the St. Faith’s Church Hall, Dunswell. Meetings start at 7.15 pm on Tuesday evenings. New members and visitors are always welcome. Free Parking. Further details from Jean Ellis on 01482 845415 or www.hullandeastridingnewstitchers.weebly.com . PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE!

The Arts Society, Hull and East Riding
Tuesday 19th November – AGM, followed by the Mary Glen Memorial Lecture , Sarah Dunant: “Getting under their skins – Character and story in Renaissance art”. At 10.30 a.m. Willerby Manor Hotel (Pavilion Suite).  Non-members welcome. Guest tickets £5.00. For further details please contact Membership Secretary, Margaret Ashley, tel. 01482 657574.

Cottingham Community Quiz
Wednesday 20th November - Quiz Master Catherine Adamson, in the King Billy Pub, Hallgate. £6.00 entry on the door including supper.  7.45 pm for 8.00 pm start. Prize raffle on the night. (Please note that this is a week earlier than normal due to our quiz being double booked)

Cottingham Evening Townswomen’s Guild
Wednesday 20th November - Louis Pepper - Christmas Flower Decorations, at 7.30 pm in the Darby & Joan (Small Hall), Finkle Street. New members and visitors are always welcome.

Cottingham Ladies Circle
Thursday 21st November - Terry Richards - Christmas Nostalgia, to be held in the Darby & Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, at 2.30 pm.

East Yorkshire Association of the National Trust
Thursday 21st November - ‘Thomas J. Somerscales - Landscape Artist’, an illustrated talk by Mark Richmond. Meetings take place in the Cottingham Civic Hall, at 7.30 p.m. Non-members are welcome.

St Michael’s Church, Skidby
Friday 22nd November - Coffee morning, 10.30 to 12.00. Come and enjoy coffee and home made cake in friendly company.  All proceeds towards the upkeep of the church.

Cottingham Men’s de Luda Society
Wednesday 27th November - Robin Russell - Memories II, in St. Mary’s Church Hall, on alternate Wednesdays starting at 2.00 pm.

Cottingham Wednesday Social Club
Wednesday 27th November - Paul Schofield - Fish Trail, in the small hall at the Darby & Joan Hall, at 2.00 p.m. Guests and New Members Welcome.

Cottingham Methodist Church, Hallgate.
Friday 29th November - Free Film Night - 6.40pm for 7pm. Refreshments on sale.

Wild Spaces Group
Sunday 1st December - Dene Wood, 10.00 am, Dene Lane entrance.

Cottingham Local History Society
Wednesday 4th December - Cottingham Prisoners of War, World War I, Albert Barkers Story, Annual Stamp Lecture, Katrin McClure, in the Red Hall, Hallgate Primary School, starting at 7.30pm. Meeting fee: Members £2.00; Non-Members £3.00. Contact Chairman Mr. Peter McClure 845734.

Little Weighton Yorkshire Country Women
Wednesday 4th December - Christmas Party. Non members very welcome. In the Village hall at 7.30 pm.

The Skidby Branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association
Thursday 5th December - Christmas Party Evening, in the Village Hall, at 7.30 pm.

Bricknell Avenue Methodist Church
Saturday 7th December - Present Lewis Scott (Organist), Theatre, Show Tunes, Film Genres, Christmas, at 2.00 pm. Tickets £5 in advance. Tea/Coffee, Mince pies included. Tickets from Church Stewards or Pauline on 849692, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Little Weighton Village Hall
Saturday 7th December - Has A Jazz Night at 8pm with the Millar & Spencer Jazz Duo. Tickets £10 from Little Weighton Post Office/Shop or Prue on 01482 844461.

ParkinsonsUK - Hull and East Yorkshire Group Meeting

We meet every third Sunday, from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm in the Cottingham Civic Hall, Market Green, HU16 5QG. Contact Steph Hoult 07542 096756 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Helpline 0808 800 0303.

Beverley and East Riding Croquet Club
Free Taster Sessions  (by appointment) at Rowley Manor, Little Weighton. Come and learn to play. A warm welcome awaits you. No experience necessary, equipment provided. Outdoor season April-September, indoors in winter months. Visit our website www.beverleycroquet.org.uk to make an appointment. Make this the day you try ‘the croquet experience’!

Arterian Singers

Would you like to join a friendly group of men and women who enjoy singing? We meet during school term time at the Cottingham Methodist Church on Hallgate, Cottingham on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. We present 3 concerts a year; the music ranges from folk songs to songs from the shows to religious works to carols at Christmas. There is no audition, and although it helps it’s not essential to be able to read music. Our Musical Director is Julian Savory.  If you think you might like to join us, why not come along one Tuesday evening? You will be made welcome! If you would like to contact a choir member first, then please ring Maureen on 01482 845363 or Janet on 01482 849415.

The Beverley Flower Club
Meets on the first Monday of each month, except August and January, when we have a Demonstration of Flower arrangements by an Area or National demonstrator, and twice during the year, usually before Christmas and Easter we have a Workshop when members can try out their own skills.  We meet now at Bishop Burton College at 7.30pm and are always pleased to welcome new members.  Find us on Facebook or ring 01430 828466 or 01482 865439 for further details.

Wolfreton Park Bowling Club.
From early April through to September we are an active bowling club. New members are very welcome, including complete beginners. We have ‘roll-up’ social/fun bowling sessions: Mon at 6.30-8.30pm and Tues/Fri at 2pm-4pm. Arrive early (15 to 20 mins) so that we can show you around. Come along and see if you like it – your first three sessions are free, we will provide the bowls and bowling shoes for you to use.  We also have club competitions and social events (summer and winter) in which all are very welcome to join.  Additionally, most days in the Summer, we have: ladies, men and mixed league matches. We bowl at Bramble Close (off Chestnut Avenue), Willerby HU10 6PD. For more information, about membership and other details, call Sue Hall, Club Secretary – 01482 652384 or email: 
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Storytime at St Mary’s Church Cottingham
Bible Stories with a twist, songs and fun! Parents, Grandparents and Carers bring your children along and join our friendly group. Tuesdays straight after school from Tuesday 15th January. Refreshments provided. This activity is aimed at primary school children. Younger siblings are welcome.

Hull Folk Dance Club
Tuesdays 7pm for 7:30 to 9:30pm. Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle St., Cottingham. Enjoy free tea/coffee and biscuits and get to know the members. Your first visit is free. Come on your own or bring a friend for light exercise in a friendly environment. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. All dances are walked through before being set to music. Beginners tuition is also offered. More information from Keith Alexander on 01482 509751; Jan Gray on 01482 840637 and www.folkdance.me .

Cottingham Tennis Club (off Hull Road)
Are you interested in getting fit and making new friends? We are a friendly club looking for new members at all levels of playing ability including absolute beginners. We have excellent facilities including three floodlit, all-weather artificial grass courts. We have lots of opportunities for both social and competitive tennis and we have a dedicated coaching team. Please contact Matthew Fletcher on 07814 495931 for more information and to arrange to visit the club.

Do you wish you could swim?
If you have failed to learn to swim by traditional methods, try something different. Hull Optimists teach people to swim by concentrating on balance and breathing skills. You may have a disability or a profound fear of water, we can still help you, providing that you are accompanied by your own carer or helper in the water. Sessions are in the warm water at Frederick Holmes Special School, Inglemire Lane during school term times and we now have places available on Mondays at 6 pm for, both children and adults. We also need someone to help in the water, no experience necessary as training is available. For further information ‘phone Chris 01482 849124.

The Cottingham Bowling Club
The Bowling Club meets daily at the Bowling Green, situated on Hull Road, by the Thwaite Street roundabout. Social bowling is held outdoors in the summer months and indoors in the winter months. Club competitions and social gatherings form an important part of the Club’s activities. New members are always welcome. Further information can be obtained from Trevor Holborn 849647. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hull Folk Dance Club
Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30pm. Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle St., Cottingham. Enjoy tea/coffee and biscuits and get to know the members. Come on your own or bring a friend for light exercise in a friendly environment. All dances are walked through before being set to music. No experience is necessary. Beginners classes are offered and everyone is welcome. Your first visit is free. Closed 27 March & 3 April. More information from Keith Alexander on 01482 509751; Jan Gray on 01482 840637 and www.folkdance.me .

Kirk Ella & Willerby Short Mat Bowls Club
St. Andrew’s Memorial Hall, Beverley Road, Kirk Ella, HU10 7QA, (opposite the Police Station). Sessions on Mondays & Thursdays 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm. NEW MEMBERS VERY WELCOME! Fun, social short mat bowls club with a tea and biscuit break! £3 per session, FREE first session. Club woods available to use, just bring clean flat–soled footwear. Come along to any future session and give it a try!  (aim to arrive around 1.45 pm so we can source bowls for you) For more information contact Ian/Brenda on 01482 650157 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
If you think you may have a problem with alcohol which is costing you more than money, and want to stop drinking, you will be most welcome at the meeting at Cottingham Methodist Church (side entrance), every Friday night at 8pm. For more information call 01482-830083. Free-Confidential-Advice.

ALANON Meetings
Thursday evenings at Holy Cross Church, Carrington Ave Cottingham HU16 4DU. The meetings start at 7.30 pm until 9.00pm every Thursday evening, it is an open meeting for relatives or friends of the alcoholics and who are being severely affected by someone else’s alcoholism. This fellowship is an International one, there are  no .dues or fees for joining all new comers will be told that they will remain strictly anonymous and anything they share at the meeting would not be discussed elsewhere. Any further information on 01482 508231

Alternative Aquatics
Alternative Aquatics is a local charity and self-help group. We provide gentle exercise and relaxation for people with back pain and associated mobility problems, in wonderful warm water and a friendly atmosphere. We meet on Thursdays at 5-6 pm during term time, at the hydrotherapy pool at Frederick Holmes School on Inglemire Lane, Hull, and the cost is £39 per school term. We have a few places available so if you would like more information, or would like to come along for a free trial session, ring Karen on 01482 807072 or Ann on 572011.

St. Mary’s Church, Cottingham
St. Mary’s Coffee Shop is open daily Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 12 noon, in the Mark Kirby Hall (behind the Church) Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate all 60p (including biscuits). Please come and help us with our jigsaw puzzle. A warm welcome ensured.

Cottingham Rangers AFC
Cottingham Rangers AFC was founded in 1972 and is one of the biggest football clubs in the area. We have a total of 29 teams (19 Boy’s teams at under 7 to under 17 level, 1 Youth’s under 21’s team, 5 Girls teams at under 8’s to under 14’s level, 1 Men’s team, 1 Ladies team, 1 Veterans team and an Ability Counts team), as well as an academy for 4 to 6 year olds, a Wildcats Girl’s Footballing Centre and a Walking Football section for those of a more senior age! For more information please contact the Club Secretary, Dean Banyard on 01482 840924 or visit our website “www.cottinghamrangers.co.uk

Zion United Reformed Church, Hallgate
Every Thursday morning, term time. From 9.30 am to 11.30 am. Tea and Coffee are available and there is a book stall. It all takes place in the Church Hall, situated at the back of the Church, access by a passage at the side of the Church.

Play Badminton
On Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings at Cottingham High School, 8.00 pm until 9.30 pm during term time. Get Fit, Have Fun! £2.50 Adults; Students £1.00 per evening. For more information telephone Telephone Fiona/Steve on 01482 870906.

Fitmums & Friends Run, Walk
The club meets at the Blue Kangaroo, Finkle Street, Cottingham on Monday’s 9.30 am (term time only) and at  Cottingham Sports Centre KGV Pavilion, Wednesdays 7.00 pm. Suitable for men & women of all abilities.  www.fitmums.org.uk

Cottingham Bridge Club
Every Friday evening at the Darby and Joan Hall. Duplicate Bridge, for more information telephone 845873.

The Alzheimers Society
Hold a variety of Activity Groups and Memory Cafes for people with dementia, their families and carers. For more information please contact the Hull and East Riding Alzheimer’s Society on Tel 01482 211255.

Cottingham Cricket Club
‘The club provides cricketing activities and games for boys and girls from the age of 6. We run 4 Saturday sides, and teams at U9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19 and also Girls Teams. All new players of any ability are welcome. Training starts in January with Indoor Nets at Sirius Academy North for all age groups and Seniors on Wednesday evenings 6.00 pm till 8.00 pm and at Cottingham High School (Sports Hall), (tennis ball/kwick cricket ball) for ages 6-15, on Saturdays 12.30 pm till 2.30 pm till Easter. Summer training for Juniors is Friday evenings and Seniors is on a Wednesday. For more information and details contact Rob Rhodes on 842215. Or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Calligraphy, Quilling and Folk Art classes
Held during term times in Swanland on Wednesday afternoons; in Woodmansey on Thursday evenings and in Hessle on Friday mornings. Contact Jane Jenkins 01482 843721 for details.

The Cottingham Whist Club
Every Wednesday 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, in the Darby and Joan Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham. All welcome. For further information tel. 843253 - 07531 762593 or 473042.

Cottingham Food Bank
The Cottingham Food Bank will be open every Wednesday  and Saturday from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon, at the Zion and Newland United Reformed Church, Hallgate. Basic foods will be provided for a small donation to people who can demonstrate that they live in the area. Further information can be obtained by telephoning 845920.

Scottish Country Dance Club
We meet on Mondays in Arlington Hall, Cottingham, 7.30pm - 10.00 pm.  Everyone is welcome, beginners (for the first hour) and dancers with experience.  It’s a fun night with an RSCDS qualified teacher. For more information phone Lynne Brooks 840301 or Joyce Cochrane 871790. Your first night is free so come along and have a go!

Humberside Steppers Square Dance Club
We meet at the Marist Social Hall, 119 Cottingham Road, Hull on a Thursday evening from 7.30 pm. and are hoping to recruit some new members to our fun activity!! Everyone is welcome and get the first two weeks free entry. Please email Philip on This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information.

Hull Zingari
Hull Zingari Cricket Club (est 1896) will be holding indoor net sessions for junior and senior players and new players will be made very welcome. JUNIORS  Haltemprice Sports Centre, Springfield Way, Anlaby. 10 Sundays 6pm - 8pm starting February 12. £4 a session. Fully qualified ECB coaches in attendance. Hard ball and softball. Equipment can be provided. Ring Steve on 447568 to book a place. SENIORS Hymers College Sports Hall,Hymers Avenue,Hull. 9 Fridays 6.30pm - 8.30pm starting January 27. 3 sides playing weekend cricket in the York and District Senior Cricket League. Excellent playing and social facilities. If you are new to the area or looking to play in a higher grade of cricket then contact Ron Biggs (Hon Sec) on 571205 for details of how to join the City’s  longest established cricket club. www.hullzingari.play-cricket.com and on facebook and twitter

Cottingham Methodist Church hall, Hallgate
Classes restart Monday 7th January. Every Monday (Except Bank Holidays) - 1.30pm to 3.30pm New members welcome. All levels. Contact Ann on 07932 833578 for further details.
















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