NYD Webteam: March 2017
From 7-9 April, explore the local history of conscientious objectors in Richmond Castle as never before through REFRAIN, an immersive choral experience. REFRAIN will be performed and devised with 21 local men, from all ages and backgrounds.
Step into their song
During the First World War, sixteen conscientious objectors were detained in the 19th century cell block of Richmond Castle. Before they were sent to France to be court-martialled, the 'Richmond Sixteen' covered the cell walls with words and drawings which inspired hundreds of other subsequent marks of resistance in WWI and WWII. The Castle, which is under the care of English Heritage, and the personal testimonies contained within it, offers a potent context in which to explore current considerations of conscience andsacrifice.
'You might just as well try to dry a floor by throwing water on it as try to end this war by fighting' - says some of the cell block graffiti at Richmond Castle.
Verity Standen is an award-winning artist, composer and choir leader, whose unique work with voices has surprised and enchanted audiences around the UK and internationally.
REFRAIN performances at Richmond Castle, North Yorkshire
Friday 7th April 7.30pm and 8.45pm
Saturday 8th April 6pm and 7.30pm
Sunday 9th April 6.00am (dawn) and 10.15am
You may also be interested in
Sunday 16 July Many of you will already be aware of Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre's Rural Mission Sunday initiative. Rural Mission Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate the life of the rural church. We know that rural Christians can and do make a real difference to their communities. However, that is not always how it feels; we can often feel overshadowed by larger...
Songs of Praise On the afternoon of 7 May almost 200 folk gathered at Tennant's in Leyburn to enjoy an afternoon of hymn singing accompanied by the Leyburn band. The events promoted by the North Yorkshire Dales Circuit continue to attract many people and thanks are extended to Rodney Tennant and his staff for their...
The Great Methodist Bake Off It was 'Blooming Marvellous' at the Richmond Methodist Spring Fair on Monday 29th May. The organisers were pleased with the Fair and commented that it was "a great success." Toby the tortoise came for 'Guess the weight of the Tortoise'. Eunice Page's Home Missions Group ran an old fashioned sweet stall. Norma Nevin sold some lovely...
Hunton Chapel DL8 1PZ
Leyburn Methodist Church DL8 5AT