Malton in Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

NEWS: Ryedale Flood Defence 3D Working Model – movie released early!

Due to mounting concern and controversy surrounding the late publication of the North Yorkshire County Council Flood Study report into the flooding and pollution in Malton, Norton and Old Malton, the release of the movie of this revolutionary means of flood prediction has been brought forward to calm public fears… With music by Billy Jenkins. WATCH THE MOVIE!

REVIEWS: Stewart Lee A Room With A Stew
The Shed, Brawby, Sunday 7 June 2015
York Mix  – A Room With A Stew…
York Press Two Rooms With A Stew

Steve Tate & Steve Hollinshead, Station Taxis Malton

Steve Tate & Steve Hollinshead, Station Taxis Malton

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The Beast of Ryedale! Lynda Beast escapes from Malton market…

Malton Livestock Market

Malton Livestock Market – a beast has escaped and is running amok!

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 Malton gone bananas!

Alan Tomlinson visits Malton, North Yorkshire

Improvising trombonist Alan Tomlinson was featured on Today on Radio 4 and recently performed a duet with, and in, the River Seven in Rosedale (now part of a new feature-length film documentary about British improvised music, narrated by Stewart Lee). Alan also performed for The Shed’s Fish and Chip Van Tour on the Richard and Judy Show – with Steve Tate above).

Mick Paley shows his melons to Lynda Beast in Malton.

Mick Paley and Lynda Beast: eye to eye in Malton.

Derek Fox butcher Malton tempting Lynda Beast with sausages.
The butcher and the beast. Derek Fox and Lynda Beast outside Fox’s butcher’s shop in Malton market place. Watch this space for news of a CD single release… Lynda Beast – wild and roaming was an improvised music event presented by The Shed, starring the cross-dressing violinist Dylan Bates (Lynda Beast) performing tunes and songs in Malton, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley.
“It was a joy!” Derek Fox, Malton butcher.

“Near the market town of Malton on the edge of the Yorkshire moors, The Shed is one of few venues in the country with a location as inspiring as its programme of live music and performance art.

Saturday Market, Malton and The Shambles, Malton. Photos © Simon Thackray

The old Saturday market and Shambles, Malton. Photos © Simon Thackray

The latter’s affinity with the surreal end of the creative spectrum is largely thanks to the boundless imagination of its creator, Simon Thackray, whose ideas are often too large to be limited to his makeshift stage: in 2004, for example, he had jazz saxophonist Lol Coxhill touring North Yorkshire market towns in a skip; one year earlier, improvising trombonist Alan Tomlinson did likewise in a fish and chip van, serenading customers as they queued for portions of battered cod.

Knitted Elvis Wig Pattern

The North Yorkshire Elvis Bus Tour

Other weird and wonderful outings have involved everything from knitted Elvis wigs to rowing down the river in over-sized Yorkshire puddings, although of course there’s plenty making more conventional use of the 100-capacity Shed’s candlelit interior – from the live comedy of Stewart Lee and the spoken word poetry of regular collaborator Ian McMillan to all manner of world, classical, jazz, blues and folk music.” Time Out: 1000 Things to do in Britain

The Shed Comes To Town

The Shed Comes To Town (Malton 2003). A two day festival of music presented by The Shed and the most successful open-air art event in Malton’s history. The music, weather and atmosphere were amazing!

Featuring the Snake Davis Band, Ian McMillan, Hank Wangford and the Lost Cowboys, the Annie Whitehead Band and Billy Jenkins with the Blues Collective. Sponsored by Sirdar Spinning Limited with additional support from Ryedale businesses, Arts Council England and Arts and Business, Yorkshire. (Described by North Yorkshire Police as the quietest Friday and Saturday nights on record!)

The Shed in Malton Market Place 2003

The Shed’s 20th Anniversary Season is here!

Antonio Carluccio stops off at the Pied Piper bucket collection in Malton.