Ryedale Book Festival at Yorkshire Arboretum

Dates & times for Ryedale Book Festival at Yorkshire Arboretum, Malton

20/08/2017

Address

The Yorkshire Arboretum
Castle Howard
Malton
North Yorkshire
YO60 7BY

Contact

01653 648598

Details

A North Yorkshire book festival has created a day-long programme of literary events with a tree theme – in a very fitting location.

The Yorkshire Arboretum is always a lovely place to be but on Sunday 20th August Ryedale Book Festival has created yet another reason for you to visit. In addition to the charm of the outdoor space and the gastronomic delights of the café, the festival and Arboretum have organised a day perfect for anyone who likes reading or listening to stories or poetry.

Families will be able to enjoy two different stories, Honey for Tea and Small Finds a Home, followed by simple craft activities such as stick weaving, led by the remarkable Karin Celestine. There will also be the chance to be taken on a wildly imaginative, magical journey by international performance storyteller Cat Weatherill, filled with pirates, prophecies and enormous hedgehogs. Don’t forget that there is no charge for children under the age of twelve years.

After lunch Professor Fiona Stafford will be talking with the Arboretum Trust’s Director Dr John Grimshaw about her book “The Long, Long Life of Trees”, which was a Sunday Times bestseller in 2016. The book is a lyrical tribute to the diversity of trees, their physical beauty, special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings and is sure to be enhanced in the beautiful setting of the arboretum.

Local poet Daniela Nunnari will be reading her poetry at intervals throughout the day and supporting others to write their own poems during a lunchtime workshop. Daniela has led lots of workshops for both children and adults, and has worked with Inspired Youth, helping young people share their experiences of social issues through poetry. She has also had poems translated into classical music compositions.

There will also be an opportunity for visitors to create their own “story-stick”. Volunteers will be helping people to make their story stick by collecting fallen treasures from the trees which inspire a story that is shared at the end of the visit.

All events are included in the standard admission fee to the Arboretum which is open from 10 am until 5.30pm. Copies of the writers’ books will be available to buy on the day from Scarborough bookseller Wardle & Jones.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Coach parties welcomed
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Disabled facilities
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Free parkingFree parking
  • Garden
  • High chairs available
  • Licenced wedding venueLicenced wedding venue
  • On-site refreshmentsOn-site refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • ToiletsToilets
  • Wedding reception venueWedding reception venue
  • Wheelchair availableWheelchair availableMotorised all-terrain mobility buggies available on loan (please ring to reserve)
  • WiFi or internet access

Location of Ryedale Book Festival at Yorkshire Arboretum, Malton

Directions

By car or coach: The Yorkshire Arboretum is located 15 miles north east of York and is easily accessible from the A64 which connects Leeds, York and the Yorkshire coast. Just follow the brown tourist signs to Castle Howard. The arboretum is located off the obelisk roundabout, opposite the main entrance to Castle Howard.

By public transport: It is a short walk to the arboretum from the Castle Howard bus stop. Bus services operate from York and Malton. For timetables please visit www.stephensonsofeasingwold.co.uk

 

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Malton about 6 mile(s) away.

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Ryedale Book Festival at Yorkshire Arboretum

Dates & times for Ryedale Book Festival at Yorkshire Arboretum, Malton

20/08/2017

Address

The Yorkshire Arboretum
Castle Howard
Malton
North Yorkshire
YO60 7BY

Contact

01653 648598

Details

A North Yorkshire book festival has created a day-long programme of literary events with a tree theme – in a very fitting location.

The Yorkshire Arboretum is always a lovely place to be but on Sunday 20th August Ryedale Book Festival has created yet another reason for you to visit. In addition to the charm of the outdoor space and the gastronomic delights of the café, the festival and Arboretum have organised a day perfect for anyone who likes reading or listening to stories or poetry.

Families will be able to enjoy two different stories, Honey for Tea and Small Finds a Home, followed by simple craft activities such as stick weaving, led by the remarkable Karin Celestine. There will also be the chance to be taken on a wildly imaginative, magical journey by international performance storyteller Cat Weatherill, filled with pirates, prophecies and enormous hedgehogs. Don’t forget that there is no charge for children under the age of twelve years.

After lunch Professor Fiona Stafford will be talking with the Arboretum Trust’s Director Dr John Grimshaw about her book “The Long, Long Life of Trees”, which was a Sunday Times bestseller in 2016. The book is a lyrical tribute to the diversity of trees, their physical beauty, special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings and is sure to be enhanced in the beautiful setting of the arboretum.

Local poet Daniela Nunnari will be reading her poetry at intervals throughout the day and supporting others to write their own poems during a lunchtime workshop. Daniela has led lots of workshops for both children and adults, and has worked with Inspired Youth, helping young people share their experiences of social issues through poetry. She has also had poems translated into classical music compositions.

There will also be an opportunity for visitors to create their own “story-stick”. Volunteers will be helping people to make their story stick by collecting fallen treasures from the trees which inspire a story that is shared at the end of the visit.

All events are included in the standard admission fee to the Arboretum which is open from 10 am until 5.30pm. Copies of the writers’ books will be available to buy on the day from Scarborough bookseller Wardle & Jones.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Coach parties welcomed
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Disabled facilities
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Free parkingFree parking
  • Garden
  • High chairs available
  • Licenced wedding venueLicenced wedding venue
  • On-site refreshmentsOn-site refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • ToiletsToilets
  • Wedding reception venueWedding reception venue
  • Wheelchair availableWheelchair availableMotorised all-terrain mobility buggies available on loan (please ring to reserve)
  • WiFi or internet access

Location of Ryedale Book Festival at Yorkshire Arboretum, Malton

Directions

By car or coach: The Yorkshire Arboretum is located 15 miles north east of York and is easily accessible from the A64 which connects Leeds, York and the Yorkshire coast. Just follow the brown tourist signs to Castle Howard. The arboretum is located off the obelisk roundabout, opposite the main entrance to Castle Howard.

By public transport: It is a short walk to the arboretum from the Castle Howard bus stop. Bus services operate from York and Malton. For timetables please visit www.stephensonsofeasingwold.co.uk

 

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Malton about 6 mile(s) away.

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