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Events at the Meeting House

On a blistering August bank holiday Sunday a packed Meeting House were wowed by a thrilling performance of chamber music by exceptionally talented young people taking part in the Vacation Chamber Orchestras’ summer school.  The recital opened with an electrifying rendition of the first movement from Mendelssohn’s Octet in E flat for strings and closed in like vein with the Scherzo from Schubert’s Octet in F for strings, clarinet, bassoon and horn.  In between, we were treated to a wide variety of chamber music in classical and contemporary style by the 30 young people involved.  Proceeds from the retiring collection, which exceeded £270, were shared between VaCO and Airton Friends Meeting.

We’re happy to announce the rescheduled date for the Library Theatre Touring Company’s production of two ‘Talking Heads’ by Alan Bennett.  On Saturday 28th September, 7.30pm, LTTC’s Debbie Cook will perform ‘Bed Among The Lentils’ and the ever popular ‘A Lady of Letters’.  Tickets are on sale via Eventbrite at £10 or £7 concessions, plus eventbrite’s processing fees – or reserve by contacting us directly.

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‘Young Friends’ Reunion

Airton Friends Meeting hosted many a visit by Young Friends from Yorkshire and beyond from 1950s to 1990s.  This year we’re inviting alumni of these weekends and holidays to a reunion, on Saturday 28th September.  There’s still plenty of time to register your interest!  See the full story here.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Sustainable Development Fund

Airton Friends Meeting is grateful for the support of the YDNP Sustainable Development Fund in assisting with the recent purchase of our piano, making it possible to present a varied and exciting series of events this year.  If you would like to hold an event making use of the piano, get in touch with the Friend in Residence.

‘Simple Christmas’

Looking for somewhere to enjoy a quieter, simpler but sociable Christmas in good company, away from commercial razmatazz and over-consumption?  This year, Airton Friends Meeting are offering a ‘simple Christmas’ in the form of a semi-facilitated retreat, with shared meals, guided walks and space for creative pursuits or other individual activities.  The retreat runs between 24th and 28th December and is open to anyone.  Accommodation is in our comfortable mixed dormitory* and all food will be vegetarian (other dietary requirements e.g. vegan/gf/nut free available).

Price for four nights including all meals £137.  Places are limited: book early to avoid disappointment.  Contact us for further information / questions.
*limited segregated sleeping arrangements possible – enquire for details.