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Biography of Lewis Creighton now available

John Creighton’s biography of his father, the well known artist Lewis Creighton, is now available, having been launched in Kirkbymoorside a couple of weeks ago. Lewis is best known for his moorland oil paintings but there is a great deal more to him than just art.  He came from a colouful family who lived in […]

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Biography of Lewis Creighton to be launched in Kirkbymoorside

John Creighton’s definitive biography of his father, Lewis Creighton, ‘the Moorland Artist’ is now published. At 280 pages, this in depth biography comes in two volumes. A detailed family background introduces the life and times of Lewis Creighton with hundreds of photographs including many of Lewis’s paintings and drawings. Lewis is best known for his […]

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Helmsley Arts Centre Pop up book shop‏

A second-hand bookshop will pop up at Helmsley Arts Centre on Friday 10th June at 10.00am until 12.00 noon in aid of Arts Centre funds. And I’ll be popping up with it in a new rôle as salesman and organiser. I hope it will be but the first of many Friday performances. That depends of […]

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Ryedale Book Festival 2015

Enjoy reading a good book? Then head to Malton 10-11th October for the 4th Ryedale Book Festival. The varied programme includes over 40 quality literary events to suit all readers. Highlights include a lunch with Clare Morpurgo, a workshop with book sculptress Su Blackwell, comedy from poet John Hegley, a celebration of Yorkshire life with […]

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An evening with Alexander McCall Smith

Waterstones bookshop in York invite you to join them for a delightful evening with the poplar author, Alexander McCall Smith. Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors. His career has been a varied one: for many years he was a professor of Medical Law and worked in universities […]

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Jacqueline Wilson to talk about latest novel in York, next Saturday

Begin half term with a treat for book-loving children, hearing Jacqueline Wilson talking about her career and latest book, The Butterfly Club, copies of which will be available to purchase on the day, pre-signed by the author. Jacqueline Wilson is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. The Illustrated Mum was chosen as British Children’s […]

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Scarborough Book Festival 2014

Books by the Beach – 24th to 27th April. Scarborough’s new look book festival features a heady mix of top authors, broadcasters and historians. The fantastic line up includes Kate Adie, Joanna Trollope, Lucy Worsley, Margaret Drabble, Peter Snow, James Naughtie, Mark Lawson, Joanne Harris, Jo Baker, Michael Jones, Philippa Langley, Allan Mallinson, Sally Magnusson […]

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A literary evening – 22nd February

You are invited to join the author Katharine Grant and Spectator columnist Martin Vander Weyer in the Village Hall Hutton-le-Hole, on Saturday 22nd February at 6.30 p.m. The evening will take the format of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Book Club’ with wine and canapes. Tickets £5 from Alice O’Neill, Barmoors, Hutton-le-Hole, York YO62 6UE (01751 417 […]

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Big Book Sale on Kirkbymoorside 10K day

Hundreds of books have been donated by Ryedale School in recent weeks for a PTA fundraising sale which will be taking place in the Dug Out below the Memorial Hall on race day. There’s a huge collection of fiction for all ages, biographies, gardening and cooking books, crafts, photography and history books, religious and travel […]

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Helmsley library – fun music and reading roadshow

Helmsley Library is delighted to present a fun, music, and storytime session with Kathy Seabrook on Friday 26th April 2013 at 10.30am. These sessions are a lovely way for young children to get involved with singing, dancing, playing percussion, enjoying stories and developing new skills.  All children under 5 are welcome. Do come along to play, […]

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Bumper library book sale

Bumper Book Sale! Books on a variety of subjects will be up for grabs when North Yorkshire County Council’s Helmsley Library puts old stock on sale. The Bumper Book Sale will run from Friday, 15th March 10-4pm and Saturday 16th March 10am to 12 noon, and will include adult fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. Prices […]

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Got some surplus books? – sell them on Amazon

I’ve been having a post-Christmas clear out and having a small pile of text books that were surplus to requirements I put them up for sale on Amazon, something I’ve been meaning to do for quite a while but not got around to it. The immediate results – quite a few sales – have been […]

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Free Home Library Service

If you find it difficult to leave home to visit your local library, you could have your favourite books delivered to your door. The Home Library and Information Service (HLIS) works with local volunteers to provide free delivery of books and audio books throughout North Yorkshire. You may be eligible to receive the free home […]

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Oxfam Helmsley needs books!

And we needs lots of them please!!! If the “wonderful summer” weather has forced you inside, why not clear out those bookshelves that have been groaning under accumulated weight recently! We’d be glad to make sure they go to good use! Every year Oxfam organises Book fest fortnight, wherein, up and down the country, local […]

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Ryedale’s newest festival

The Ryedale Book Festival is a new, inclusive, community – created project committed to delivering quality book related events to the whole of Ryedale. A team of dedicated individuals has been busy finalising the programme for an exciting one-day launch event to be held in Malton on Saturday 20th October 2012. It is a varied […]

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Ryedale Open Literature Entertainment

A meesage from John Dean: Now, with April’s sweet showers around, a new open access occasional literary group is forming. Ryedale Open Literature Entertainment (ROLE), with the aim to share poetry, plays and prose, initially in Kirkbymoorside, then at various Ryedale venues. Examples of activities which will assist the launch of  ROLE, directly or indirectly, […]

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