What’s on

Scarth Hall hosts a wide range of events, open to everyone. Just add your name to our mailing list (via contact us) to keep up-to-date with all upcoming events.

See the Scarth Hall Film Shows web page for upcoming film and family events, and Scarth Hall Live for a list of our Open Mic Nights and other live music events. Our facebook page Staindrop Scarth Hall Live has reviews and photos!

See Regular events for weekly and monthly classes and activities.


Thursday 1 March: iTeaTime Internet Café, 10.00 am – 11.00 am. Volunteer Wendi offers free, friendly help with any aspect of your mobile ‘phone, laptop, digital camera, email, internet, online shopping, wordprocessing, printing etc – complete beginners welcome! You don’t need to own a laptop or tablet – we provide these in the Scarth Hall IT suite. Volunteer Emma is also available to offer help and advice to community organisations and small businesses about using social media.

Email scarthhallmedia@gmail.com to enquire, or just drop in.

Thursday 8 March: Scarth Hall AGM, 7.00 pm in the Training Room (upstairs) at Scarth Hall. This is an open meeting and anyone is welcome to attend. 2018  is a landmark year for Scarth Hall as we are changing from an unincorporated charity to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). This change will enable the charity to act more effectively and professionally, working to a new governing document and with a new charity number (1176610).

Scarth Hall is a busy, vibrant community hub for Staindrop and the surrounding area and we’re looking for new trustees to join the team (closing date for nomination of Trustees is Monday 26 February 2018).

Why become a Scarth Hall Trustee?  Although the role of trustee is a voluntary one with no remuneration, people become trustees for a variety of reasons. Perhaps your village hall means something to you; you want to be involved in something worthwhile; you want to add skills to your CV such as working in a team or helping to run a (not for profit) business.

What does being a trustee involve? The trustees of a charity are the people who, under the charity’s governing document, are responsible for the strategic direction and management of the charity. In addition, the trustees of a small charity like Scarth Hall take on much of the day-to-day running of the Hall with the help of other (non-trustee) volunteers, and part-time staff. Previous experience as a trustee is not necessary as we provide an induction and offer support throughout your time as a Scarth Hall Trustee.

Treasurer vacancy: Scarth Hall has an upcoming vacancy for a Treasurer and we welcome enquiries about this interesting and important role.

Any queries please contact Mike Wylie, Secretary, on 01833 660802 or email wyliemg@sky.com.

Saturday 10 March: iTeaTime Internet Café, 10.00 am – 11.00 am. See 1 March.

Sunday 11 March: Comedy night – Alun Cochrane. Presented by Funny Way To Be. Doors & bar 7.00 pm, show starts 8.00 pm.  Tickets from Staindrop Post Office or 01833 650930 or online from Ticketsource.

Saturday 24 March: Rob Heron & the Tea pad Orchestra brought to Scarth Hall by Highlights Rural Touring. Doors & bar 7.00 pm, show starts 8.00 pm. Tickets are available now online from Ticketsource and will be available from Staindrop Post Office from early February.  The Tea Pad Orchestra sound draws on influences from Bob Wills to Django Reinhardt, George Jones to Cab Calloway – yet ultimately sounds like nobody else, that North Eastern Swing style that’s utterly their own.

Saturday 24 March: Calligraphy workshop 10.00 am – 3.00 pm. Calligraphy is the gentle art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a brush or pen – why not give it a try? £5 per person, all materials provided, no experience needed. The session is  now FULL but Yvonne’s keeping a reserve list – email yvonnemacdonald1@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday 14 April: Spring Fair 12.00 noon onwards. Why not sell your crafts, home made goods or bric a brac? Book a table for only £10. Doors open at 12.00 noon with refreshments served by Staindrop WI.  To reserve a sales table contact Yvonne (07769 709950) or Sandra (01833 660554).

Friday 18 May: Cheese & wine evening with local artisan cheesemakers and fine wines.

Saturday 23 June: Gin Festival – Staindrop’s first!

Saturday 14 July: Staindrop Carnival refreshments – served in Scarth Hall

Saturday 21 July: Jez Lowe solo concert

Saturday 8 September: Last Night of the Proms event

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 September: Staindrop Beer & Music Festival

Friday 26 October: Hot Club du Nord gypsy/swing jazz quartet

Monday 31 December: New Year’s Eve party