Richard Shephard Music Foundation’s Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023

The Richard Shephard Music Foundation are taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023, meaning your donation will be doubled FOR FREE, making twice the impact this Christmas!
Visit the campaign page to donate. 
This year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge will help raise funds for the campaign to bring weekly music to 10,000 children across Yorkshire and the North-East by 2026. Slingsby Community Primary School
 is one of the Foundation’s partners.
The campaign will run until 10am on Tuesday 5th December 2023 and will see children from primary schools and choirs taking to high streets and venues in our region to spread some early Christmas cheer and show us all how their weekly music lessons are helping to improve their musical skills, confidence, and wellbeing.

About the Foundation
The Foundation was established to continue the work of Dr Richard Shephard who died in February 2021. As composer, conductor, teacher, performer and administrator, Richard contributed a great deal to the musical life of Yorkshire.

Visit the website for more info:

Slingsby Village Instagram rebooted!

We are pleased to announce that Chris Cooper (one of Slingsby’s resident photographers) has taken over our Instagram account and, with your help, will give it a boost.

Please share your village-related photos and stories with the community @slingsbyvillage

You may alternatively send village-related items to us at [email protected] and we’ll send them on to Chris.

We’d like to know the who/what/when/where for the photos. Please ask the subjects’ permission where appropriate.

Talk: ‘What’s in a name?’

Tuesday 21 November 2023, 7.30pm, Slingsby Methodist Schoolroom.

Many wonderful old words have fallen into disuse and are crying out to be rediscovered! Slingsby Local History Group welcome a guest speaker from Malton Museum to introduce you to a few of them and tell you of their origins and uses over the centuries and their links to Malton’s history.

This promises to be an interesting and informative talk, covering language use, history and story-telling.

Entrance £2. All welcome

The Group will also discuss plans for our usual Christmas session and for next year’s talks.