What’s on in Pocklington and the surrounding area

Pocklington hosts many annual and one off events that are attended by both local residents and visitors from further afield. Popular annual events include the Pocklington Rugby 7’s, the Flying Man Festival, Pocklington Summer Fair, bonfire & fireworks display and a Christmas market to name a few.

All upcoming events organised by Pocklington Town Council are listed on this page as well as events hosted by local clubs and societies.

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Wild About Stoats & Weasels : An Artists’ Prospective

Start date: June 15, 2019

End date: July 7, 2019

Time: 10:30 - 16:30

Location: The Robert Fuller Gallery Thixendale North Yorkshire YO17 9LS

Find out all about the secret lives of stoats and weasels at this fascinating wildlife art exhibition. A comprehensive collection of fine art paintings, photographs and short films, this event challenges everything you thought you knew about Britain’s most secretive mammals.

Artist Robert E Fuller, whose intense stoat studies are due to feature on TV in a new BBC Natural World Series, devoted five years to following the daily lives of wild weasels and stoats in his Yorkshire garden.

His new paintings feature weasel kits tumbling in play and stoat mothers gently tending to their young. Displayed alongside photographs and rare footage filmed inside their nests, the event defies common misconceptions about these little understood mammals.

Small, swift and deeply secretive, stoats and weasels have a reputation for cunning brutality. But until now, no one has actually studied their behaviour in any detail.

Robert Fuller deployed more than 60 surveillance cameras in his garden, getting to know six generations of the same stoat family. His discoveries reveal the extent of their tenacity as hunters whilst at the same time uncovering the cuddlier side to these remarkable mammals.

The exhibition includes live cameras offering visitors a direct view of weasels and stoats as they clamber over dry stone walls and disappear into their underground nests.

There will also be screens displaying the best of Robert’s footage; including films of stoats swimming with the competence of mini-otters in tiny ponds!

Storyboards detailing the story behind this fascinating research project and introducing visitors to the individual stoat and weasel characters will also be on display.

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Classic Car Rally

Date: August 24, 2019

Time: 10.00 - 15.00

Location: West Green

Community Bonfire

Date: November 5, 2019

Location: West Green, Pocklington, York, YO42 2NJ

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Getting Here

Pocklington is situated 12 miles east of York and 20 miles west of Hull. It is easily accessible from the A1079 linking York and Hull. If coming from further afield, the closest train station, airport and Ferry terminal are all within a one hour journey by car. CLICK HERE for more information.

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