The meeting of the Menston Business Association, scheduled for 26 February, has been postponed – new date to be confirmed – until Chair Christine North has recovered sufficiently from recent surgery.
We all wish Christine a rapid recovery.
Troupe of dancers from the regular Menston ballet/dancing classes at Kirklands, performing for the first time in the Menston pantomime. Details of classes under ‘Events’
Still time to see the panto
Opening night for this year’s panto was last night – Thursday – but there are still three opportunities to take in this Menston tradition. Staged by Menston Thespians, there are performances at 7.15pm on Friday and Saturday and a 2.00pm matinee on Saturday.
It’s at the Kirklands Community Centre. Tickets are £8, children £6, available by phoning 01943 872016 or 01943874855
WW1 battlefields tour
There are still a few places left on the Menston tour of the WW1 battlefields in September. For six days from 13 to 18 September, there will be specialist guides and participants will be staying at the Novotel Ypres, a few minutes walk from the Menin Gate. The cost of the tour is £499, a £50 deposit being required at booking. To book or for more information contact either Judith Knaggs (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dale Smith (email@example.com).
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A foretaste of what is to come in the Menston panto (at the Kirklands Community Centre in March), which this year is Aladdin. Dancing in the 2015 show is to be choreographed by the teacher who has been turning Menston youngsters into superb dancers for the past 20 years at Kirklands – Stephanie Clements of Bradford Theatre Arts. Make sure you get your tickets early – it’s always a sell out.
The picture and short video clips here are a little bit of Christmas from some talented Menston pupils who, along with other Bradford Theatre Arts dance pupils from other parts of Bradford, presented a wonderful show based on the Charles Dickens favourite A Christmas Carol at the New Bradford Playhouse at the end of last week. Here’s a taster.
A joyful Christmas dance
Talented Menston dance pupils
More clips and pictures from the show will be posted on grumpytyke’s personal blog sometime over the holiday period.
Another Christmas present?
Another late Menston Christmas present idea to add to the list in the previous post, suggested by Cllr Dale Smith.
A reprint of a booklet by Michael Ayrton recalling the days of White’s Laundry, another valuable part of Menston history. It’s available from Village News at £15.
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