Ryedale Festival launches with a splash!

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The 2013 Ryedale Festival launches with a splash tomorrow Friday 12 July with the traditional Community opera, Britten’s “Noyes Fludde” (the biblical story of Noah’s ark) plus a world premiere, the Ryedale Concerto by Cheryl Frances-Hoad.

Like many of the concerts this year, the opener is a sell-out, but don’t despair! There are still tickets available for a number of enticing events:

  • Saturday 13 July, 11am, hear the Yorkshire Young Musicians at Helmsley Arts Centre
  • Sunday 14 July, 3pm, Box Tale Soup’s version of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, a playful mix of puppetry, costume and wit at the Galtres Centre, Easingwold.
  • Thursday 18 July, 8pm at St Peter’s Church, Norton – Don’t miss the world-famous Labeque sisters playing Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin and Philip Glass.
  • Saturday 20 July 11am and 3.30pm, English music in the Saloon, Duncombe Park (one of our favourite venues, Ed.)
  • Monday 22 July, 11am. Hear oboe and piano music by Elgar, Britten etc in the delightful St Mary’s Church, Lastingham.
  • Wednesday 24 July, 11am, St Mary’s Priory, Old Malton – virtuoso double bass (yes!) and piano.
  • Friday 26 July, 11am, St Mary’s Church, Birdsall. Head to the Wolds for a welcome return of outstanding guitarists the Katona twins from Budapest.
  • Saturday 27 July, 3pm, All Saints’ Church, Helmsley – Kirbymoorside Brass Band
  • Saturday 27 July, 8pm, Pickering Kirk Theatre – Patricia Routledge in conversation about her exploits on the musical stage, with recordings.

Finally, there are a few tickets left for the magical musical mystery tour that is the “Ryecrawl”. Your day of adventure on Tuesday 23 July starts at 9.30 am in Pickering.

For fuller details of these events and how to book tickets, follow the link to the Ryedale Festival Website: http://www.ryedalefestival.co.uk/

Or call the Ryedale Festival Box Office: Tel. 01751 475777 Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm. At other times please leave a message on the answerphone and your call will be returned.

This poster shows some of the faces of the Festival: RF Poster

If you’re seriously into music, check out the Festival blog: http://ryedalefestival.blogspot.co.uk/

Summer Activity Day

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Slingsby Methodist Church
Summer Activity Day for Children of Primary School Age: Monday 12th August 2013 10.30am—3.15pm

We would love to invite you to join us for a day of energetic fun!

This year have invited Zanna & Sam Dennis to lead our day.
Zanna is a Freelance Dance Artist and Sam is a keen sportsman who has for several years volunteered with the Christian organisation ‘Sports Reach’ on their holiday camps.

You can see more of Zanna’s work at www.zannasdance.wordpress.com

During the day children will have the chance to chose either a dance or football workshop and all will take part in a craft workshop led by local church members with passions for craft and cooking.

If you would like to join us, please either
Louise Hayes 628064 or Rachel Prest 628277
Places are limited and booking is essential!

Photo of the Month: Slingsby 1980


Aerial view of Slingsby in 1980 | Photographer unknown

This photograph was posted on the village Facebook page a couple of weeks ago, but it’s such a fascinating photograph i thought I’d post it here too.

This is Slingsby in 1980 which isn’t really that long ago, but if you know the village quite well,  you’ll be able to spot a few of the  changes to the village.

Fryton can be seen in the top right hand corner. Click on the photograph to get a bigger version and see what’s changed over the last three decades.

Do you have a great photograph you’d like to share with us?

If you’d like to submit an image for the photo of the month slot, you can send it to [email protected]

More details about how to submit photographs can be found HERE

Car Boot Sale: Sunday 30th June

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A reminder that a car boot sale will be taking place next Sunday (June 30th) on the sports field in Slingsby,  from 7 am to 2 pm (weather permitting, of course).

N.B. For general car boot queries, please ring the Sports Club on 01653 627124 (Friday 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm, Saturday 8.30 pm – 11.30 pm and Sunday 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm).

For  information about the car boot sale dates for this year, go to the sportsfield page.

Pub Of The Week: The Grapes Inn


Pub Of The Week: The Grapes Inn, Slingsby. Yes,  Slingsby’s very own pub got a very complimentary ‘pub of the week’ review in The Yorkshire Post over the weekend.

‘You know when you walk into a place and every sense screams that you’ve stumbled across a classic in the making? Well that’s the Grapes Inn, Slingsby.’

To check out the rest of the great review on the Yorkshire Post website click HERE.