La Boheme at Castle Howard – Tuesday 26th June

BP BIG SCREENS 2018 Presents – La Boheme Live from the Royal Opera House
Richard Jones’ new production of La Boheme returns with new casts portraying the young Parisian couples for whom the excitement and sophistication of a big city too soon gives way to hard lessons and heartbreak – as Mimi and Rodolfo are to learn.

Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La boheme one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.

7.30pm (pre-screening starts at 7pm).
Approximate running time: 2 hours 35 minutes, including one interval. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Admission tickets for this event are free but must be reserved below. A car parking charge will apply for this event.
Car Parking £15.00 Per Car
Silver Friends £10.00 per car.
Gold Friends free parking.

Car Parking should be purchased when reserving your event tickets.

For more information, queries, and to book tickets, go to:

Slingsby Produce Show 2018 – Advance Notice

Saturday 15th September 2018, 2pm, Slingsby Village Hall

Preparations for the 46th ANNUAL SLINGSBY PRODUCE & PUMPKIN SHOW are already well under way in a garden near you.

RAFFLE & TEAS – Admission is free – Donations gratefully accepted.

Enquiries to Stephen Prest  01653 628277 or Trudy Carr 01653 628302.

For the rules and details of classes – read on.


1. The show is open to parishioners of Slingsby, South Holme and Fryton. And Committee Members.
2. Entry fee in all classes 10p per entry (children’s classes 67 – 78 free).
3. Prize money, unless otherwise stated: 1st 60p, 2nd 40p, 3rd 30p.
4. All entries and entry fees to Mrs T. E. Carr before 8.00 p.m. on Thursday
13th September.
5. Exhibits to be staged in the Village Hall between 8.30am and 10.00am on Saturday, 15th September.
6. No entries or exhibits will be accepted after the stated time.
7. Judging to commence at 10.00am when a whistle will be blown and all exhibitors must vacate the village hall. On failing to do so they will be disqualified.
8. Points awarded: 1st 3 points, 2nd 2 points, 3rd 1 point. No more than 4 points will be awarded to one exhibitor in one class.
9. Open to the public at 2.00pm.
10. No exhibits to be removed before 4.00pm.
11. Prize giving at 3pm, followed by the raffle
13. Please take all exhibits home with you on the day of the show.
14. All pumpkins and marrows will be weighed on Friday 14th September
at approx 5.30pm.

SHOW CLASSES: for full details,see below:

Slingsby Show Classes


Chapel Anniversary Service and Lunch

24th June 2018, 10-30am Slingsby Chapel Anniversary led by Rev John Manchester, followed by lunch.

This year marks the 181st Chapel Anniversary and we are celebrating this on Sunday 24th June at 10.30am when the Rev John Manchester is coming to lead the service. This will be followed by a Sunday lunch to which all are invited.

Talk: Slingsby Castle – Landscape and Settlement, 19 June

Tuesday 19 June 2018, 7pm, Slingsby Village Hall.

A lecture by Steve Moorhouse: Landscape and settlement around Slingsby Castle in the medieval period and beyond.
Slingsby castle on first appearance looks like a ruin of a large 17th century country house; which it is. However, what is less obvious is that it sits on the original ramparts and basement structure of a medieval castle developed from the 13th Century onwards by the influential Hastings Family into a substantial castle with defences and an entrance gatehouse. It was all ready for action in the Wars of the Roses.
Its impact on a small medieval village and the land around it would have been considerable. What did that landscape look like and where were the vital buildings which supported it?
Steve Moorhouse is visiting lecturer at Leeds University and an archaeologist with an expertise in early landscapes and early forms of settlement that have disappeared. His particular interest is the medieval period, but he has also has considerable experience in the interpretation of the landscape.

Entrance: £3.

NB. There has been a change to the July programme – instead of the 17 July talk, there will be a visit to Shandy Hall on 18 July – more here

Land South of Aspen Way – See the proposals – Consultation ongoing

Field south of Aspen Way

On Monday 4th June, Savills (UK) Ltd undertook a consultation exercise on the behalf of Castle Howard Estate to discuss with the community a potential development at Land to the South of Aspen Way, Slingsby. An outline planning application is currently being prepared for the erection of up to 38 dwellings on the land. Savills advise us that all matters have been reserved for later determination, save for access. The application is being prepared in line with the emerging allocation of the site for residential development by Ryedale Council.

Those who were able to attend on the day may already have completed a Feedback form on the proposals. This initial consultation will end on Monday 18th June.

Comments can either be posted to Lucy Stephenson, Savills, Ground Floor, City Point, 29 King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HL or emailed to her at this email address:

[Note that the Feedback form simply asked if you Agreed/Disagreed/were unsure, and provided space for comments.]

To see the full content of the two boards which were on display, showing the proposed development, download the pdf file here (10,5 MB, please be patient):

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