The Man Who Invented Christmas: Exclusive Q&A with Miriam Margolyes

As part of The Malton Dickensian Festival, there will be an exclusive screening of ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ at the Palace Cinema, with a special follow-up. Miriam Margolyes, a Dickens aficionado, will join Charles Dickens’s great, great, great granddaughter Lucinda Hawksley, in an exclusive Q&A session after a screening of the film, in which Miriam […]

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Ryedale School host senior citizens Christmas Party

What a great idea! Staff and students at Ryedale School will provide a warm welcome to senior citizens, doubtless a few will be grandparents of pupils, at school, on Tuesday 19th December – 1.30-3.30pm. Details below:

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NYMR launches major appeal following HLF award

A £2.5 million appeal has been launched to secure the future of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) and you can now pledge your support online.   Earlier this year, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded NYMR £4.6M as part of the £9.2M Sustainability Project, NYMR’s Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey Appeal. To deliver the investment programme, […]

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Citizens Advice

Volunteer Job Opportunities at Citizens Advice office in Ryedale

Volunteers are needed to help man the Citizens Advice Mid North Yorkshire Office in Malton, Ryedale. Citizens Advice Mid North Yorkshire, of which the Ryedale office recently merged with dealt with 12,027 people last year writing of debt of £2,133,881 and helping clients gain £3,426,241. It was estimated that the offices across the region solved […]

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Charles Dowding York talk 30th January 2018

No Dig gardening guru comes to York

Recognised as one of the leading experts on the increasingly popular method of gardening without digging or disturtubing the soil, Charles Dowding, is undertaking a talk next month in York. This should be of interest to all gardeners, particularly those who like to grow fruit and vegetables. Here’s a video where you can learn more […]

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A different carol concert in York

If you don’t fancy our choice of traditional carol concert in York, here’s another festive event that might be more to your taste. Some of York’s best known musicians and singers are performing a host of Christmas carols at the weekend, to raise money for Children in Need. They’re taking to the altar in the […]

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Police appeal for witnesses

A man in his 20s has died after an accident on the A170 near Kirkbymoorside. The accident happened at 20:30 on Saturday when a blue VW Polo was travelling towards Pickering and left the road near the junction with Appleton-le-Moors. North Yorkshire Police say it went down an embankment before stopping in a field. The […]

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Christmas market in Hovingham

If you missed the monthly village market in Hovingham earlier in December, or failed to complete your shopping list, don’t despair: there is another market before Christmas. The market offers over 50 stalls, a real donkey, Father Christmas, a brass band, local musician, a Children’s Nativity Trail & win a treat, “The Nativity in Art” ~ a timeline […]

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Dogs are for life, not for Christmas

From Ryedale Dog Rescue: With Christmas fast approaching, we would like to make a plea – PLEASE do not buy a puppy as a present for Christmas! If you want to buy a gift for a dog lover, why not sponsor one of our dogs instead? Many dogs bought as Christmas presents will find themselves […]

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Murder in the Cathedral in Lastingham

Was Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury 1162-1170, and perhaps the most famous of English Saints, a martyr? T. S. Eliot’s play exposes the conflict between the material and spiritual worlds and the friendship beween a King (Henry II) and his one time Chancellor, which ended in a brutal murder on 29th December 1170. Come and […]

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Christmas opening of local Household Waste Recycling Centres

There will be a one off Wednesday opening over the Christmas week (Wednesday December 27) at some of the Household Waste Recycling Centres in North Yorkshire. The sites that will be open on Wednesday, 27 December, are: * Catterick Bridge, Gatherley Road, Catterick Bridge, DL10 7JD * Malton and Norton, Pasture Lane, Malton, YO17 6BT […]

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KMEG finds a use for everything!

When people arrive at the Kirkbymoorside “Repair Cafe“, organised by the Environment Group, they are each given a numbered ticket, so that if they have to wait to have their item mended, they know where they are in the queue. This leaves them free for coffee, cake and conversation.   As members of the Environment […]

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Christmas by the Fireside at Helmsley Arts Centre

Helmsley Arts Centre‘s very own festive tradition returns for its seventh year, once again offering a delectable collection of stories, poems, songs and scenes to celebrate Christmas. Warm your cockles among friends and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies while being entertained by a host of performers including choirs, singers and story tellers.

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Kirkby garden open for charity: note the date now

Regular readers will know that the blog likes to support the National Garden Scheme, which co-ordiantes the opening of private gardens to visitors, to raise funds for charity. Regular readers will also know that we tend to live life on the run, and advertise events at the last moment. Well, here’s a surprise for you.  […]

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Friday Orchestra

The Friday orchestra welcome you this week

The Friday Rehearsal Orchestra will be holding an Open Rehearsal this Friday, 8th December at 7.30pm in Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall. The programme will include Puccini – Rhapsodic Overture, Grieg – Piano Concerto in a minor (soloist Frank James), Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker Suite and Mozart – Sleigh Ride. Entrance is free of charge. The audience […]

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Pickering Hedgehog Rescue Needs Your help

Who doesn’t know what a hedgehog looks like? From Mrs Tiggy Winkle to Sonic the Hedgehog, these charming creatures are part of our wildlife heritage but in recent years are suffering and their numbers have dropped dramatically from the 1950s to less than a million by 2013 according to recent wildlife surveys.The reasons are varied, […]

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Musical Memories

Musical Memories update

Details of the winter programme for this popular club:

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Ryedale Carers Support seek help over Christmas

Ryedale Carers Support are looking for people to show the Christmas spirit in a very practical way, by supprting those who are dedicated to caring for others. Can you help?

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Christmas concert at Ampleforth

The annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at Ampleforth Abbey is on Sunday, December 10. Lovely music in a sacred space.

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Town Council send Christmas wishes

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Carols by Candlelight in York

If you didn’t manage to get tickets for a carol concert at York Minster, but would still like to go to a special event, try our favourite church in York, Holy Trinity in Goodramgate, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Describing itself as “York’s most atmospheric medieval church”, Holy Trinity is the perfect […]

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Last posting dates for Christmas

Already it’s time again to start thinking about the Christmas cards.   If you want to use “international economy” (which we used to call surface mail) to “Australia, New Zealand and all other non-European destinations (except Middle East, South Africa, Far East, USA and Canada” you’ve missed by a mile, as the last posting date was September […]

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Kirkbymoorside Christmas market

Don’t forget it’s tomorrow. Fingers crossed for some good weather.

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Learn to photograph all things railway

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Announcing  one day workshops ideal for those wishing to learn to use their digital cameras more creatively, whilst photographing trains, stations, people and landscapes along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The workshops are designed for photographers of all abilities, and so are offered at a Beginners, and at an […]

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Preview of Dr Who Christmas special in York

Lucky Doctor Who fans will get the chance to enjoy Peter Capaldi’s final moments as the Time Lord ahead of this year’s Christmas Day special. Peter Capaldi’s final appearance, Twice Upon a Time, sees him joined by York-born David Bradley, as the First Doctor. The episode is being toured across eight UK towns and cities […]

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December walks with the Ramblers

The local branch of the Ramblers is offering the following walks in December.  Note that they include walks on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, so there’s plenty of opportunity to walk off that hangover! December 3:  From Square Corner Car Park, near Nether Stilton. 11 miles, grid ref.SE 479 959, Leader P Hudson. Dogs […]

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Talk at Appleton on the Human Enquiry Project

“Third Thursday Talks” return to the delightful little Reading Roon in Appleton-le-Moors with “The Human Enquiry Project” presented by Manoj Krishna. Understanding ourselves clearly brings wisdom. Our happiness depends on it. With this clarity of understanding our relationships improve and our problems can dissolve. This wisdom allows us to cope with stress, and find a […]

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KMEG holds another successful Repair Cafe

Kirkbymoorside Environment Group held its second Repair Cafe at the Moorside Room on Saturday, November 11th. The items mended, or advised upon included: a blender, an over-locking machine, 2 sewing machines, quilt, stool, radio, small round table, 2 lamps, laptop, secateurs, sheets, radio-cassette player, vacuum cleaner, tablet, frog, trousers, bag, bike, picture frame, table, boots, […]

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Ryedale Walking Group’s December walks

There’s still time to get a bit of exercise before the party season: three nice walks on offer from Ryedale Walking Group, one of them starting and finishing here in Kirkbymoorside. New members are always welcome. Sunday 3 December: Hovingham, Stonegrave & Cawton 8 miles (moderate) 950ft Park/Start 10:00 Considerate parking in Hovingham (SE667757) Saturday 9 December: […]

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Brass Band in concert with songs from the shows

Our own Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band is giving a concert together with the Harmonia Choir, under the title Stage and Screen, featuring film scores and new musical showstoppers alongside classics that have stood the test of time.  The Band needs no introduction to Kirkbymoorsiders.  The Harmonia Choir is a 60 strong all-female community choir based […]

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