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Ryedale Festival returns to Slingsby 16 July

For the first time in two decades Slingsby will host a concert as part of the renowned Ryedale Festival, which this year runs from 13 to 29 July.

The concert will be given by the acclaimed harpsichord player (and BBC New Generation Artist) Mahan Esfahani and will take place on Monday 16th July at 11 am in All Saints Church. The programme includes dance-based music from three centuries (Gibbons, Bach, Della Ciaja).

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear a world-class musician in Slingsby!

For details of all events, bookings, membership, and how to download or request a brochure, follow the link to the Ryedale Festival Website: http://www.ryedalefestival.co.uk/

“Nothing could have prepared me for the brilliance and artistry of Mahan Esfahani” (Keyboard Magazine)

Slingsby Scarecrow Weekend 2012

Commencing at 12 noon on Saturday, 5th May Scarecrows will be on display around the village raising funds for the Friends of Slingsby School. In recent years over 30 scarecrows have been entered into the annual competition.

Trails are available for £1 from Robin Hood Caravan Park, Tony’s Village Shop and Slingsby School Reading Rooms from 12noon on Saturday 5th May until 4pm on Monday, 7th May.

There will be a prize draw for all those that vote for the winner of the scarecrow competition so you could win a £20 voucher just for voting for your favourite scarecrow.

UPDATE: Check here for the 2013 Scarecrow Trail in Slingsby

Diamond Jubilee Planning meeting 17 May

Thursday 17 May 7pm, Slingsby Village Hall – Queen’s Diamond Jubilee planning meeting. Contacts: Janet Clarke Tel. 01653 628625 or Christine Crouch Tel. 01653 628470.

Open Garden in Skewsby 6 May

Sunday 6 May 2012, 12-5pm, Skewsby  – Rewela Cottage gardens open for charity.  Admission £3.50 (children free).  All monies raised are for the National Gardens Scheme charities.

Annual Parish Assembly 24 April

Tuesday 24 April 7pm, Village Hall – The Annual Parish meeting open to all residents is your opportunity to make your views known, ask questions of councillors and make a difference. Our Ryedale Councillor Robert Wainwright and our NY County Councillor Clare Wood will both be there, along with Parish Councillors. You are urged to attend. Don’t grumble on the side-lines!

We expect the meeting to include Digital switchover, Affordable Housing, Streetlights and the new Homes Bonus, along with reports from Councillors.