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We host a variety of artistic and community themed regular activities, for the young, senior and in-between. Some information about what we have on offer is provided below. If you would like further information or would like to join in, please get in touch with the given contact. If no contact details are shown please contact us or just pop along to the next meeting. We also host our local branch of the U3A, for more information about what they offer please visit their website.

  • Monday

    • Singing for Pleasure

      The group meets every two weeks on a Monday, 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm.

      There are no auditions and it does not matter if you can't sing! "We just want to have fun and sing popular songs". There is no pressure or competitions, so it suits everyone!

      Cost £2.50 per session.

    • Wensleydale Camera Club

      The club meets every Monday at 7.15 pm from September through until March.

      The Wensleydale Camera Club was founded in 1957 and is still going as strong today. We are a happy, friendly club with a wide range of members from old to young and always ready to welcome new members. Our club has beginners and experienced photographers so we like to offer a wide range of evenings / trips out that will be enjoyable and informative to all.

      Annual Single (New Members) £25, Annual Single £40, Annual Family £54, Annual Junior £12, Visitors £3.per meeting

      If you would like more information, please contact mjkentish@gmail.com  Website:www.wensleydalecameraclub.co.uk

    • Tai Chi

      For information about the availability of these classes please call the Centre on 01969 624510

  • Tuesday

    • Tuesday Club

      An exciting venture aimed at providing a place for local people to meet and talk. The purpose of the club is to provide friendship, entertainment and social activities for everyone who comes along.

      The Tuesday Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. If you need transport we will collect you from home, or a convenient stop off point and bring you to The Old School House in Leyburn for 2.00 pm. There you will spend a pleasant afternoon socialising and taking part in the activities and all for just £4 for the afternoon.

      After a light meal we will take you back home around 5.00 pm. We would love to see you at every event but there is no obligation to attend every fortnight. If you would feel more comfortable being accompanied by a friend then bring them along as well, all will be welcome.

      If you want to know more about this exciting  venture, or wish to book your place and transport please ring 01969 624510 and talk it over with the friendly staff at The Old School House.

      The Tuesday Club is also working with the Moors and Dales Community Connect Service. This service is provided by the Red Cross and aims to improve people’s well being, independence and quality of life by connecting them to local activities such as the Tuesday Club.

      To find out more about the Moors and Dales Community Connect Service see the Yorkshire page of the British Red Cross

    • Probus

      Provides the opportunity for retired men to meet twice a month, socialise and listen to talks. Held first and third Tuesday in the month 10.00 to 12.00 am. We normally gather from about 10am onwards for a cup of coffee, chat and a biscuit. The formal part of the meeting starts at 10:30 and a bit of administrative business is followed by a talk on some interesting topic or other. The meeting finishes at 12 noon.

      For more information contact:   Tony Rossiter 01969 663510 . Website: leyburnanddistrictprobus.co.uk.

  • Wednesday

    • Walking Group

      The walking group meets every Wednesday at The Old School House at 10.00 am sharp.

      Enjoy a pleasant, relaxing local walk in the beautiful Dales countryside with friendly people then have a nice drink in the cafe.

      Just £2, including a drink.

    • Book Club

      Meets the second Wednesday of each month. 2.30 to 3:30 pm.

      Why not join this friendly group, just £1.50 per meeting.

      Book Choices:

      September - 'A Man called Ove' [Fredrik Backmann]
      October - 'The Kashmir Shawl' [Rosie Thomas]
      November - 'Do No Harm' [Henry Marsh]
      December - ' A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding' [ Jackie Copleton]
      January - 'The Blind Assassin' [Margaret Atwood]

    • Slimming World

      Meet every Wednesday  9am: 5.30pm : 7.30 pm.

      Slimming World's highly effective approach to weight loss is empowering and enabling. Our support – online and in group – is based on a deep understanding of how you feel and a passionate desire to help you achieve your personal weight loss goals – and maintain them for life!

      Call Annette on 07879559336 or visit slimmingworld.com.

    • Easy Does It

      Wednesdays 1.30 - 2.30 pm.

      Gentle effective exercise to music for men and women over 60: Seated or standing to improve posture, balance, joint mobility, coordination and strength. Free refreshments after the session.

      Contact Sue for details 01677 470690

  • Thursday

    • Adult Tap Dance Beginners 2 - 3pm

      Membership is £25 per season and £5 per session.

      For further details and to register a place, please contact Janet Seymour LRAD - 01748 884677 or 07971 282566 - Website: swaledaledance

    • The Dales Youth Pop & Show Choir

      Starts Thursday 7th Sept; every Thursday 6pm to 7pm (During term time)

      We welcome singers aged 8 to 14 of all abilities, you just need to have lots of enthusiasm! For more information call Debbie on 07789 071425 or visit our Facebook Page.

      £3 per week

    • The Dales Community Pop & Show Choir

      Every Thursday 7.45 pm to 9.15 pm (During term time)

      Come along and join our choir. We are a relaxed singing group enjoying pop music and upbeat show tunes. We welcome singers of all abilities, you just need to have lots of enthusiasm! For more information call Debbie on 07789 071425 or visit our Facebook Page.

      £2.50 per week

    • Portrait Artists Group

      The Portrait Painters meet every other Thursday 10.30 to 12.30 pm. with a Summer and Christmas break making two seasons.

      Total membership is around 10 with an average of 6 attendees, painting or drawing two sitters at each session. [There is no teaching]

      Sitters always welcome and will be paid £15 per session.

      If you would like to join or be a sitter please contact Ed Hullah by email: edhullah@btinternet.com

  • Friday

    • None

      There are currently no regular groups on a Friday

  • Saturday

    • Janet Seymour's School of Theatre Dance

      11.00am Pre-Primary Ballet [stage 1 ]

      11.45am Bronze Jazz

      12.30pm Grade 1 Ballet

      1.15 pm - Primary Ballet

      2.00 pm - Pre-Primary Ballet [ stage 2 ]

      2.45 pm - Grade 3 Modern

      3.30 pm - Grade 2 Tap

      4.15 pm - Adult Tap [ Level 2 ]

      For further details and to register a place, please contact Janet Seymour LRAD - 01748 884677 or 07971 282566 - Website: swaledaledance

  • Sunday

    • None

      The Centre is closed on a Sunday