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Art On Your Doorstep – The Delivery Diaries – bringing a piece of Spain to North Yorkshire

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Art On Your Doorstep – The Delivery Diaries The Delivery Diaries – bringing a piece of Spain to North Yorkshire Rural Arts is well and truly on the road with Art On Your Doorstep, bringing the arts to older people in our local communities. Last week we joined Jen Wren and Callum Holt from Slanjayvah Danza as they visited Extra Care housing schemes in Thirsk and Northallerton to perform their unique blend of Scottish and Spanish dance.
The duo are dressed for the occasion – Jen in a traditional Flamenco outfit and Callum, I am told, has stepped into the breach at the last minute to don a kilt for the Scottish numbers. We catch a brief moment to chat before they go ‘on stage’.

“We’ve never performed in a space like this before”, Callum confesses, “it’s a lovely place and we’re learning about how to adapt what we do for future shows like this”. Although new to housing schemes like Orchid House and Rivendale, Slanjayvah Danza is a company very used to working in the community. Indeed, Jen sta…