Slingsby May Day Festival is taking place on Monday 1st May 2017. The centrepiece of the day will be the village children dancing around the maypole on the Village Green, demonstrating traditional dances such as the Spider’s Web, Plait, and Barber’s Pole, weaving the colourful ribbons in intricate patterns around the 6m high pole. Festivities will run from 11am until 3pm, including Swinton and Malton School Bands and dancing by the Minster Strays. There will also be craft stalls around the Green and in the Village Hall, children’s games and activities, and refreshments. There will also be a car boot sale in the Sports Field from 7am, and a scarecrow trail around the village.
The programme of events for the day is as follows: –
11 am Swinton Brass Band
12 noon Slingsby schoolchildren dancing.
1 pm The Minster Strays dancers.
1.30 pm Malton School Jazz band.
2.0 pm The Minster Strays Dancers and the children.
2.30 pm Malton School Jazz Band.
3.00 pm Raffle and end of festivities.
Thursday 6th April 10 a.m. to 11.30 at Slingsby Methodist Chapel Schoolroom.THE SLINGSBY TEA SPOT. A cuppa, a chat, cake and company. Everyone welcome!
At 10.30am Peter Smithson will give a 15 to 20 minute Film Show on Slingsby village and his wildlife films.
If you need a lift please contact Louise Hayes on 01653-628064.
Sunday 2nd April from 11 am to about 12.30 pm starting at Slingsby Green. Friends of Slingsby School Social Woodland Wander. A gentle circular walk around Slingsby suitable for all ages. About 3.6 miles, with shorter option 1.8 miles. A chance to meet old friends and make new ones. All welcome, including dogs. More details HERE
Saturday 1st April from 10.30am to 3.30 pm at Nunnington Hall. Ryedale Book Festival has a programme of readings and events (including ones for children), most of them free.
Ryedale residents have free entry to the Hall and grounds (bring proof of residence). For full programme please see the Festival website HERE
We’ve had problems with the website for some weeks. In particular, apologies to our email subscribers who will have received no emails. We hope it’s all fixed now and are working to catch up with postings about future events.
For these, please also look at the Events Calendar on the website. We are trying to put all events we know about in the Calendar, however far off, so it includes ones not yet in Triangle, nor noted yet elsewhere on the website.
Hovingham Village Market, with local food, rural crafts & community café, on Saturday 1st April 2017 from 10.30am to 1.30pm.
The Market website is HERE, it’s also on Facebook and Twitter