BBC Countryfile Live

Castle Howard, Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th August

This event is expected to be very popular. Along with the opportunity to meet the presenters on the main stage, there will be a number of dedicated areas offering a wide range of countryside-related activities.

Please note that traffic diversions are in place. It is expected that the Castle Howard road will not be passable from Slingsby as the two arches will be one-way only (for vehicles approaching from the A64). Exit diversions encourage traffic to use other than the obvious routes to York and Scarborough, so be prepared for longer journey times generally.

Carparks open at 7am and, since visitors are being advised to arrive early, locals going to work (e.g via the A64) will wish to plan an alternative route. Similarly, those visiting Slingsby (e.g. for a meal at the Grapes Inn) will need to allow extra time.

For full details of BBC Countryfile Live at Castle Howard, and to book discounted tickets (until midnight today, Wednesday) go to:

Wath Court Craft Fair 3 Aug

Saturday 3 August 2019, Wath Court (between Slingsby and Hovingham) YO62 4NN

An open day to showcase Ryedale’s creative talent, while supporting local charity Ryedale Special Families. Stall holders and open craft studios. Workshops, fabric sale, refreshments etc.

Ryedale Festival 12-28 July 2019

Venues across Ryedale, from grand stately homes to tiny village churches are now preparing to receive the 2019 Ryedale Festival.

The piano recital in Slingsby’s All Saints’ church (15 July) has now sold out, but there are many more events still available to choose from. Here’s just a short selection:

Sat13 July, 9.45pm, St Mary’s Old Malton, Candle-lit concert (Purcell + Scottish folk tunes suite)

Sun 14 July, 9.45pm, Hovingham church, Candle-lit concert, (Bach etc. for violin/harpsichord)

Mon 15 July 3pm, Malton St Michael’s church, Dido & Aeneas, Purcell

Sun 21 July, 3pm, Helmsley Arts Centre, Roxanna Panufnik (composer in residence)

Sun 21 July, 8pm, Norton, St Peter’s church (Haydn, Weber etc with Julian Bliss, clarinet)

Tue 23 July, 6pm, Ampleforth College Performing Arts Centre (Bach etc Sally Palmer, flute)

Sat 27 July, 5.30pm, Ampleforth College Performing Arts Centre (Yorkshire Young Musicians)

Sat 27 July, 7pm, Ampleforth College Theatre, Burying the Dead (a concert drama about Henry Purcell.

There are also major concerts at the University of York, Ampleforth Abbey and Scarborough which still have seats available.

For full details and to book go to: