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May I have the next dance?

A charity tea dance is being held at Helmsley Town Hall on Saturday 19th November in aid of two great causes so please come along. We have Musical Memories duo Ruth and Neil Hannah playing music from the 40’s – 70’s between 2.30pm and 5pm with a delicious afternoon tea laid on for everyone. Tickets […]

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A magical ensemble

The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival proudly presents ‘The Oculi Ensemble’ in a delightful arrangement of music at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. Musical Director Jamie Walton presents the group on Friday 11 November at 7pm. Tickets cost £15 each and can be purchased by telephoning 01439 772738. Parking included in the price. […]

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Concert at Ampleforth Abbey

Harrogate Festival Chorus and Orchestra gives its annual concert at Ampleforth Abbey this year on Thursday August 25. Otcenáš (Our Father) was written for four-part choir, tenor soloist, organ and harp, by Leos Janacek (1854-1928). Gioachino Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle (Little solemn mass) was written in 1863, with unusual scoring for voices, two pianos and […]

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Holy Moly & the Crackers

Party at Parkfest 2016

It’s back! ParkFest 2016 is being held in the North York Moors National Park on Saturday 23 July – Sunday 24 July, with dynamic ‘gypsy folk and roll’ band Holy Moly & the Crackers kick starting events as they take centre stage at 7pm on Saturday. Just back from their awesome debut performance at Glastonbury […]

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Musical Memories ‘Happy Hour’

A new event for Helmsley that is currently being held in the Arts Centre (café bar). This is a social singing session which everybody is welcome to come along and enjoy. We will be singing some of the best loved songs of the 20th century with live accompaniment (piano and guitar), songbooks… and a cuppa […]

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Ryedale Family History Group – April Meeting

The next meeting is on Wednesday 20 April at 7.30pm, featuring Ryedale based singer/songwriter David Swann who will be performing ‘A Wagoners Lad’ at the Moorside Club and Bar, Adela Shaw Site, Shaw Drive, Kirkbymoorside, York, YO62 6JE. Freda Shaw, Events Organiser said, We are always pleased to offer something a bit different at our […]

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Ryedale Festival Easter concerts

Ryedale Festival brings you an Easter treat of three additional concerts: Kosmos, April 1, Galtres Centre, Easingwold Music from around the globe performed by the brilliant Kosmos Ensemble – a group that is re-defining classical and world music. Sophisticated jazz glides magically into wild folk fiddling, emotive Jewish music into hot-blooded tango, Arabic and Turkish […]

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Friends Meeting House, Pickering welcomes The Harmonettes

“The professionalism and modesty of the three actresses is undeniable and makes the Harmonettes a must-see show.” – The Big Issue June 1918: a blistering hot day. Two women arrive at a prearranged spot for a mysterious assignation with a third woman they have never met. Who is she? What do they want with her? […]

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Piaf: the Songs, at the Helmsley Arts Centre

At Helmsley Arts Centre, a celebration of Edith Piaf devised in 2015, the 100th anniversary of her birth. Edith Piaf has become synonymous with French Cabaret of the 1940s & 50s and remains France’s most popular singer. Piaf’s life was the stuff of legend, from her dramatic rise from Paris street urchin to star of […]

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Brodsky String Quartet at Helmsey Arts Centre

The Brodsky String Quartet is giving a concert at the Helmsley Arts Centre on Thursday 11 February, at 7.30pm. Since forming in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed over 2000 concerts on the major stages of the world, releasing over 50 recordings and attracting numerous awards and accolades worldwide. A natural curiosity and insatiable desire […]

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Ampleforth & Ryedale Concert Choir

A concert for the Season of Advent & Christmas. Directed by William Dore Sunday 6th December 2015, 5pm All Saints Church, Hovingham. Music by Handel, Mendelssohn, Warlock & Willcocks and carols for all to sing. Entry price: £10 including refreshments (under 16yrs, free). Contact: sd@ampleforth.org.uk 01439 766701 or graham.mason4@btinternet.com 01653 628386 or on the door

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Jazz singer Lindsay Hannon

Pickering night of jazz

A treat for all jazz and blues aficionados and music lovers Lindsay Hannon will be playing Pickering Memorial Hall on November 5. Guaranteed to be more exciting than your average firework display, Lindsay Hannon is an accomplished singer and composer who creates an electric atmosphere. She has been described as one of the finest jazz […]

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Helmsley LittleFest is happening this weekend

LittleFest is back which means that from the 25th-27th September, Helmsley will be filled with arts performances of all kinds. Over 36 artists, acts and companies will be involved at 26 different venues – all over one weekend! You might come across a singer in a charity shop, a play in a gallery, a poet in […]

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Eliza Carthy & Saul Rose at the Helmsley Arts Centre

Folk musicians Eliza Carthy and Saul Rose will be on stage at the Helmsley Arts Centre next Saturday, September 26. Undoubtedly one of the most engaging performers of her generation, twice Mercury Prize-nominated and winner of countless accolades over a 15 year career, Eliza Carthy MBE is a force of nature. She has revitalised folk […]

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Duncombe Park hosts Parklands Festival

Parklands Festival 2015 will return to our fabulous location – Duncombe Park, Helmsley taking place August 28-30th. The eleventh edition of the wonderful Parklands Festival in North Yorkshire moves to a riverside meadow this year, and has a Wild West theme. Don’t miss The Proclaimers, Badly Drawn Boy, Hugh Cornwell, or Tankus the Henge. Now […]

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Concert Poster 25th June Rievaulx by Jonathan Parkin

Classical Guitar Recital

Classical guitarist Jonathan Parkin is performing at St Mary’s Church, Rievaulx on June 25th. Full details on the poster below: Originally from Billingham, Teesside, Jonathan is currently studying for a BMus(Hons) in Classical guitar at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the tutorship of John Mills, Graham Anthony Devine, Helen Sanderson, Steve […]

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North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, entitled “La Belle Epoque”, which takes place from 16 to 19 August. With works by some twenty composers, including Debussy, Ravel, Berlioz, and Stravinsky, the concerts will be held in eleven churches across the region, including St Peter and St Paul […]

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Helmsley swings to Latin rhythms

Helmsley Arts Centre is bringing together a potent mix of renowned musicians, emerging talent and singers from the local community for a large-scale, one-off concert on Friday 15 May. El Vol Dispers: Songs of Spanish Exile, created and performed by renowned singer and multi-instrumentalist Clara Sanabras, is an evocative song cycle embracing elements of Latin, […]

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Book now for Sydney Harbour opera spectacular

Serious forward planning is required if you want to catch the live broadcast of this year’s opera spectacular from Sydney Harbour, courtesy of Cinema Live, which will be broadcast to cinemas around the world, including the Palace in Malton, on September 15. The opera is Aida, in which (according to the advertising blurb) Verdi masterfully […]

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Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco Festival Programme

The programme is announced for the 4th annual Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco Festival to be held again at the fabulous Milton Rooms in the wonderful North Yorkshire market town of Malton over the weekend of 13-15 March. This year the festival coincides with the monthly We Love Malton Food Market on the Saturday (14th) and […]

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‘ONE NIGHT ONLY’ at Helmsley Arts Centre – tomorrow..

One Night Only are back on the road in the UK in February 2015 to promote their upcoming Third-Album release including a last-date party-gig in their Home Town which can’t be missed. Now in their 12th year, the band introduce a great new sound including the newly released singles “Get Around To It” & “Plasticine” […]

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Paloma Faith performs at Dalby Forest – June 26th

Following her sold out forest tour in 2013 the Forestry Commission is proud to once again present the unique Paloma Faith at all seven Forest Live venues. Paloma Faith told Forest Live: We are very lucky in Britain to have such a beautiful and diverse landscape and I am excited to play for you there […]

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All Paul Simon’s hits come to Helmsley

The nation’s favourite Simon and Garfunkel tribute slip slide into the Arts Centre in Helmsley on 31st Jan with their new show, All The Hits 1957-1987. The show has delighted theatre audiences up and down the UK for the past eight years with its note-perfect reproduction of the award-winning harmonies of the duo, as well […]

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Live relays of Christmas shows

Live cinema relays will be bringing several big name Christmas productions to screens in and near Helmsley over the holiday period, specifically Helmsley Arts Centre (HAC), the Palace Cinema in Malton (PCM), the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough (SJT) and City Screen in York (CSY). The shows on offer are: “The Nutcracker”, the classic ballet […]

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2014 Maastricht concert broadcast live to Arts Centre

André Rieu’s 10th Anniversary 2014 Maastricht Concert will be delivered to cinemas via satellite across the UK on Saturday 19th July to venues including the Helmsley Arts Centre. Help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of André Rieu’s traditional summer evening concerts, staged on the most romantic city square in The Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht! Be […]

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