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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Police warning after legal traps damaged

Police are urging members of the public not to interfere with wildlife traps in rural areas, after a number of legal traps were damaged on the North York Moors. Legal traps play an important part in reducing predation of eggs and chicks of ground nesting birds such as lapwings, curlews and grouse. Traps such as […]

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Where there’s no will, there’s still a way

Kirkbymoorside solicitors Kitching Walker are again taking part in St Catherine’s Make A Will Week. If you don’t have a will, now is the time to act. For a modest donation to St Catherine’s Hospice, Kitching Walker will draw up or update your will; simply call now for an appointment in the week beginning April […]

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New patchwork, quilting and sewing group

Moorside Quilters are starting a new class on April 9th at the Manor Close Centre (link to map), Kirkbymoorside. It will run between 10am and 2pm with a cost of £3 per session. Initially the class will run on a monthly basis on the second Thursday of each month. For further details please call Janet […]

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Kirkby’s Mini-Triathletes

Three Year 6 pupils from Kirkbymoorside Primary School, Jasmine, Jamie and Melissa took the brave step of organising and completing their own mini-triathlon in aid of Sports Relief 2015 on Saturday 28th March. The weather was not kind and they had to brave wind and rain as well as a very muddy field to run 1 mile, […]

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Welburn Hall Display

Wednesday 1st April sees the second of the Kirkbymoorside History Group’s displays this year in the Moorside Room (Old Library) between 9am and 5pm. The group are appealing for memories and stories relating to Welburn Hall School and its pupils. Members will be on hand to chat, along with photos of former pupils and teachers, […]

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Keeping your home safe from burglary

A couple of weeks ago (March 15) we posted a piece from Terry Wallis, Area Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator for Kirkbymoorside and surrounding villages, about the usefulness of CCTV cameras in catching burglars. Terry continued:   However, it is obviously preferable to stop the crime being committed in the first place, and this is where Neighbourhood […]

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Summer term adult learning courses

Details are now available of adult learning courses for the summer term, organised by the NYCC. Courses on offer in Kirkbymoorside focus on arts and crafts: choose between knitting children’s toys, creative painting, hand sewing or silk painting, all at the Library for five or six weeks, starting on various dates in May and June. […]

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Helmsley Walled Garden re-opens for summer

Helmsley’s lovely Walled Garden re-opens for visitors on Wednesday April 1.

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April highlights at Helmsley Arts Centre

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Time for a change

Don’t forget to put your clocks forward by one hour tonight, when ‘European summer time’ begins – though you wouldn’t think it looking out of the window just at the moment!

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Volunteer recruitment day on the NYMR

From the NYMR: This year saw the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 closure of the line. In 1973 after six years hard work by volunteers, the line saw trains running over it again. Over the past forty-two years, volunteers have continued to develop and improve the line until it has become this country’s finest heritage […]

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The Three Belles, tomorrow at Helmsley Arts Centre

A few tickets are still available for tomorrow night’s show at the Helmsley Arts Centre. Contact the box office for last minute bookings.

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Big discount on weekly bus ticket for Easter

Hull-based bus company EYMS is encouraging local people to hop on the bus this Easter by offering reduced price weekly tickets. To get a discounted weekly ticket, all people need to do is to buy a weekly ticket on the bus between Monday 30 March and Easter Monday inclusive. The offer includes the 128 Helmsley […]

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Kirkbymoorside folk take part in live Channel 4 News next Monday

The 7.00pm evening news will feature presenter Krishnan Guru Murthy on a week-long cycle trip from Robin’s Hood Bay to Salford. The aim of the ride, and the nightly discussions with people along the way, is to reflect on the ‘disconnect between the issues of importance to Londoners and those living in rural areas’. His […]

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Actors wanted for haunting tale of love and superstition

Actors of all ages are being sought for a new community play The Kissing Ring, written and directed by Helena Fox of Everwitch Theatre. The play, which was specially commissioned by Helmsley Arts Centre, is set in the atmospheric landscape of the North York Moors and is a haunting tale of love and superstition, interweaving […]

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An evening with Alexander McCall Smith

Waterstones 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 in the […]

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Cundalls’ house of the month: Mill House Pickering

Last month we looked at a lovely family home in Kirkbymoorside; this month we’ve moved up the age range a little with a retirement apartment in Pickering. If you are filled with dismay at the whole idea of a ‘retirement village’, where you’ll be shut up in some vast complex on the edge of town […]

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Free walking maps

If we seem to be a bit walk obsessed here at the blog, that’s because two great local walking groups keep us informed of their activities.  But what to do if you don’t want to walk with a group?  We’ve just discovered Walking in England, a web site which offers hundreds of walks all over […]

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Hovingham Market news

*Free* Easter trail at Hovingham Village Market for all children with prizes and fun There’s plenty to delight and surprise for families at the Hovingham Village Market this Easter, Saturday 4th April, 10.30am to 1.30pm. We’re famous for the quality of our locally produced food and delicatessen. Look out for our new guest stalls selling […]

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Dulux Dog goes walkabout in Farndale

The morning started cold and windy with a light shower but that didn’t deter the 91 people that turned up to walk the beautiful Farndale daffodil trail. There were two walks one of 7.5 miles and one of 3.5 miles, both were led by volunteer rangers from The North York Moors National Park. Even though […]

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Easter Church Services

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Health and Wellbeing newsletter

The latest issue of the North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board newsletter has recently been published. Topics covered in this issue include: how health and social care services worked together to meet the challenges of winter; preparations for the introduction of the Care Act in April; the latest on the development of an autism strategy […]

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Primary school bikers learn new skills

Pupils at Kirkbymoorside Primary School have been demonstrating their pedal power by taking part in Bikeability. The scheme is an updated version of cycling proficiency with children completing a number of skills, including bicycle handling, cycling on quiet roads and how to deal with more complicated traffic environments. Gareth Sleightholme, deputy headteacher, said the Year […]

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Young actors sought for West Side Story in York

Budding actors are sought for the 2015 Stage Experience at the Grand Opera House in York, which will be Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s musical West Side Story. Director and choreographer Louise Denison will run the summer theatre school for ten to 21 year olds from July 18 to August 1 and will hold auditions […]

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The Zoffany Ensemble

Classical Music Concert – 18 April, the Memorial Hall

The Zoffany Ensemble was formed in 2009 by Canadian violinist Manon Derome, together with violist Catherine Musker, cellist Anthony Pleeth, bassist Leon Bosch and pianist Michael Dussek. These highly acclaimed players work together in a variety of contexts and share a love of 18th and 19th century chamber music. This will be their first appearance […]

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The Kirkby Pippin, coming soon – with luck

From Kirkby Fruit Project: Following on from our grafting course on the 26th February, five of us have been busy grafting cuttings from various old fruit trees in the town. Our grafting efforts are now completed and we have around 50 young fruit trees (from about 20 parent trees) lined up in a nursery bed […]

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Kirkbymoorsiders give generously to Marie Curie

The Kirkbymoorside fundraising group for Marie Curie Cancer Care would like to thank everyone who supported or helped with the street collection and coffee morning on Wednesday March 4. The total amount raised was a whopping £1,032.21, which will be used locally to provide free home nursing for  people with cancer and other terminal illnesses. […]

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Renovation begins at York Theatre Royal

From York Theatre Royal: So the last show in York Theatre Royal as we know it has been performed, the last coffee has been served and the last ticket sold. This week the Theatre building closed as we clear everything out ready for the builders to move in. Our Box Office has moved just down […]

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Theft today in Kirkbymoorside at 10am

Observations are requested for a tall, thin man with curly hair wearing green jacket, dark trousers, aged 20s, who entered a house at approximately 10am this morning in West Pasture, Kirkbymoorside. He stole a handbag before running off into the town. Were you in Kirkbymoorside this morning around the time of the offence and if […]

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