Open Water
Sep
2
to Oct 26

Open Water

An exhibition of paintings celebrating the joys of open water swimming comes to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.

 

Each painting by Andrea Hall – herself an open water swimmer – features a tiny rubber duck.

Andrea says: “If you’re wondering why every piece of my artwork features a rubber duck hiding somewhere in it, let me introduce you: Ducky is a thermometer and my long-time open water swim buddy. He tells me the temperature of the water, which is a bit of an obsession to open water swimmers – a bit like the weather to the British.

 

“I come from a swimming background, but hadn’t swam for decades, when I was inspired by watching the marathon 10k swim during London 2012. At that point I was very overweight and inactive and I famously said to my partner: ‘I could’ve done that when I was younger’.

“It was a lightbulb moment that kicked off my passion for the open water. Fast forward to 2018, and after 30 years working as a graphic designer I felt inspired by one of the places I swim at to start painting the view from the water and to try and portray the feeling of both freedom and vulnerability it gives me.

“The sport is really growing at the moment and there’s a huge emphasis on it being great for mental health too.”

Tadcaster-based Andrea is a professional artist and designer. Fascinated by drawing since childhood, she turned five years of art and design study into a successful career as a commercial designer for national and international business.

Inspired to return to swimming by London 2012, Andrea now combines her passion for painting with her relish for the open water, resulting in artwork that comes straight from the heart.

Open Water can be seen in the gallery at the SJT from Monday 2 September to Saturday 26 October. The gallery is open from 10am to 6pm, Mondays to Saturdays, except during show times (mostly evenings, but some afternoons: please check the website before travelling). Entry is free.

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Gym and Tonic
Oct
14
to Oct 19

Gym and Tonic

A new production of John Godber’s 1996 play Gym & Tonic comes to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.

 

The John Godber Company/Theatre Royal Wakefield show can be seen at the SJT from Monday 14 to Saturday 19 October.

 

Scardale Hall Health Farm has the best staff in Europe, happy to pamper you, massage you and put you through your paces. But when Don and Shirley arrive to fix their failing marriage, even the coolest therapists start to lose their karma. When the sanctuary is broken, it’s not only the clients who need to lay back and relax.

 

From the writer of Scary Bikers, Teechers, Up ‘n’ Under and Bouncers, Gym & Tonic is a laugh-out-loud comedy about trying to find a moment of calm in these challenging times.

 

The cast comprises Robert Angell (The Kings of Hull, The Empty Nesters’ Club), Stephanie Hackett (Dreamboats and Petticoats, Joan and Jimmy)Peter McMillan (Bouncers, Long Live The Kings of Hull) and Jacqueline Naylor (A Kind of Loving, The Railway Children).


John Godber, who also directs, says: “I’m excited to be bringing this play back at a time where wellness and mental health, particularly men’s, are of such societal importance. It will be a truly hilarious comedy, but also an honest commentary on the state of our times.”

 

Gym & Tonic can be seen at the SJT from Monday 14 to Saturday 19 October. Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com.

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Rainbow Centre Arts and Crafts Fair
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Rainbow Centre Arts and Crafts Fair

  • Rainbow Centre, Castle Road, Scarborough, Yorkshire YO11 1TH (map)
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The Rainbow Centre is holding it's FIRST EVER 'TIN IN' EVENT. Bring a tin, (beans, stew, mince, ham, custard, etc) to boost our Christmas foodbank and gain entry to our FABULOUS ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR. Featuring soft furnishings, original art, glass ornaments, Christmas decorations, holly wreaths, knitwear, cushions, candles, cards, gifts, candle holders and much more.

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ASCARIUM
Oct
19
to Nov 3

ASCARIUM

ASCARIUM

19TH OCTOBER - 3RD NOVEMBER

Enter the Ascarium this Halloween and meet the mystical Sea Witch in her lair! If you can help her cast the 'spell of un-locking' you will be able to open her treasure chest and share her treasure!

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Halloween Weekend with Humble Bee Farm & Magical Quest
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Halloween Weekend with Humble Bee Farm & Magical Quest

ERNIE AND ESMERELDA’S HALLOWE’EN PARTY!

“Join Esmerelda the Witch and Ernie the Experimental Wizard for Hallowe’en fun !

Can you face up to their Hallowe’en challenge and prove yourself the spookiest and most magical of them all?

Featuring:

Magical Quests children’s parties with lots of interactive games and challenges

Traditional Hallowe’en games such as apple bobbing

Hallowe’en pumpkin lantern competition

Hallowe’en fashion show with prizes for the best outfits

Includes hot dogs and a drink”

£5 per person, 2 years old and under 2's go free.




Please note if you are staying on our site, in our accomodation, you will need to book a ticket on 01723 890 437 so that we can add it to your booking.

If you are not staying on site, and are joining us for the Halloween Event only, then you will need to purchase tickets through event brite.

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The Monstrous Heart
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

The Monstrous Heart

A Stephen Joseph Theatre and Traverse Theatre Company world premiere

The Monstrous Heart

By Oliver Emanuel


A brand new play by Oliver Emanuel, co-writer of the National Theatre of Scotland’s powerful and profound First World War projectThe 306 Trilogy, has opened at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre.

 

The Monstrous Heart is directed by Gareth Nicholls, Interim Artistic Director at the Traverse, whose recent production of Crocodile Fever at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe gained rave reviews.

 

The co-production of the thrilling, chilling and witty The Monstrous Heart explores those knotty subjects of love/hate, good/evil, and nature/nurture and is performed by Christine Entwisle and Charlene Boyd.

 

Set and costume designer is by Cécile Trémolières, lighting design by Tigger Johnson and Oğuz Kaplangi is the composer and sound designer.

 

Mag (Christine Entwisle) lives in a rustic cabin in the Canadian wilds, far from neighbours and further from her past. But when her estranged daughter Beth (Charlene Boyd) turns up on the doorstep fresh from prison, the past becomes terrifyingly present. And it has teeth.

Beth came to ask Mag a question. But is she prepared for the answer? Can they really settle their scores? And can Mag keep an innocent party from being destroyed in the crossfire? 

As a blizzard closes in and dangerous words are traded, Mag accepts a challenge from a most unexpected source and lights a fuse that looks set to blow both women sky high. 

The Monstrous Heart examines afresh the eternal question of whether we ever really change how we’re made. Is it possible to kill our old selves and create someone new and better in their place?

 

The Monstrous Heart can be seen in the McCarthy at the SJT until Saturday 19 October 2019. Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com

 

It then heads to the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, from Tuesday 22 October to Saturday 2 November 2019. Tickets, priced from £5, are available from the box office on 0131 228 1404 or online at www.traverse.co.uk

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An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting
Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting

Comedian Laurence Clark brings An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre on Tuesday 22 October.

Clark starred in the BBC1 documentary We Won’t Drop the Baby, which followed his family’s journey as they welcomed their second child. When the programme was recently uploaded to YouTube, it received a worldwide response that was at times inspirational and uplifting and at others, derogatory and incredibly personal. 

This new show explores these reactions and questions Clark’s role as a father with cerebral palsy with the help of his two young sons, who steal the limelight with their charming and innocent view of their parents.

Growing up, Laurence never saw dads with cerebral palsy, which made him think he’d never be a parent himself. Besides, the only thing he’d ever managed to look after was a cactus, and even that died from dehydration. But then his future wife said he’d better be prepared for the fact that she wanted babies – which was a pretty strong opening line.

Putting the audience the driver’s seat, An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting gives a comic, brutally honest and charming account of what it’s really like to be a disabled parent. It challenges, engages with and explores the commonality and differences in the experience of disabled and non-disabled fathers. If Clark is an irresponsible father, it’s probably to do with balancing his wife’s crutches on his son’s baby walker to make him look like a Dalek!

This hilarious, moving and interactive piece asks some tough questions about society and the perceptions that we have of those who do not follow societal norms.

Laurence Clark’s observational, political stand-up and film stunts demonstrate the endearing naivety and ridiculousness of human behaviour by seeing the world through his eyes, with humour and warmth.

He has a long comedy pedigree, having appeared on the BBC’s The One Show, as Shortlist’s Funniest New Comedian and an Amused Moose Edinburgh Laughter Awards finalist. He has also been a presenter on the BBC’s Newsnight.

He is currently writing a sitcom for Channel 4 and has recently joined the Coronation Street writing team.

 

An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting can be seen in the Round at the SJT on various dates from Thursday 20 June to Saturday 3 August. Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com.


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Strangers on a Train Set
Oct
23
to Oct 24

Strangers on a Train Set

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Strangers on a Train Set – 23 and 24 October

The sublimely silly LipService – Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding – go off the rails in their new show Strangers on a Train Set, steaming into Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.

The new comedy sees Irene Sparrow, inventor of the left-handed crochet hook, finding herself under suspicion of murder after she challenges a youth to turn his music down – then the train emerges from a tunnel with the young man dead.

But this is no ordinary train: each passenger is reading a book, and each book is a portal into a parallel universe of train-related crime fiction.

With clever use of projection and train sets, LipService gives you a whistlestop tour that will leave you breathless and racing for the refreshment coach.

So don’t blow your stack, this show is just the ticket to help you let off steam and overuse many more railway metaphors; a show that appeals to crime aficionados and narrow-gauge railway enthusiasts alike.

Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding have been writing and performing since 1985 – Strangers On A Train Set is their 21st production. As well as their work on the stage, they have had their own series on Radio 4 – nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award – and have twice won the Critics’ Award for Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival. LipService has toured nationally and internationally, with a reputation for a high quality and idiosyncratic comic take on popular culture.

Strangers on a Train Set can be seen in the Round at the SJT on Wednesday 23 October at 7.30pm, and Thursday 24 October at 1.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com

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Illuminated Abbey
Oct
25
to Nov 2

Illuminated Abbey

Explore the darker side of history amid the bright lights this Halloween. See the story of Dracula brought to life in the very ruins that inspired Bram Stoker’s classic horror story. Meet witches and witch-finders, and enjoy a drink and some delicious hot food.

The event is suitable for all ages but it does take place outdoors so be sure to wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Make sure to book your tickets before Friday 18th October to get 20% off.

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Halloween at Mother Shipton's Cave
Oct
26
to Nov 3

Halloween at Mother Shipton's Cave

This Halloween visit England’s Oldest Tourist Attraction for a good old-fashioned scare, suitable for all ages.
Follow the haunted trail through the historic woodland to find monsters, ghosts and skeletons hiding around every corner.There couldn’t be a better time to visit the eerie Mother Shipton’s Cave and Petrifying Well.
The attraction will be transformed into a ghoulish event for all the family. If you aren’t turned to stone first, enjoy the Activity Trail through the haunted woodland and attend a Spooky Science Class.
We encourage you to do your best monster impression and join in our Costume Competition every day at 2pm.
Watch out for the Witches in the Woodland making spells around their cauldrons!
The park has scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground, gift shop and museum.
Saturday 26th October to Sunday 3rd November, 10am to 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm).
For discounted tickets book online www.mothershipton.co.uk

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Half Term Halloween Marble Quest
Oct
26
to Nov 2

Half Term Halloween Marble Quest

Come along to Gekoglass to get a spooky Marble Quest! Solve the clues and puzzles to claim your very own handmade marble!!

Children of all ages (4 to 104) welcome to participate.
£3.50 per quest, available from gekoglass, Unit 14, Mezzanine Floor, Scarborough Market Hall, Scarborough, YO11 1EU

Make sure you also visit The Market Vaults and The Mezzanine Floor to see some wonderful shops and food outlets during your visit.

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Spooky Woodland Trail
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Spooky Woodland Trail

Spooky Woodland Trail awaits brave visitors at Burton Agnes Hall!

If you're feeling brave this half term, why not venture over to Burton Agnes Hall and take part in the fantastically spooky woodland trail!

Intrepid visitors are invited on an eerie hunt round the Hall’s atmospheric woodland, where clues are hidden amidst spooky Halloween scenes of witches, spiders and ghostly figures.

Once the entire puzzle has been solved, a treat awaits in the Gift Shop. Try not to let the haunting sounds and mysterious shadows of the historic woodland walk scare you whilst searching!

Admission prices: Adults £7.00, Seniors £6.50, Children (4-15 years) £4.00, Under 4s free

11am-4pm

Please note that in gale force winds the woodland walk will close. Please phone the office on 01262 490 324 if you would like advice.

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Musical Fireworks Spectacular - Magic in the Air
Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

Musical Fireworks Spectacular - Magic in the Air

It's 5th year of our fantastic Musical Firework Spectacular event and its set to be the best! We'd love to join us in October to discover that there really is 'Magic in the Air' at Sledmere!

Opening times are slightly earlier this year so you have more time to enjoy the funfair and entertainment including a performance from a popular, local band 'The Mix'. Gates open from 4.00pm so you have plenty of time to grab some refreshments from the Coach House Cafe and Licensed bar by the Half Moon Brewery, before the display starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available online NOW at a DISCOUNTED early bird rate until 12am on the 30th September - £8.50 adult, £4.50 child (age 5-15), £27 Family ticket (2 adults/3 children) www.sledmerehouse.com

Advance tickets available from 1st October until 25th October - £10 per adult - £5.50 child - £32 family ticket (2 adults/3 children)

Prices on the gate will be full price at £12 per adult - £6.50 child - £38 family ticket (2 adults/3 children).

Friends’ members can buy their tickets from the Farm Shop at a discounted rate of - £5 per adult - £3.00 child - £16 family ticket (2 adults/3 children).

This is one of our favourite events and sure to be yours too!

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Dead Mans Party
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Dead Mans Party

Happy Halloween Witches🧙‍♀️

were collecting cobwebs, mixing potions and contacting ghouls to bring you the best halloween party in town 👻👻

were gonna have creepy cocktails, spooky drinks, and slimey shots.

and prizes for Best Dressed 🙃🙃

so get your costumes at the ready because were all dying to get the party started 😜😜😜

https://www.facebook.com/events/672422723242305/

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Scareborough Ghost Walk. HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Scareborough Ghost Walk. HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

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Halloween Special

Join us as the veil thins over Scarborough to discover a new town called Scareborough where ghosts, ghouls, witches and murder takes place.

On our tour we will visit the old town, Quay street, St Mary's Church and end up at the Castle.

£10 per person. Book in advance by messaging us or popping in store at Curious Treasures.

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Halloween HAVOC Night HIKE
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Halloween HAVOC Night HIKE

Can you make it on Devils Night across the North Yorkshire Moors?? 👹👿😈💀☠👻👺.

This is not for the faint of heart we to have beat Count Dracula🦇 back to his Coffin⚰ at Whitby Abby and hope he doesn't unless his hell hounds will be on us.🐺🐺🐺

This Route starts at the Iconic Scarborough Castle home of the Murderous Highway Man Dick Turpin🐎🔫 then track our way to the World Famous Whitby Abby - the home of Count Dracula🦇🦇🦇🦇🦇🦇. This is a race to beat the Sun Rise🌅

Robust Level 7 Rooster
Route Distance 20 Miles 32 Km
Route Time 8-10.Hours
Route Steps 40 k (Appr)
Robust Halloween Adults Only
Cake, coffee, tea and water at half way point.
Event comes with Safety Car.
Taxi Back to start point
T-shirt
Price £75.00 pp
Bank Transfer Robustours Limited
See T@C Web Page

Lets make this Halloween one not to forget!

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The Petrifying Pumpkin Hunt
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

The Petrifying Pumpkin Hunt

Halloween fun and frights for all the family.

Do you dare to explore the darker side of Sledmere these half term holidays? Take part in our Petrifying Pumpkin Hunt, find the Bats and Cats in the Stables Trail, explore the Gardens and Grounds with a Beastly Broom Search and take a trip around the Freaky Farmyard not forgetting to visit our adventure play area. From Sunday 27th October to Sunday 3rd November

Open from 10am until 5pm CLOSED MONDAYS.

FREE entry for Sledmere Friends members

Normal admission applies but don’t forget under 5’s go FREE. Fancy Dress is encouraged!

Contact: Lindsey Karavics
Tel: 01377 236637
Email: lindseykaravics@sledmerehouse.co.uk

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Scarborough Vintage Fair
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Scarborough Vintage Fair

60 Stalls of Pure Vintage, Live Entertainment from Natasha Harper and Paul Harper. DJ Victor Swanvesta in the Naafi. Hair Salon, Naafi Cafe, Vintage Tea Room, Social Dancing Area, Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes. Adm £3 / Conc's £2.50 / U12s FREE.

Proud to Support Cancer Research, our dedicated charity.
(Assistance Dogs Only Allowed)

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IndepenDANCE Halloween Special
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

IndepenDANCE Halloween Special

OK party people.....

Watch out because this one is gonna 'creep' up on us.The Halloween special is only around that dark, scary looking corner and it's set to be 'spooktacular!'

So open those closets, dust the cobwebs off your best Halloween outfits and get ready to 'trick or treat yo-self' because we're all going to make this one 'un-BOO-lievable!'

The 'Fangtastic' DJ Dennis is on the decks again, he'll no doubt be dropping some 'wicked' tunes so don't forget to give him a wave from the dance floor!

There will also be FREE face painting on the night by Julie Marie for anyone who wants it!

So get it in your diaries, get ready for some 'skele-fun' don't forget to 'creep it real' and let's get this party 'startled!'

Just remember.....Getting kissed by a vampire is a pain in the neck!

Can't wait to see you all there....lets get scary!

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Halloween Scream Express
Oct
29
4:00 PM16:00

Halloween Scream Express

Tickets ON SALE via online shop or from our Peasholm Ticket Office from 23th August 2019.


At part of our week long themed Halloween event we will have some finger tingling special trains running. The Halloween Express will depart from Peasholm for a spooky return train ride to Scalby Mills. Anyone who is in fancy dress will get a prize. Please note later trains are not suitable for children under the age of 7 years.

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The Not So Spooky Halloween Show
Oct
30
2:00 PM14:00

The Not So Spooky Halloween Show

Join us for a magical panto style show full of messy ghostly fun for the whole family. Help Magic Mike and Count Chuckula keep an eye on the spookometer just in case anything un-toward should happen. Oh yes it will!!
With amazing costumes and routines form the Hey Presto Dancers and spooktackular colourful sets this show visually could possible be one of our audience favourites with families coming back to see this hilarious stage show year after year! Don’t forget - if you like, dress up in your favourite costumes to add to the excitement!!

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Halloween Spooktacular!
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Halloween Spooktacular!

Howling Half term fun this Halloween in Rowntree Park!

Calling all witches and wizards, the Young Friends of Rowntree Park would like to invite you to our Halloween Spooktacular!

Thursday 31st of October - 10am or 10.30 am start (until 12pm)

A mix of storytelling and crafts with a magic touch! Make your own magical clay animals, collect the ingredients to make your own potions under the advice and guidance of our experienced potion master and practising spells, and make your own broom from natural materials.

Aimed at boys and ghouls aged: 2-7 years old BUT older are welcome (the storytelling aimed at younger but crafts suits a range of ages)

There is a staggered start to the event to control the flow of people. Choose to start at 10am or 10.30am. Activities last around 1-1.5 hours.

Members tickets £3
Non Members £5

Tickets from here: https://rowntreeparkblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/11/halloween-spooktacular/

If you are not already a member, join at the same time as buying your ticket - it's only £5 for annual membership and you get tonnes of discounts and help the park at the same time.

Please be aware, similar events we have run tend to sell out, so get your ticket in plenty of time.

Please purchase tickets in advance from our website. Please read the details for full terms and conditions.

Charity number - 118394

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HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT FAMILY TEA
Oct
31
4:30 PM16:30

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT FAMILY TEA

We all like to dress up for Halloween and what better place than Whitby to go trick or treating this All Hallows’ Eve. Come and join in the fun aboard the ship 4.30pm-6.30pm for a spookily good dining experience.

We’ve got lots of games, activities and spine chillingly good Halloween themed food to enjoy. Feel free to come in fancy dress, as there’ll be a prize for the best dressed adult, best dressed child and best dressed family.

Adults £20 – includes a 2 course dinner.
Children £12 – includes a 2 course dinner, a Halloween mocktail, games, activities and a trick or treat bag of goodies to take home.

Halloween Trick or Treat Family Tea Menu

Numbers are limited and it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment. All tickets must be pre-booked with a non-refundable £10 deposit per adult and £5 per child, taken at the time of booking.

Menu choices and final balance due on or before Monday 21st October.

Please call 01947 600511 or email info@hmbarkendeavour.co.uk to reserve your place now!

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Fear in the Forest
Oct
31
5:30 PM17:30

Fear in the Forest

Will you enter the depths of Dalby to experience true ‘Fear in the forest’? If you dare, explore the spooky woodland and strange goings-on along our Halloween trail. What awaits in the Tunnel of Terror? Who lurks in the dark and what tales will they share?

Come along to meet a rogues’ gallery of despicable characters which include Spooky Spectres and Gruesome Ghouls. Wicked plots will be threaded together by twisted storytellers from Lady Lumley’s School, gifted in the dark arts of horror and suspense!

There is also live bats and creepy crafts.

It’s a family friendly evening out – the walk itself is suitable for those aged 5 and over with a parent or guardian (under 5's at parental discretion are free of charge and do not require a ticket) .

We encourage brave visitors to join in the fearsome fun by wearing fancy dress! Remember to bring a torch and wear sturdy footwear.

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Halloween Cocktail Making Master Class
Oct
31
8:30 PM20:30

Halloween Cocktail Making Master Class

Join us for an evening of making your own Halloween inspired cocktails!

Round up your friends or come on your own, everyone is welcome to come along!

Our Halloween cocktail making master class starts with a welcome drink and some nibbles before you are expertly guided through making 3 Halloween cocktails as a group for you to enjoy.

All places must be pre booked in advance by calling 01723 447702 or using our ‘Book Now’ button.

Tickets:
£25 per person

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Up In The Attic
Nov
1
to Nov 2

Up In The Attic

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Pam Ayres is Up In The Attic at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre

Friday 1 and Saturday 2 November

One of the UK’s favourite poets makes a welcome return to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre this autumn to perform poems both old and new.

Pam Ayres has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years. She will be performing poems from her new book Up In The Attic, published in September this year, along with classic poems and stories from her long career. 

Pam’s recent TV appearances include Springwatch, Celebrity Mastermind, and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.  Recent radio includes series 6 of Ayres On The Air, Just A Minute, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, and her second appearance on Desert Island Discs.  

Pam was last seen at the SJT in 2013 when she played to sell-out audiences.

Pam Ayres – Up In The Attic can be seen in the Round at the SJT on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 November at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com.

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Dinovember hits Scarborough!
Nov
2
3:00 PM15:00

Dinovember hits Scarborough!

Gekoglass and Scarborough Market Hall have cancelled November and replaced it with Dinovember for 2019.

Dinosaur Day itself will take place on November 2 from 10am-3pm.

Hunter the Sinraptor (a very lifelike animatronic) will be escorted by rangers and is available to meet children at 11am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm.

There will also be a huge range of dinosaur themed children’s books, activities, jigsaws and sticker books on sale all day with Rise & Smile Book Company.

Aladdin's Allsorts will be joining in with their dinosaur shooting gallery and Hidden Horizons will be welcoming visitors into their Dinosaur Dome.

Rise and Smile Book Company have a pop up stall and will have so many dinosaur books, you will be amazed!

The celebrations don’t end there, throughout the month Gekoglass will be revealing a new dinosaur inspired display every single day and there will be competitions in store to win dinosaur goodies.

Local artists will be displaying dinosaur inspired art throughout all three floors of the Market Hall for all 30 days, and there is a dinosaur trail where children will have to find 20 dinosaurs across all three floors and shop windows.

Dinovember is the original brain child of Refe and Susan Tuma. They created the concept in 2013 to inspire their children to play and let go of modern technology for a little while.

Lindsay Broddle, from Gekoglass, discovered the American phenomenon in 2018 and her imagination indeed ran riot for Dinovember to evolve at Scarborough Market Hall for the first time this year.

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Light Party!
Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

Light Party!

5, 4, 3,2,1...Get set for an out of this world LIGHT PARTY!
Children will have a space-tastic time at a party filled with games, music, crafts, a brilliant bible story and loads of inter-galactic fun!
All ages welcome. Please bring a parent/carer.
No need to book - just turn up!
A FREE event from Trinity Church Scarborough.
More details: nicola@trinityscarborough.org.uk / 07837128873

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Could You Care?
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Could You Care?

Health and Social Care - Job / Career Fair

Come along to find out more about the wide range of jobs and careers available in Health and Social Care.

• Meet Local Health and Social Care Employers
• Find out about NHS Careers
• Find out about working in Social Care
• Find out about working in the Community
• Apply for Jobs
• Find out about the Training Available
• And much more

This Event is Open to Everyone, whatever your Level of Experience

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Fantasia
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Fantasia

Rosie Kay’s Fantasia at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre

Commonwealth Games Handover Ceremony choreographer Rosie Kay’s newest work, coming to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre on Friday 8 November, takes ballet and tutus into the 21st century using dance and science to create an exquisite performance of pleasure, beauty and finesse.

Kay worked with neuroscientists to explore how dance can trigger sensations of pleasure and fulfilment in the brain, and what makes dance so beautiful to watch and experience.

 Rosie Kay’s Fantasia is the result of Kay’s desire to make a work of pure joy inspired by music and the body’s response to it, featuring three bold female dancers: Harriet Ellis, Carina Howard and Shanelle Clemenson.

Contrasting Baroque virtuosic movement with deeper, darker themes of romanticism, and with truly sumptuous costumes that defy expectation, Kay explores the currently unfashionable aesthetic concept of beauty.

Rosie Kay says: Returning to pure dance is a luxury to me, a return to the craft of my profession, the dance-making skills: I need to keep those skills flexed and toned.

“The great thinkers of Greek philosophy and the Romanticists of the 19th century saw beauty as a means to empower and inspire people. Yet today, beauty seems to be a deeply unfashionably idea. If we talk about it, somehow, we are being shallow; it is not a heavyweight concept, it cannot change the world. But perhaps we can re-inspire our aesthetic senses and begin to love and find pleasure in the world, with each other, and within ourselves, and this might just change the world a little bit.

“My starting blocks were great works of music by geniuses I admire and want to dance to, such as Vivaldi, Bach and Purcell, but also Vaughn Williams, Beethoven and Kurtag. I spent several weeks alone, improvising with music, creating the building bricks of a technical dance language. I chose the best three female dancers I know, all long-term performers with RKDC and used to my technical and creative ways to make new works.

“Finally, I spent a lot of time talking with neuroscientists in Oxford and in Denmark. In Oxford we talked about the simple pleasures of life, dancing and music being two; in Denmark we talked about what kind of music makes you want to move inside. I returned to explore how dance and music affect the brain in different ways, and went much further, finding out exactly what this meant for the brain and how as a choreographer I could utilise and play with those scientific findings.

“My Fantasia is a work that ebbs and flows, peaks and troughs with your heart, your mind and your eyes. The audience will be transported over an hour with delightful dance designed to draw you in, to entertain, to be watched and enjoyed, but on the other hand, created with upmost care and precision, no step without place and purpose, no bar of music uncounted or ignored. It is a deceptively simple and complex work that will stir your heart and your mind.

Rosie Kay’s Fantasia is supported by Arts Council England, Birmingham Hippodrome and DanceXchange.

Rosie Kay’s Fantasia can be seen in the Round at the SJT on Friday 8 November at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com.

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STRONG ENOUGH
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

STRONG ENOUGH

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STRONG ENOUGH - Presented by EMPA Productions

YMCA Theatre, Scarborough, YO11 1DY

Fri 8th November 2019

Join us for a breathtaking concert as we Turn back time and celebrate the Queen of pop and rock, Cher. A dazzling show which celebrates her career spanning across 6 decades with Europes Number 1 Cher tribute, full live band and her cast of dancers. Experience the ultimate tribute to Cher as we travel through time recreating all her smash hits, the hair and outstanding costumes in this celebration concert of her outstanding career. Featuring songs If I could turn back time, Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves, I found someone, Just Like Jesse James, Walking in Memphis, Strong Enough, Believe and songs fromMamma Mia and her new album Dancing Queen.
Take a look at our theatre teaser trailer here:
https://youtu.be/OgH8jNYABQw

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Nov
9
2:45 PM14:45

The Body Snatcher

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s spine-tingling story and brought bang up-to-date with live performances of songs by David Bowie and The Clash,The Body Snatcherwhich visits Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre on 9 November, is a dystopian thriller shot through with humour – perfect for the Hallowe’en season. 

It’s 50 years after Brexit and the country is fighting a mysterious disease. In the remote town of Inglenook, a young scientist arrives to scenes of devastation – the streets are empty, the milk is sour and the dogs are howling day and night.

Haunted by his past, he knows that the future of this beleaguered country may lie in his hands. But he needs dead bodies to do his work, and he can’t work out why so many are turning up at his laboratory….

 Stevenson’s tale took the notorious Burke and Hare murders of 1828 as its starting point. Multi-award winning playwright Ian Townsend says: “I’ve always wanted to write a horror/thriller type of play and I really hope thatThe Body Snatcher will make audiences squirm with delight. As the dark nights draw in, it’s perfect for a spooky night out. No body is safe!”

The Body Snatcher is Thunder Road’s fifth co-production with Harrogate Theatre, an association which began in 2012 and has resulted in rave reviews, box office records and multiple awards.

Emma Ashton, whose work includes The Arbor (The Crucible) and Kissing Married Women (Hull Truck) directs Claire Burns, Elizabeth Hope, Zach Lee and Alex Moran, formerly of War Horse (National Theatre, playing David Taylor). The artistic team also includes Caitlin Mawhinney (set design) and Tom Robbins (lighting design).

Thunder Road, founded by Alex Moran and Christopher Ward, focuses on new work inspired by classic stories, returning them to the stage with a contemporary edge.

The Body Snatcher can be seen in the McCarthy at the SJT on Saturday 9 November at 2.45pm and 7.45pm. Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com

 

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Black Men Walking
Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Black Men Walking

A critically-acclaimed production inspired by a real-life walking men’s group in Sheffield visits Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month as part of a UK-wide tour.

 

The first work staged as part of the Eclipse’s groundbreaking Revolution Mix movement, which is delivering the largest ever national programme of Black British stories produced and performed in UK theatres, Black Men Walking was nominated for UK Theatre’s Best New Play and Writer’s Guild Best Play 2019.

 

The original production was conceived by Eclipse in collaboration with Leeds-based rapper, singer, producer and performerTestament (who is performing at the SJT in his one-man show Woke on Tuesday 5 November) and directed by Dawn Walton. It has won rave reviews for its exploration of complex themes including race and identity, through dramatic storytelling mixing prose, poetry and original music. 

 

Black Men Walking tells the compelling story of three middle-aged Black men, Thomas, Matthew and Richard, who meet every month as part of a walking group to explore the Peak District. On this particular trip, the rest of group cancels and it soon feels like maybe they should have, too. They find themselves forced to walk backwards through 2,000 of Black history, embarking on a dangerous journey that invokes an element of the supernatural, an encounter with the spirits of their ancestors and an exploration of what it means to be both Black and British today.

 

The Sheffield-based walking group which inspired the production was founded in 2004 by a group of men of African and African-Caribbean heritage who started walking for health, wellbeing and camaraderie.

 

The cast is Tonderai MunyevuDorcas Sebuyange, Ben Onwukwe and Patrick Regis.

Peter Huntley, Eclipse Interim Executive Producer, says: “We’re thrilled to bring back Black Men Walking for its second UK tour. The reaction to the inaugural run last year from audiences and critics alike was incredible and further proof of what Eclipse has known for a long time; that that there is an audience crying out see and hear more Black British stories. This is a fantastic opportunity to share this powerful, lyrical production with new audiences from communities who, up until now, may not have seen themselves and their experiences represented on stage in this way before.”

 

Black Man Walking can be seen in the Round at the SJT on Friday 15 November at 7.30pm, and Saturday 16 November at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com.

Photos by Ellie Kurttz 

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Queen of Scots
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Queen of Scots

Donizetti’s Mary, Queen of Scots at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose returns to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month with their new English version of Donizetti’sMary, Queen of Scots (also known as Maria Stuarda).

The company, which aims to bring opera to everyone, made its first visit to the Scarborough theatre in March of this year with its sell-out production ofLa bohème.

This new production invites audiences to discover a new angle on one of the most popular periods of British history. Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I go head-to-head, culminating in a fictitious meeting between the rival queens, which sizzles with vocal fireworks.

Performed in a new orchestration by Paul McKenzie for six singers accompanied by piano, violin and clarinet, and a new English libretto by Robin Norton-Hale, this critically-acclaimed production provides insight into one of the most compelling periods of British history, as well as current tensions.

Flora McIntosh plays Mary Stuart and Philippa Boyle is Queen Elizabeth I, with other parts played by Cliff Zammit Stevens, Jan Capinski, Julian Debreuil and Emma Watkinson.

The musicians are Paul McKenzie (piano), Stefano d’Ermenegildo (violin) and Sarah Douglas (clarinet).

OperaUpClose exists to produce high quality productions, opening up what opera can be by producing opera for everyone, with compelling storytelling and high production values and by being innovative, professional and ambitious. They are an associate company of Soho Theatre and tour their operas nationally and internationally to great acclaim.

Mary, Queen of Scots can be seen in the Round at the SJT on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 November at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com.

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Chris Cross, The Great Magician of the North
Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

Chris Cross, The Great Magician of the North

Chris Cross, The Great Magician of the North, appears (and disappears) at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre

Chris Cross, the great Magician of the North, will be appearing (and disappearing) at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month in a show featuring some of his trademark comedy magic tricks and daredevil escapology stunts.

The show will also include the revival of some BBC TV illusions that belonged to his hero, the late Paul Daniels.  Last year, in a barn in Wales, Cross uncovered a dozen of the master magician's props which haven't been seen since Paul used them on TV in the 70s and 80s.

In the past year, Cross has performed nationally and internationally, including an appearance on the BBC's The One Show. He was also a surprise special guest on US illusionist David Blaine's first ever UK tour. 

He has performed his multi-award winning magic tricks for Prince Charles, at Boy George's 50th birthday party, at a private party for Alan Shearer and a press conference for Alice Cooper. He has consulted for The Hairy Bikers’ theatre tour, and provided backstage entertainment for Miles Kane, Ocean Colour Scene and Arctic Monkeys.

Chris Cross says: ''I'm very excited to be finally embarking on a touring magic theatre show this autumn in my native North-East – I've wanted to tour with a magic show since I was 12 years old, after watching Paul Daniels on stage in Newcastle. 

“So get off your iPads and portable devices, round up your friends and family for some quality time together and come and enjoy a proper comedy, magic and variety show at your local theatre!''

Chris Cross, the Great Magician of the North, can be seen in the McCarthy at the SJT at 7pm on Tuesday 19 November. Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com

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Christmas Flower Demonstration
Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

Christmas Flower Demonstration

Scarborough Flower Club are holding their Christmas demonstration on Tuesday 19th November at 7.30pm at St Columba's Church Hall, Dean Road. The demonstrator is Judy Watker from Leeds & her title is "A Merry Little Christmas".

Guests are welcome at a cost of £7.00 payable  on the door. For more details please contact Christine Price on 07977 611337.

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Northern Lights Express illuminates the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Nov
30
to Dec 23

Northern Lights Express illuminates the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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Ladies and Gentlemen step right up step right up! Tonight, we are here to marvel at a wonder of the modern age. If Mr James Watt and Mr Robert Stephenson themselves were here they would scarcely be able to believe their eyes as we witness the scintillating, illuminating collaboration of steam and electricity. In just a matter of moments you will see a sight the likes of which you have never seen before, so count with me 10, 9, 8, .......behold the magical Northern Lights Express!

Join NYMR this winter for a trip on the new, Northern Lights Express! This truly spectacular illuminated journey starts at Pickering Station, where a train with heritage carriages awaits you, decorated with thousands of lights.

Chris Price, NYMR General Manager said: “Northern Lights Express services are not to be missed. The new event is going to be a light spectacular event, which will not only illuminate the North York Moors, but also engage a new audience”.  

See the Northern Lights Express illuminated at Pickering Station. Travel through an enchanted forest, transformed by a multitude of lights and surprises!Experience 60-minute journey on board the Northern Lights Express. Travel to Levisham Station, where you will see a dazzling light show, as the heritage steam engine prepares for the return journey.

You will travel through an enchanted forest which is transformed by a multitude of lights and surprises. Experience a light extravaganza and a snow covered authentic heritage station, like you’ve never seen before! Northern Lights Express will operate: 30 November & 1, 7, 8, 12*, 13*, 14, 15, 19*, 20*, 21, 22 & 23* December, departing at 7pm. *Two evening services will operate on highlighted dates departing at 5pm and 7pm.

Northern Lights Express costs Adult/Child £25.00 per person. Group Rates (20+) can be booked via Customer Services on 01751 472508. Prices from £22 per adult/child. Book Now www.nymr.co.uk/northern-lights-express Terms & Conditions apply. 

Please note: 

Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time. There will be a pre-show on Platform 1 for the lighting of the Train. Wheelchair users can travel on board the Northern Lights Express. Spaces are limited. To book, please contact Customer Services on 01751 472508. Concessionary Fares are not available for Northern Lights Express Services. Pickering Tea Room and Gift Shop will be open until the last Northern Lights Express departure. Trolley Services will operate on the services. Northern Lights Express is a pre-book service with seat allocation. Please note that there is no Santa on Northern Lights Express services.The Northern Lights Express service includes flashing lights which may not be suitable for those with Photosensitive Epilepsy. Under 12 months can travel on the service free of charge. A seat will not be provided.

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RULE THE WORLD
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

RULE THE WORLD

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RULE THE WORLD - The Award Winning Official Number 1 TAKE THAT Tribute Band

YMCA Theatre, Scarborough, YO11 1DY

Fri 6th December 2019

'RULE THE WORLD' have been recognised as the Number 1 Take That tribute act in the world. They recently appeared alongside Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters and the real TAKE THAT on BBC1's 'THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW'. After hearing Dan Maines speak, a stunned Gary Barlow said in amazement "He sounds just me!". Gary then also praised the band saying "These guys are good!".

'RULE THE WORLD' have also been featured on ITV1's 'DAYBREAK' and have had rave reviews from many people including TV personality Ricky Tomlinson, Denise Van Outen, Jason Orange's mother and GARY BARLOW himself, who tweeted the band to say he thought they are "brilliant". They are the ONLY Take That tribute show in the land to have ever been praised by Take That's lead singer!

The band have performed at many prestigious events around the world. They've performed at a private party for 'COLDPLAY' and their management team, attended by many celebrity guests. They have also performed with the cast of ITV1's 'EMMERDALE' and have been very fortunate to travel the world playing large outdoor festivals in Germany, Austria, Ireland and more. They have performed as a headline on ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES  and have a big contract with BUTLINS HOLIDAY PARKS, where they regularly perform alongside S CLUB 7EAST 17DAMAGEGARETH GATES and BOBBY DAVRO. They have performed a 3 year tour with their live band and backing dancers in many amazing UK theatres including; The Palace - Manchester, Edinburgh Playhouse, The Grand - Leeds, Grand Opera House - York to name just a few. 

This show is an accurate portrayal of a TAKE THAT and features all the biggest hits including; 'Never Forget', 'Greatest Day', 'Back for Good', 'Relight My Fire', 'Everything Changes', 'Shine', 'Pray' and many more. 

See the MUST SEE act of the year and watch the world come alive with the recreation that will no doubt RULE THE WORLD.

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Friday The 13th The 'Nightie' Mare Before Christmas
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Friday The 13th The 'Nightie' Mare Before Christmas

A Christmas Pizza Party inspired with CharLouccio's Pizza's (would said sprouts don't go on Pizza ?? ) … and Wood Fired Specials …. Christmas PJs, Christmas Nightie's and Christmas Jumpers optional.
A menu of specials including a children's menu will be available from 6pm ….. with The Nightmare before Christmas Movie for the kids to watch …. Tickets available with deposit to secure a place.

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

Legendary Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes to visit Scarborough Spa

The world's greatest living explorer is heading to Scarborough next year

Sir Ranulph Fiennes will visit Scarborough Spa’s Grand Hall on Wednesday 15th January 2020 as part of his Living Dangerously world tour.

Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure; inspiring generations and risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.

Amongst his many record-breaking achievements, he was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis – his current goal is to become the first person in the world to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.

Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, Living Dangerously offers a personal journey through Sir Ranulph’s life, spanning his early childhood and school misdemeanours, his army life, the Transglobe Expedition and his current Global Reach Challenge; making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell.

Tickets for Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously go on sale on Friday 12 July at 10am from Scarborough Spa’s Box Office (01723) 821888 and via www.scarboroughspa.co.uk

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously
The Grand Hall, Scarborough Spa

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Tickets*: £32.50 & £27.50

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TOYAH
Feb
29
7:00 PM19:00

TOYAH

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TOYAH

An evening of rock with Toyah, including VIP cocktail bar on the mezzanine tickets available from www.tickesource.co.uk

WHEN AND WHERE

Date: 29/02/2020 
Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm 
Where: Scarborough Market

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Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

THE YORKSHIRE SHEPHERDESS TO REVEAL ALL AT SCARBOROUGH SPA

 

Amanda Owen, better known as The Yorkshire Shepherdess is to bring her new show to Scarborough Spa next year.

 

In Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess on Sunday 29 March 2020, you will get to hear how she juggles life as a shepherdess, home renovator and mother to nine children, with life as a best-selling author and being taken to the nation’s hearts with the Channel 5 hit series ‘Our Yorkshire Farm’.

 

Growing up in Huddersfield, Amanda was inspired by James Herriot’s books to leave her town life behind and head to the countryside.

 

After working as a freelance dairy milker and alpaca shearer, she eventually settled down as a shepherdess at Ravenseat, one of the highest and most remote places in England, where she’s raised a flock of 1000 sheep and a family of 9 children with husband Clive. 

 

Accompanied by some of Amanda’s wonderful photography, you will experience the highs and lows of the farming year, which in 2018 included the extremes of the Beast from the East and one of the hottest summers on record.

 

Funny, charming and filled with unforgettable characters, ‘Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess’ will delight anyone who has dreamt of a new life in the country.

 

Tickets go on sale on Friday 27 September from The Spa Box Office (01723) 821888 or via www.scarboroughspa.co.uk 

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Pickering 1940s Wartime Weekend
Oct
11
to Oct 13

Pickering 1940s Wartime Weekend

The centrepiece of the Pickering events calendar is the ever-popular Wartime Weekend, which is held every October, and includes a full programme of WWII and 1940s themed entertainment and events. The event is run by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway but is now so popular events have sprung up all over the town.

Attractions including singing, dancing, workshops, parades and fashion shows, in addition to living history showcases, period vehicle exhibitions and re-enactments. Incredibly popular with visitors from all over the UK and beyond.

Whether you want to dress up in period costume and get involved, or just do some sightseeing, it’s an excellent festival and fantastic fun for the whole family.

Why not sign up to our newsletter, on the HOMEPAGE screen, to be the first to find out about the 1940's weekend and other exciting events in the town.

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Frank Skinner: Showbiz
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Frank Skinner: Showbiz


Wedneday 2 October 2019
Doors: 7.30pm Start: 8pm
The Grand Hall, Scarborough Spa

An unmissable opportunity to see comic legend Frank Skinner perform brand new stand-up in an intimate space.

‘Provocative, remorseless, and very, very funny’ The Times

‘One of Britain’s funniest men’ Evening Standard

All Tickets*: £25

*plus booking fee

Tickets go on sale on Friday 22 March at 10am.

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Sunday 29th September 2019, 7.45pm
The Spa Theatre

Direct from a week at the Vaudeville Theatre, The West End, The Simon & Garfunkel Story returns with a fantastic new cast.

Now seen by over a 1/4 million people across the world, ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ is a critically acclaimed concert style theatre show about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time.

Using state of the art video projection, incredible lighting and a full live band ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ is a moving and powerful concert featuring all the hits such as ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’, ‘Scarborough Fair’, ‘The Boxer’, ‘The Sound Of Silence’ and many more, this is a show not to be missed!

Also new for 2019, The Simon & Garfunkel Story features new film footage and archival video transporting you right back to the ‘groovy’ times of the 1960s.

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Brand New Show Celebrating Tina Turner is Heading to Bridlington

Tina Turner fans prepare to be blown away when brand new show What’s Love Got To Do With It? arrives in Bridlington on its massive UK tour.

What's Love Got To Do With It?  is the joyous new show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner. 

And with a tour taking in more than 60 towns and cities across the UK in 2019 and into 2020, What’s Love Got To Do With It? is set to wow fans when it heads to Bridlington Spa on Saturday, September 28.

Tickets are on sale now from www.cuffeandtaylor.com

Brought to you by the award-winning producers behind the hugely successful Whitney - Queen Of The NightWhat’s Love Got To Do With It?  is the ultimate tribute concert paying homage to one of the most iconic and much loved musical artists of the 20th Century.

In this brand-new touring theatre show, audiences can expect a night of high energy, feel-good rock-and-roll featuring Tina's greatest hits performed by the amazing vocal talent of Elesha Paul Moses (Whitney - Queen Of The NightThe VoiceX Factor) supported by a full 10-piece live band. 

Speaking about playing Tina Turner, Elesha said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be touring the UK with What’s Love Got To Do With It? This is a magnificent show and one that truly celebrates the incredible music and career of Tina Turner.

“Tina is a great persona to emulate on stage. I have performed as her many times over the years so to now be the lead in a show that is travelling all over the UK and celebrating everything about her is an amazing opportunity and I can’t wait to party with the fans.”

In a breath-taking career spanning more than 50 years, audiences can look forward to hearing stunning musical arrangements of Tina's most-loved classic hits including Private Dancer, What's Love Got To Do With It?, Proud Mary, River Deep, Nutbush City Limits, Simply The Best and many more. This not-to-be missed musical experience is a stunning celebration of one of the greatest female singers of our time.

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Blackbeard’s Tea Party
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Blackbeard’s Tea Party

Blackbeard’s Tea Party will be at Hackness Grange Hotel on 27th September, as part of their 10 year anniversary tour. This lively band of six musicians from York, play contemporary folk rock in their own energetic style. Admission is £10 on the door, doors open at 7pm and music starts at 8pm, information from Hacknessmusiclive@gmail.com or 01723 882421.

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The Jersey Beats-Oh What A Nite
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

The Jersey Beats-Oh What A Nite

The Jersey Beats-Oh What A Nite
Thursday 26 September, 7.30pm
The Spa Theatre, Scarborough Spa


It’s the show night out not to be missed – wowing crowds in Blackpool since 2014, and now touring the country – OH WHAT A NITE! is a different style of tribute show to any other that you will have seen or heard of before.

Matt Andrew leads our vocal quartet as our tribute to Frankie Valli – telling the story of the band and how they formed the group which took them to the dizzy heights of television appearances, fame and fortune… all performed alongside an amazing trio of vocal talent – Johnny, Michael and Toby who take the roles of Nick Massey, Bob Guardio and Tommy Devito.

Comedy host Leye D Johns can’t be kept away from the stage for too long either, bringing a light hearted flavour to proceedings and ensuring the crowd leave with a big smile on their face.

Our Viva showgirls complete the cast line-up – bringing the moves of the 60s and 70s to the stage as well as backing vocals, and solo numbers of their own bringing the era back to life!

The show also has a way of bringing current hits to life too, with that same Doo Wop style – again making OH WHAT A NITE! different to any tribute show you’ll ever see!

Stunning costumes, choreography, production and more – all to take you back to the era when hit song, after hit song had ‘The Four Seasons’ famous around the World.


Tickets:£24, £22 (Concessions) plus booking fees.

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FIRE AND RAIN
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

FIRE AND RAIN

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FIRE AND RAIN

YMCA Theatre, Scarborough, YO11 1DY

Wed 25th September 2019

Fire & Rain Supported by Gracie Falls
(perform the Music of James Taylor & Carole King)

Fire and Rain is not a tribute or sound-a-like act. It’s simply a collection of five of the best musicians from the North of England coming together to play music they love.
Expect the classic James Taylor & Carole King songs played with skill, passion, emotion, humour and humility.  Incredibly in-demand musicians in their own right, Tom Townsend (The Tom Townsend Blues Band) Rich Adams & Mark Gordon (Stony), Paul Tilley and Bob Walker abandon their usual bands and projects for this one-off tour to bring the joy of Taylor & King’s music to you in what they call a ‘magical musical holiday’. 
The band is delighted that Gracie Falls and Alex Staples will be supporting them on a number of the concerts. Gracie is an award winning singer and songwriter in her own right, and she will be accompanied by the wonderful guitarist Alex Staples.
Building on the success of the last few years, ‘Fire and Rain’ are delighted to be able to bring this wonderful concert to the YMCA Theatre, Scarborough and hope that you will join them to celebrate the music of two timeless singer songwriters and performers in what will be a memorable evening of first class entertainment.

GRACIE FALLS
 
Gracie Falls has the voice of an angel. Her haunting melodies and engaging lyrics draws the listener to the stories she has to tell. From slow ballads to lively renditions of her own songs and a few country ballad covers she takes you on her musical journey. It is hardly surprising that SHE IS A NATIONAL AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER and worthy of it. Gracie beat three female song writing talents in the 2016 London final of the UK unsigned songwriter of the year 2016. 
Gracie is frequently backed by her partner Alex Staples who is an amazing guitar accompanist.
The following two reviews probably best sum up Gracie –but come to see her and judge for yourself!

REVIEWS
"Gracie's 3 words to describe her music are "emotive, unique, and relatable". And to describe herself: "bubbly, passionate and headstrong". After speaking to her I can add many more positive words to describe her; confident, friendly, professional, driven and down to earth being just a few. And of course she is incredibly talented. Her music is poignant and her lyrics engaging. Her songs will linger in your mind long after they've finished." Lucy, Britz n Beatz

"I was massively impressed with Gracie. She has one of those really lovely angelic voices and the whole audience was rapt with her, you could've heard a pin drop at certain times...her voice just rang out across the wood. I just stood there completely transfixed by that..."
Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 - Latitude Festival 2016

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Portrait
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

Portrait

24 September: Portrait by Georgina Burns. Feminist academic Laura returns to work following her father’s death. She hangs in her office a painting he’s left her of her grandfather’s time in India, sparking accusations of colonial arrogance and racism. Laura’s previous certainties are replaced by a febrile campus atmosphere, competing grievances and demands that she chooses a side.

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THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

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THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE - Presented by West Yorkshire Savoyards

YMCA Theatre, Scarborough, YO11 1DY

Sun 22nd September 2019

This September, the West Yorkshire Savoyards  return to Scarborough with the favourite, swashbuckling, Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera.

DIRECTED BY ALISTAIR DONKIN - MUSICAL DIRECTOR OLIVER LONGSTAFF

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A festival of Alan Ayckbourn films
Sep
20
7:45 PM19:45

A festival of Alan Ayckbourn films

A festival of Alan Ayckbourn films at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre

Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September 2019

A mini season of movies based on the plays of Alan Ayckbourn will be screened at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre in September as part of the celebrations for the author’s 80th birthday earlier this year.

The Ayckbourn film festival will include French director Alain Resnais’ Smoking, No Smoking and Private Fears in Public Places, and the BBC’s Absent Friends and Absurd Person Singular. 

Smoking (20 September at 2.45pm) and No Smoking (21 September at 2.45pm) are both based on Ayckbourn’s epic play Intimate Exchanges, which deals with the consequences of choice and how lives can take very different paths from the smallest to the biggest decision. 

The play has eight significantly different plots dependent on the choices made and the films adapts six of these plots – three for each film – as we see the five female characters (all played by Sabine Azéma) and the four male characters (all played by Pierre Arditi) skillfully recapping what might have happened if they had made or failed to make certain choices and how their lives could have been wildly different. 
(Screened in French with English subtitles.)

 

Private Fears in Public Places (20 September at 7.45pm and 22 September at 2.45pm) is the second Ayckbourn film adaptation from Alain Resnais, 13 years on from Smoking/No Smoking.  Also starring Sabine Azéma and Pierre Arditi, the story explores themes of alienation and loneliness in the 21st century as it follows the lives and relationships of six loosely linked people in London. (Screened in French with English subtitles.)

Absent Friends (21 September at 7.45pm) was one of many plays adapted for the BBC show Theatre Night in 1985. It’s never been released commercially, so this is an exceptionally rare screening. A tea party has been arranged for the recently-bereaved Colin by ‘friends’ and acquaintances. However, his acceptance of his situation and his fufilling time with his fiancée only serves to highlight and widen the rifts in other relationships. Michael Simpson directs Julia McKenzie, Tom Courtenay, Hywel Bennett, Maureen Lipman, Kate Lock and Dinsdale Landen.

Absurd Person Singular (22 September at 7.45pm), another BBC adaptation, was broadcast on BBC1 on New Year’s Day 1985, but despite its success has rarely been seen in the UK cinema, making this another incredibly rare screening. Set in three kitchens over three Christmases, the story charts the relentless rise of the socially aspiring Hopcrofts at the expense of two other couples. Michael Simpson directs Michael Gambon, Maureen Lipman, Geoffrey Palmer, Prunella Scales, Cheryl Campbell and Nicky Henson.

Tickets for the individual films are £7 (concessions available) or see all five for £25. Tickets are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com.

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SCARBOROUGH JAZZ FESTIVAL PLAY THEIR WILDCARD
Sep
20
to Sep 22

SCARBOROUGH JAZZ FESTIVAL PLAY THEIR WILDCARD

The line-up for this year’s Scarborough Jazz Festival is complete thanks to a very exciting addition.

‘We wanted something special to fill a gap in the Friday afternoon programme,’ said Festival Director Mike Gordon. ‘And I think we’ve got it with the seven-piece band Wild Card.  Their music is dynamic, exuberant and flamboyant appealing to jazz fans and more mainstream music lovers alike.’

Critically acclaimed guitarist Clement Regert's Wild Card is a melting pot of musical ideas, fusing urban rhythms and grooves with a Latin attitude.

Trumpet, sax, trombone, guitar, Hammond Organ, drums, and American vocalist Corina Kwami. should have a tremendous impact in the Spa Grand Hall.

Wild Card have made a name for themselves on the European jazz scene in the last few years and have a residency upstairs at Ronnie Scotts.

‘The disparate genres tumble over one another in a cheerful riot... Great tunes, great musicianship and great fun’  Londonjazznews.com

‘A festival highlight - groovacious music purveyed through jazz edginess to an appreciative audience. Wild Card indeed!’ Paul Pace (Booker Ronnie Scotts)

This year’s festival takes place at Scarborough Spa over the weekend of 20-22 September 2019

Earlybird Weekend Tickets are now on sale, priced at just £90 until 31 March 2019.

The line-up, with more to come is:

Alan Barnes + 11

Alec Dankworth’s ‘Spanish Accents’

Bonsai (formally Jam Experiment)

Clark Tracey Quintet

Dave Newton

Freddie Gavita Quartet

Jasmine

Jeremy Sassoon’s Ray Charles Project

Jim Mullen’s Volunteers

John Law Quartet

Kate Peter’s Big Band

Liane Carroll

New Jazz Extempore

Partisans

Sam Rapley’s Fabled

Tony Kofi Quartet

Wild Card

Tickets can be purchased via Scarborough Spa’s Box Office *(01723) 821888 and website:www.scarboroughjazzfestival.co.uk  

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you aint cuz you not
Sep
17
7:30 PM19:30

you aint cuz you not

17 September: you aint cuz you not by Ben Snyder: A brand new American play telling the story of a liberal young teacher, Jacob, whose life is turned upside-down when he is mugged by a teenager, Cezar. This fast-paced, electric script is from award-winning playwright Ben Snyder, who is currently writing for Netflix.

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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
Sunday 15th September, 2019
The Spa Theatre, Scarborough Spa


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly...But The People’s Theatre Company do!

And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' best selling book!

From the creators of Don't Dribble On The Dragon, this magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart warming family fun.

It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102!

The songs in the show including If You're Happy and You know It, Incy Wincy Spider and many more are available to sing along to on The People's Theatre Company's website at www.ptc.org.uk so why not have a listen and join in when you visit the theatre!


Ticket Prices*:
£12,
£10 (Concessions)
£40 (Family of 4)
*plus booking fee

Doors Open Time: 2pm
Start Time: 2.30pm

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Build a Rocket
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Build a Rocket

Award-winning play Build a Rocket returns to Scarborough before UK tour

 

Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September 2019

 

Following an award-winning run at Australia’s Adelaide Fringe Festival this spring, Christopher York’s Build a Rocket returns to the Stephen Joseph Theatre for a limited run next month before embarking on an extensive UK tour.

 

The show, which premiered at the SJT last summer before going to the Edinburgh Fringe, can be seen at the theatre for just three performances on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September.

 

Winner of the Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award 2018, Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Weekly Award 2019 and named The Sunday Mail’s Best Female Solo Show (Adelaide), Build a Rocket sees critically-acclaimed Serena Manteghi reprise her role as Yasmin.  Hard-hitting yet inspiring, this funny and heart-warming production, written by Scarborough-born Christopher York, challenges our perceptions about young motherhood.

 

Build a Rocket is directed by Paul Robinson, designed by Helen Coyston, with lighting design by Ben Cowens. The composer and sound designer is Simon Slater.

 

Yasmin is a bright 16-year-old from Scarborough. Her world is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant. Abandoned by both the father of her child and her alcoholic mother, Yasmin faces one of life's great challenges completely alone – but can the thing which threatens to ruin her life actually be the thing which saves her?

 

Writer Christopher York says: “Teenage pregnancy is so demonised and we’re quick to blame teenagers. There was a girl I was at school with who had a child at 15. I was astounded at her resilience; she went on to pass her GCSEs, go to college and university, get married and raise a wonderful human being. She is a phenomenal person. We are still conservative about these topics. If we were more open and Scandinavian about how we tackled sex and sexual health, especially with young people, we may not have the statistics we do.”

 

Director Paul Robinson says: “I’m delighted that Build a Rocket is going on a national tour in co-production with Tara Finney Productions. It’s a key strategic priority for the SJT to be touring bold, resonant and relevant contemporary work as well as to further champion local emerging artist Christopher York on a national platform. The tour will allow us to reach a broader spectrum of audiences geographically as well as engage directly with local schools which is a wonderful prospect.”

 

Build a Rocket is touring to theatres and arts centres across the UK, including Halifax’s Square Chapel Arts Centre (18 September), Interplay Theatre, Leeds (19 September), Pocklington Arts Centre (26 September), Selby Town Hall (28 September), Theatre Deli, Sheffield (18 and 19 October) and Hunmanby Arts Centre (26 October). For further venues and dates nationwide: www.sjt.uk.com/news/39/build_a_rocket_blasts_off

 

Thanks to generous support from the Noël Coward Foundation, it will also be performing to students from schools and college in North Yorkshire, including Malton School, Norton College, Lady Lumley’s School, Scarborough Sixth Form College, Scarborough TEC, Graham School and the Scarborough Pupil Referral Unit.

 

Build a Rocket can be seen in the McCarthy at the SJT at 7.45pm on Friday 13 September, and at 2.45pm and 7.345pm on Saturday 14 September. Tickets are priced from £10, and can be booked at the box office on 01723 370541 or via the website: www.sjt.uk.com

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The Yorkshire Fossil Festival
Sep
13
to Sep 15

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival is returning to Scarborough for 2019!

Rotunda Museum are thrilled to announce that the Yorkshire Fossil Festival will be returning to Scarborough this year – it will be a weekend to remember, so make sure you keep your diaries free!

The event will be bigger and better than ever, as we will be inviting both local and national museums, universities and businesses to provide entertainment and expertise for all. The festival will be based at the historic Rotunda Museum and its surrounding grounds.

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival will be FREE to everyone.

Sponsored by Palaeontological Association and the Scarborough Museums Trust.

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Banana Split by Naomi Sumner-Chan
Sep
10
7:30 PM19:30

Banana Split by Naomi Sumner-Chan

10 September: Banana Split by Naomi Sumner-Chan: A biographical play based on Naomi’s experiences of being a transracial adoptee from Hong Kong by white British parents and growing up in a very white world. Her two sides ask challenging questions of each other – what does it mean to be British and is she even really Chinese anyway?

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Scarborough Camera Club Photography Exhibition
Sep
9
to Sep 21

Scarborough Camera Club Photography Exhibition

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The exhibition features work by members of Scarborough Camera Club. The images on
display consist of a variety of the members’ favourite prints, covering a wide range of subjects.

The exhibition is being held at The Library, Vernon Road, Scarborough YO11 2NN from
Monday 9th to Saturday 21st September 2019. The exhibition is free and will be open daily
from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and from 9am to 3pm on Saturday.
For further details about the venue : www.northyorks.gov.uk/scarborough-library
For further details of the Camera Club : scarboroughcameraclub.co.uk
Contact the Camera Club at scarcameraclub@gmail.com

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Lipstick on your Collar
Sep
8
7:30 PM19:30

Lipstick on your Collar

Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn't touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax - you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s!

From the birth of Rock n Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, the show is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and many more.

Performed by a full live band, featuring some of the country's top musicians, this incredible show features excellent vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun.

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Hutton Buscel Village Show
Sep
7
2:00 PM14:00

Hutton Buscel Village Show

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Hutton Buscel Village Show to be held on Saturday 7th September from 2pm - Entry £1 and Children are free.
There will be a Children's Bouncy Castle, Games, Live Music, Raffle and a Dog Show. Displays by The Shed Men and the Derwent Valley Bridge Community Library and Resource Centre.
Refreshments - Tea and Cakes, Gin Bar (raising funds for the village hall) Hedgehoggers cider,beer and hog roast.

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Mick Fattorini: Scarborough 1963-1970
Sep
7
to Oct 4

Mick Fattorini: Scarborough 1963-1970

You're warmly invited to the preview of Mick Fattorini's Scarborough 1963-1970. 


Saturday 7 September 2019, 12-2pm

 

An exhibition of photographs at Woodend, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW. 

 

"Until the age of 8 years, I was brought up on council estates on the outskirts of Scarborough, a seaside town in North Yorkshire. On 19th March 1963 we moved into the town itself, which opened up a whole new range of possibilities for escape and adventure. I explored the town and particular places as if I owned them. This was a fantastic time for me: an intrepid explorer in my own town, hidden amongst the holiday-makers and day-trippers.

 

"I have decided to embark on a long-term project looking at those special places of my boyhood wanderings, and these images are where I have got to so far. They are not intended to be a record of what was and I have tried to avoid the merely nostalgic. Rather they are images made of what I see there today and what captures my eye now, through the filter of decades." - Mick Fattorini

 

t: 01723 384500

e: info@woodendcreative.co.uk

w: woodendcreative.co.uk


Visit Mick's website here. 

 

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WEST END NIGHTS
Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

WEST END NIGHTS

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WEST END NIGHTS - Presented by NAP Music productions & James Aconley

YMCA Theatre, Scarborough, YO11 1DY

Fri 6th September 2019

West End Nights brings its brand new show for Autumn 2019-Spring 2020 to the YMCA Theatre in Scarborough.

The show promises a wonderful evening celebrating the finest and best loved songs from the dazzling West End!

It will provide you with two hours of the great musical classics as well as a selection from some of the latest shows and new musical revivals.

During the evening you will hear songs from some of your favourite musicals such as ‘Phantom of the Opera', ‘Les Miserables’, ‘The Greatest Showman’, ‘Come From Away’, 'Waitress', ‘Blood Brothers’, ‘Chicago’ and many more.

The fantastic show-stopping songs from some of the greatest musical theatre songwriters are brought together with the stunning vocal talents of the West End Nights cast.

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Scarborough Northern Soul Weekender 2019
Sep
6
to Sep 8

Scarborough Northern Soul Weekender 2019

Scarborough Northern Soul Weekender 2019
10th Anniversary

Friday 6th - Sunday 8th September 2019


The 10th Scarborough Northern Soul Weekender takes places over the weekend of 6-8 September 2019.

Upstairs in the Ocean Ballroom- Totally Northern Soul
DJs: John Parker, Pat Brady, Derek Greenhoff, Rob Wicks, Rob Wigley, Graham Weaver, Russ Harvey, Jinxy, Martyn Ward, Gibby, Roy Dale, Jim Hirst plus Special Guests TBC

Downstairs in the Promenade Lounge-Soul Club Showcase
Featuring DJ sets from the best Soul Clubs in the North!
Featured Clubs: Soul In Selby, Bassetlaw SC, The Cash, The Wardrobe and others to be confirmed.
See Soul Press for details throughout the year.

Weekend Tickets: Still Only £30 (plus booking fees)

Over 18s Only

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Strawman
Sep
4
7:30 PM19:30

Strawman

4 September: Strawman by Rex Obano: After refusing to register his child’s birth, Strawman embarks on a personal and legal battle in order to keep his child. Brave in its ambition, it tells some hard-to-hear truths about the nature of the state we trust and rely on. Previous play reading attendees might recall Rex’s False Flag from 2017.

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Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present
Sep
4
to Oct 5

Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present

The Stephen Joseph Theatre Company in

Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present

Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn

 

Cast: Jamie Baughan, Jemma Churchill, Russell Dixon, Naomi Petersen

 

Designer                                            Kevin Jenkins

Lighting Designer                            Jason Taylor

Associate Sound Designer            Paul Stear

Casting Director                               Sarah Hughes CDG

 

4 September to 5 October (in rep with Alan Ayckbourn’s Season’s Greetings)

 

A brand new play from celebrated author Alan Ayckbourn is currently in rehearsal, and opens at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre in September.

 

Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present is the author’s 83rd play, and premieres in the year of his 80th birthday.

 

Directed by the author, it will be performed by a cast of four: Jamie Baughan, Jemma Churchill, Russell Dixon and Naomi Petersen. Design is by Kevin Jenkins and lighting design by Jason Taylor. The Associate Sound Designer is Paul Stear.

 

It’s Micky’s 80th birthday, and he and his wife Meg are awaiting the arrival of their son, Adrian, and his new (and latest!) fiancée, Grace.

 

Adrian has, according to his parents, a certain reputation regarding women, and they feel meek, mild-mannered Grace should surely be warned of this. But are things really as they appear? As birthday follows birthday, the truth is finally revealed about Adrian, the suburban closet Lothario.

 

Alan Ayckbourn says: “It’s no coincidence that this is a special year for me, being my 80th. I like to pin things on anniversaries, and I thought ‘why not birthdays?’

 

“But it’s a bit conventional to have one person maybe having his 20th birthday and his 50th and then 80th birthdays, so I thought it would be fun to do it backwards.

 

“Usually in plays, we see the cause first and the effects follow on, but in this case, we see the effect first and our first question is, just how did we get there?

 

“It’s really a story about a man who’s trying to deal with and understand women; it's a sort of companion piece to my 2017 play, A Brief History Of Women.”

 

Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present can be seen in the Round at the SJT, in rep, from Wednesday 4 September to Saturday 5 October 2019. Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com

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 HARD TIMES ORCHESTRA
Sep
1
7:30 PM19:30

HARD TIMES ORCHESTRA

THE BAR • 2 HOURS •

Forging a sound of unrivalled rage and beauty, The Hard Times Orchestra will get your feet tapping and your hearts thumping.

Price: £8, Concessions £6

Forging a sound of unrivalled rage and beauty The Hard Times Orchestra will get your feet tapping and your hearts thumping with songs for the wasted and wounded.

Expect a heady mix of influences from Bessie Smith, via Cab Calloway to Tom Waits.

Jacqui Wicks (Schwa, Gudrun’s Sisters) sings, Richard Ormrod (Schwa, Panjumby, A Dread Supreme) plays lots of useful instruments, and Jonny Flockton (Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip) will sit quietly with in a corner whilst his banjo gently weeps.

"Gleefully grubby and magnificent"
Wrecking Ball Press

"Jazz Zeitgeistian Smiling Knifers"
Kate Fox, Poet

"Inimitable and Glorious"
Jim McLaughlin, Musicport

"Always a treat to have their words and music on air"
Andrew Edwards, BBC Radio Leeds

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Queen Machine
Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

Queen Machine

The music of rock legends Queen is to be celebrated like never before as West End leading lady Kerry Ellis joins Scandinavian tribute stars Queen Machine for a fully orchestrated show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Queen Machine Symphonic featuring Kerry Ellis will see Queen’s greatest hits performed by leading European tribute band Queen Machine accompanied by the London Symphonic Rock Orchestra and conducted by Matthew Freeman, creating an unforgettable night of rock anthems.

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THE ROD STEWART SONGBOOK
Aug
30
7:30 PM19:30

THE ROD STEWART SONGBOOK

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THE ROD STEWART SONGBOOK

YMCA Theatre, Scarborough, YO11 1DY

Fri 30th August 2019

100% LIVE SHOW FEATURING PETE McCALL AS ROD STEWART WITH A 5 PIECE BAND
Pete McCall is The Rod Stewart Songbook at all venues across the UK.
The consummate professional whose vocal ability and attention to detail shine through in every way, from the opening number through to the last Rod Stewart song of the set.
Pete naturally sounds like Rod and his voice is without doubt the closest to the great man’s that there is.
No detail has been overlooked, even the white mic stand comes from the people who supply to Rod.
Put your trust in a truly extraordinary professional Rod Stewart tribute act with exquisite vocals and all the right moves.
Entertainment is guaranteed and a quality night of audience participation is assured.
Audiences are guaranteed a night they will never forget.
Pete McCall delivers the very best.
Even the great Rod Stewart himself would be proud of the tribute paid to him by Pete McCall.

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Lewis Capaldi
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

Lewis Capaldi

Chart topper Lewis Capaldi – one of the most critically acclaimed artists of his generation – is bringing his unmissable live show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

The 22-year-old singer songwriter has just scored his first UK Number One single with the sensational ‘Someone You Loved’ and will now play the UK’s largest open air arena on Saturday 20th July

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