Tell Us a Dragon.

Why not have a go at creating a dragon of your own?

Ryedale Book Festival are a charitable organisation whose objective is to promote a love of reading, storytelling and creative writing in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, and are governed by a Board of Trustees.

They work with schools, libraries and amazing venues to create an annual programme of inspiring literary events for children and book lovers of all ages.

For more details of the challenge, click here.

The competition entries will be on display at the Book Festival and the winners for each category will receive book prizes.



10:00 AM – 6:30 PM



Saville Street 
Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7LL

Ryedale Book Festival 2018, sponsored by the Rotary Club.

Maypole Fundraising Event

Our next fund-raising event for the Maypole Fund will be a visit by the Ukulele Band, of Thornton-le-Dale, led by John Scoble, in Slingsby village hall on Saturday October 13th 2018 at 7.30 pm. Please put this date in your diary.

For more information on this band, click here.

All Saints Church Events – September 2018

Saturday 8th September.

Churchyard Mini-Market at all Saints Church: 10 .30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

With Follow the Dragon’s Trail – a Childrens’ Treasure Hunt and crafts for children.

There will be coffee and refreshments, raffle, cake and produce stall, jewellery crafts etc.

There will be a guided tour of the historic church at 11 a.m. You are also invited to come and hear about the progress to repair the roof and our churchyard project.

This coincides with Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust ‘Ride and Stride’ when the public is invited to visit churches which are encouraged to be open on that day.  Visits can be made by bicycle, car or on foot, and can be sponsored by those who want to do it.   Slingsby church will be open to all visitors, and residents. Ride your bike or come on foot to the church.

Sunday, 23rd September.

Harvest Festival

All Saints Church will be joining with the Methodist Church for a celebration and thanksgiving for Harvest.

Community First Yorkshire

Ryedale Community Buildings Network Meeting

at Weaverthorpe Village Hall, Main Street, Weaverthorpe, YO17 9HA

on Wednesday 19 September 2018

You are invited to a next Ryedale Community Buildings Network Meeting

This is a free networking meeting at Weaverthorpe Village Hall, on Wednesday, 19 September, 2018, 10.00 am – 12 noon, jointly organised by the Weaverthorpe Village Hall Committee and Community First Yorkshire.  The address is Main Street, Weaverthorpe, YO17 9HA and the village hall is the last building on the left leaving the village towards Helperthorpe.  It is a wooden single storey building with some car parking.

Please follow this link: https://goo.gl/maps/1Yqjj9JYmfq

The hall will be open from 9.30 am for light refreshments and networking, followed by the meeting at 10.00 am and the meeting will close at 12 noon.

The Ryedale Community Building Network (open to all community run venues) is a great opportunity for those involved in running rural community buildings to get together, share their experiences and problems, hear about new resources and policy development, and explore topics of interest in more detail together.

Both Nicky Smith and I will be at the meeting and Nicky is going to talk about how village halls can become more of a hub, with lots of ideas to get you all thinking and funding advice should you wish to develop any of the ideas. Do let me know if you have a topic you would like to feature in the discussion. I will send out the agenda nearer the time.

Please RSVP, the host village hall very kindly donates the hall and provides the refreshments so if we know how many people intend to come that is a great help.

Kathryn Chapman

North Yorkshire Development Officer/Rural Community Buildings Advisor

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