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.

Kymm is on Facebook

Big Church Clean, All Saints’ 8 Dec

Sunday 8th December 2019, 10am, Slingsby All Saints’ church

Please join us for an hour or two to help clean the church for Christmas, now that roof works and sanding of floors have been completed. A few willing volunteers will make a huge difference. With your help we can have the job done and dusted (and even polished off) before noon. Feel free to bring your own cleaning materials.

All Saints’ church tour with Dr Dav Smith 7 Dec

Saturday 7th December, 10 am, All Saints’ church Slingsby

Dr. Dav Smith of the Department of Buildings Archaeology, University of York will lead a tour of the church building and give us his latest insights into the detail and history of the building. Although primarily for Local History Group members, others are welcome to attend. Meet from 9.45am for a prompt 10am start. Warm clothing recommended.