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Carol Singing round Slingsby 19 Dec

Thursday 19 December 2019 6pm, Slingsby Green and 7pm the Grapes Inn

Carol singing will start outside the Chapel at 6pm, with singing on the Green, then Sycamore Close, Aspen Way and Green Crescent. Please open your curtains and look out for us. At around 7pm we will go to the Grapes for refreshments, warmth and more singing – with renewed vigour! We shall be collecting for the Slingsby children’s play area.

Slingsby’s Photographer of the Year?

Flight of the Guillemot – © Neil Jackson

Professional photographer and Slingsby resident Neil Jackson has recently reached the finals in two major photography competitions, the Travel Photographer of the Year and the British Photography Awards.

The photograph above shows a solitary guillemot flying low over rippling water around Svalbard. It has been short-listed in the Birdlife category of the British Photography Awards. If you like it, you can vote for it to receive the People’s Choice award by following this link to the BPA website. We wish Neil well in the awards and in his future travels.

You can read a fascinating article about Neil and his wildlife work in the December issue of the Triangle, which residents will have received a week or so ago. To find out more about his professional work, visit Neil’s website here.

Castle Howard Christmas Masquerade

Continuing until 5 January 2020 at Castle Howard

For “A Christmas Masquerade” the House is stunningly decked out in Venetian Carnival style. As you progress through the rooms you may encounter members of the Commedia dell’Arte troupe there to entertain you. The magical immersive experience culminates in the Long Gallery, which is spectacularly adorned as the Grand Canal.

Don’t forget to visit the chapel, which has been dressed by children from Slingsby School working with Castle Howard’s charity of the year, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

There will be twilight opening on Saturdays 14 and 21 December.

For more info and a 10% booking discount, see the Castle Howard website HERE

Christmas Decorations with Kymm Queen

Wednesday 11th December at 7pm in Slingsby Village Hall.

“Sowers and Growers” bring you Christmas Decorations with Kymm Queen of Queens Flowers. Cost £10 (to include light refreshments and ‘greenery’). All welcome.

If you wish to attend please contact Janet Clarke (tel. 628625) for a place at this popular annual session.

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