Two live events are presently planned for the Village Hall in Bishop Burton in the Autumn of 2021.

The first is a live performance by Hilary James and Simon Mayor plus a 2-course home-cooked meal and licensed bar. 

The second is a performance by Other Lives Productions of Nick Darke's comic drama The Catch. It starts at 7.30 pm on Friday 22nd October 2021.

The Catch - 22nd October

The CatchOn Friday 22nd October the Village Hall will host the Other lives production of The Catch with tea/coffee and of course home made cakes at the interval.  Tickets at £10 are obtainable from 01482 862752 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Covid permitting, OLP plan a tour this autumn of another Nick Darke play called The Catch. It is a comedy set in Padstow in which two fishermen, suffering the effects of the new quota system, are wondering how to supplement their income and decide to go in for a little extra-curricular smuggling. The dodgy local character with whom they are dealing is playing a double game with them, and also with the daughter of one of the fishermen.

Although the play is a comedy, topically post-Brexit it raises interesting issues about concerns and challenges faced by fishermen who feel that they have again been let down despite all the pre-Brexit talk of protecting them. It also raises issues about sustainability in the environment. Jane, Nick Darke’s widow, is fully supportive of this revival.

Mayor and James - 9th October

Hilary James and Simon Mayor plus a 2-course home-cooked meal and licensed bar. BOOK EARLY (Call Jan on 01964 552364) TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AND RESERVE YOUR PLACE. Artists’ website:

This popular, world-class duo bring a unique combination of Simon Mayor’s humour and virtuosity and Hilary James’ “honey dripping voice”... not to mention her enormous mandobass! But it’s probably the diversity of their repertoire that surprises people most: from folksongs to blues, Berlioz, classical mandolin show-stoppers, swing fiddle and some of their own notorious comic songs.