Castle Howard Triathlon, 21st & 22nd July

Please note that the Castle Howard Triathlon takes place this weekend, 21st and 22nd July.

 A road closure will be in place on Saturday, between 2pm and 5pm. Car access from the A64 is unchanged. Car access from Malton and Slingsby will be via Terrington and Ganthorpe, with diversion signs in place.

For the Yorkshire Arboretum Newsletter – Summer 2018, click here.

Ryedale Festival in Slingsby 18 July

Wednesday 18 July, 11am, All Saints’ Church, Slingsby

Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin)
Huw Watkins (piano)
Beethoven – Violin Sonata no. 8 in G major
Prokofiev – Violin Sonata no. 1 in F minor

Having played the ever popular Bruch G minor violin concerto with the Royal Northern Sinfonia in the Ryedale Festival’s Opening Gala in Hovingham Hall, Tamsin Waley-Cohen now brings something special to Slingsby this Wednesday morning.‘Nothing can equal this piece in beauty and depth’, said the great violinist David Oistrakh of the sonata that Prokofiev is thought to have composed as a memorial to his friends who were ‘disappeared’ in Soviet Russia. A dark-hued work, it contains passages intended to sound like wind in a graveyard and ‘make people jump out of their seats’, but also moments of profound beauty. Festival artist in residence Tamsin Waley-Cohen joins her longstanding duo partner Huw Watkins to perform it alongside a playful and good-humoured sonata by Beethoven which could hardly be more different.

Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 10am – 10.45am in Slingsby Village Hall.
Prices: Full £15.00, Gold £12.00, Silver £13.50, Under 25 £7.50.For full details of all Ryedale Festival events, and how to book, go to the Festival website:
Tickets may be bought from the Box Office on 01751 475777. Tickets should still be available at the door for the Slingsby concert.

The Great Gatsby at Castle Howard – Review

It’s not often you receive an invite to one of Jay Gatsby’s parties, so, when you get one, well, you don’t hesitate. We were greeted on the grand south steps by Rosie, a friend of Jay’s, and went into the house for a drink. Just as we were starting to relax and chat to some of the other guests, the action started up among us and we were drawn into it. The scene was set, then we were swept into the ballroom (Castle Howard’s Great Hall).
This is an immersive production presented by the Guild of Misrule, a group of talented young actors, dancers and singers.
We got to know a variety of interesting characters, fun-loving but all with their own particular flaws.
Among a strong cast, Amy Burns Walker stood out as Daisy Buchanan.
While staying in character, cast members taught us how to do the Charleston. From time to time we sang round a piano. We moved to various locations in the house in smaller groups for different aspects of the story. Sometimes individuals or small groups were discreetly asked to play a role.
On Wednesday’s first night, audience members arrived dressed in 20s style to complement the performance. Comfortable dancing shoes recommended!
The show continues until Sunday (Saturday has sold out). More information and how to book here:

Jon Boots

Parish Council meeting 16 July

Monday 16 July 2018, 7.15pm, Slingsby Village Hall committee room.

This is a regular meeting of the Parish Council, to which residents are invited as usual.


To receive apologies for absence and to approve reasons for absence


To receive questions, comments and suggestions for items for further consideration by the Parish Council from members of the public.

To receive and confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council held on 29 January 2018


Replacement of the single glazed timber sashes in 5no front windows and 1no rear window with double glazed timber sashes and complete replacement of 1no rear single glazed timber casement window with a double glazed timber casement window at Lindon House The Green Slingsby Malton YO62 4AA

• Street Lights
• Highways Issues
• Cemetery Maintenance Work
• Section 106 Funding
• Dog Fouling
• Commemorative gesture in the memory of Chris Wilson
• Community Speed Watch
• NYCC Street Lighting Survey

(a) To receive and approve current financial Statement
(b) To note and approve payments


To agree on items to be included on the agenda of the next meeting of the Council



Mrs Gail Cook, Clerk to Slingsby, Fryton and South Holme Parish Council

Tel: 01653 693898 E-mail:

Pet Service Cancellation (Sunday 8th July).

Regrettably the Pet Service, planned in collaboration with Slingsby School, has been cancelled.

It has become increasingly worrying about the current weather conditions and their possible impact on overheated pets and pet owners.

‘It’s probably the first time we have had to cancel an event because of the heat, but we don’t want to take any risks and are aware that there’s less shade on the Green since the pollarding of the trees.Thanks to everyone who was thinking of coming along, or firing up their ovens to bake some refreshments. We’ll try to rearrange the service for a slightly cooler time of year!’

Kate Giles

The Great Gatsby – Wednesday 11th July to Sunday 15th July

Originally created in York by writer and director Alexander Wright, this unique production has now performed to over 50,000 people in 8 locations across the UK and Ireland. As London’s longest running immersive theatre show, this is a rare opportunity to experience this cult piece of theatre as it visits Castle Howard for one week only.

It’s the roaring twenties – an era of bootleg liquor, red hot jazz and hedonistic pleasures. Jay Gatsby has invited you to one of his infamous parties and that’s not an invite you want to turn down.

Step into a heart-racing adaption of F Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal jazz-age novel which puts you in the heart of the action. Slip on your dancing shoes and watch the story unfold around you in this unique theatrical performance. The cocktails are flowing, the music is playing, the night is in full swing and there’s the chance of more than a little scandal.

Join the celebration of a lifetime with Jay Gatsby and immerse yourself in one of the greatest stories of the 20th Century.

***** British Theatre Guide
**** The Guardian
**** The Stage

“The conviction of the acting, the quality of the music and the frenetic explosions of flapper dancing distil the spirit of the book like liquor in a prohibition-era-teapot” The Guardian

“Extraordinary piece of immersive theatre” The Stage

“Exciting, free-wheeling and energetic…. sparkles with wit and charm” British Theatre Guide

Adapted and Directed by Alexander Wright. Created by Michael Lambourne, Hannah Davies, Amie Burns Walker, Holly Beasley-Garrigan, Thomas Maller, Oliver Tilney and Phil Grainger


The Great Gatsby will visit Castle Howard from Wednesday 11th July – Sunday 15th July, 7.30pm each day

To book tickets, or for more information, click here