Your July Events 2023 Guide | Celebrating events in Malton & Surrounding Villages​

Your July Events 2023 Guide

A celebration of what's on in Malton and surrounding villages

Welcome to this months round-up of fabulous things to do for adults (and their dogs) in the most beautiful part of Yorkshire. 

🐾   Dog friendly

🔗 Details are correct when I publish them – all listings have a link – please check times, doggy access and booking information. 

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Hey, I'm Gemma - curious explorer of Yorkshire and host at Kingfisher & Yew

This curated list started as a guide for couples staying with us, and quickly evolved into this celebration of events happening in the beautiful countryside around here. I hope you find something you enjoy!

Gemma.x

Whether you're treating your partner to a day out, or nurturing your inner introvert with a solo adventure, you'll be sure to find something to enjoy here.

Ryedale Vineyards tours

@Ryedale Vineyard, Westow

From May 1st

Ryedale Vineyards offer an informal, humorous and informative guided tours and tasting which starts with visitors shown the vines and vineyard, a visit to their winery and ends with sampling their wines and ciders with local cheeses either in our outdoor marquee or tasting Stables. Highly recommend 🙂

https://www.ryedalevineyards.co.uk/tours

Earth Photo Exhibition at Dalby Forest

@The Courtyard, Dalby Forest

Friday 23rd June - 17th September

🐾 Dogs welcome

Earth Photo, the international competition and exhibition created by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), showcases photographs and videos that document the natural world, its breathtaking beauty, and its ever-growing fragility.

The Dalby Forest exhibition will display a selection of the shortlisted entries, allowing visitors to view the stunning images in a beautiful forest setting. 

https://www.forestryengland.uk/forest-event/events-dalby-forest/earth-photo-exhibition-dalby-forest

Summer Art Exhibition in Garden Cafe

@Walled Garden, Scampston Hall

Wednesday 31st May - Sunday 6th August

Wildlife Exhibition by local artist Alex Jones in the Garden Cafe at Scampston

https://www.scampston.co.uk/whats-on/events-diary

Ballroom, Latin American & Sequence Dancing to Howard Beaumont & Andrew Nix - concert & dance organists

@Milton Rooms, Malton

Saturday 1st July

Howard Beaumont is an international recording and concert organist, born in Halifax, Yorkshire, who is known as Scarborough’s ‘King of the Keyboards’

Since 1989 he has resident organist at the Scarborough Spa Park complex where, each summer season, he entertains countless holiday makers in the Sun court. 

He has regularly featured on the popular BBC Radio 2 programme ‘The Organist Entertains’ and has made over 25 recordings.

For this evening, he is joined by another Yorkshireman, Andrew Nix, who has established himself on the organ circuit not only as a musician but also as an entertainer. 

His varied musical repertoire along with his Yorkshire humour has made him one of the country’s favourite performers. Andrew is one of the busiest performers on the circuit performing light hearted shows with a wide range of musical tastes.

https://themiltonrooms.com/whats-on/

Cooking The Books: Eat yourself beautiful

@The Cook's Place, Malton

Thursday 6th July

Healthy eating and well-being evening. Join Gilly and local beautician Sarah Greenhough for a lovely evening of self care. Learn how seasonal ingredients can be used to benefit the body both inside and out in this relaxed and informative evening. A warm, friendly atmosphere awaits. 

 

https://www.thecooksplace.co.uk/pages/courses

Through fire and flames: The history of Malton's Fire brigade

@The Assembly Rooms above Malton Museum

Thursday 6th July

Ian Orledge has been an On-Call Firefighter at Malton for 10 years. In 2018 Ian started to research the history of Malton Fire Station. Having amassed a fascinating collection of photographs, newspaper reports and artefacts, along with the memories of local people, he is currently writing a book.

From Malton’s first steam powered fire engine, through the nationalisation of the Fire Service during the second world war, to profiles of Firefighters that have served our town in the past, Ian will take us on a journey ‘Through Fire and Flames’.

 

Dinner with Chef Gilly Robinson

@The Cook's Place, Malton

Friday 7th July

The chef’s table returns and will be a relaxed affair in 2023! Places are limited but the atmosphere will be as good as it’s ever been.

Our dinner with chef evenings have been a staple of the dining out experience in Malton for many years now and we are really pleased to be able to bring them back. 

Includes reception drink, individual canapes, 3-course meal with coffee.

https://www.thecooksplace.co.uk/pages/courses

Dinner with Chef Lee Rushforth

@The Cook's Place, Malton

Saturday 8th July

North Yorkshire boasts some of the finest chefs in the county. Every month the wonderful humans at  The Cooks Place invite a chef to cook you an intimate dinner. This is private dining at its best. The chefs they invite use local produce to create some of their most mouth-watering signature dishes – which you’ll watch them create from the comfort of the Chefs Table – whilst sipping a glass of something delicious (of course).

Booking essential.

https://www.thecooksplace.co.uk/pages/courses

Malton Monthly Food Market

@Malton Market Place

Saturday 8th July (9am - 3pm)

🐾 Dogs welcome

Malton Monthly Food Market is known for it’s specialist stalls, street food, music & bags of foodie fun!

Popular with all those who care about where their food is sourced, the market is set against the magnificent backdrop of St Michael’s Church.  

I go to buy blankets from a fabulous company that repurposes leftover tweed from the mills, it’s not all food 🙂 

https://www.visitmalton.com/monthly-food-market

Jonny and the Dunebugs

@Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington

Saturday 8th July

Dreamt up by some of York’s most established players, and covering 50s, 60s and 70s hits, the band are described as “your ultimate hip-shakin’ party band”.

A great evening is evening of live music is promised, with everything from Bowie to The Beatles, Motown to The Monkeys and many more!

Check out the website here.

Classic Car Rally

@Walled Garden, Scampston Hall

Sunday 9th July

🐾 Dogs welcome

In association with NECPWA York, Scampston will be once again holding a Historic Vehicle Gathering for the enjoyment of owners and admirers of classic cars.

The classic cars will be parked in the inner park, with the splendid backdrop of Scampston Hall.

The Historic Vehicle Gathering is open to members and non-members of the NECPWA York; entry is limited to vehicles over 20 years old.

Visitors to the gardens will be able to view the cars at no additional cost.

https://www.scampston.co.uk/whats-on/events-diary

Cooking The Books: With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

@The Cook's Place, Malton (with the lovely folk from Kemps)

Friday 13th July

Ever since she got pregnant, seventeen-year-old Emoni’s life has been about making tough decisions – doing what has to be done for her young daughter and her grandmother. The one place she can let everything go is in the kitchen, where she has magical hands – whipping up extraordinary food beloved by everyone. She wants to be a chef more than anything, but she knows it’s pointless to pursue the impossible. And yet, once she starts cooking, anything is possible.
 
Each month Jo Hardy from Kemps selects a book that has a foodie vibe. Jo will discuss the book and open the discussion for review and Gilly Robinson from The Cooks Place will help you to create a dish as mentioned in the text.
 
Cooking the Books is a great way to bring your love of books and cooking together. A wonderful night out for a group of book lovers or even on your own, to chat, eat, learn new skills, and just a great excuse to read a book.
 

https://www.thecooksplace.co.uk/pages/courses

Ryedale Festival: Double Concert

@Sledmere House

Monday 17th July

Discover the wonders of the elegant surroundings of Sledmere House in a unique way. The House and Church are the venues for two concerts this summer, performed twice in one evening, with the audience changing places after a picnic interlude.

https://www.sledmerehouse.com/events

In the cutting garden : Garden tour & Flower arranging

@Clarence House, Norton

Thursday 20th July

In the Cutting Garden with wonderful gardener David Herbert & our favourite florist Gemma Bicknell.  Come and join us for an evening in the garden.

Cutting garden tour and talk with David Herbert who will share tips and give a guided tour of his beautiful garden with a focus on cut flowers.

Flower arranging demonstration with Gemma Bicknell using some of David’s flowers.

Refreshments included. (David is a great baker too!)

 

eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-the-cutting-garden-tickets-629380914257

Meet the author: Polly Toynbee - An Uneasy Inheritance

@ Milton Rooms

Tuesday 18th July

Join us for what promises to be an entertaining and intriguing evening with journalist, author and broadcaster Polly Toynbee.

As one of the most respected, prolific and razor sharp voices in social commentary, Polly Toynbee comes from a long line of radicals, reformers and scholars – all of whom have wrestled with the contradictions of being comfortably middle class while trying to further the cause of socialism.

In a new book, ‘An Uneasy Inheritance’, she examines her own family tree – which in addition to her writer father, Philip, and her historian grandfather, Arnold, contains everyone from the Glenconners to Jessica Mitford to Bertrand Russell and features ancestral home Castle Howard as a backdrop.

Through this frank family history, Polly shows us how entrenched class privilege remains in Britain, and that the country is a lot less socially mobile than we like to think.

A Guardian columnist and broadcaster, she was formerly the BBC’s social affairs editor.  She has written for the Observer, the Independent and Radio Times, and has been an editor at the Washington Monthly.

She has won numerous awards including a National Press Award and the Orwell Prize for Journalism and we are thrilled that she has agreed to come to Malton and share her new book with us.

https://www.kempsgeneralstore.co.uk/pages/events

Driffield Show (agricultural)

@Driffield Showground, Driffield

Wednesday 19th July

Driffield show is a lovely agricultural show because it’s small enough to not feel overwhelming (if you’ve been to The Great Yorkshire Show, you’ll know what I mean).

This year I’m looking forward to seeing JC Balls Dancing Diggers… and I’m a fan of sitting with a cup of tea and admiring the colossal beauty of the heavy horses section.

Maybe you like admiring the sheer size of the bulls, or cute wee goats. Either way, you’ll feel like a farmer in no time.

There are so many events to be seen, you’ll want to check out the website here:

 

https://www.driffieldshowground.co.uk/whats-on

Ryedale Festival

@Milton Rooms, Malton

Events Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd July

20 July 2023 7:30 pm: The Young’uns

Renowned for their heart-on-the-sleeve storytelling, beautiful lyrics, warm harmonies and relentless repartee, The Young’uns sing life-affirming folk songs for today

Renowned for their heart-on-the-sleeve storytelling, beautiful lyrics, warm harmonies and relentless repartee, The Young’uns sing life-affirming folk songs for today. Born from empathy, crafted with care, fired by hope and shared with joy, their songs have been described as ‘a heartfelt secular hymnary for these troubled times’ (The Scotsman) and won three BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

 

23rd July: Clare Teal Seven

One of the UK’s greatest and most-loved interpreters of popular songs (and four times winner of BBC Jazz Singer of the Year) is in town with her all-star band for an evening of uplifting music, stories and unbridled entertainment.

 

https://themiltonrooms.com/whats-on/

Take a tour of our adults-only, dog-friendly, rural retreats

Explore 300 years of history in our recently renovated farmers cottage with salt water, log burning hot tub.

The Three Inch Fools' perform Robin Hood

@ Walled Garden, Scampston Hall,

Friday 21st July

Beneath the Major Oak, this inept troupe of only three actors gather to tell the story of Britain’s best known folktale.

The only problem is: no one can agree how the story ought to go! As each actor battles to tell their own version of the legendary tale, our hero Robin must use every string to his bow to bring
his band of merry misfits together. Join us this summer, across the UK, and prepare for a riotous summer adventure fit for all the family. 

Bring your own blankets, cushions, and camping-chairs and join us on our outdoor adventure at some of the
most beautiful and historic landmarks in the UK. Come prepared for the weather – the performance will continue come rain come shine!

https://www.scampston.co.uk/DB/events-diary/the-three-inch-fools-perform-robin-hood

Meet the author: Hannah Storm & Amanda Huggins

@ Kemps Bookshop

Friday 21st July

Amanda and Hannah, award-winning short fiction writers, join us for an evening dedicated to this form of literature.  If you already love short stories, or want an introduction to the form, then come aliong and chat with our authors.

https://www.kempsgeneralstore.co.uk/pages/events

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Chapterhouse Theatre Company

@ Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington

Friday 21st July

A Midsummer Night’s Dream By William Shakespeare Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies, and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures.

Check out the website here.

Castle Howard Multisport Festival

@Castle Howard

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July

The Castle Howard Race Series is back!

Swim through Castle Howard’s Great Lake, cycle through the Howardian Hills, run through the undulating countryside of the estate before a sprint finish tops everything off in style right in front of the main doors of the house.

Throughout the weekend, athletes and spectators will be able to enjoy a fun-packed festival village featuring live music, shopping, food and drink, children’s entertainment, yoga and more.

To take part in an event, click the link below to visit the Castle Race Series Website.

https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/whats-on/

Date Night

@The Cooks Place, Malton

Thursday 22nd June

The Cooks Place are excited to bring you a Date Night with a difference! You and your partner will cook your own two course dinner before sitting down to enjoy them together at your own private table. You’ll prepare and make two dishes, with guidance from Gilly, and eat as you go. Whether it’s your first date, or 100th date, you can expect a wonderful evening and a fun, informal and relaxed atmosphere! 

No cooking experience neccessary. 

Drinks may be purcahsed on the night. 

We can accommondate up to four couples per date night evening, if you require a private event please email us at cooking@thecooksplace.co.uk to discuss your requirements. 

https://www.thecooksplace.co.uk/pages/courses

Malton Museum Roman Festival

@Orchard Fields, Old Malton Road

Sunday 23rd July

celebrate Roman life in Malton and Norton at the second Malton Museum Roman Festival!

Our second Roman Festival will include live action demonstrations from the Roman Cavalry by Equistry, marching and battle sequences from Magister Militum, Roma Antiqua and Legio VI Victrix.

Activities

  • Live-action Roman Cavalry displays by Equistry and Roman Legionaries Magister Militum re-enactors

  • Roman interest groups will tell the story of the Romans in our community and within Britannia

  • Roman themed authors, including children’s author Kate Cunningham who brings her ‘Vlad the flea in time’ stories of Ancient Rome.

  • Children’s activities of Mosaic making, wax tablet making, an archaeological dig and finds sorting, as well as being able to dress up as an Ancient Britain or a Roman Soldier – and more!

  • Retail stalls, refreshments and a Mini Malton Museum

Roman Festival 2023

Ryedale Festival Triple Concert

@Castle Howard

Wednesday 26th July

An event unique to the Ryedale Festival, the Triple Concert features three contrasting concerts in different parts of Castle Howard.

Our Long Gallery, Chapel and Great Hall are brought to life with beautiful music in this delightful concert hosted by the Ryedale Festival.

See the full program of musicians and pieces, and book tickets, on the Ryedale Festival website.

https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/whats-on/

Date Night

@The Cooks Place, Malton

Thursday 27th July

We are excited to bring you a Date Night with a difference! You and your partner will cook your own two course dinner before sitting down to enjoy them together at your own private table. You’ll prepare and make two dishes, with guidance from Gilly, and eat as you go. Whether it’s your first date, or 100th date, you can expect a wonderful evening and a fun, informal and relaxed atmosphere! 

No cooking experience neccessary. 

Drinks may be purcahsed on the night. 

We can accommondate up to four couples per date night evening, if you require a private event please email us at cooking@thecooksplace.co.uk to discuss your requirements. 

 

https://www.thecooksplace.co.uk/pages/courses

Ryedales Blues Club: The Terraplanes Blues Band

@Milton Rooms

Thursday 27th July

​Hailing from Bristol, the ​Terraplanes Blues Band have established themselves as a force ​on the ​UK blues scene.

This band has a sound that’s unmatched in the current era of ​blues music… a sound that has seen their popularity grow massively over the past few years.

They burst on to the scene in May 2020 with a debut E.P that spent two months inside the top 5 of the independent UK blues chart. The E.P was eventually the tenth most played album of 2020 on independent blues radio. A raw, authentic blues band that blends finger pickin’ country blues and classic British R’n’B.

Whether covering the songs of their heroes, Leadbelly, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters or performing their own blistering compositions, the band’s dedication to the Blues gives them an authentic and exciting sound.

https://themiltonrooms.com/event/ryedale-blues-club-the-terraplanes-blues-band/

Meet the author: Jim Leary

@Kemps Bookshop

Thursday 27th July

oin us for an evening with Jim discussing his new book Footmarks and the intriguing concepts contained therein.

It is tempting to think of human movement as a relatively modern phenomenon but archaeologists have long found evidence for humanity’s proclivity to restlessness. Now, latest developments in science and archaeology are transforming this evidence and overturning how we understand the past movement of humankind.

In his book Jim traces the past 3.5 million years to reveal how people have always been moving, how travel has historically been enforced (or prohibited) by people with power, and how our forebears showed incredible bravery and ingenuity to journey across continents and oceans.

Footmarks, described as ‘lucid, poetic and fascinating’ by Alice Roberts, is a book about movement.

Jim completed a BA in Archaeology at the University of Cardiff in 1998 and the same year joined Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd in London. He joined the University of York as Lecturer in Field Archaeology in 2018. His research focuses on later prehistoric landscapes, monuments, and mobility and movement in archaeology.

https://www.kempsgeneralstore.co.uk/pages/events

Summer Bat Walk

@Castle Howard

Friday 28th July

Join Yorkshire Wildlife Trust for this evening experience and take a walk on the wild side as we search for our fascinating, flying friends!

Learn more about the brilliant world of bats and how to use bat detectors. As sun sets across the estate from 9pm, we’ll head out and identify different species of bat through their echolocation frequencies. How many will you spot?

https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/whats-on/

Dinner with Chef Gilly Robinson

@The Cook's Place, Malton

Friday 28th July

The chef’s table returns and will be a relaxed affair in 2023! Places are limited but the atmosphere will be as good as it’s ever been.

Our dinner with chef evenings have been a staple of the dining out experience in Malton for many years now and we are really pleased to be able to bring them back. 

Includes reception drink, individual canapes, 3-course meal with coffee.

https://www.thecooksplace.co.uk/pages/courses

Under The Covers - Bookshop by Night

@Kemps Bookstore, Malton Market Place

Friday 28th July

Join us for a curated tour of our shelves, insights into new publications, book talk, offers, discounts and promotions and a chance to just immerse yourself in books and escape for a little while.

# Get a curated tour of our shelves from a member of our team

# Get recommendations, offers and insights into this month’s new books

# Get advice, suggestions and ideas on what to read next

# Get suggestions of titles to try when looking to access new genres.

# Time to browse and discover in your own time

# Sociable, relaxed and definitely bookish.

Places are limited and must be booked

The ticket price is redeemable against any purchase on the night.

https://www.kempsgeneralstore.co.uk/pages/even

MeadowFest - Malton’s Boutique Music Festival

@Yorkersgate, Malton

Saturday 29th July

Set beside the beautiful riverside gardens of The Talbot in Malton, MeadowFest is a midsummer music festival of uplifting sunshine bands, all day feasting and dancing like no one’s watching.

https://www.visitmalton.com/meadowfest

Yorkshire Day

@Ryedale Vineyard

Sunday 30th July

🐾 Dogs welcome on leads

Open Day with cream teas, and tastings

Help us celebrate Yorkshire Day with Bilsdale Silver Band and Minster Strays Morris Dancing

Free Event no booking required 11am until 4pm

https://www.ryedalevineyards.co.uk/events

In York

Events worth special note

Other fun things to do

A day at the races | https://www.yorkracecourse.co.uk/racing-fixtures.html

Explore York’s chocolate history (they have a truffle event on right now which looks delicious!) | https://www.yorkschocolatestory.com/events/

Find viking re-enactments and outdoor drama | https://www.visityork.org/whats-on

 

 

If you’re interested in York you may also like these guides:

Gardens to visit near Malton and York

Historical Places to visit near Malton & York

Adrenaline adventures near Malton and York

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Year round events & activities in Burythorpe

Afternoon Tea & Tennis

Afternoon Teas are available daily at Burythorpe House Hotel  12-4pm with tables available in the dining room, the garden or in front of one of the roaring log fires (yes please!)

Vegan & GF available and pre-booking required: Contact reception 01653 658200

Paying customers can also play tennis on their courts, bring your rackets.

Food & Monthly Pub Quiz

Show off your general knowledge in the lovely 17th Century former coach house. Local ales and a friendly bunch make this a lovely way to spend an evening.

Check their Facebook page for quiz dates and other events here:

https://www.facebook.com/BayHorse

Massage with Jasmine

If you’re staying with us, Jasmine can be booked (directly with her) to provide massage and other beauty services. I love this at Yew Tree with the salt-water hot tub.

https://www.jasminemaysbeauty.co.uk/ 

Yoga with Anna

If you’re staying with us, Anna can be booked (directly with her) to help you unwind with 1:1 or 1:2 private yoga sessions.

Get yourself booked into our luxury adults-only rural retreat

Lakeside cabin in the woods Burythorpe, Malton

Kingfisher Cabin

Tuck yourself away in the woods

Stay in our hand crafted log cabin with private lakeside, outdoor bath and woodland book-nook.

Expected early summer 2023

Yew Tree Cottage

Steep yourself in history

Stay in our recently renovated 17th century country cottage with salt water, log burning hot tub.

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