Car Boot dates 2019

The dates for the 2019 car boot sales on Slingsby Sportsfield are:-

  • 6th May
  • 27th May
  • 16th June
  • 7th July
  • 4th August
  • 26th August
  • 15th September ( if weather permits)

The dates are always subject to weather/ground conditions at the time. Times are from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Any updates or cancellations the website team receives will be posted on this website, the village Facebook page and the village Twitter feed as soon as we receive them.

More details are available on the Sportsfield page here

Scarecrow trail, May Day weekend

Slingsby, 4th-6th May
The Scarecrow Trail is run by the charity Friends of Slingsby School to raise funds for the school. As usual it will be running over the May Day weekend.
Follow the clues with your map on your Scarecrow Trail around the village of Slingsby and find all the different character Scarecrows and vote for your favourite one.  Don’t forget to stop off at our pop up cafe for refreshments and homemade cakes and savouries and view the pre loved childrens stall. 

The weekend culminates on May Day, where you can watch the May pole dancers and enjoy the festival atmosphere with stalls on the village green and local brass band. More on the Mayday Celebrations HERE

May Day celebration in Slingsby

Monday 6th May 2019, 11am till 3pm, Slingsby Village Green

Slingsby’s village green and its maypole will once again be the focus for our May Day celebrations.

There’ll be maypole dancing (of course), brass bands, the Minster strays, the scarecrow trail and much, much more.

We’ll bring you a bit more on the schedule as the big day approaches and more on the scarecrow trail very soon.

Slingsby to host Ryedale Festival concert in July

The Ryedale Festival’s Spring Launch Weekend took place on 15-17 March and with it the full programme for North Yorkshire’s leading summer music festival was published.   We are now pleased to report that the Festival will be returning to Slingsby’s All Saints’ church on Monday 15 July, when pianist Jonathan Plowright will be playing Brahms. This concert will be preceded by a talk by BBC radio regular Katy Hamilton, exploring the public and private faces of Brahms.

The Spring Launch weekend featured BBC New Generation Artists and proved a big success.

The Aris String Quartet kicked off proceedings in Helmsley on Friday 15 March, with quartets by Haydn, Janacek and Dvorak.

On Saturday “Come and Sing with John Rutter” in St Peter’s Norton welcomed some 300 amateur singers from across Ryedale and beyond. By all accounts, they enjoyed the occasion immensely.

Saturday evening was jazz night. In the National Centre for Early Music in York, the Festival presented composer and bass player Misha Mullov-Abbado, with his talented group of young jazz names.

The weekend was brought to a close on Sunday afternoon with a piano recital by Mariam Batsashvili, a prodigiously talented young pianist from Georgia, who beguiled with her Haydn and Mozart and wowed with her Liszt, which rocked the Birdsall House ballroom with its power.

Booking for all July’s Festival events opens on 10 April. To book, go online at  or book by post to Ryedale Festival Box Office, The Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering, YO18 8AA or by phone on 01751 475777.

Ryedale Festival jazz in York, 16 March

Misha Mullov-Abbado

York, NCEM, Walmgate, Saturday 16 March, 8pm

The Ryedale Festival’s Spring Weekend (set to launch the summer programme this Friday) continues on Saturday at the National Centre for Early Music with some modern, upbeat, melodious jazz.

The double-bassist and composer Misha Mullov-Abbado burst onto the scene in 2015 with a sensational debut album that prompted a stream of plaudits from international press and fans alike. As the son of the conductor Claudio Abbado and Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova, Misha has not only exceeded high expectations but established himself as a highly individual talent in his own right. Now a BBC New Generation Artist, he brings his unique sound and style to York, along with some of the top names in British jazz.

unfailing inventive, artfully produced, and delightfully sunny” – The Daily Telegraph

luxurious ballads…folk-melodic grace…broad-grin swing…hot jazz news” – The Guardian

You can buy tickets online ( ) or by calling the Ryedale Festival Box Office on 01751 475777.

Details of this Friday’s launch concert in Helmsley can be found HERE on the village website.