Ryedale Festival gets under way

The 2011 Ryedale Festival starts on Friday 15th July with an afternoon concert suitable for young and old. Hovingham Hall is the venue for both this opening concert and the final gala concert on Sunday 31st July.

The Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, with a very varied programme of events held in many superb venues, such as Castle Howard, DuncombePark, AmpleforthCollege and Sledmere House. The emphasis is on classical music, with a line-up of established big names alongside talented new generation performers.

The theme of this year’s festival is the Animal Kingdom. The programme includes jazz, brass band and literary events.

For full details, visit http://www.ryedalefestival.co.uk

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