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What's On Around Pateley Bridge

There’s always something going on in Pateley Bridge; with any active rural community comes a calendar of activity and celebration and Nidderdale is no different.

The Nidderdale AONB office organises a varied calendar of events themed around the exploration, preservation, enjoyment and appreciation of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Enjoy a guided walk that mixes the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales with fascinating stories behind how man has worked and shaped the landscape.

Hear experts share their knowledge of conservation or rare species and enjoy the chance to get hands on and involved in the work that goes into preserving the AONB.

The recent growth in cinema facilities in the rural communities has meant the village halls in Pateley Bridge and Darley regularly show films to sell out audiences. 

Experience a local cinema, run by and for the community, including a bar and considerably more character & atmosphere than your local multiscreen.

The Pateley Playhouse has a deservedly glowing reputation for its immersive productions of both classic and original works in their 72 seat theatre.

With typically three productions a year and guest performances, keep an eye out for unique theatre experiences in this historic setting.

Summer sees the Dale buzzing with events, from those steeped in tradition and history such as the Nidderdale Show, the last show in the agricultural calendar and a final hurrah for the farming community, to new but already popular events like the 1940s Weekend and the Nidderdale Art Trail which get everyone involved.

In September the Open Heritage days provide the rare chance to explore usually inaccessible remains of yesteryear, with guided tours revealing fascinating facts of some of Nidderdale’s most interesting buildings.

With regular book and craft fairs, flower festivals, cricket matches at the showground, live concerts in the band stand and unique local events such as the Middlesmoor Bell Festival which dates back to 1868 when six bells where given to Middlesmoor Church in Upper Nidderdale, you’ll find there’s always something going on in Pateley Bridge & Nidderdale.

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  1. Studfold's Buttercup and Bluebell Experience

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    Studfold's Buttercup and Bluebell Experience

    Type

    Family Event

    Pateley Bridge

    Enjoy Studfold's Award Winning Adventure Trail at this spectacular time of the year. There will be not a more beautiful and intriguing countryside experience for families with young children!

    Explore the 'Great Outdoors' and discover Studfold's Hidden secrets! The Adventure Trail will...

    Dates

    From:
    12 May 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
  2. Opening of new Art & Craft Gallery

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    Opening of new Art & Craft Gallery

    Type

    Exhibition

    Pateley Bridge

    Opening weekend of new Art and Craft Gallery in Nidderdale. Exhibition of original work by local artists and craftspeople.

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2018 To 29 May 2018
  3. Mindful Yoga at Brimham Rocks

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    Mindful Yoga at Brimham Rocks

    Type

    Active event

    Pateley Bridge

    In this Mindful Yoga class we will practise gentle Yoga postures and sequences to unwind tension from the body and improve flexibility and strength. We will use the breath to energise or relax and use the awareness of the body and breath to stay present.

    We will practise different Mindfulness...

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2018 To 28 May 2018
  4. Brimham Adventure at Brimham Rocks

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    Brimham Adventure at Brimham Rocks

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Pateley Bridge

    Do you feel lucky? Join the rangers for this lucky dip of activities. From making wild animal homes and den building to stick trails, what will be picked out of the hat?

    Meet at the car park

    Dates

    From:
    31 May 2018 To 31 May 2018
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    26 Jul 2018 To 26 Jul 2018
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    2 Aug 2018 To 2 Aug 2018
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    9 Aug 2018 To 9 Aug 2018
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    16 Aug 2018 To 16 Aug 2018
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    23 Aug 2018 To 23 Aug 2018
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    30 Aug 2018 To 30 Aug 2018
  5. Middlesmoor Bell Festival

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    Middlesmoor Bell Festival

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Pateley Bridge

    Come and celebrate the 150th year of the Middlesmoor Bell Festival which begins with a procession through the village at the top of Nidderdale at 1.45pm, led by the Summerbridge & Dacre Silver Band. Following a service at St. Chad's with guest preacher Reverend Canon Tony Shepherd, one of the...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Jun 2018 To 9 Jun 2018
  6. Family Funteering activities at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire.

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    Brimham Rocks Family Funteering

    Type

    Active event

    Pateley Bridge

    Try your hand at making flower prints, learn to make a campfire without leaving a trace behind, find out about the incredible craft properties of birch bark, spice up your salads with a bit of wood sorrel. Activities will be dependent on the season and changing from month to month - so feel free to...

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    From:
    10 Jun 2018 To 10 Jun 2018
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    15 Jul 2018 To 15 Jul 2018
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    12 Aug 2018 To 12 Aug 2018
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    9 Sep 2018 To 9 Sep 2018
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    14 Oct 2018 To 14 Oct 2018
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    11 Nov 2018 To 11 Nov 2018
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    9 Dec 2018 To 9 Dec 2018
  7. Geology Walk at Brimham Rocks

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    Geology Walk at Brimham Rocks

    Type

    Active event

    Pateley Bridge

    This is a treat for the geology enthusiast. Come along for the 90 minute walk to find out the detail about how Brimham came to be and get taken around the weird and wonderful rocks.

    Dates

    From:
    11 Jun 2018 To 11 Jun 2018
    From:
    25 Jun 2018 To 25 Jun 2018
  8. Bees and Pollinators

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    Bees and Pollinators

    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Pateley Bridge

    Join Steven Falk to learn about our amazing pollinators and their needs - you will never look at the countryside in the same way again!

    We will start with an indoor session and then spend the majority of the day in the field looking at insect habitat and improving basic ID skills. This is a real...

    Dates

    From:
    14 Jun 2018 To 14 Jun 2018
  9. NiddFest

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    NiddFest

    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Harrogate

    Nature and Literature come together in the glorious landscape of Upper Nidderdale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.  NiddFest is a unique, family-friendly festival, offering a weekend of inspiring talks and fun-packed outside events for nature lovers of all ages.  Create music from birdsong,...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Jun 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
  10. Niddfest: Talk by the Yorkshire Vet - Julian Norton

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    Niddfest: Talk by the Yorkshire Vet - Julian Norton

    Type

    Lecture

    Harrogate

    Join the star of Channel 5's brilliant The Yorkshire Vet, to hear stories of the ups and downs of a rural vet's life. Julian's TV career took off after working at the same Thirsk veterinary practice as Alf Wight, who wrote the autobiographical bestselling books under the pen name James Herriot. In...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Jun 2018 To 16 Jun 2018
  11. Niddfest: Talk by Piers Torday, author of 'There May be a Castle'

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    Niddfest: Talk by Piers Torday, author of 'There May be a Castle'

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    The Times calls him 'the new master of books for children'. Piers Torday is the best-selling author of The Last Wild (Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize) and The Dark Wild (Guardian Children's Fiction Prize). His latest novel, There May Be A Castle is another hit. Piers will be...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Jun 2018 To 16 Jun 2018
  12. Niddfest: 'Nidderdale Shivers' - talk by author Sam Enthoven

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    Niddfest: 'Nidderdale Shivers' - talk by author Sam Enthoven

    Type

    Family Event

    Pateley Bridge

    Sam Enthoven, the author of fantastical action thrillers is 'certifiably' committed to books that make young people want to read. His books Crawler and Tim Defender of the Earth feature vomiting bats and giant monsters, loved by young teens.

    As the shadows draw longer, join us deep in the woods...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Jun 2018 To 16 Jun 2018
  13. Niddfest: Foraging with Chris Bax

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    Niddfest: Foraging with Chris Bax

    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Harrogate

    Bear Grylls meets Gordon Ramsay?! Chris Bax takes you on a foraging adventure into Nidderdale's fields and hedgerows.

    Chris will guide you through the Nidderdale countryside pointing out plants and foliage that can be used for food or to make crafty things

    Dates

    From:
    16 Jun 2018 To 16 Jun 2018
    From:
    16 Jun 2018 To 16 Jun 2018
  14. Talk by Fiona Mozley, author of 'Elmet

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    Talk by Fiona Mozley, author of 'Elmet

    Type

    Lecture

    Pateley Bridge

    It sounds like a story straight from a Hollywood movie – a part-time bookseller catapulted from anonymity to literary stardom. Fiona Mozley secretly wrote her forceful first novel, Elmet, on her phone while commuting. She became the second youngest author to be shortlisted for the prestigious Man...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Jun 2018 To 16 Jun 2018
  15. Niddfest: Anna Greenwood talk about memories of life in Upper Nidderdale

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    Niddfest: Anna Greenwood talk about memories of life in Upper Nidderdale

    Type

    Heritage

    Harrogate

    What happens when the stories are lost? Anna Greenwood listened to some of the Upper Dale's oldest inhabitants to find out more about the people who call it home.

    Anna has stayed with beekeepers in Kenya, reindeer herders in Mongolia and stayed in Tibetan monasteries, but the Yorkshire traveller,...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Jun 2018 To 16 Jun 2018
  16. Niddfest: River Walk with author Helen Scales

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    Niddfest: River Walk with author Helen Scales

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Harrogate

    Join Helen for a stroll along the beautiful River Nidd in the company of Alice Crosby from the team at Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Find out about the secrets hidden below the surface of our local river and the array of wildlife that calls the river home.

    Dates

    From:
    16 Jun 2018 To 16 Jun 2018
  17. Niddfest: Talk by Helen Scales, author of 'The Eye of the Shoal'

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    Niddfest: Talk by Helen Scales, author of 'The Eye of the Shoal'

    Type

    Lecture

    Harrogate

    As a writer, marine biologist and broadcaster Helen's work combines a scuba diver's devotion to exploring the oceans, a scientist's nerdy attention to details, a conservationist's angst about the state of the planet, and a storyteller's fixation with words and ideas.

    Helen will be in conversation...

    Dates

    From:
    16 Jun 2018 To 16 Jun 2018
  18. Niddfest: Talk by Miriam Darlington author of 'Owl Sense'

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    Niddfest: Talk by Miriam Darlington author of 'Owl Sense'

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    Lecture

    Harrogate

    Author of the much loved Otter Country, Miriam Darlington, brings a 'sprinkling of enchantment' to NiddFest. Her acclaimed Owl Sense was picked by the Guardian as one of 2018's top nature books. A Sunday Times bestseller, it was serialised by BBC Radio as Book of the Week.

    Dates

    From:
    16 Jun 2018 To 16 Jun 2018
  19. Niddfest: Springwatch Unsprung – Behind the Scenes with Lyndsey Chapman

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    Niddfest: Springwatch Unsprung – Behind the Scenes with Lyndsey Chapman

    Type

    Lecture

    Pateley Bridge

    Fancy being the next Sir David Attenborough? Doing it for the girls, BBC presenter Lindsey Chapman co-presented the BBC's Big Blue UK with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Springwatch Unsprung with Chris Packham. Offering a glimpse behind the scenes filming with the BBC's Natural History Unit,...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jun 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
  20. Niddfest: Landscape Photography Workshop with Paul Harris

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    Niddfest: Landscape Photography Workshop with Paul Harris

    Type

    Workshop

    Pateley Bridge

    For photography enthusiasts, this workshop is not to be missed. Paul Harris began his career after studying documentary photography under Magnum photographer, David Hurn. His work has been published in major publications including the Sunday Times, BBC Countryfile Magazine and Geographical Magazine...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jun 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
  21. Niddfest: Family Woodland Workshop

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    Niddfest: Family Woodland Workshop

    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Pateley Bridge

    Embark on a forest adventure! Join us in the woods for a brilliant morning of building dens, animal tracking, wood whittling, fire lighting and much more.

    Liz Milner from Twigs n' Stix Forest School will be giving families the chance to come together for some 'deep' play in the woods, building on...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jun 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
  22. Niddfest: Bird Walk with Planet Birdsong

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    Niddfest: Bird Walk with Planet Birdsong

    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Pateley Bridge

    A guided bird walk with a difference – Peter Cowdrey from Planet Birdsong will be your guide to the amazing world of birdsong as the early morning light floods through Fishpond Wood.

    Peter Cowdrey won music scholarships to Winchester College and Trinity College Cambridge. After spending a...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jun 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
  23. Niddfest: Bees and Meadows Walk with Steven Falk

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    Niddfest: Bees and Meadows Walk with Steven Falk

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Pateley Bridge

    Get buzzing! Join Steven Falk, one of the UK's pre-eminent experts on bees, for a walk through Nidderdale's fields and meadows to see the story of pollinators unfold in front of your eyes. Discover hay meadow flowers and grasses, plus the many insects that live and feed among them.

    An artist,...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jun 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
  24. Fathers Day Gorge Walking

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    Fathers Day Gorge Walking

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Let your dad look up to you this fathers day...........As he abseils into our gorge walking experience.


    Lunch with the family is included
    in our glass floored events room.


    GORGE WALKING,
    BRIDGE ABSEIL
    ACTIVITY AND LUNCH
    £35pp


    SPECTATORS LUNCH
    AND VISITOR
    ATTRACTION £15pp


    SPECTATORS...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jun 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
  25. Niddfest: Steven Falk – Bees of Great Britain and Ireland

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    Niddfest: Steven Falk – Bees of Great Britain and Ireland

    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Pateley Bridge

    Imagine a world with no flowers, fruit, no chocolate, or coffee. All of these things are here thanks to the hard work of our bees, spreading pollen from flower to flower. But our native pollinators are in decline …We're all aware that bees are vital to the natural world, but how much do you really...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jun 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
  26. Niddfest: Talk by Rob Cowen author of 'Common Ground'

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    Niddfest: Talk by Rob Cowen author of 'Common Ground'

    Type

    Lecture

    Pateley Bridge

    The award-winning journalist and writer Rob Cowen shot to literary fame with his book Common Ground, the story of how he stumbled across a commonplace square mile of wood, meadow, hedge and river on the edge of Harrogate and, over the course of a year, how he learnt its extraordinary secrets.

    An...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jun 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
  27. Niddfest: Garden Design Workshop with Kit Peel and Helen Voisey

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    Niddfest: Garden Design Workshop with Kit Peel and Helen Voisey

    Type

    Gardens

    Pateley Bridge

    Are you looking to create your dream garden but don't know where to start? If you're wowed by the showstopper gardens on the Chelsea Flower Show, or fall in love with the transformations on TV shows from Monty Don to Alan Titchmarsh, this is your chance to start making your dream a reality.

    Don't...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jun 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
  28. Niddfest: 'What next for Nidderdale's birds?' talk by Richard Baines

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    Niddfest: 'What next for Nidderdale's birds?' talk by Richard Baines

    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Pateley Bridge

    Richard will bring his immense wildlife experience to talk about the current state of birdlife in Nidderdale and to look into the crystal ball to consider what the future may bring. Will Brexit be a disaster for the uplands or could this be the time for a new approach to agriculture and wildlife...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jun 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
  29. Father's Day at Studfold Adventure Trail

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    Father's Day at Studfold Adventure Trail

    Type

    Family Event

    Pateley Bridge

    Free admission to Father's and Grandad's when accompanying their children. Make a Father's day card.
    Enjoy Studfold's Award Winning Adventure Trail at this spectacular time of the year. There will be not a more beautiful and intriguing countryside experience for families with young children!...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jun 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
    From:
    17 Jun 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
    From:
    17 Jun 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
  30. Beneath Our Feet

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    Beneath Our Feet

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    "Come, take care, leave your fear up there..."

    For tens of thousands of years, people have ventured underground in order to experience something out of the ordinary: to take shelter, create, hide, escape, or do something they should not be doing. Join us as we gather for our own extraordinary...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Jun 2018 To 21 Jun 2018
  31. Studfold Fairy and Pixie Adventure

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    Studfold Fairy and Pixie Adventure

    Type

    Family Event

    Pateley Bridge

    A magical experience!
    Use your imagination to find the delightful tiny fairies and pixies that help make Studfold's Award Winning Adventure Trail a truly magical place. Dress up or put on Studfold's Fairy wings and Pixie hats make a Studfold Fairy and Pixie badge. Discover stories and explore 20+...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Jul 2018 To 2 Sep 2018
  32. Birchfield Maize Maze

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    Birchfield Maize Maze

    Pateley Bridge

    Corn Maze and Children's play area, with ice cream parlor and café.

    Dates

    From:
    26 Jul 2018 To 2 Sep 2018
  33. Pateley Bridge 1940's Weekend

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    Pateley Bridge 1940's Weekend

    Type

    Historic

    Pateley Bridge

    Pateley Bridge winds back the clock across the whole area taking you right back to 1940s and war time period. This fun 1940s themed weekend has lots going on for young and old alike in Pateley Bridge, this being the capital of Nidderdale set in the Yorkshire Dales and a designated Area of...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jul 2018 To 29 Jul 2018
  34. Bug Hunting at Studfold Adventure Trail

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    Bug Hunting at Studfold Adventure Trail

    Type

    Family Event

    Pateley Bridge

    Have an adventure and go bug hunting. Help will be at hand to aid with identification of the discoveries!
    Make a crazy bug in the activity barn. This event is part of the Flowers of the Dales Festival. For more information visit www.ydmt.org. Weather permitting!

    During your visit you will enjoy...

    Dates

    From:
    11 Aug 2018 To 11 Aug 2018
  35. Harrogate MG Show

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    Harrogate MG Show

    Type

    Charity

    Pateley Bridge

    Largest MG show in the North. Concours/condition MGs. Other marques welcome. Trade, refreshments etc.

    Dates

    From:
    12 Aug 2018 To 12 Aug 2018
  36. Nidderdale Show

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    Nidderdale Show

    Type

    Show / Display

    Pateley Bridge

    Nidderdale's Big Day Out is a classic and timeless event and includes many varied events such as sheep dog trials, a dog show, show jumping, livestock classes, cookery demonstrations, trade stands and an exhibtion cricket match.

    ‘Pateley Show’, as the Nidderdale Show is affectionately known,...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Sep 2018 To 24 Sep 2018
  37. Nidderdale Food & Drink Festival

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    Nidderdale Food & Drink Festival

    Type

    Food & Drink

    Pateley Bridge

    This first Nidderdale Food and Drink Festival is to be held on Saturday 28th October and will showcase the fantastic range of local produce the area has to offer.

    This FREE event will be held throughout Pateley Bridge starting at 9am and finishing at 5.30pm.

    Meet local talented people...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2018 To 27 Oct 2018

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