Category: Event

Community Song Cycle “Seven Mercies” in Pickering 21 May

Saturday 21 May 2022, 4pm, Pickering Parish Church.

Seven Mercies is a Community Song Cycle by composer Joseph Howard and writer Emma Harding, inspired by the famous murals of Pickering Church. An introductory talk on the murals will be given by Slingsby’s very own Dr Kate Giles (University of York).

A celebration of local heritage and local talent, it is about countering difficult times through small acts of kindness and selflessness, taking the form of a journey through hardship into light.

It is presented in association with the Richard Shephard Music Foundation, the charity which aims to help more children experience music in classrooms, and at events, across the region. The Foundation launched a partnership with Slingsby Community Primary School at the start of this year.

The headline musicians are acclaimed mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge and Ryedale Festival’s Artistic Director and renowned pianist Christopher Glynn.

Tickets: £10, £5 (UNDER 18).

Kathryn Rudge – Ryedale Festival

From Brideshead to Bridgerton at Castle Howard

In this unique display of Castle Howard on camera, get up close to original props and inspired costumes from period features.

Castle Howard has been the backdrop for much of the romance, drama and classics that have graced our screens over the years. Period pieces like Brideshead Revisited have become synonymous with the Castle Howard name, with many citing the house as a key inspiration for writer Evelyn Waugh. More recently, the Netflix and Shonda Rimes phenomenon drama, Bridgerton also transformed Castle Howard into Clyvdeon, the fictional estate of the duke.

This special exhibition, which opened on 1st May 2022, merges Castle Howard, Brideshead and Bridgerton for fans of all and more!

This exhibition is free with a valid house ticket.

Slingsby Annual Parish ASSEMBLY

Monday 23 May 2022, 7.30 pm, Slingsby Village Hall

The Annual Parish Assembly is an important event. All residents are urged to attend.

The Parish Council says: “Residents views are important to the Parish Council as we strive to represent our interests and to make this area a better place to live and work. Please come along to tell us what you want for your area and help shape what happens in your community.”


1.         Apologies for Absence

2.         Approval of the Minutes of the last meeting held on 12th July 2021

3.         Matters Arising

4.         Report from the Chairman on work undertaken throughout the year

5.         Report from Jasper Hasell, Castle Howard Estate Manager

6.         Open Forum

Minutes of all previous meetings can be found on the Village website here.

The meeting is preceded at 6.30pm by a Parish COUNCIL meeting, which residents can also attend.

The Parish Council Agenda can be found on the Village website HERE

New North Yorkshire Authority – Virtual Roadshow

Thursday 14 April 2022, 6.30 to 8pm, ONLINE

The new North Yorkshire unitary authority will be fully in place from 1st April 2023. To understand why the coming local elections on Thursday 5 May 2022 are important and learn more about our transition from Ryedale to North Yorkshire, you are invited to attend one of a series of virtual roadshows. The one for our area is on Thursday 14 April 2022, between 6.30 and 8pm and will be held via Teams.

For further information and to drop in virtually, please visit:

For find out more about the election and the transitional role of those elected, visit: