Malton in Ryedale, North Yorkshire.
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The Beast of Ryedale! Lynda Beast escapes from Malton market…
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Malton gone bananas!
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).
- 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.
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.
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 (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’s 20th Anniversary Season is here!