Bellows and Buttons Tuition Weekend

16th - 18th September 2022

A social weekend of melodeon tuition and music, sponsored by Acorn Instruments in Stillington in the heart of rural North Yorkshire.

Stillington is a small village 10 miles north of York on the B1363 Helmsley Road with roots in Medieval times. It may be small but it has 2 pub/restaurants, an Indian restaurant, a Fish & Chip shop and a very nice cafe on a Saturday at the Old Mill. It also boasts a Sports centre with bowls, tennis, cricket, football, squash and snooker, which is where the event will be centred It is on a bus route between Easingwold and York. There is also a community shop and a C15th Church in the village.
For those not taking part in the melodeon weekend there are many attractions within easy reach:
Stillington Village
The tuition will be based around Stillington Sports Club, Bowling Club, and Village Hall.Sports Club
The Sports Club has a variety of rooms for workshops.Sportsclub workshop space
There is a further tutorial space in the bowling club and village hall.
Bowling Club
Stillington Village Hall
All venues will have refreshments served from the kitchens for coffee and tea breaks during the workshops.
The sports club will be the focus for the event and evening sessions, it also has a bar for socialising. Tea and coffee will also be available. Weather permitting there will also be outdoor breakout spaces.
On Saturday evening there will be a concert featuring some of the tutors of the event in the Galtres Centre Theatre in Easingwold. This concert will be open to the public as well as the weekend delegates. For those who do not wish to go to the concert, the Sports Club will be open as will the pubs in the village.
On Sunday evening there will be a session in the sports club for those who would like to stay on.
Galtres Centre Theatre
Of course there will be a trade stand for Acorn Instruments.