Husthwaite has a lively community spirit and the Village Hall has a special atmosphere.
The hall is the venue for many of the community's social activities, and we welcome visitors to all of these. We are home to the Scottish Dancers, the Gardening Club and the Local History Society. The village Youth Club is based at the Hall.
The Village Hall Committee runs a calendar of activities. Some of these are purely social occasions, drawing interested people together to use the hall and have fun. We have an annual Treasure Hunt in June, for example and three times a year Elphin Drift takes place. These are evenings if widely varying entertainment put on by talented local performers but they have attracted widespread interest and the microphone is taken by wonderfully accomplished musicians from all over the country.
Occasionally we put on activities aimed at adding some fund-raising clout. We have had three pantomimes, a village play and an annual Christmas occasion, for example. The Scottish Dancers have their Burns Night and the church has had some successful Hoe Downs. For details of this year's events, click our calendar.
Village people and visitors hire the hall for private parties.
We are happy to receive touring groups. You will find you are welcomed with warmth and curiosity by a responsive audience including children and teenagers as well as the rest of us. North Country Theatre brought 'Home on the Range' and 'Blood Wedding in Wensleydale'. Badapple Theatre Company came here with 'A Yorkshire Christmas Carol'. All three played to pached houses.
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