Friday 14 April, 2023

The Secret Benefits of Beer with special guest Sir Paul Nurse

To Be Confirmed, 7 Little Market Place, Masham HG4 4DY
19:00 - 23:59

The Secret Benefits of Beer with special guest Sir Paul Nurse

Venue: Masham (secret location TBC)
Date: 14th April 2023
Time: Evening (exact time TBC)
Tickets: Not yet available

Enjoy dinner and a talk on brewing by the famous brewer and founder of Black Sheep, Paul Theakston and hear from the highly acclaimed Nobel Prize winner, Sir Paul Nurse who uncovers the hidden benefits of yeast as he explains how he used it to develop ground breaking research on cancerous cells.

Sir Paul Nurse (above) was nominated for the Royal Society which reads: “Distinguished for his studies of genes, which regulate the cell cycle in fission yeast and higher organisms. He developed techniques for transformation, gene replacement and expression vectors in the fission yeast S. pombe. He identified two major controls in the cell cycle and he cloned and characterised genes involved in commitment to DNA synthesis or mitosis notably the ‘start’ gene cdc 2. He showed that cdc 2 encodes a protein kinase which is potentially regulated by phosphorylation. He identified, cloned and sequenced the human equivalent of cdc 2 and showed that its sequence is extensively conserved from yeasts to man. Together with Maller and Lohka, he has now shown that purified preparations of the vertebrate cell-cycle regulator ‘maturation promoting factor’ contain the product encoded by the cdc 2 homologue.”

Paul has received over 70 honorary degrees and fellowships including those from universities where he was trained – Birmingham, East Anglia, Edinburgh and Sussex – as well as Oxford and Cambridge. He is also a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and of the British Academy.

Paul Theakston (above) took a daring leap into the unknown in 1992. As a fifth generation brewer of his family company, he chose to leave T&R Theakstons following its sale to a national brewery. Instead, he chose to champion independent brewing in Yorkshire and built his own brewery in the very same town, Masham.

Set in an old maltings overlooking the town, the brewery was built using brewing kit sourced from old breweries plus a lot of heart and soul.  The very same equipment is still used to this day, brewing some of your favourite Black Sheep beers that are available across the nation.

Our award-winning range of beers is an eclectic mix of classic and modern styles as we continue to champion innovation whilst staying true to our traditional roots.

We brew beer in cask, keg, bottle, can and mini-keg and constantly strive to create beers that excite our drinkers. In what is today a very different brewing industry to what it once was, we fully embrace what is an exciting, dynamic and diverse world and will continue to do what we love. Brew great beer. Today, Black Sheep continues to champion its independence and remains with Paul Theakston’s family with his sons Rob and Jo playing key roles in the brewery’s daily operations. In 2018, Paul stepped down from the board to take up his ambassadorial role as the founder of Black Sheep and remains a vital part of the company.

www.blacksheepbrewery.com/our-story/the-story

More details coming soon.

Funds raised to go towards the purchase of Mashamshire Community Office.

Thank you to all our volunteers and our many supporters: www.visitmasham.com/our-supporters

Mashamshire Community Office are currently raising funds to purchase the building that they have operated from for the past 20 years. Find out how more about their progress here: www.visitmasham.com/securing-our-future-fundraising-to-purchase-the-building

For more information contact:

Mashamshire Community Office
Tel: 01765 680200
Email: info@visitmasham.com

Monday 8 May, 2023

Masham Family Fun Day & Cow Pat Competition

Masham Sports Association Football Field, 5 The Avenue, Masham, Ripon HG4 4DS
12:00 - 17:00

Masham Family Fun Day

Venue: Masham Sports Association Football Field
Date: 8th May 2023
Time: Afternoon (exact time TBC)
Tickets: Cow Pat Competition tickets available from Mashamshire Community Office, tel: 01765 680200

In line with the Coronation celebrations, we’re planning a family fun day involving:

  • Kids sports activities
  • “Try a Sport” – Masham Sports Association are offering an afternoon of taster sessions including cricket, quoits, bowls and more!
  • Car boot sale
  • Cow pat competition where up to £2,000 is up for grabs! Yes that’s right, Mashamshire Community Office are selling tickets for 1m2 sections of grass and the owner of the square the first cow chooses to poo on wins £2,000!

Buy your ticket now from the Community Office to be in with a change of winning!

Cow Pat Competition Rules

More details coming soon.

Funds raised to go towards the purchase of Mashamshire Community Office.

Thank you to all our volunteers and our many supporters: www.visitmasham.com/our-supporters

Mashamshire Community Office are currently raising funds to purchase the building that they have operated from for the past 20 years. Find out how more about their progress here: www.visitmasham.com/securing-our-future-fundraising-to-purchase-the-building

For more information contact:

Mashamshire Community Office
Tel: 01765 680200
Email: info@visitmasham.com