Ryedale Festival in Slingsby 18 July

Wednesday 18 July, 11am, All Saints’ Church, Slingsby

Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin)
Huw Watkins (piano)
Beethoven – Violin Sonata no. 8 in G major
Prokofiev – Violin Sonata no. 1 in F minor

Having played the ever popular Bruch G minor violin concerto with the Royal Northern Sinfonia in the Ryedale Festival’s Opening Gala in Hovingham Hall, Tamsin Waley-Cohen now brings something special to Slingsby this Wednesday morning.‘Nothing can equal this piece in beauty and depth’, said the great violinist David Oistrakh of the sonata that Prokofiev is thought to have composed as a memorial to his friends who were ‘disappeared’ in Soviet Russia. A dark-hued work, it contains passages intended to sound like wind in a graveyard and ‘make people jump out of their seats’, but also moments of profound beauty. Festival artist in residence Tamsin Waley-Cohen joins her longstanding duo partner Huw Watkins to perform it alongside a playful and good-humoured sonata by Beethoven which could hardly be more different.

Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 10am – 10.45am in Slingsby Village Hall.
Prices: Full £15.00, Gold £12.00, Silver £13.50, Under 25 £7.50.For full details of all Ryedale Festival events, and how to book, go to the Festival website:
Tickets may be bought from the Box Office on 01751 475777. Tickets should still be available at the door for the Slingsby concert.

The Great Gatsby at Castle Howard – Review

It’s not often you receive an invite to one of Jay Gatsby’s parties, so, when you get one, well, you don’t hesitate. We were greeted on the grand south steps by Rosie, a friend of Jay’s, and went into the house for a drink. Just as we were starting to relax and chat to some of the other guests, the action started up among us and we were drawn into it. The scene was set, then we were swept into the ballroom (Castle Howard’s Great Hall).
This is an immersive production presented by the Guild of Misrule, a group of talented young actors, dancers and singers.
We got to know a variety of interesting characters, fun-loving but all with their own particular flaws.
Among a strong cast, Amy Burns Walker stood out as Daisy Buchanan.
While staying in character, cast members taught us how to do the Charleston. From time to time we sang round a piano. We moved to various locations in the house in smaller groups for different aspects of the story. Sometimes individuals or small groups were discreetly asked to play a role.
On Wednesday’s first night, audience members arrived dressed in 20s style to complement the performance. Comfortable dancing shoes recommended!
The show continues until Sunday (Saturday has sold out). More information and how to book here:

Jon Boots

Parish Council meeting 16 July

Monday 16 July 2018, 7.15pm, Slingsby Village Hall committee room.

This is a regular meeting of the Parish Council, to which residents are invited as usual.


To receive apologies for absence and to approve reasons for absence


To receive questions, comments and suggestions for items for further consideration by the Parish Council from members of the public.

To receive and confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council held on 29 January 2018


Replacement of the single glazed timber sashes in 5no front windows and 1no rear window with double glazed timber sashes and complete replacement of 1no rear single glazed timber casement window with a double glazed timber casement window at Lindon House The Green Slingsby Malton YO62 4AA

• Street Lights
• Highways Issues
• Cemetery Maintenance Work
• Section 106 Funding
• Dog Fouling
• Commemorative gesture in the memory of Chris Wilson
• Community Speed Watch
• NYCC Street Lighting Survey

(a) To receive and approve current financial Statement
(b) To note and approve payments


To agree on items to be included on the agenda of the next meeting of the Council



Mrs Gail Cook, Clerk to Slingsby, Fryton and South Holme Parish Council

Tel: 01653 693898 E-mail:

Castle Howard Flower Festival

Castle Howard Flower Festival – Thursday 28th June to Sunday 1st July

The festival now in its fifth year, will see spectacular floral displays that will transform Castle Howard’s grand interiors into an English Country Garden.

This year’s festival will see a new direction as we welcome a new creative team led by Fiona Pickles – with a mission to bring the wild outdoors inside the House. Fiona is recognised as one of the leading floral designers in the UK. Featured globally, she has appeared in British Vogue and was listed by The Telegraph as one of the Top 20 creative florists in the country. Fiona is a leading advocate for British flowers and was among some of the first florists to embrace this rapidly burgeoning side of floristry.

Her work is inspired by the seasons and everything she does is led by what is available naturally, she is well known for seeing the beauty in the most ‘ordinary’ of things. Creating pieces of floral art, she uses flowers that are lovingly grown, tended and picked or foraged locally, as well as sourcing seasonal products from local growers. Working in partnership with Castle Howard Gardens team this year’s festival will appeal to those with a love of nature and natural gardens. The designs around the House will be driven by the flowers and foliage available around the Castle Howard Estate this year – large installations inspired by the landscape, combining dramatic impact with wild, untamed beauty.
Alongside the installations in the House, the festival will include a series of talks, demonstrations and workshops from local professional growers and arrangers, with a focus on English grown flowers and tips to grow your own cutting garden.

The Flower Festival is included within standard admission.

La Boheme at Castle Howard – Tuesday 26th June

BP BIG SCREENS 2018 Presents – La Boheme Live from the Royal Opera House
Richard Jones’ new production of La Boheme returns with new casts portraying the young Parisian couples for whom the excitement and sophistication of a big city too soon gives way to hard lessons and heartbreak – as Mimi and Rodolfo are to learn.

Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La boheme one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.

7.30pm (pre-screening starts at 7pm).
Approximate running time: 2 hours 35 minutes, including one interval. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Admission tickets for this event are free but must be reserved below. A car parking charge will apply for this event.
Car Parking £15.00 Per Car
Silver Friends £10.00 per car.
Gold Friends free parking.

Car Parking should be purchased when reserving your event tickets.

For more information, queries, and to book tickets, go to: