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Wednesday Social Club
Wednesday 25th April - Phillip Walker - Being British, in the small hall at the Darby & Joan Hall, at 2.00 p.m.

Cottingham Methodist Church, Hallgate
Friday 27th April - 6.40 pm for 7 pm - Free Film Night Refreshments and ices on sale.

St Michael’s Church, Skidby
Friday 27th April - 10.30 am - 12 noon. Coffee Morning - Come and join us for coffee, home made cakes and friendly chat. All proceeds towards the upkeep of the church.

St Michael’s Church, Skidby
Saturday 28th April - “Music for Springtime”  - a fund-raising concert performed by the Hallgate Camerata, Musical Director Julian Savory, at 7.30 pm. Entry £5, including refreshments. All proceeds towards the church tower repair fund.

Cottingham Men’s de Luda Society
Wednesday 2nd May - Mike Freeman - Life and Times of Humber Street, in the St. Mary’s Church Hall, Hallgate, starting at 2.00 pm.

Cottingham Ladies Circle
Thursday 3rd May - Dove House - Dan Clipson, to be held in the Darby & Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, at 2.30 pm.

East Yorkshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society
Thursday 3rd May - at 7.30 pm in Lund Village Hall, Latus Way, Lund YO25 9TF, Razban Chisu “Plants and Castles in Transylvania. Plants for Sale. Further information from Lois Scott 01482 494276.

The Skidby branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association
Thursday 3rd May - at 7-30pm for a silent auction followed by a bring and share supper.  All welcome.


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St Mary’s Church, Cottingham, Tower Tours
   Monday May 7th 11.00 am
   Monday May 28th 11.00 am
To book, contact Ian on 01482 848041

Cottingham Women’s Institute
Tuesday 8th May - WI Resolutions followed by Bumper Bring and Buy Sales Table, at 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon, in the Methodist Church Hall, Hallgate, Cottingham.

Cottingham Methodist Church Photography Group
We meet in Cottingham Methodist Church hall
   Tuesday 8th May 2018 - Twigmoor Wood - 6.30pm start
   Tuesday 22nd May 2018 - 7.30pm
   Tuesday 5th June 2018 - Far Ings, Barton - 6.30pm start
Interested in photography? Why not give our friendly group a visit? New members welcome. All levels. Contact for further details:- John on 842169 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Back Care Group
Tuesday 8th May - 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm doors open 1.30 pm. Rosie Dunn - Post-Doctoral Research Assisant, Hull Univerity. Everyone welcome. Refreshments available. Raffle. The Back Care Group meet at the 88 Saner Street, Hull,  from 1.30pm. Membership is £5 per annum or  £7.50p for a couple. NOTE NEW VENUE!

U3A
Thursday 10th May - Hillary Byers - Beverley Road,  Hull, Heritage and Future, at 2.00 pm in the hall at the Darby and Joan Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham.

The Arterian Singers
Saturday 12th May - Welcome you to come and join them for their SPRING MISCELLANY CONCERT at Cottingham Methodist Church on Saturday 12th May at 7.30pm. We will be singing a mixture of Folk Songs arranged by Copeland and Rutter plus other pieces. Julian Savory is our conductor and Caroline Blair is our accompanist Tickets cost £6.00 and can be purchased at the door include refreshments. We look forward to seeing you.

East Yorkshire Embroidery Society
Saturday 12th May - Lindsay Roberts ‘The Border Tart’, Tart’s Textile Travels, Indigo dyer and textile artist influenced by Islamic design. In the Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle Street at 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm (doors open 2.15 pm). £1.50 members; visitors £2.50. Tea/Coffee and biscuits included.

Swanland Show Plant Sale
Saturday May 12th. - The annual Plant Sale is held to raise funds towards the costs of putting on the Show. There will be bedding and vegetable plants along with a selection of shrubs and an excellent Cake table. It will be held from 9.00 am to 12 noon at 24 West End, Swanland.  Come early to this popular event.

Little Weighton Gardeners’ Club
Sunday 13th May - 7.30pm. Gardeners Club Plant Sale. Please bring plants. FOR SALE between 10.00 am and 12 noon. Buyers admitted at 2.00 pm. In the Little Weighton Village Hall, (more info from Mrs Campbell 01482 844461).

Cottingham Catholic Women’s League
Monday 14th May - Open Meeting in the Garden Room, Holy Cross Church, Carrington Avenue, Cottingham at 7.30 pm.

YPI Camera Club
Monday 14th May - (Chairman Ken Barker). Bring AV with a commentary. We meet on the second Monday of the month in the Darby & Joan Small Hall, Finkle St at 7:30pm. For more details & examples of our work see http://www.ypicc.uk/index.html. Each meeting will normally consist of viewing and critiquing any set subject or open subject AVs that members might bring. Work in progress or unfinished AVs that have hit a problem are always welcome too. This will normally be followed by a question and answer technical session. New members always welcome – just turn up.

The Arts Society: Hull and East Riding
Tuesday 15th May – Mr S Seligman: “Chatsworth & the Devonshire Collection, 1950 to Present Day”.  At 10.45 a.m. Willerby Manor Hotel (Pavilion Suite). Admission to this City of Culture event is by ticket only (non-members £5.00), available in advance from Membership Secretary, Margaret Ashley, tel. 01482 567574.

East Yorkshire Woodturners.
Tuesday May 15th, - 6.45pm: Demonstration by internationally renowned professional artistic woodturner Joey Richardson. Since 2014 Joey has demonstrated in America, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Belgium, Ireland, and throughout the UK. Meetings are every third Tuesday each month at Skidby Village Hall. Visitors are always welcome, whether woodturners, novices, or just interested. (No need to book - £3.50 on the door for guests).  For further information 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 website: eastyorkshirewoodturners.org.uk .

Hull and East Riding New Stitchers (H.E.N.S.)
Tuesday 15th May - Summer Sewing with Louise Walker, at the Newland Christian Centre, St. Johns Newland Church, Clough Road, Hull. Meeting 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 .

Cottingham Evening Townswomen’s Guild
Wednesday 16th May - Sheila Dixon - Victorian Census, at 7.30 pm in the Darby & Joan (Small Hall), Finkle Street. New members and visitors are always welcome

Cottingham Men’s de Luda Society
Wednesday 16th May - Dementia - Susie Bunton, in the St. Mary’s Church Hall, Hallgate, starting at 2.00 pm.

Beverley & East Riding Croquet Club
   Wednesday 16th May - 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
   Wednesday 6th June - 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
‘Free Taster Sessions at Beverley & East Riding Croquet Club, Rowley Manor, HU20 3XR. Come and try croquet for leisure or sport. All equpipment provided, wear flat shoes. Further details www.beverleycroquet.org.uk; OR come and join us for National Croquet Day at Norwood Park Sports Ground, Beverley, HU17 9HT, 2-4pm on Sunday 13 May. All welcome.’

Cottingham Ladies Circle
Thursday 17th May - Day Outing. Yorkshire Lavender and Castle Howard.

Cottingham Green Women’s Institute Evenings
Thursday 17th May - Tax, Care and Toy Boys -  Co-op Estate Planning. Competition: Money Box, held in the Darby and Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham, at 7.30 p.m., second Thursday of each month.

Hull Macular Society Support Group
Friday 18th May - Special meeting for all members This will be  Clive Skinner’s last meeting as chairman so very sad. The guest speaker is Paul Bush from Hull Guide Dogs talking about My Guide helping blind and partially sighted people to get out and about . The meeting is held at HERIB Beverley Road Hull 10.30 am until 12.15 pm for more information contact Clive on 01482 656714.

Inland Waterways Association
Friday 18th May - A Cuckoo in the Curriculum - a talk by Bob Watson. From 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Hallgate. All welcome.

Wolds Lacemakers
Saturday 19th May 2018 - Free Beginners Workshop & Exhibition of Wedding Lace at 10.30am and 12.15pm  also  1.30pm and 3.15pm. Join us for as much of the workshop session as you choose. The longer you stay the more lace you can make. Take your finished lace home. Learn the basic stitches of bobbin lace. If you are aged 5 or more you can learn to make bobbin lace. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) One to one help is available. Watch Lacemakers at work Day Visitor Entry  10.00 am - 4.00 pm. Cost of £4.00 for Non member. Entry also includes: ‘ Knitted Lace’ Workshop. Tea and Coffee  available. The Marist Hall, Church and Parish House, 119 Cottingham Road, Kingston-upon-Hull HU5 2DH.

The Friends of Thwaite Gardens
Sunday 20th May - Are holding their annual open day from 11am to 4pm, Thwaite Gardens, Thwaite Street, Cottingham.  Tree Walks, led by John Killingbeck, 11.30 and 2pm.  Plant stall.  Refreshments.  Tombola. The ‘All for One Choir’ directed by Helen Garnett (semi finalist on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and judge on ‘All Together Now’) will be singing from approximately 1pm to 1.30pm and weather permitting there may be a second performance at approximately 3pm. Admission is FREE for members (membership cards must be shown) and £3 for non-members (under 16,s free, accompanied by an adult)

East Riding Flower Club
Monday 21st May - 11.00 a.m. The meeting will take the form of a practice when members will be asked to make an arrangement entitled ‘By the Seashore’. Then at 2.00 pm Paul Schofield will be talking to us about ‘Beverley Guilds and Crafts’. There will also be a plant stall at this meeting. In the Cottingham Civic Hall.

Wednesday Social Club
Wednesday 23rd May - Quiz, in the small hall at the Darby & Joan Hall, at 2.00 p.m.

Cottingham Methodist Church, Hallgate
Friday 25th May 2018 Free Film Night - 6.40 for 7pm. Refreshments including ices on sale.


Music Time - Pre-school Music Group
Come & join our fun music group for children aged 0-4 years. Cottingham Civic Hall, Monday 9.30 am & 10.30 am sessions during term time. First session FREE, £3.75 thereafter, paid per term. For more information call Dean on 07947 817556 or go to www.music-time.org.

Activities for Under 5s
ArchaeoTots at Southburn Archaeological Museum, Driffield.
Free drop-in sessions for children under 5 to enjoy age appropriate toys and activities with their carers, linked to times past. Tea, coffee, changing facilities and easy parking are available. 10 - 12 a.m. on 3rd Tuesday of each month, for themed fun in a safe and stimulating environment.
May 15th - “clothes”
June 19th - “food and farming”.
Call 07410 441408 for details. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

St Mary’s Church Cottingham - “Storytime in the Space”
Bible Stories with a twist, every Tuesday in term time straight after school. Aimed at primary school children of all faiths or none. Parents and carers you are invited to bring your children along and join in the fun. Refreshments provided. Younger siblings welcome.

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 Beryl on 01482 353547.

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 25 teams (17 Boy’s teams at under 7 to under 19 level, 4 Girl’s teams at under 10, 12 14 and 16 level, 1 Men’s teams, 1 Veterans teams and 2 Ability Counts teams), as well as an academy for 4 to 7 year olds 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; Fridays 6.15 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.

Hull and East Yorkshire Happiness Group
Everyone could do with a bit extra Happiness in their life. To find out how, join us for lots of laughter, the company of diverse but like-minded people (and cake) at Pearl’s Place on Hallgate, Cottingham on the SECOND Thursday each month at 6pm to 8.00 pm. No Charge. Contact: Pam 07966 091513 heyhappinessgroup.weebly.com

Cottingham Food Bank
The Cottingham Food Bank will be open every Wednesday from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, and Saturdays from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, 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!

Loudhailer Acoustic
All welcome to Loudhailer Acoustic,  a friendly welcoming all acoustic open mic night of music and spoken word, with a great attentive audience. Expect a fabulous range of acoustic music, quality song writing and some familiar classics from a host of different performers. The Back Room in Cottingham on the first Thursday of every month. Doors are 7.00 p.m. music at 7.30 p.m.  £2 entry. For more information visit http://loudhailer.net/loudhailer-acoustic-nights/

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

East Yorkshire Climbing and Mountaineering Club
To all climbers, mountaineers and hillwalkers in the Hull and East Yorks area - We are a friendly club based in Hull and East Yorks area. The climbers meet at Rock City in Hull every Tuesday evening in the winter and outdoors in the summer. We have monthly weekend meets to the Dales, Lake District and Scotland. All abilities are welcome to come and try us out. We have just launched our new website and are currently recruiting new members. Check us out at www.eycmc.org and our meet up site is www.meetup.com/East-Yorkshire-Climbing-Mountaineering-Club/

Cottingham Methodist Church hall, Hallgate
Card making class held every Monday (Except Bank Holidays) Classes restart Monday 8th January 2018 - 1.30pm - 3.30pm. All levels welcome. Contact for further details - Ann on 07932833578.

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 Methodist Church on Hallgate, Cottingham on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. We present three 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. 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 Maria or Alan Tel 442758) .


The deadline for entries in the June 2018 “What’s On” section, is no later than the 19th May 2018.