Welcome to the Rosedale blog. This is where we share news and information about events in Rosedale and the wider community throughout the year. You’ll also find news about the village timetable, our micro enterprises, school events, clubs, and lively socials.
The world renowned artist, Andy Goldsworthy, gave a talk last evening to an audience of over 50 locals and visitors in the Reading Room on his art installations in Northdale.
Andy started with a fascinating resume of some of his works around the world and in Britain, before going into detail on the current installations in Northdale. Two have been completed, the Red Wall near West Northdale Farm and the Fireplace north of Northdale Farm, with two more under way at Job’s Well and in Hangingstone House. He hopes to gain permission to undertake a few more such works with all of them to be connected by a pathway. The whole projected is being funded by the David Ross Foundation, whose Artistic Director, Sophie Clark was present at the talk.
Thanks to the Barraclough family for the use of their field for parking and the the Rosedale History Society for sponsoring the event and providing refreshments
Parts of a second series of the comedy soap opera ‘Bad Move’ are being filmed in the village on Wednesday 16 May. Principally, the action will concern a village parade, hence the straw sheaves on the school railings, the bunting and other items on the village green. The location managers ask that locals do not stand around and watch the proceedings and to avoid parking in the indicated areas.
Getting ready for the village fete (not the real one
The transmission dates are not yet known , but will be passed on here when the production people have decided on them.
The famous Oscar Wilde comedy is being staged by the 1812 Theatre Company in the Helmsley Arts Centre from Wednesday 25 April to Saturday 28 April, including a matinee performance on Saturday.
Lady Bracknell in full flow!
Full ticket details can be found on www.helmsleyarts.co.uk – thoroughly recommended.
Some may have noticed a film crew in the area over the last few days. They a producing a feature film called ‘The Runaways’ about some children who steal a couple of donkeys from Whitby and run away across the moors with them.
Pity about the weather!
The Ahh Factor. The animal stars and children from the Community School
The excellent Super Mobile Library visits Rosedale on Mondays throughout the year between 5 and 7pm, located by Abbey Stores and provides the opportunity for us to choose from a wide and varied selection of books as well as providing access to fast (up to 20 Mbs) broad band, so you or the kids can browse, download or upload at about ten times the speeds currently available here. The dates for the rest of the year are (all Mondays): 31 July, no visits in August, then 11 and 25 September, 9 and 23 October, 6 and 20 November and finally 4 and 18 December. Please note these dates in your diaries and use this great community asset because, as ever, if we don’t use it, we’ll lose it!
If you want to contact NYCC about any aspects of the service, call on 01609 533811 0r 01609 533829, or e-mail email@example.com
The David Ross Foundation invites you to Westerdale Village Hall for a public talk by internationally renowned artist Andy Goldsworthy.
A chance to hear the artist speak about his wider practice and his ‘Hanging Stones’ project in Northdale Valley, North Yorkshire Moors.
Thursday 6th July
Westerdale Village Hall, Whitby YO21 2DT
All welcome, seating available on a first come first served basis
The Tree House
The Burnt Tree
The Ochre or Okker Wall
The ever popular Carols On The Green will take place on Wednesday 21 December 2016 starting at 6.30pm with song sheets, mulled cider and mince pies provided.
Carols On The Green 2015
A collection will be taken in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, so wrap up well, bring a torch and enjoy the seasonal sing song in aid of a very worthy cause.
The Rosedale History Society sponsored a most successful coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 1 October. There was a great turnout, including several visitors who wandered in by accident and then stayed to look around and take part in the raffle! A total of £305.80 was raised through donations, cake sales and the raffle.
Bernard Glass reporting on the progress of the This Exploited Land project
Thanks to all who donated cakes and prizes for the raffle and to Dave Oakey and the team at the Coach House for their customary smooth and efficient running of the event.
The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 5 November in aid of the Rosedale WI.
A brass band called the Sandhouse Stompers are walking the 120 miles from Morecombe to Whitby from 20 to 28 July. On the way they are stopping off to play free gigs to raise money for Favela Brass, a project which provides brass and percussion instruments and English lessons for children in one of the favelas in Rio de Janiero.
Busking through Rosedale Abbey
Last year’s walk raised over £4000 enabling the project to continue for another year and also to the children being invited to perform at the Rio Olympics!
The band will be playing on Wednesday night, 27 July, at the Coach House, Rosedale Abbey starting at around 8.30pm – call in, enjoy the lively music and contribute to a worthy cause.
Follow-on: a great night was had in the Coach House and the audience was very generous with their contributions to the charity, helping the Stompers to raise about £3000 so far on their trek and making the target of £4000 plus achievable after their final gig in Whitby at the Abbey Wharf on Thursday evening.
Stomping in The Coach House!