Tag: Castle Howard

Castle Howard presents first major exhibition by a contemporary artist

Tony Cragg alongside his “Outspan” – Photo by Charlotte Graham

Tony Cragg at Castle Howard (3 May – 22 September 2024) is the first major exhibition by a leading contemporary artist to be held across the house and grounds of the historic estate.

The exhibition celebrates the artist’s sculptural imagination, showing the fascinating ways in which his sculpture sits within historic landscape and architectural settings.

Tony Cragg has been working and exhibiting since 1969. He represented Britain at the Biennale in Venice in 1988, was awarded the Turner Prize in 1988 and the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2017.

Cragg’s magnificent 5m-wide sculpture Over the Earth (2015) is set on a plinth in the middle of the Ray Wood reservoir, the first time a work has been displayed at this location.

Tony Cragg’s “Over the Earth” – Photo by Nick Howard

Slingsby Parish Council, with update from Castle Howard, 28 November

Monday 28 November, 7pm, Slingsby Village Hall

Jasper Hasell, Castle Howard Chief Executive, will give a presentation on the detailed plans for the site East of the Balk.

Other items on the agenda include Fryton flooding, Christmas lights funding request, 20’s Plenty, and a Parish Survey update.

As for all Parish Council meetings, residents are encouraged to attend.

The full agenda can be found on our website HERE.

Into the Woods – A Fairytale Christmas at Castle Howard

Cinderella’s Coach in the Long Gallery – Photo by JoBo

Castle Howard’s latest Christmas extravaganza opens on Saturday 12 November and continues until 2 January.

After last year’s Christmas in Narnia, Charlotte Lloyd Webber returns with her latest creative spin on the Christmas theme, bringing us a wonderland of happily ever afters, fair maidens and magic. You will meet Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, and Goldilocks, among many other familiar characters, as you walk through lavishly decorated rooms. The immersive light and soundscape culminates in the Long Gallery for the wedding of Cinderella and Prince Charming.

Tickets can be booked online at Christmas at Castle Howard

Charlotte Lloyd Webber in the Hansel and Gretel Room – Photo by JoBo

Crown Jewels and Coronets: Royal History at Castle Howard

As Slingsby and the nation prepare to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next weekend, from tomorrow Friday 27th May visitors to the Big House are offered a rare glimpse at some unique pieces from Castle Howard’s collection [in exchange for the House entry fee, if you are not a member].

Situated in the grandeur of the Long Gallery, this special display will reveal links to the coronation of our Queen in 1953 and royal connections to Castle Howard itself.

The Village website will soon be bringing you full details of Slingsby’s Jubilee weekend (from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June), where all of the activities are FREE!

Proposed Development Sites in Slingsby – your simple guide to the consultation process

This post tries to clarify the consultation process and, further below, suggests how you can submit comments.

This whole issue has kicked off this month because Ryedale District Council has to review its Local Plan, a major part of which is to see if new sites for housing need to be identified, to supplement those which are already in the Plan (e.g. the Balk/Aspen Way site).

This year the Review has quite a short timetable because of the Local Government Reform taking place in 2023. (Ryedale, along with other District Councils, will be superseded by the new North Yorkshire unitary authority in April 2023).

Only if a site were to be adopted into the Plan (which we believe would happen later in the summer at the earliest) would it then be possible for Castle Howard to submit a planning application, which would again give rise to further consultation.

While a few people might feel they only need comment when a planning application is actually submitted, others might take the view that the adoption of any site in the Local Plan is the thin end of the wedge and the principle of the development has been established.

Those who attended the lively Parish Assembly on Monday 23 May will have heard Councillor Simon Thackray mention that he and Councillor Steve Mason (also present) were members of a local plan group which was to meet on Tuesday 24 May to have a look at the proposed sites. They naturally wanted to represent residents’ views. Some of you may even have rushed to get in your comments in advance of that meeting.  But there is still plenty of time.

The Village website has heard from planning officers at Ryedale DC that;

  • Members (i.e. Councillors) were not even starting to make any decisions at that meeting.
  • Site submissions were just being presented to Members.
  • Officers would be presenting Members with comments made on the full range of site submissions later in the summer.
  • As yet, no deadline for comments has been set.

However, a planning officer has now advised that “consideration of sites has begun and we would recommend making comments sooner rather than later as they will inform officer assessments”.

We understand that further information (for instance, supporting documents) about all the 300 sites across Ryedale that have been submitted will be published on their website in due course, and anyone would be welcome to make additional comments after this if they would like to.

So, still wondering how to comment or struggling with the online form?

We published in our post “Review of the Ryedale Plan” on 18 May a link which will take you to this slightly difficult online form asking many tick-box questions, but allowing you also to send a supplementary email. Although the Council would prefer you to use the online form (to make assessment quicker), we have established that you can, if you wish, simply send an email to [email protected] with your views. It will be acknowledged and recorded. Remember to state the site numbers you are commenting on, and your name and address.

For further information visit: https://www.ryedale.gov.uk/information/planning/future-planning/