Ryedale Folk Museum is situated in Hutton-le-Hole, near Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire. A six acre site contains an iron age roundhouse, tinsmith, blacksmith, cobbler's shop, village shop & post office, tractor & machinery collection, thatched cottages and much more. School trips also welcome, please ring us on 01751 417367
Live performances daily from 30th
July – 5th August (12-2pm)
remember your first car?
about your last?
My Last Car is an epic road trip
that looks at our relationship with the car through a series of poignant, funny
and uplifting tales. It explores all that the car means to us at the end of a
great transport era.
incredibly touching and thought-provoking (without being in the least bit
eco-preachy, if you know what I mean). I found myself veering between moments
of smug pride for never having owned a car, to feeling like I’ve missed out on
an awful lot of life because of that, to having tears in my eyes at the
incredibly moving and personal stories that the play told.’
Explore the world of
the automobile in all its complexity through live performance; discover an
exhibition of a Rover 316 carefully dismantled into thousands of individual
parts; listen to the memories of others recorded on both video and audio.
Hundreds of people
have posted their car stories online or recorded them on a dedicated phone
These unique stories
and the journeys they involve –have been made into a production to reveal the
ways the car has shaped so much of our lives.
‘We wanted to take
‘My Last Car’ to rural settings where communities acutely understand the impact
of motoring on the environment. The people are totally dependent upon the car
for work, school and simple everyday activities…’My Last Car’ is part homage,
part celebration and part wake.’
director, Al Dix
Last Car’ meets ‘My First Tractor’
Witness a unique
clash of engines and environments, rural and urban, art and life in Atom Film
Company’s new piece, My First Tractor.
In their own words
local men and women recall what acquiring their first tractor meant to the
working day at a time when horses were an essential part of farm life; how it
changed them, and their environment.
Did you know that
tractors also used to be transport to and from the local Saturday night dance?
Cars were widely unaffordable, so if the lady didn’t mind, she could hitch a
ride home on an Aliss-Chalmer Model B, a rare tractor that could romantically
For others it was the
start of a lifelong relationship between man or woman and machine, one that
continues for the enthusiast to this day.
‘My Last Car’ is the product of a
unique collaboration between 509 Arts, Warwick Arts Centre, Pioneer Projects in
Bentham North Yorkshire, Ryedale Folk Museum, and imove, the Legacy Trust UK’s
celebratory programme for Yorkshire and part of the Cultural Olympiad.
‘Imove’ has been funded by Legacy
Trust UK, creating a lasting
impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and
local talent to inspire creativity across the UK.