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June events in Easingwold and North Yorkshire






·         Easingwold Market – The Marketplace – Fri 4th  – 10.00

Fresh Local produce at great prices


·         St Monicas Gadren Party – St Monicas –  Sat 5th – 14.00

Raffle – Tombola – Town Band – Stalls.


·         Air Ambulance Tractor Ride – Market Place – Sun 6th – 10.00

Organised by The Commercial


In Yorkshire …


·         Newby Hall Craft & Food Fair – Newby Hall & Gardens, Nr Ripon – Fri 4th  – Sun 6th    10:00 to 16:00  .Discover a wonderful selection of crafts and regional food at this traditional fair set in the beautiful grounds of the Newby estate. 10.00 – 16.00.More Info 01423 322583


·         Whitby 60’s Festival -Whitby Pavilion Complex –  Fri 4 – Sun 6 Jun

Three days, five shows featuring Herman’s Hermits, Shakers, Ivy League, Persuaders, Amen Corner with Chip Hawkes, Steve Ellis, Merseybeat Legends, Pinkertons Colours, Marmalade, Union Gap, Dreamers and Beat Club. With tributes to The Shadows, Ricky Nelson, Billy Fury, Bobby Vee, Gene Pitney, the Beatles, Elvis and Cliff Richard. Individual show tickets available Great shows – Great Value! More Info : 01947 820625


·         Mint Weekend – Yorkshire Lavender – Sat 5th Sun 6 th –   10:00 to 17:00 

Join us in a celebration of ‘Mint’, designed to encourage people to grow their own and pick up useful tips. Learn about its history, its medicinal uses and its culinary uses. Expert advice and help will be available throughout the weekend. Lots of varieties of mint will be on sale in our specialist Plant Nursery. Mint is a delicious-tasting herb that is used for a variety of dishes and drinks. Try some new and exciting ‘mint’ recipes in EJ’s Tea Room/Restaurant. More Info: 01653 648008



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Events in Easingwold, York, Yorkshire and further afield




The Weekender – 23-25th April


Make the most of this weekend and enjoy what is left of April !


On the doorstep …  


·         Easingwold Market – The Marketplace – Fri 23rd  – 10.00

Fresh Local produce at great prices


·         UK Riders Dressage & Show Jumping – Thornton Hill Farm – Fri 23rd – 18.00

Prelim 18 / Novice 21.


·         Table Top Sale – Newton on Ouse Parish Hall – Sat 24th – 10.00 – 16.00

In aid of the Parish Hall. More Info 01347 848578


·         Easingwold Friends Club Meeting  Chapel Rooms – Sat 24th -14.30

Tea & entertainment.


·         T Rex – The Galtres Centre – Sat 24th April – 20.00

A celebration of Mark & Mickey. More Info – 01347 822472


·         Plant Sale– Husthwaite Village Hall  – Sat 24th – 10.00

Organsied by Husthwaite & District Village Hall.


·         Easingwold Races – Rising Sun Farm – Sun 25th – 14.00

7 Races. York & Ainsty Meeting. Bookies, Bar and trade stand.


Coming Soon


·         Cake Bake – Home of Betty Rockliff – 2, Station Lane, Tollerton – Fri 30th – 14.00 – 16.00. In aid of MS. Cakes, Tombola etc. More Info 01347 838489.


In Yorkshire …



·         Whitby Goth Weekend Spring 2010 –  Whitby Pavilion Complex – Thru 22nd – Sun 25th One of the most popular gothic events in the world, attracting all generations from across the UK and around the world.

Most of the events are held at the Whitby Pavilion including the Bizarre Bazaar Goth Market,


This year’s band line-up is as follows: Abney Park, The Last Dance, Elusive,

Diary of Dreams, The House of Usher and Razorblade Kisses. More info 07988 241486


·         Skipton Beer Festival – Skipton – Thu 22 nd  17:00 to 22:00 

Fri 23, Sat 24 Apr 2010  11:00 to 22:00  Serving a wide range of British real ales, cider, perry, foreign bottled beers, fruit wines and soft drinks. Many local breweries will be represented as well as beers not usually seen in Skipton. More Info 01756 798706


·         Intermediate Level Mountain Bike Ride – Sutton Bank National Park Visitor Centre Sat 24th – 13:00 to 16:00 

Come and try mountain biking in the North York Moors with Ranger Simon Bassindale the day before the world’s elite race at Dalby Forest. A leisurely 15 mile route from the Sutton Bank National Park Centre from quiet roads to woodland single track. Blue/Red mountain bike route rating. More Info 01439 772738


·         St George’s Dragon Family Fun Trail – Clifford’s Tower, YorkSat 24 & Sun 25 – 10:00 – 18:00. Calling all dragon hunters! St George needs your help to find all the mini dastardly dragons before they distress the damsels. Your dragon hunting skills will be rewarded with a fun sticker. More Info 01904 646940





Weekend Events in Easingwold,York, Yorkshire and London



·         Ale House Rock – Live Music – The Commercial , Easingwold – Fri 26th


·         Karpenters – The Galtres Centre –Sat 27th March – 20.00

The Top of the World Tour. More Info – 01347 822472


·         Call My Bluff– Wine tasting – Husthwaite Village Hall – Sat 27th – 19.30

Bring your lie detector. More Info 01347 868247


·         Easingwold Friends Club  Meeting – Chapel Rooms – Sat 27th – 14.30   

     New members always welcome


Next Week


One week only !  Easingwold Country Market will be open 9.30 – 11.30am in the Parish Rooms – just past the library – on Maundy Thursday April 1st instead of the usual Friday market on April 2nd – Good Friday. Orders can be taken and refreshments available as usual.



In Yorkshire …


·         York Farmers Market Parliament Street  – Fri 26th 09:00 to 16:00 

Farmers’ markets take place regularly on Parliament Street in the city centre.

Farmers, growers or producers from within a 40 mile radius of York city centre sell their produce, direct to the public. Advantages include cutting out the “middle man”, reducing the distance that the produce has to travel to reach the consumer and giving customers the opportunity to deal direct with the producer.


·         Orchestra of Opera North Leeds Town Hall  – Sat 27th 19:30 

     Hannu Lintu – conductor & Amanda Roocroft – soprano More Info 0113 224 3801.


·         Planet on your plate – Harlow Carr , Harrogate – Sat 27 & Sun 28th 11:30 to 12:30 13:00 to 14:00  FIND OUT HOW WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR PLATE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD! Dr Marty Jopson, BBC One Show scientist presents a fun and interactive show full of surprising demonstrations, things to taste and even some wriggly worms!More Info (01423) 565418.


·         12th Annual Spring Plant Fair – Driffield Showground  – Sun 28 th –   09:30 to 16:00  Christine Walkden and the Gardener’s Question Time Team.Refreshments Available. More Info 01262 488350






























Further a field … in May


Visit London in May and enjoy some special May events …


·         Chelsea Flower Show  – 25-29 May 

     The world’s greatest flower show comes to London.


·         Camden Crawl 2010  – 1-2 May 

     North London’s legendary weekend music festival.


·         London Sevens Rugby – 23-24 May 

     Watch top rugby players and enjoy the carnival vibe.


·         Vaisakhi in London – 2 May 

     Join the Vaisakhi celebrations for Sikh New Year in London.


·         Premier League Darts  – 23 May

    Watch Premier League Darts at London’s Wembley Arena






Weekend Events in Easingwold, York and Yorkshire – 19-21st March




The days are getting longer and the weather warmer. Time to get out and about and make the most of your weekend


In Easingwold …  


·         Greek Night – The Sidings – Il Treno, Shipton –Fri 19th


·         The Best of the Eagles  – The Galtres Centre – Sat 20th March  – 20.00

Presented by Talon Music. More Info – 01347 822472


In Yorkshire …


·         Malton and Norton Folk Festival-  Malton  – Fri 19 & Sat 20th  

A concert at Suddaby’s with Pete Coe – a one man folk industry. The Happy Cats – a superb mix. Two Black Sheep and a Stallion – three well blended voices. At St. Peters (Norton) – an afternoon Folk Dance with Ruth Thompson-Van Gogh and Pugwash Convention plus around the Towns – Musicians Sessions, Workshops, Meet and Greet and Singarounds. More Info 01653 696226


·         Behind Enemy Lines Lecture – Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington –  Sat 20th

If you have ever wondered what life was really like for those airmen taken as Prisoner of War during WWII, or the harrowing exploits of those that managed to evade capture, then the forthcoming lecture taking place at the Yorkshire Air Museum on will answer all your questions.


Neil Galloway, from 90 Signals RAF Leeming, will also be discussing the recent re-enactment of the 1945 ‘Long March’ of POW’s across Poland, which was undertaken by RAF personnel from across the country.


In addition, a fantastic line up of other veterans, all either POW’s or Evaders, and all with their own amazing tales to tell has been gathered and all of the veterans will be joining in the Question and Answer session and memorabilia signing opportunity that will take place after the lunch break. There will be book, print and model sales available More Info 01904 608595


·         Elgar the Kingdom-  Ripon Cathedral – Sat 20th    19:30 


Ripon Choral Society perform – Elgar The Kingdom.

Ripon Choral Society, under its conductor John Dunford and accompanist Greg Smith performs three or four concerts each year in the magnificent setting of Ripon Cathedral. The Society, with over 200 singing members, is one of the largest in Yorkshire. Lynne Dawson, Margaret Macdonald, Charne Rochford (pictured) and Jeremy White are the soloists. More Info 01969 624965



Further a field … over the Easter Weekend


Some more special Easter events … why not take a weekend break and try a spot of Easter Egg hunting ..


Beatrix Potter Easter Egg Hunt (Cumbria) 31st  March -10.00

One of the North of England’s biggest Easter Egg Hunt. 100 unique Peter Rabbit eggs will be hidden across Cumbria, thanks to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. At 10am on 31 March 2010 a map will be unveiled on the website below giving clues and location tips to help you to find the eggs. Eggs may be be hidden in villages, gardens, by lakes or on the top of hills.


Lyme Park (Cheshire) 4-5 April 11.00 -16.00

Set your scamps running off across the grounds of ‘Pemberley’ – where Darcy meets Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice – while you take in the sheer beauty of this moorland paradise or indulge in a little retail therapy at the house shop.


Clumber Park (Nottinghamshire) 2-5 April – 11.00 -14.00

Follow the trail around the pleasure grounds and hunt for hidden Easter eggs along the way. All entrants are awarded with a yummy Cadbury’s Easter Egg prize.


Burghley (Lincolnshire) – 4 April

Think you can sniff out chocolate? Take part in the hunt around the Sculpture Garden and the Garden of Surprises and see if you can be the first to find the reward. Afterwards why not let someone else do the running around, treat yourselves to an Easter Sunday Lunch in the Orangery Restaurant. Admission to the Easter Egg Hunt is included in the price of a House and Gardens or Gardens ticket.


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Make more of next and every weekend in 2010.






Ryedale Festival 2009 an event not to be missed


The 2009 Ryedale Festival in North Yorkshire is a great event well worth a visit  Why not make a Weekend of it and stay at some of the fabulous hotels, bed & breakfasts and guest houses in the area of Helmsley  , Thirsk, Easingwold and Pickering. For places to stay in the area visit Hotels we recommend include The George Easingwold, The George & Dragon, Kirbymoorside, Burn Hall nr Easingwold, and The Crown – Helmsley.

Tickets for the Grand National still in demand …


The Grand National is still in great demand from both novices  and  race enthusiasts alike. Famous for its jumps, Aintree provides its horses and jockeys with inspirationaly named obstacles to negotiate including The Chair and Beecher’s Brook, adding to the drama and suspense filled atmosphere!  Weekends which include a ticket for The Grand National and an overnight stay at a nearby  3* hotel are available from £145pp

Yorvik Viking Festival in York …packs them in


At any time York is popular, but no more so than in February when the annual Viking Festival takes place, to take advantage of great hotel deals and discounts on cottages and other places to stay in York and see the spectacular event including over 90 Viking themed events in the Jorvik Viking Festival 2009.

Last minute Christmas & New Year Breaks in demand…


The last minute rush for Christmas Breaks has well and truly started as people decide to opt for getting away from it all to avoid the hassle at home, luckily there are still plenty of hotels with rooms available so providing people are prepared to be flexible and pay the often significant costs, then I should be able to help most of you.

fawlty towers tribute themed weekend in leeds…


My somewhat loopy 60’s friends looking for a themed break to take in the autumn. We like some entertainment they said over dinner, what do you have going on in October.. Inspired I said how about Basil, Sybil and the team? Perfect they said ” we promise not to mention the war ! “. They are now happily trotting off to see the Fawlty Towers Tribute evening on 24th October at Garforth near Leeds. A bargain at only £89 each including one nights stay, dinner and entertainment. Fawlty Towers Tribute Break.

houses of parliament tour for political bigwig !


My neighbour and newly appointed parish councillor rang me very serious…now that I have entered the world of politics I really think I need to understand more about the country’s political system, Houses of Parliament Tour package deal which includes and overnight stay and the tour or just get you some Houses of Parliament Tour tickets I said, which do you prefer?