It’s 1644 and Helmsley Castle is under siege! Experience all the action from Helmsley Castle’s first and last military engagement. Watch the drama unfold as Sir Thomas Fairfax and the forces of Parliament attempt to wrest control of Helmsley Castle from the determined Royalist Garrison. Visit the encampments on both sides to find out what […]
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Helmsley Castle hosts outdoor theatre this Friday 7th July, a Shakespearian comedy performed by ‘The ‘Three Inch Fools’, a musical performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. You are welcome to bring a low -backed chair, cushions a rug or blanket, clothing for a British summer and enjoy a local ice cream. The start time is 7pm. […]
If you occasionally pop over to Helmsley to shop, you’ll be pleased to hear that you can now park in the Market Place free of charge for twenty minutes. The idea was put forward by the Helmsley in Business group, and has recently been agreed by Ryedale District Council. Seven ‘Quick Stop’ places are available, […]
Helmsley Outdoor Pool is a brilliant asset to the town, but its future is uncertain and it needs help to survive. It is the only outdoor heated pool in Yorkshire and one of less than 100 lidos in the UK. There will be a public meeting to discuss the future of the Pool on Wednesday […]
Helmsley Horse Races will be held at Duncombe Park on Sunday February 12. Organised by the Sinnington Hunt, the Races are a traditional form of point-to-pointing, which is confined to amateur trainers and jockeys. Horses and riders compete to see who can complete the three miles and 18 fences in the shortest time. There will […]
The Raptor Fair is our biggest annual event. Devoted to showcasing the very best of birds of prey and falconry in the UK and overseas. The National Centre for Birds of Prey and Duncombe Park is a truly fantastic setting for this very special event. The Fair is a great day out (or weekend away) […]
As the pool may close because of the weather a visit to this page before you set off is always a good idea. 2016 Opening Times Day Session Opens Session Closes Monday to Friday 11.15 AS 1.15 PM OPEN 3.15 PM FS 5:30 PM OPEN 1.00 PM 3.15 PM 5:15 PM 7.00 PM Saturday & Sunday 11:15 AM OPEN […]
If summer for you means a picnic, an umbrella, and open air theatre, you are in luck because no less than four plays are on offer in Helmsley in the next few weeks. If you know of more open air theatre going on nearby, do let us know. Richard II at Helmsley Walled Garden Firstly, […]
Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club is holding an exhibition of members work at the Old Library Room in Helmsley Town Hall. The exhibition starts on Friday 20th June and is open daily from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm and will run until Sunday 29th June. This year the exhibition will feature over 100 prints, both […]
Taking place at Scotts of Helmsley. Doors open at 7.30pm. Ticket price £15 includes fish and chip supper (veggie option) and wine. Want to find out more? Then watch the slide show (best viewed on desktop, not tablet): Tickets from Ryedale School Reception – phone 01439 771 665. Organised by the Ryedale School PTA in […]
Remember ‘Don’t You Want Me Baby?’ The Human League, who formed way back in 1977, will headline the Sunday bill at this summer’s Galtres Parklands Festival in Duncombe Park, Helmsley. Best known for dance-floor anthems Don’t You Want Me, Love Action, Being Boiled, Mirror Man and (Keep Feeling) Fascination, Phil Oakey’s avant-garde electro-pop pioneers are […]
Volunteers are needed to support a free arts festival in Helmsley. Building on the success of last year’s Littlefest, the event will take place again in September. Littlefest, held in conjunction with the York Theatre Royal’s On Our Turf project, included live music, theatre, storytelling and craft activities, filling venues such as Scott’s fish and […]
Working at Helmsley Oxfam The Helmsley branch of Oxfam plays an integral part of funding Oxfam’s aim of ending poverty and suffering globally, embracing the core values of empowerment, inclusiveness and accountability. Although, we are part of a global brand we are given the autonomy to drive the business forward by becoming a part of […]
Produced by the excellent Cup of Tea Productions this short film highlights some of the many acts that recently took part in the Helmsley Little Fest:
The Little Festival of Everything or #LittleFest for short is part of a project called On Our Turf run by York Theatre Royal to bring arts events into four glorious market towns across Yorkshire. We are working with Easingwold, Pocklington, Selby and Helmsley to programme festivals and produce theatre events with each community over the […]
On Our Turf is a brand new, two year long project to make theatre work with and within our communities. York Theatre Royal is joining forces with the arts communities and spaces in Easingwold, Selby, Helmsley and Pocklington. They will commission 4 new pieces of performance, they’ll create two new pieces to go out on […]
The Steam Rally this year enjoyed fantastic weather, I took myself up to Duncombe Park on Saturday to take some images of the Rally for the blog. All the visitors were having a good day checking out the stalls and keeping an eye on the goings-on in the big ring. All the steam engines were […]
I would like to take this opportunity through the Kirkbymoorside Town Blog, to thank all who attended the preview of the Annual Kirkbymoorside Camera Club Photography Exhibition at Helmsley Town Hall.. With special thanks to Janet Frank Chairman RDC and Carolyn Frank, Consort. Yvette Turnbull, Creative Economy Officer RDC. Sue Cowen, Mayor of Pickering. Judy […]
Continuing our occasional series on places to have lunch on the 128 bus route. Looking for a ‘cheap and cheerful’ lunch in Helmsley? Try the Royal Oak pub on the market square, run by Rachel Newton who used to work at KMS hairdressing here in Kirkbymoorside some years ago, until she married Craig and made […]
The Beck Tea Rooms can be found at 3 Castlegate, Helmsley, YO62 5AB Phone:01439 771471.
Ryedale police are urgently appealing to the public for their help to locate a missing woman from Helmsley. Barbara Colling, 68, has not been seen since 9.30am today (Monday 28 January 2013) when she was last seen walking from Helmsley towards Stokesley. She is described as white, 5ft 6in tall with a medium build and […]
On Friday August 31, the Compost Doctors and the North Yorkshire Rotters will be at Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley, for a community drop-in clinic to diagnose and cure compost problems and advise on waste reduction techniques and campaigns. From 11am until 4pm there will be “Compost Doctors” on call along with dedicated Rotters – North […]
Two special tours are on offer at Helmsley Castle over the summer. On Tuesdays: discover the royal connections of the castle’s owners and their influence on major events in history. Which king once owned the Castle? On Fridays: hear about the siege of 1644 and tales of murder, treachery and scandal in the 17th century. […]
There’s a lot to be said for going out to lunch: it tends to be cheaper than dinner, it’s a pleasant way of enjoying a rainy day, everybody can have what they want, and you don’t have to cook. But if somebody has to drive, you have one member of the party who can’t have […]
The first of our occasional series of less well known things to do and see this summer. On the outskirts of Helmsley, down Riccal Drive and up an unmade road to the back of the old railway station, sits a huge warehouse which houses archaeological remains from English Heritage sites all over the north of […]
This poem, ‘In Search of Inspiration’ by Brian Clark won first prize in the recent Helmsley Arts Centre poetry competition. The reader is David Powley. listen to ‘Poetry at Helmsley Arts Centre : In Search of Inspiration by Brian Clark’ on Audioboo Would you like to write a poem and have it read on the web? […]
In this film Charlie Heap, who is heading up the development, describes the building works that are currently taking place on site and the sustainable elements that are key to the project. Visit the Centre’s website here but for more detailed information about ICBP visit their main website here. Music – Bird of Prey […]
Helmsley Walled Garden is now open for the new season, and is holding a Spring Fair on Saturday 24th March 2012 from 10.30am to 4.00pm. In addition to the official opening of the Garden’s new Plant Centre, there will be chocolate, tombola and craft stalls, and the Plant Centre shop will be open, selling plants […]
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