Katia and Marielle Labeque in concert at Norton

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Thursday 18 July 8pm, St Peter’s Church, Norton* 

The Ryedale Festival brings you a unique opportunity to experience the skill and artistry of pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque. The sisters are famed world-wide for their breathtaking virtuosity, dazzling performances and their sheer delight in music-making. They have performed with the leading orchestras and in the foremost venues. They bring to Ryedale a programme of French and American music, offering the exotic sounds and perfumes of southern France and Spain, alongside Gershwin and a work composed specially for them by Philip Glass.

Debussy (arr . Ravel) – Nuages et Fêtes

Ravel – Rapsodie espagnole

Gershwin – Preludes

Philip Glass – Four Movements for two pianos

‘Their performance was a knockout…combining familiar fare with a dazzling rarity and delivering it all with a combination of theatricality and affection’ – San Francisco Chronicle

*PLEASE NOTE that this concert, originally planned for Sledmere House, will, for technical reasons, now take place at St Peter’s Church, Langton Road, Norton.

For tickets please contact the Festival office on 01751 475777 or email [email protected]

PRICES -  Full – £28.00;  Gold Members – £22.40;  Silver Members – £25.20;  Youth Members – £14.00

For more details, follow the link to the Ryedale Festival Website: http://www.ryedalefestival.co.uk

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Car Boot Sale: Sunday 14th July

Car Boot sale at Slingsby

A reminder that a car boot sale will be taking place next Sunday (July 14th) 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.

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!