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Suffering Arcadia - Annabel McCourt
Scarborough Art Gallery
Saturday 11th May - Sunday 1st September
10am - 5pm Tuesday - Sunday
Three installations by a leading contemporary British artist will go on show at Scarborough Art Gallery in the summer of 2019.
Annabel McCourt’s Suffering Arcadia comprises two brand new installations commissioned by Scarborough Museums Trust, which runs the gallery, and an existing piece.
The two new pieces are Happy Hour in the Harmful Factory and MAGA Grabber. The third piece, recently returned from Africa and on its way to China,Electric Fence, was first seen at Hull Minster as part of Hull’s UK City of Culture 2017.
Ring 01723 374753 for more information
Grab your team trail leaflet, find the six hidden treasures in the tanks and write down what you find!
Complete the task and claim your special Pirate or Mermaid reward!
Learn how to tie ship mate knots like a real Pirate!
Learn how to speak Mermaid!
Take part in a treasure race!
Walk the plank!
Colour your own Pirate hat or Mermaid crown!
Have your photo taken with our Pirate or Mermaid...or both!
BOOK NOW to guarantee entry!
This event is included in your standard admission price or SEA LIFE Season Pass.
“The smallest manned navy in the world!”
Peasholm Park is a haven of tranquillity in our North Bay – unless the battle ships are taking pot shots at one another!
At times during the summer season, war breaks out on the Lake when 20ft replica boats recreate the tensions of a battle at sea.
For more than 80 years the “Battle of Peasholm” has been played out for 30 minutes three times every week during the summer season, delighting audiences who still find it hard to believe that these boats are mostly manpowered. Until 1929, all the boats were manpowered, but then electricity was introduced and now only the larger boats need to be steered by Council employees.
In the early days, the models were First World War battleships, called Dreadnaughts, mystery ships called Q-ships, a passenger liner called Orantes and a U-boat.
After the Second World War, the fleet was replaced with new vessels – this time the battle that was recreated was the Battle of the River Plate.
The British boats were HMS Ajax, Achilles and Exeter. The German battleship was the Graf Von Spee; the Royal Mail liner Asturias and a submarine completed the new fleet.
Around 1960, aircraft were introduced, altering the play of the ships but adding to the excitement for audiences who could not seem to get enough of the Battles!
Also in the 1960s more ships were added to the fleet – HMS Jervis Bay, British Pride and even the Ark Royal.
Although some of the smaller boats are steered by electricity and electricity is certainly used to power the aircraft, most of the boats in the Park, even today, are powered by Scarborough Borough Council employees!
A spokesperson for the Scarborough Tourist Information Bureau joked “It is of course the smallest manned navy in the world!”
Today the Battles still take place but now there is far less emphasis on recreating either World War; just on unnamed “friends” and an equally unnamed “enemy”. Gunfire and smoke continue to fill the air, however, and the aircraft drop bombs from above.
People flock to watch the Battles and they have been reported on and mentioned in many newspapers around the world.
Why don’t you take the time out of a sunny summer afternoon, to watch this amazing show?
The shows usually begin around the last weekend of May and continue until September 1st. In June, the shows are on Saturdays only, in July they are on Thursdays and Saturdays and during August, they are on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Story.
Sunday 16th June, 2019.
Spa Theatre, Scarborough Spa
Doors: 7pm - Show: 7.30pm
A Beautiful Noise returns to the Scarborough Spa for the fourth year running
Fisher Stevens celebrates the life and music of Neil Diamond
Award winning Fisher Stevens celebrates the life and times of Neil Diamond, one of the world’s greatest ever singer songwriters in A Beautiful Noise.
Fisher and his sensational band take you through five decades of Diamond’s biggest hits including Brooklyn Roads, I'm a Believer, September Morn, Hello, Solitary Man, Love on the Rocks, Forever in Blue Jean, He Ain’t Heavy, Cherry Cherry Song Sung Blue, I Am ... I Said, America, Holy Holy, Soolaimon, Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show, and of course Sweet Caroline, plus many more.
With Stevens’ extraordinary vocal range and stage presence, live band, backing singers and high production value this is the ultimate musical journey that all Diamond fans, old and new have been waiting for
"Close your eyes and it's Neil Diamond" Review Hub 2018
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 23 November 2018 from Scarborough Spa’s box office (01723) 821888 and website.
£20 (Concessions - over 60, under 16, student and armed forces)
*(plus booking fees)
"SUMMER WINOS" LIVE Sunday 16th 7.30 pm
Seven years after embarking on the ‘Summer Winos’ quest, Andrew and Bob take to the stage to explain just how Last of the Summer Wine has taken over their lives, and what YOU can learn and love from the world’s longest-running sitcom! A wonderful tribute presented by Hambledon Productions.
THE Scarborough Group of Advanced Motorists (IAM RoadSmart) is offering local drivers the chance to find out how good their driving actually is, completely free of charge.
The first free assessment will take place on Tuesday 16 April from 7pm until dusk at The Street, William Street Coach Park. There is also one on 18 June at 7pm.
IAM Roadsmart is a national road safety charity in existence since 1956 originally as the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) but recently rebranded as IAM Roadsmart. The IAM has always provided training to members of the public through its network of 190 volunteer groups to prepare them for the Advanced Driving Test. Each group is a registered charity. The Scarborough Group formed in 1982 and has successfully trained nearly 1000 drivers to pass the Advanced Driving Test.
All training and free assessment is provided by group volunteers, who undergo stringent testing. ‘Observers’ are now independently tested every three years to ensure they have the interpersonal skills, driving theory knowledge and driving skills to provide high quality driver training.
Tony Peers Productions presents:
Musicals Meets Variety
The Spa Theatre │ Scarborough Spa
Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday at 8pm
19 June - 7 September 2019
An Evening Of Great Family Seaside Entertainment!
The longest running Summer show continues this Summer with a brand new show Musicals Meets Variety.
A hugely talented cast will bring you the best of The Best of the West End and Broadway performing songs from the likes of The Greatest Showman, We Will Rock You, School of Rock, My Fair Lady and Rock of Ages!
Our quintet of vocalists will also pay tribute to the legends that are Burt Bacharach and Barry Manilow.
Plus there is magic, comedy, juggling, sketches and a whole lot more thanks to appearances by some of the Country's Top Variety acts!
On Wednesdays and Thursdays be prepared to be amazed by rising star, juggler and superstar entertainer Tommy J plus fun and laughter with Safire.
There will be laughs a plenty on Saturdays when we are joined by ventriloquist Andy Greavesand Magician Mark James.
Kids Go Free with a paying adult-making this Scarborough's best value night out!
Don't miss it this Summer!
Tickets: Adults £15, Concessions £14
*KIDS GO FREE! One Free Child with a Full Price Adult (Extra Child £10)
Book today via our website or call The Spa Box Office: (01723) 821888
The Gin Society Festival
The Grand Hall, Scarborough Spa
21 & 22 June 2019
Friday 21st June | 6pm - 10.30pm
Saturday 22nd June | 12noon - 4.30pm
Saturday 22nd June | 6pm - 10.30pm
Pure Gin Delight! Enjoy a true Gin Festival, featuring 120 listed gins, plus a selection of new and local gins to enhance your experience.
Your ticket includes:
Free Gin! A voucher for your first Gin & Tonic
Your own Copa Glass to take home
The Gin Society booklet
3 exclusive gin bars: world, british and fruit gins, plus cocktail bar
Tasters and Masterclasses from Distillers and industry experts
Environment friendly festival: biodegradable straws, glass and cardboard recycling.
Street food and snacks to purchase separately
Festival Gin Shop
Tickets*: £12.50 (includes 1 G&T, Copa Glass & Booklet)
*booking fees apply
We operate a voucher system for the purchase of all drinks – vouchers are available in multiples of £5 from our voucher station. All gins are £5 including mixer and garnish. Cocktails are £10. On the day, we are happy to refund any unused vouchers.
Our festival is strictly for over 18s. www.drinkaware.co.uk
Jive Talkin' perform The Bee Gees
Sunday 21 July 2019
The Spa Theatre, Scarborough Spa
Doors: 7pm Show: 7.30pm
After their stunning Sold Out performance when they visited in Summer 2018 we are delighted to welcome back Jive Talkin on Sunday 21 July 2019.
The original and the best Bee Gees tribute band are back on tour with a stunning new show and line up for 2019.
Prepare to be amazed as the timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life with such stunning authenticity and heart-felt sincerity that you will feel as if you are at a real Bee Gees concert.
Jive Talkin' deliver a powerhouse performance that is charged with emotion to produce a show unlike any other, to create a truly nostalgic journey through our most treasured musical memories.
Tickets: £21, £10 (Children 16 & Under) (plus booking fee)
Doors open: 7pm
Start time: 7.30pm
Secret Sub Rosa presents
Lost in Sub Space
Saturday 22nd June 2019
Calling all aliens, robots, space rangers and intergalactic children of the stars!!
Secret Sub Rosa is proud to announce we will be returning to our home town to host a one off party at the iconic Scarborough Spa for the Summer Solstice.
Bringing our critically acclaimed festival vibes, performers and full immersive environment, this is a party not to be missed!
As well as incredible decor the likes of which Scarborough has never seen before, we bring you a superb lineup of music.
Our resident Sub Rosa Collective DJs will compliment live electronic artists delivering a night of truly exceptional talent.
We give you...
(Confirmed so far) more to be announced!
James Orvis (Live)
And the amazing... BorealisHoops
Earth date: 22 June 2019 - 9pm-3am
Landing Zone: Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough YO11 2HD
Promanade room, Mezzanine Bar and cloakroom. Security on board.
Tickets on sale from Friday 26th April at 10am
Dust off your space boots and ready your multi-pass, we are LOST IN SUB SPACE!!!
Space fancy dress encouraged :P
SUB BUD LOVE ♥
Tickets: £12.50 + booking fee
"Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake" Saturday 22nd 7 pm and Sunday 23rd 3 pm
Thaikovsky's 1876 ballet Swan Lake is given a fresh look for the 21st century by Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (set and costumes) and Paule Constable (lighting). Collecting over 30 international accolades including an Olivier and three Tony Awards, Bourne’s thrilling, audacious and emotive interpretation is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.
"Not A Game For Girls" Spotlight Drama LIVE
Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th 7.30 pm
Directed by Joan Sanders Spotlight's in-house drama company brings you the moving and inspiring story of Dick Kerr's Ladies football team. This charming play deserves the attention of as many people as possible, principally owing to the timeless humanity of the story, because it doesn’t matter if you like football or not; in fact, it’s likely to kindle an interest in football that was never there before! Such is the power of the story re-told by Benjamin Peel in this play with music.
TICKETS ON SALE 10AM - 18/11/18
TO RETURN FOR SUMMER 2019 GIG AT SCARBOROUGH OPEN AIR THEATRE
The UK’s most successful hitmaker, Cliff Richard, is returning to Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2019.
It is announced today that Cliff will headline Europe’s largest open air arena on Wednesday June 26.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Sunday November 18 at scarboroughopenairtheatre.com
The show marks a return to the Yorkshire coast for the music legend following his sell-out show at Scarborough OAT in 2017 and comes as the singer is celebrating the 60th anniversary of his first single Move It! being released.
Marking this significant milestone, Warner's Music is releasing a new album of completely original songs. The album Rise Up is Cliff's 104th official UK release, although it is the first album for 14 years, since 2004's Something's Goin' On, that features completely new material rather than Cliff's unique interpretation of classic songs.
Cliff is the second 2019 headliner to be revealed for Scarborough OAT following the announcement earlier today that Kylie Minogue will perform at the Yorkshire coast venue on Thursday August 1.
The announcements mark the start of the 2019 season and follow a record breaking 2018 which saw the venue attract more than 90,000 music fans.
Venue programmer Peter Taylor, director of promoters Cuffe and Taylor, said: “Cliff Richard is without a doubt a legend of the music industry. He has enjoyed massive success for 60 years and wows his audience time and time again.
“We have worked with Cliff on numerous shows and tours and are absolutely delighted to be working with him again, and especially to be bringing him back to Scarborough.
“The crowds loved Cliff in Scarborough in 2017 and I have no doubt they will have an absolute ball once again watching and hearing their hero perform the hits that made him a household name as well as his new material which is sure to be a massive hit.”
Cliff’s new album Rise Up will be released on November 23. The album’s title track is currently riding high in the vinyl charts and is his 145th official UK release, showing that Cliff continues to be a much-loved music legend, and someone who is very capable of entertaining with great energy and passion.
In 60 years, Cliff has recorded almost 1,300 song titles, composed 100 songs, achieved 14 number one singles (40 Top 5, 68 Top 10, and 96 Top 20), and seven number one albums (28 Top 5, 44 Top 10, and 53 Top 20). Move It!, where it all started, is the most recorded song in Cliff's back catalogue, numbering 23 different versions.
Able to change with the times and tastes and remaining hugely popular, Cliff nonetheless has stayed faithful to his rock and roll roots throughout. Because, when many people would be thinking of retiring or settling down to a quieter life, Cliff Richard continues to draw massive crowds to his concerts and regularly reaches the top ten with his albums. Not bad for someone who critics thought wouldn't last way back in 1958!
Tickets for Cliff Richard’s headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre go on sale at 9am on Sunday November 18 viawww.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com or from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).
Magic of Motown
Saturday 27 July 2019: 7.30pm
Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a million people nationwide, it’s no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the Royal Variety Performance.
The legend of the great record label lives on, live on stage: five-star performances revive more than 40 back-to-back massive Motown classics with all the glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and superb musicianship synonymous with the label in this explosive concert experience.
Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music from artists such as; Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Isley Brothers, Lionel Richie, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.
Ticket Prices: £26, £19 (over 60, under 16, student and armed forces), £75 (2 adults and 2 under 16s) *plus booking fee
Doors Open Time: 7pm
Start Time: 7.30pm
Summer Clothes Swap
With Yay Coffee
Friday 28th June
This will be a chance to refresh your wardrobe in time for summer, chill & grab a drink with friends, listen to some live music & generally have some fun in a stunning space.
The event will take place to round up a month of exciting things at Woodend. It's in the early stages, so keep your eyes peeled for updates!
Yay will also be raising money for charity too, so it'll all be for a good cause. As well as our own wardrobes.
Ring 01723 384500 for more information
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019
6:00 PM 10:00 PM
WOODEND CREATIVE (MAP)
This is the first ever Woodend clothes swap, and we're so excited! It will be an evening of fun, friendship, live music, and of course, clothes.
Here are the ground rules:
1. Get yourself a ticket! Available on eventbrite (link on page, or http://yaysummer.eventbrite.co.uk)
2. Bring in the clothes/ accessories you'd like to swap to Yay Coffee BEFORE 24th June. Think summery, but basics are welcomed (say that pair of trousers you've never worn). We'll then exchange those clothes for coupons.
Basic top/ pair of shorts: 1 coupon
Pair of trousers/ skirt: 2 coupons
Dressy top/ basic dress: 2 coupons
Dresses: 3 coupons
Special items (say full length dresses/ designer items/ coats/ jackets/ special shoes) : 4 coupons
Please bring clothes in clearly labelled with your name so we can distribute coupons accordingly. We’ll give these to you on the night when you hand in your ticket!
We'll exercise discretion when distributing coupons to try and ensure the process is as fair as possible. We also ask that you only bring items you'd be proud to see someone else wearing.
We also want to remind you that the swapping stage is final- you may be able to buy your clothes back, but we can’t guarantee it!
Any clothes that don’t get swapped will go to a good home.
3. On the evening:
Doors open from 6pm for browsing. Pick up your bubbles, and take a look at what's on offer- grab a drink & chill with friends.
From 6:45 swapping begins! There'll be mirrors and a photo booth so you can double check that you do indeed look AWESOME in that new dress. ;)
Bring your coupons along and swap them for your new outfit, and hey presto, you're the owner of some fresh new clothes!
There'll be hair & makeup too for a small additional charge (£5)
Bar will be open all evening, and light nibbles will be provided
Live music from Lottie Holmes, Maisie., and Esther throughout the evening
ALL PROFITS from ticket sales will go to Hope For Justice, who exist to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. There'll be the chance to donate more on the night should you wish to. Further info about the charity can be found on this website:
A TRIP TO THE BEACH & THE FOURTH WALL - Presented by YMCA Musical Theatre School
YMCA Theatre, Scarborough, YO11 1DY
Sat 29th June 2019 - Sun 30th June 2019
A TRIP TO THE BEACH by Sarah Cowan
Humorous tale of a contemporary school outing.
Miss Brown takes her class on an educational trip to the seaside. A diverse, argumentative group of children sets out to examine cliff-top habitat, an examination which comes too close to comfort for Miss Brown.
THE FOURTH WALL – ONE ACT TEEN ADVENTURE COMEDY by Jonathan Smith
For those of you that do not know the most important aspect of the moments leading up to the performance of a staged play, LISTEN UP! The fourth wall exists and to all kamikaze’s, beware!
Jack, Jason and Sarah fail to heed this fierce and true warning when they decide to do a bit of exploring on a blank stage, in ‘The Fourth Wall’ – a one act teen adventure comedy.
When the performers discover the kids, they call off their show in the beginning scene and attempt to catch them and take them to the stage manager. When one of the three kids gets caught by the performers, the other two kids must equip themselves with prop weapons and team up with theatre thugs to fight their way through egotistical lead roles, a stunned narrator, epic soldiers, chaotic scene changes and a short tempered stage manager to get their friend back.
In this comedy, a few frivolous minutes of exploration unravel a series of unfortunate events for a show that is already a hot mess. It is up to the Stage Manager to get it together before the show goes on, as he carefully weighs the risk, reward and raucousness of running a revue.
PARENTS N TOTS TABLE TOP SALE
Every Wednesday in July make sure you visit Scarborough Market Hall for this great table top event. Lots of things to buy!
If you want to sell your lovely new or pre-loved baby and tots items, contact Geko Events today to book a table. Tables are only £5 per day!
WHEN AND WHERE
Time: 10:30am - 2:00pm
Where: scarborough market hall
Some of the world’s most talented Broadway and West End stars will unite at Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer for an evening of beautiful live music, complete with a stunning 32-piece orchestra.
West End Proms will present a breath-taking evening which will feature songs from such smash hit musicals as Les Misérables, Phantom Of The Opera, The Greatest Showman, Rock Of Ages, Wicked, Sunset Boulevard, Dear Evan Hansen and more.
West End Proms boasts a top cast, including the award-winning John Owen-Jones (Les Mis in the West End and Broadway), Ben Forster, winner of ITV’s Superstar (2012), plus Rachel John and Jon Robyns, stars of West End show of the moment Hamilton.
Jodie Steele and Jamie Muscato, two of the leading actors from the show Heathers, plus Lauren Samuels, who rose to prominence as a finalist on the BBC’s Over the Rainbow, and Marisha Wallace, leading lady of Dreamgirls and Waitress, together with Aladdin on Broadway, are also confirmed.
The Roy Orbison Story
Friday 12 July 2019
The Grand Hall, Scarborough Spa
Doors: 7pm | Start: 7.30pm
The one and only Barry Steele takes on the role of ‘The Big O,’ in The Roy Orbison Story®.
He comes with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Roy Orbison. Following his West End Debut at The Adelphi Theatre, Barry is set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in ‘The Roy Orbison Story’ In Concert.
Get ready for an upbeat night of solid gold 60s hits and 80s contemporary genius as the Roy Orbison Story® celebrates the musical legacy of The Big O and his friends.
Barry is joined on stage by the sensational guest pianist Boogie Williams as they present original material written but never sung by Roy Orbison and showcases elements of the symphonic orchestration first heard on the Hologram tour as well as chart busting hits originally made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis, Procol Harum, Del Shannon, ELO, Tom Petty, Chris Isaak, The Spencer Davis Group and a stunningly brilliant accolade as the whole cast comes together to pay homage to the original super group ‘The Traveling Wilburys.’
With a feelgood factor built in, this show has something for everyone!
Barry Steele has been stunning audiences with his uncanny ability to recreate the vocal talents of the legendary Roy Orbison, winning rave reviews across the globe. His vocal talents are quite simply ‘True Identikit Brilliance.’
All Tickets:£23 (plus booking fee)
Milkshake Live!: Milkshake Monkey's Musical
Saturday 13th July 2019
The Grand Hall
12pm & 3.30pm
(Doors open 30 minutes before the performance)
Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!
Be part of this fantastic production as you learn the amazing songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake friends, and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and stage come together. With great Milkshake friends, anything is possible.
Starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals, alongside two Milkshake Presenters, this brand-new show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and great fun to get everyone up on their feet!
It’s a family show not to be missed!
VIP tickets: £24 –Includes premium seat, activity programme and meet & greet after show. (LIMITED AVAILABILITY!)
U16s: £14.50- (Children under 12 months go free)
Family of 4 Ticket: £57
*Booking fees apply
Tickets go on sale on Friday 15 March 2019 at 10am.
Woodend Live with Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
Saturday 13th July
Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes pioneered the alt-country and Americana music movement in Australia, beginning with 2010 debut album Ballad of a Young Married Man.
The band have played just about every major festival on the Australian calendar and have toured with the likes of Steve Earle, John Hiatt, Joan Armatrading, Shawn Colvin and The North Mississippi Allstars, just to name a few.
Even on large festival stages Lachlan and the band create the feeling of a warm, intimate space - the emphasis is on the storytelling (as much between songs as during them) and the 'fourth wall' is most definitely broken. The band is well known for spontaneous sets
Ring 01723 384500 to book or visit https://lachlan19.eventbrite.co.uk
The Carole King Songbook
Sunday 14 July: 7.30pm | The Spa Theatre
Get ready for a two-hour adventure into the world of Carole King, celebrating her fascinating musical journey and world-class songwriting.
With a professional cast of leading vocalists and musicians, this concert-style revue show has audiences captivated from the very first note.
The show features countless Carole King hits such as “You’ve Got A Friend”, “Beautiful” and “It Might As Well Rain Until September”, plus classic songs from The Drifters and Neil Sedaka - many of which were written by Carole King herself. Ignite your love for one of the greatest songwriters of our time, whose hits are still recognised and treasured by all ages today.
Tickets: £24.50 (Adults), £22.50 (Concessions) plus booking fee
It has been a whirlwind four years since Years & Years’ 2015 debut smash hit album ‘Communion’ landed with the massive hit singles ‘King’, ‘Desire’ and ‘Shine’.
The band followed it up with last year’s breath-taking ‘Palo Santo’ which spawned the singles ‘Sanctify’, Top 10 hit ‘If You’re Over Me’ and ‘All for You’.
The album was a Top 3 hit in the UK and topped the Billboard Dance/Electronic Album Chart in the US.
Years & Years – Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen – are famed for their electrifying live shows. They are the reigning ‘GQ Live Act of The Year’ and have built a massive fanbase around the globe.
And it’s been a brilliant start to 2019 for the band. Recent single ‘Play’ with Jax Jones went Top 10 in the UK alongside a nomination for Best British Band at this year’s BRIT Awards
YC19 - Redcliffe Festival
Redcliffe Farm, Lebberston. Scarborough
Tickets for YC19 Festival are now on sale via Scarborough Spa's Box Office and Website.
YC19 will be the 3rd Redcliffe Festival-a small farm based festival right on the Yorkshire Coast at Cayton Bay between Scarborough & Filey.
The superb line up includes: Peter Hook & The Light, Danny Rampling, Graeme Park, The Ramonas, Comedy Theatre and many more acts.
Featuring Superstar DJ's, Bands, Comedy and local talent, farm stuff and surfing at Cayton Bay.
Festival, camping and the full countryside and coastal experience in one weekend.
Book Online below or call (01723) 821888.
For more information please visit: www.yc19.co.uk
Main Stage Acts:
6:45pm: Page 45
7:30pm: Pearl's Cab Ride
8:30pM: JJ Rosa
9:30pm: Peter Hook & The Light
'til late: Stone Penquin
1pm : Toby and His Tornadoes
2pm: James Brown
4pm: The Din
5pm: Happy Endings
6pm: Rory Hoy
7:30pm: Millie Manders & The Shut Up
9:30pm: Graeme Park
11pm: Danny Rampling
from 11am: Mister Tooley
12:15pm: Jackson D
1pm: Faux Pas
2:00pm: The Ramonas
Adult Weekend: £55 (Child under 16 Weekend - FREE!)
Friday Day Ticket: £25
Saturday Adult Day Ticket: £30
Sunday Adult Day Ticket: £10
Camping/Parking: £10 (1 car & tent 18th July to 22nd July)
Live in Vehicle: £10
British music legends Madness are bringing their 40th anniversary celebrations to Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.
Fresher of face and fleeter of foot than ever, it’s hard to believe 2019 will mark four decades since a rag tag of self-proclaimed ‘hoolies and urchins’ first emerged, gloriously unreconstructed, from the back streets of Camden Town fusing reggae, punk and pop on their classic debut album ‘One Step Beyond’.
Now in the 40th year of their near-Imperial reign over popular music, 2019 sees a raft of activity including a not-to-be-missed show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Friday 19th July 2019.
Chart topper Lewis Capaldi is one of the most critically acclaimed artists of his generation. The 22-year-old singer songwriter has just scored his first UK Number One single with the sensational ‘Someone You Loved’.
Lewis’ eagerly awaited debut album ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish’ Extent will be released on 17th May.
Since bursting onto the scene in 2017, with his debut release ‘Bruises’, Lewis has sold out no fewer than three back-to-back headline tours.
The young Scotsman has achieved successive Radio 1 A-List tracks, amassed more than 330 million plays across streaming services and was shortlisted for the 2019 Brits Critics’ Choice award.
As well as selling more than 90,000 tickets for his own headline shows, Lewis has also joined such musical peers as Sam Smith, Rag’n’ Bone Man, Bastille and Niall Horan on tour, playing to audiences in excess of 500,000.
Global superstar and chart record holder Jess Glynne is returning to headline Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.
Jess – the only ever British female solo artist to score seven UK Number One singles – performed an unforgettable gig at the Yorkshire coast venue in 2017. And in an announcement that will delight her legions of fans, Jess is bringing her stunning live show to Britain’s largest open-air arena again on Sunday 21st July.
THE WIZARD OF OZ - Presented by YMCA Productions
YMCA Theatre, Scarborough, YO11 1DY
Tue 23rd July 2019 - Thu 29th August 2019
L. Frank Baum’s classic novel comes to life in The Wizard of Oz. This faithful adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company features all the most beloved songs and moments from the 1939 classic film, brought to life onstage. Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home.
The Stephen Joseph Theatre Company in
Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn
Cast: Matt Addis, Eileen Battye, Rachel Caffrey, Bill Champion, Andy Cryer, Michael Lyle, Frances Marshall, Mercy Ojelade, Leigh Symonds
Designer Kevin Jenkins
Lighting Designer Jason Taylor
Casting Director Sarah Hughes CDG
25 July to 28 September (in rep)
A revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s classic comedy Season’s Greetings opens at the Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.
Directed by the author, it will be performed by a cast of nine: Matt Addis, Eileen Battye, Rachel Caffrey, Bill Champion, Andy Cryer, Michael Lyle, Frances Marshall, Mercy Ojelade and Leigh Symonds. Design is by Kevin Jenkins and lighting design by Jason Taylor.
Season’s Greetings premiered in Scarborough at the SJT’s former home at Westwood in 1980; this is the first time it has been performed in Scarborough since.
Neville and Belinda are hosting their extended family over a long weekend. The presence of two tyrannical uncles – Bernard, whose ham-fisted annual puppet shows are a source of dread to young and old alike, and TV addict Harvey – promises to stir up trouble from the start. And that’s before you add to the mix broken toys, creaking marriages and guest novelist Clive, whose relationship with Belinda’s sister Rachel is going nowhere, causing him to look for love elsewhere.
Alan Ayckbourn explains that the play was originally inspired by his two sons mounting a puppet show and his getting involved: “I remember Steven saying: ‘This is only meant to be fun!’ and running crying out of the room as I shouted: ‘It may be fun to you, but this is a show and we’ve got to do it professionally’. By the time it went on, all the joy had gone out of it. Afterwards I thought: ‘What the hell am I doing?’
“I think everyone has had at least one disastrous Christmas and so the audience relates to it. I used to say: ‘You may think you’ve had a bad Christmas but wait until you see this one…’”
Season’s Greetings can be seen in the Round at the SJT, in rep, from Thursday 25 July to Saturday 28 September 2019. Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com.
Tony Skingle as Elvis
The Elvis For Everyone World Tour
Sunday 28 July 2019, 7.30pm
The Spa Theatre
After dates in Thailand, China, India, Singapore and Spain, Scarborough's very own Elvis Tony Skingle returns to his home town to celebrate the life of the King.
Enjoy the country's most natural Elvis impersonator ever performing all your favourite songs performed the way Elvis intended!
With support from The Doobi-Doo girls and the the Spectacular Julie Hatton dancers.
A must for all Elvis fans everywhere: A truly awesome Elvis Experience.
All Tickets: £15 * (plus booking fee)
THE FRANKIE VALLI SONGBOOK - Featuring Michael Murray
YMCA Theatre, Scarborough, YO11 1DY
Fri 2nd August 2019
Take a trip down memory lane with some of the best music ever written.
The outstanding Michael Murray presents an immaculate celebration of one of the most iconic voices of all time.
This hit filled concert immaculately recreates the magic and falsetto of ‘Rock & Roll hall of famers’ Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.Our cast will have you reaching for the high notes, as they take you on a musical journey with all the timeless classics, including – Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, My Eyes Adored You, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, The Night and many more.
If you like ‘Jersey Boys’ you will LOVE The Frankie Valli Songbook.
The King of Pop Starring Navi
Saturday 3rd August 2019 │ 7.30pm
The Grand Hall │ Scarborough Spa
King Of Pop starring Navi King Of Pop is led by the world’s number one Michael Jackson tribute artist ‘Navi’ which alone sets this show above the rest.
Navi is the only tribute artist ever to be chosen by Michael Jackson himself.
Due to his incredible resemblance to the star, Navi was hired as Michael’s official body double/decoy.
He also received a standing ovation from Michael Jackson himself after he was hired to perform his tribute at one of the stars lavish birthday parties.
Navi was also recently chosen by Hollywood to portray Michael Jackson in a new, major movie about the star’s life titled 'Searching for Neverland'.
Don’t miss this incredible production which features all of Jackson’s greatest hits such as Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Black or White, Man In The Mirror and the ‘Jackson Five’ classics.
All performed by Navi with the backing of his incredible live band, dancers and special effects in a show suitable for the whole family.
£21, £16 (Children U12), £70 Family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children)
*Plus booking fees
"From the subtle beauty of “Coming Back to Life” to the all-out rock of “Run Like Hell” this incredible, 8-piece, fully live tribute to the one and only Pink Floyd deliver on every level.
You will be taken on a musical journey through all of the classic Floyd tracks from the 1967 classic “Astronomy Domine” through super hits like “Another Brick in the Wall” and “Wish you were Here”, featuring breath-taking performances of tracks such as “Great Gig in the Sky” and “Comfortably Numb” featuring some of the country’s most talented musicians, this really is a show not to be missed by any fan of amazing live music.
Featuring a spell binding Light and Laser Show and with stunning, authentic projections up on that iconic circular screen, this truly is a show, not just a performance or gig. You will be fully immersed into the atmosphere, sights and sounds of a real Pink Floyd live show. You may even see appearances from inflatable characters like the Big Pig and The Teacher!
The band have been praised for their relaxed and friendly on-stage presence. You will find no egos here and the band are all true fans of Pink Floyd, happy to let the incredible music take centre stage. They love nothing better than joining together with the audience to celebrate the music of one of the UK’s best and most iconic bands of all time, why not stay a while at the end of the show to have a chat with the band?"
ONE NIGHT OF BILLY JOEL with ROBERT SCHMUCK - Featuring his 6 Piece Live Band!
YMCA Theatre, Scarborough, YO11 1DY
Fri 9th August 2019
One Night of Billy Joel
Featuring all of Billy Joel’s greatest hits, including Uptown Girl, Piano Man, Just The Way You Are, River of Dreams, Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, She’s Always A Woman, The Longest Time, We Didn’t Start The Fire and many more!
‘One Night of Billy Joel’ is a celebration of one of the world’s most successful recording artists. Robert Schmuck and his six-piece live band deliver an electrifying performance in a non-stop, hit-packed show, which promises to be a night like no other!
Friday 9th August, 7.30pm
Early Bird: £10 (first 50 tickets only)
Remix Scarborough: A History of Dance
Saturday 10 August 2019
The Grand Hall
Saturday 10 August 2019 21:00
Spa Grand Hall
After the success of Clubland Classix, Remix Scarborough return to The Grand Hall with a brand new line up and even bigger show: A History of Dance!
With its jaw dropping production join Remix for a journey through the best of dance music.
Featuring live performances and DJ sets from:
Dave Pearce: BBC Radio 1 Legend
Baby D Live: 'Let Me Be Your Fantasy'
Mark Breeze: 'Styles & Breeze'
Andy Whitby: Bounce Heaven
SlipMatt: Old Skool Legend
Keyes: #1 Rave Host
Andy McCarthy: Remix Resident
Andy Farley-Hard House Legend
Tidy DJs-Tidy Trax
With Festival Scale stage production and Sound all at The iconic Scarborough Spa
Strictly Over 18s Only. No ID No Access.
VIP: £40 (includes Speedy Entry / Private VIP Party / Private Toilets + Bar)
*Plus Booking Fees
Memphis By The Moors
Friday 16 August 2019
Ocean Room,Scarborough Spa, 11am-1am
We are delighted to be hosting the all day Elvis Celebration, Memphis By The Moors in 2019.
Join us for a full day and evening paying homage to The King, including: All day market place featuring various stalls including vinyl, art and Elvis™ Memorabilia.
All day MWTCB UK Elvis™ Collection Exhibit showcasing original concert Memorabilia and genuine Elvis owned and gifted exhibits.
All day Elvis™ Discoteque & Movies.
Live Rock n Roll Music throughout the day including Guest singers and appearances.
Including performances from:
A Full Evening Tribute Showcase with the Absolutely Awesome Lewis Hill and his Live Band.
Lewis' amazing tribute to Elvis holds no bounds….A Showcase you just don't want to miss!
We can now announce that yet another international Award winning tribute artist will be joining us to celebrate the life of Elvis.
Steve Halliday is yet again absolutely amazing covering all eras of Elvis' amazing career..you truly are in for an amazing evening!
Our official Hostess for the 2nd year is the gorgeous UK Priscilla Presley tribute Cassandra Helen Fisher.
Food and drink will be available throughout the day from the onsite bars and catering outlets.
Grand Raffle & Charity Auction with proceeds going to our nominated Charity: St Catherines Hospice Scarborough.
All day entry, 'come and go as you please' for just £15 per person.
Tickets: £15 (plus booking fees)
Tickets will be available on the door and can be booked in advance.
Book Online below or by calling (01723) 821888
THE CLOUGHTON RAT PACK
YMCA Theatre, Scarborough, YO11 1DY
Fri 16th August 2019
The Cloughton Rat Pack are a group of five local lads - Paul Mintoft (Sog), Steve Chambers, Tim Osbourne, Clive Welburn and Jeremy (Jez) Pratt - who all have a love of the sounds and humour of the famous Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.
The show features many of the songs made famous by these huge American icons. All backed by the fantastic King Willy's Big Band, under the direction of Will Oseland. There will also be madcap humour and antics in abundance!
The Cloughton Rat Pack have donated all the proceeds from their previous shows to local charities. They have raised thousands over the last couple of years. Tonight's lucky charities are Saint Catherine's and Scarborough YMCA.
RAT PACK taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The RAT PACK was a super-group of actors originally centred on their leader, Frank Sinatra. Later it was revealed by Sinatra that Joey Bishop headed the bunch. By the 1960's, it was the name used by the press and the general public to refer to a later variation of the group that called itself "the Summit" or "the Clan", featuring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop; they appeared together on stage and in films in the early 1960s, including the movies Ocean's 11, Sergents 3, and Robin and the 7 Hoods (in the last film, Bing Crosby replaced Lawford). Sinatra, Martin, and Davis were regarded as the group's lead members.
THE GEORGE MICHAEL STORY
YMCA Theatre, Scarborough, YO11 1DY
Fri 23rd August 2019
Welcome to The George Michael Story with live shows at venues across the UK. The only truly accurate
tribute to George Michael.
The only touring show to perform George Michael’s hits in chronological order. The George Michael Story
tells in detail, the career of George and his 100 million record selling history.
The show starts with George in the Wham! days and then into the Grammy Award winning ‘Faith’ album.
After the interval we have George’s more mature hits, and touch on some of his emotional and heartfelt
A full live band with video screens supporting the show including video footage of George and interviews
with the man himself.
A fun and emotional night culminating in a finale that is guaranteed to surprise & have the audience singing
Expect to be taken on a musical journey of George’s biggest hits celebrating his life and generosity.
5% of ticket sale prots and 20% of merchandise sale prots from this show will be donated to George
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.
The village of Hutton Buscel is holding its popular annual OPEN GARDENS event on Sunday 9th June 2019. Twenty-one gardens will be open to the public, ranging from small backyards to extensive gardens with views over the Vale of Pickering. Four gardens will be open for the first time. The Village Hall will be open for tea and cakes all afternoon. Other attractions in the gardens include a book stall, art displays in various locations and a large sale of plants.
Admission is £4 per adult which includes free parking at the west end of the village. The gardens will be open from 12-5pm. The funds raised are going to St Matthews Church for the upkeep of this historic building and churchyard.
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.
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
Freddie Gavita Quartet
Jeremy Sassoon’s Ray Charles Project
Jim Mullen’s Volunteers
John Law Quartet
Kate Peter’s Big Band
New Jazz Extempore
Sam Rapley’s Fabled
Tony Kofi Quartet
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
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 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!
"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
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:
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 7, EAST 17, DAMAGE, GARETH 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.
"Romeo and Juliet" RoH Ballet
Saturday 15th June 7 pm
Romeo and Juliet fall passionately in love, but their families are caught up in a deadly feud, and having married in secret tragic circumstances lead Romeo to fight and kill Juliet's cousin Tybalt. As punishment, he is banished from the city, and when Juliet's parents force her to marry Paris, she takes drastic action by drinking a potion to make her appear dead so she can escape to join Romeo. Her plan fails however with further tragic consequences. Kenneth MacMillan's passionate choreography for Romeo and Juliet shows The Royal Ballet at its dramatic finest while Sergey Prokofiev's iconic score provides the basis for the ballet's romantic pas de deux and vibrant crowd scenes.
" Romeo and Juliet" RoH Saturday 15th 7 pm
Kenneth MacMillan's passionate choreography for Romeo and Juliet shows The Royal Ballet at its dramatic finest while Sergey Prokofiev's iconic score provides the basis for the ballet's romantic pas de deux and vibrant crowd scenes.
The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride is an annual 70 mile sponsored charity cycle ride from Wetherby to Filey. This ride takes in some of Yorkshire best countryside through the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds to the coast.
Every year 2,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities take on the challenge of this great Yorkshire event. Come and join us this year for the 36th annual GYBR on Saturday the 15th of June.
The cost of entry this year is £22 per rider and £32 for an entry plus transport back for you and your bike to Wetherby. .
Rider packs and sponsor forms will be mailed out from April onwards.
On the ride you will be supported by extensive, professional back up and medical support plus we have 4 refreshment stops and lunch provided and a tea tent at the finish.
This event relies on the generosity of both our very kind sponsors and of course you wonderful riders to continue putting on this annual event and supporting our chosen charities.
We expect that all entrants raise money by way of sponsorship or donation to our charity fund to support our nominated charities.
It is a condition of entry that all and any money raised by taking part in this event are for the benefit of our nominated charities only and will passed to them, through the event, as instructed in the rider programme and on the sponsor form.
You cannot enter this event to raise funds for any charity other than our listed recipients.
6:30pm for 7pm
£35.00 per person
If you enjoy gin then this is the place to be.
With gin being a growing market, there are so many to choose from. It can be very hard to choose what you want, so we have invited our local suppliers to talk through all of the different types and what works best depending on what you are looking for.
There will be 12 different gins to try as well as platters of nibbles to enjoy.
Arrive for 6:30pm for drinks in the garden (dependant on the weather), where our local gin suppliers will be there to commence an evening all about gin!
To book your place at the event, please call the hotel on 01439 770466. Please note that full pre-payment will be required at the time of booking, and this is non-refundable. If you have any allergies or dietary requirements, we kindly ask that you inform us at the time of booking.
"Van Gogh and Japan" Sunday 9th 7.30 pm
Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and had a profound impact on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh.In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.
Haçienda Classical – the stunning live music event which brings the iconic sounds and unique atmosphere of the legendary club – is heading to Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.
The critically acclaimed show, which has been a smash hit with clubbers and dance music fans since its debut in 2016, will headline the UK’s biggest open air arena on Saturday 8th June 2019.
POP UP CINEMA RETURNS TO DALBY FOREST - WITH A SLEEP OVER
Cinema goers can enjoy some of the latest films and all time classics in the beautiful surroundings of Dalby Forest when Pop-Up Cinema Yorkshire's GIANT movie screen returns this summer.
There are 6 screenings planned for Summer 2019 with the films Bohemian Rhapsody, Jurassic Park, Mary Poppins Returns, Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and by popular demand, The Greatest Showman. Each screening also offers the option of overnight camping in the forest.
Pop-up Cinema Yorkshire is part of Scarborough based company C3 Events who have previously been responsible for the hugely popular Beached Festival, Scarborough's Open Air Theatre and the annual firework spectacular 'Starfire'. Their cinema screen has been 'popping-up' around Yorkshire for the last five years, including sell-out screenings of Beauty & the Beast, Star Wars - The Force Awakens and The Greatest Showman.
Forestry England are working in partnership with Pop up Cinema Yorkshire to provide visitors with a chance to see their favourite films in unique forest venues throughout the year. A high quality cinema system will be erected for the events, as well as a range of themed food and drink stalls with a licenced bar.
Director of C3 Events Mike Lynskey said, "This is our fifth year showing movies in Dalby Forest and it's a fabulous place to watch a film. There is a brilliant atmosphere and obviously the forest is beautiful. We're billing the events as a "forest sleepover" as we are offering camping at all the Dalby events. You cannot normally camp out in the forest so were very lucky that Forestry England have allowed us to do this. It's quite a special thing. So pack your picnic and your tent and join us for an incredible cinematic forest adventure."
Tickets are available online at www.popupcinema.org priced from £14.50 for adults and £9.50 for children. Only a limited number of tickets are available, and early booking is essential to ensure a chance to be part of these events. The screenings take place in the evenings and begin at sunset.
Wildcard bring multi-award-winning gig theatre show Electrolyte to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre
Award-winning theatre company Wildcard bring their gig theatre hit, Electrolyte, to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month as part of the company’s first tour, which sees them take in 32 venues across the UK and Ireland.
The tour follows their award-winning run at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, where the show scooped both the Mental Health Fringe Award and the Pleasance Best Newcomer Award.
Directed by Olivier Award-winning director Donnacadh O’Briain, Electrolyte tells the story of Jessie from Leeds. The show is written in entirely spoken word poetry and is underscored throughout by six actor-musicians. Jessie is dealing with the recent suicide of her father. She meets singer-songwriter Allie Touch, who is pursuing her music career in London. Allie's outlook inspires Jessie, who feels intensely oppressed by her life in Leeds. Impulsively, she follows Allie to London in pursuit of her mother, who left when she was young.
However, when she arrives in London things aren't quite as shiny as they seemed and the answers she seeks are buried deeper than she could ever have imagined.
The show is written by James Meteyard with music composed by Maimuna Memon. The cast comprises Megan Ashley, Chris Georgiou, James Meteyard, Ben Simon, Robyn Sinclair and Olivia Sweeney.
James Meteyard says: “We’re thrilled to be coming to Scarborough. When we founded the company in 2015 we had big dreams of taking our work to the regions and we’re beside ourselves that these dreams are becoming a reality. Mental health is rightfully becoming something which is acceptable to talk about, and we’re delighted to be part of the conversation. This show deals with tough subjects but has an uplifting message; we want to help people around the UK and Ireland to know that it’s okay not to be okay and promote the importance of community in combating poor mental health.’
The show was seen at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival in May. Director Andrew Eaton-Lewis, Arts Lead for the Mental Health Foundation, says: “We're very pleased to be presenting Electrolyte for a week of dates at this year's Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. This is the second year that we've invited the winner of the Mental Health Fringe Award at the Edinburgh Fringe to return to Scotland for our nationwide festival, which is now in its 13th year. Electrolyte was a clear favourite among our panel of award judges; it's an exhilarating, inspirational show that tackles a very difficult subject with great sensitivity. We are also supporting Electrolyte's other tour dates across the UK, and are delighted that they will be helping to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation in its 70th anniversary year.’
Electrolyte can be seen in the Round at the SJT at 7.30pm on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 June. Tickets are priced from £10, and can be booked at the box office on 01723 370541 or via the website: www.sjt.uk.com
Stand-up comedian Steve Day brings his Edinburgh Fringe hit show Adventures in Dementia to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.
The show, on Wednesday 5 June, is a celebration of Steve's father, who died late last year after suffering from Alzheimer’s for the last eight years of his life.
It won rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018, with its bittersweet mix of humour, music, nostalgia and love. At times joyful and at other times undeniably sad, this is a show that doesn't shy away from the truth about this terrible affliction yet somehow manages to find laughter in the tears, and even a singalong to celebrate Steve's love for his father.
Steve says: “Dementia is a national epidemic that not only affects those suffering but those that care for them: wives, husbands, sons, daughters, grandchildren. This is a show for all of them, to say that you are not alone, that what you are feeling is what I have been feeling, and that despite the pain you can laugh, you can sing, and remember your loved ones as they were.”
Steve Day describes himself as Britain’s only deaf comedian; if there are any others he hasn't heard. Actually there are a couple of others who have started since he wrote that joke, but it's only a joke after all.
Married with five children, Steve has been described as 'warm and witty' by The Scotsman and has received many other rave reviews whilst performing shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.
A familiar voice on Radio 4, Steve has appeared many times on You and Yours, was a token man on Woman's Hour, has appeared in two radio dramas, All Fingers and Thumbs with Bill Nighy, whom he punched dramatically, and Sound Barriers with Patricia Routledge and Caroline Quentin.
A disabled performer, Steve is more concerned with success in the mainstream comedy circuit, but is happy to 'deaf it up' as necessary if the money is ok and there are sandwiches.
Adventures in Dementia can be seen in the Round at the SJT at 7.45pm on Wednesday 5 June. Tickets are priced from £10, and can be booked at the box office on 01723 370541 or via the website: www.sjt.uk.com
REVIVE @ SCARBOROUGH SPA
WHEN: Saturday 1st June
DETAILS: Scarborough's Biggest Ever Indoor Pop Event comes to The Grand Hall on Saturday 1 June 2019. Featuring Five, Atomic Kitten & Liberty X and hosted by Paddy In The Morning from Yorkshire Coast Radio. www.scarboroughspa.co.uk
The ‘Bloody Marvellous’ Circus of Horrors Returns to Whitby Pavilion!
This spring, Circus of Horrors returns to Whitby with an amazing new amalgamation of acts on Friday 31 May.
Driven by the sound of Rock N’ Roll, this is the show that will have you sat on the edge of your seat (when not falling off it with laughter)!
The almighty cast that stormed into the finals of ‘Britain's Got Talent’ is now a West End & world-wide hit! Taking you on a rock n' roller coaster ride of amazing & bizarre acts, it’s a circus like no other!
Each year the Circus of Horrors undertakes a huge UK theatre tour. In addition to festivals they perform throughout the world including locations such as Japan, Germany and were the first UK Circus perform in Russia.
With an astounding 10 nights in London's O2, this is not the first time that the Circus of Horrors has created history; it became the only circus ever to reach the finals of Britain's Got Talent and the first circus to perform in London's West End for over 100 years.
Don’t believe us? The show has not only been watched by hundreds of thousands of people, but also a number of high profile celebrities including the infamous Simon Cowell, just hear what they said:
“You have to go & see this if, one day something will go wrong & you will be able to say I was there” - Graham Norton
'That’s what I call entertainment' - David Hasselhoff
'I loved it' - Simon Cowell
'Like Rocky Horrors on acid' - Amanda Holden
‘Totally Unbelievable’ - Scott Mills, Radio 1
'A brilliant marriage between Circus & Cabaret' - Judge Rinder
Tickets are available from Whitby Pavilion’s Box Office (01947) 458899 or by visiting www.whitbypavilion.co.uk .
It’s time to escape the daily grind and come and experience the thrill of the forest at our SCOTT and Orbea MTB Demo Day.
Held at Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire on the official Demo Route this is sure to be a day to relax and see just what tech has arrived on the market.
With bikes such as the Orbea Rallon and Wild as well as the SCOTT Genius and Spark you will have the chance to test some of the best Enduro and Trail bikes on the market.
Tickets are £10 to cover admin costs, the bonus is you get free parking in Dalby Forest for the whole day, Free OTE Nutrition, and if you subsequently come to Trail Explorers in store and purchase an Orbea or SCOTT bike your £10 tickets becomes a money off voucher.
Ticket to Discount conversion.
Bike Cost – Discount
£399 to £799 – £20 Discount
£800 to £1299 – £30 Discount
£1300 to £2599 – £40 Discount
£2600 to ££££ – £50 Discount
Not only that but your demo day ticket also gets you 10% of all Alpinestars, EVOC, and OTE kit in store.
Not bad deal for coming to ride some bikes is it.
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🎪 Festival season is officially here! 🎪
We're heading over to Slam Dunk Festival tomorrow and it's set to be even bigger and better than ever before.
With legendary bands Bullet For My Valentine, All Time Low and New Found Glory, the day is going to be seriously epic.
Grab your tickets, get your buddies and have an awesome day! 🤟
This powerful team of some of Yorkshire’s finest musicians will be packing an arsenal of percussion, saxophone, trumpets, trombones and sousaphone. Expect a broad range of styles from jazz to pop, reggae to funk and New Orleans to ska. NYBB are New Orleans inspired but give their own contemporary feel to the music. They have played Glastonbury, Wembley Stadium, Cork Jazz Festival and in Amsterdam, Croatia, France and previously in Hackness where they delighted the audience with their energy and skill.
Food is available and there’s a bar.
Scarborough Flower Club 's next demonstration is on Tuesday 21st May at St Columba Church Hall at 7.30.
Lucy Richardson is demonstrating with her title "Flotsam & Jetsam".
Guests welcome.Price £7.00 payable on the door.
For more details contact Christine on 07977 611337
ARTISTS from across the Scarborough area are being invited to showcase their talent at a fundraising exhibition.
St Mark’s Church in Newby is celebrate community creativity by holding the exhibition as the centre piece of a free week-long arts festival, with events held daily from Sunday 19 May to Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May.
As well as the exhibition, the church is to host music, film and literary events each evening, beginning with a grand opening night, starting at 6pm.
‘We’re giving local artists the chance to reveal their hidden talents – and raise money for the church at the same time,’ said festival spokesman Trevor King.
‘Many people in this area may have not exhibited before and their work is maybe in the shed or the bedroom and kept secret.’
Mr King said they want to feature a diversity of art, including paintings, drawings, photography and 3-D work including ceramics, glassware and textiles.
He added: ‘We know this town has so many people who are really gifted. We want them to get involved and show us what they can do.’
All the exhibits will be up for sale with the artist receiving an agreed percentage of the sale price, said Mr King.
There promises to be something for everyone during the week with a busy programme of events.
· Opening night with cheese and wine. Steve Brookes on piano
· Open rehearsal of Staxton Singers
· Film night showing Ewan McGregor in Christopher Robin
· Scalby School music evening
· Published artists and poets at literary evening
· Scarborough Community Choir in concert
· Singing vicar Revd. Mike Leigh and friends
· Thanksgiving Praise Service
The festival is the latest of a series of fundraising events St Mark’s is staging as it aims to raise £250,000 to build an annex at the rear of the church by 2022.
The extension will include a kitchen and café area, toilets, an office, meeting rooms and storage space.
A new £95,000 roof has just been completed from grants, legacies and a series of fundraising events held over three years.
Services were held in the church hall on Coldyhill Lane until work to the roof as well as extensive rewiring inside the church was completed.
Looking ahead to the festival and daily exhibition, Mr King said: ‘Everybody is excited about what we have planned.
‘We hope people from across the town will come along and really enjoy all the festival has to offer with us.’
Artists who would like to display their work should contact Trevor on 07941 338 466 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
" Ballet Triple " RoH BalletSaturday 18th May 7 pm
The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today's leading choreographers. Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bossi and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Pite's Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses Górecki's familiar music and a large dance ensemble for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration Between them, a new work created on The Royal Ballet by the acclaimed choreographerSidi Larbi Cherkaoui has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.
LOVE YOUR MARKET
Celebrate everything local in your historic market and vaults, with music, crafts, fun family activities and free goodies join us every day for something different while supporting your local suppliers
WHEN AND WHERE
Date: 17/05/2019 - 31/05/2019
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Scarborough market hall & vaults
With a series of 10 charity concerts, the Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust is pleased to announce their 2019 Anniversary Tour will start at the Spa in Scarborough on Friday 17th May.
Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the charity, and in accordance with its charitable objects, this special 2019 tour will once again be ‘raising welfare funds by the performance of live music by Royal Air Force musicians’. Indeed, despite being one of the newest and smallest of the family of RAF Service charities, with no employees and managed by just three trustees, over these years the charity has established itself as one of the most significant organisers of Royal Air Force charity concerts, whilst also donating in excess of £60,000 to various Service charities.
Malcolm Goodman says that “following the success of the RAF Centenary Concert in Lincoln Cathedral and other RAF100 events in 2018, it is a privilege to present so many concerts by some of the finest military musicians in the country. With performances by the Central Band of the RAF, Band of the RAF College and Band of the RAF Regiment, along with RAF Swing Wing and the Royal Air Force Squadronaires, this will be a very special celebration year for the RAF Music Charitable Trust.”
Following the concert in Scarborough, the RAF bands will perform in Newark, Doncaster, Weston Super Mare, and uniquely in the cathedrals of Exeter, Chester and Sheffield, along with a series of three concerts in London.
The charity was established by Sergeant (Ret.) Malcolm Goodman MBE who was then a serving member of the Band of the RAF Regiment, and also Public Relations and Marketing Manager for the RAF Music Services. In his role as Honorary Administrator, from the charity’s home in Newark he is supported by two other volunteer trustees, Warrant Officer (Ret.) Trevor McDonald and Sergeant (Ret.) John Baigent. As former RAF musicians, all three trustees are also veterans of the First Gulf War, having served together on active service at Field Hospitals in Saudi Arabia during the 1991 conflict.
Following the appointment of former Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon GCB CBE, the RAF Music Charitable Trust was registered with the Charity Commission in 2004.
For further information and tickets for this 2019 Anniversary Tour, please visit the charity website at www.rafmct.org.uk
7pm for 7:30pm
£85 per person
Have you ever wanted to see if you could tell the difference between all of the Sparkling Wines now available?
Put your palate to the test as well as enjoying a four course evening meal.
See if you can tell the difference between Champagne, Prosecco, Cava and English Wine. We will have our expert wine supplier here to explain all of the differences.
Arrive for 7pm for pre-dinner drinks in the Garden, before being taken through to the Garden Room for dinner commencing 7:30pm. This dinner is a convivial event and guests will be seated at mixed tables for dinner.
To book your place at this dinner, please call the hotel on 01439 770466. Please note that full pre-payment will be required at the time of booking, and this is non-refundable. If you have any allergies or dietary requirements, we kindly ask that you inform us at the time of booking.
Mark Kingswood is the special guest for Jools Holland’s May tour, which calls at Scarborough Spa on Thursday.
Mark’s modern take on big-band jazz infused with pop sensibilities combines energy with elegance for a classy, ultra-cool style that harkens back to the days of crisp suits and the sexy sheen of the Rat Pack.
But he is so much more than a talented crooner trotting out the classic songbook - he is a gifted songwriter with an unrivalled flair for taking traditional big band music and injecting a 21st century tone and lyricism – before finding his place in big band jazz, his varied career had taken him from winning childhood talent contests, numerous writing and production credits (including on the platinum selling Miley Cyrus / Hannah Montana soundtrack), as well as gold albums in Japan and Ireland.
The result of this journey is Mark’s debut album Strong – a destination on the musical journey he found himself on. He says: “I think it’s just good honest music. I love live orchestras and the energy those musicians send out. I like big voices, big drums, big strings, big brass”.
Growing up in Kent in a home where a host of music was played on the family stereo, Mark gravitated to the powerful and charismatic recordings of singers from the 60s to the 90s, many of them under the wing of producers such as Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson and David Foster.
Mark soon became fascinated not only with the voices but how the songs were written, recorded and produced. For many years, while honing his musical and compositional chops, he worked in studios learning the craft of engineering, producing, mixing and mastering from the ground up.
“We weren’t really listening to a lot of chart-pop music, but music that featured singers with big, distinctive voices and where there were a lot of complex orchestral arrangements. I really developed a love for that kind of music and it spurred my interest in learning how to capture those sounds and that sort of power,” Mark said, adding that as a singer he began entering talent contests as a small child, and by 14, was helping out in studios, learning that side of the music business.
“I’ve been fortunate getting a great deal of hands-on experience, working with different producers and songwriters and learning how to create and arrange a lot of different kinds of music. As a kid I hardly ever went out to play and wasn’t interested in things like football. I would just come home from school and sit at my keyboard for hours and hours trying to work out how to do things. I guess I just had this real insatiable hunger for music”.
The songs on Strong show off his range as a vocalist, writer, arranger and producer as they sway from brassy, up-tempo dancefloor numbers to charming, evocative ballads that would make Sinatra swoon.
Looking to match the instrumental power with equally potent words, the lead-off single and title track Strong swings with sass but is infused with an uplifting positive lyrical message that can elevate the mood of any listener from the doldrums of life.
“I wanted to write a song that has a strong message for someone going through a tough time. It’s an anthem really, an anthem of positivity and hope”. Another stand out on the album is Shine On, which is in a similar vein, but sees the song’s subject reaching out gain strength from those closest to them - “It’s a universal message about getting strength from the people around you”.
If there was a song that perfectly captured not only Mark’s music but his approach to music and the joy he gets from creating his own brand of big band jazz infused pop it’s Got a Thing for Swing. “It’s really me in a nutshell. It says everything I want to say about myself and acknowledges many of the greats who have come before me. Ultimately this song is like a musical autobiography: it says ‘here is where I am from, and here is where I am going’,” he said.
In a live setting, Mark and his 10-piece band perform many original compositions but also some of the more traditional songs of the genre. But Mark will always be an original artist first and foremost, and if he does record cover material, they will not be the songs typically borrowed from the swing/big band catalogue. For the Strong album, he jazzed up the massive REM hit, Losing my Religion, and also did an homage to the late great pop icon George Michael, with a cover of his song One More Try.
“My album doesn’t conform to the standard crooner record formula, and that’s deliberate. Nobody else will really try to attack a rock song like Losing My Religion or even a pop song like One More Try and add the sort of Big Band instrumentation to it. I do take a cue from George Michael who, later in his career, started to get more into symphonic and Big Band arrangements. Robbie Williams is another guy who has kind of made that transition. But I think I am approaching it from a truly original perspective,” he said.
With a fierce sense of creative independence and a confident approach to his brand of music, Mark is redefining what it means to be a modern-day crooner. More than an interpreter of the Great American Songbook, as a writer and producer he is building upon the magnificent foundation of those who have come before him through his ambitious and wholly original compositions.
Chris Hodgkins International Quartet
Wednesday 15th May, Scarborough Jazz Club 8:45
The Cask, Cambridge Terrace YO11 2LQ
www.scarboroughjazz.co.uk Box Office: 01723 821888
Award-winning trumpet player, Chris Hodgkins, leads an outstanding Anglo/American quartet for this UK tour – New York based, South Korean Jinjoo Yoo on piano, guitarist Wayne Wilkinson and Alison Rayner on bass.
"I had the opportunity to record and work with Wayne in the UK in 2017 and for the tour I added Alison Rayner - my favourite bass player," explains Hodgkins. "A year ago I heard Jinjoo Yoo's work on a blog "Jazz Lives". I was knocked out with her playing, fresh; modern but with a marvellous grasp and redolence of the past - coincidentally Lance Liddle of Bebop Spoken Here gave Jinjoo a rave review."
The quartet will be performing some of their favourite standards as well as four original pieces written specially for the tour. Wilkinson wrote 'Martino’s Waltz' in honour of the jazz guitarist Pat Martino who suffered a severe brain aneurysm and made a remarkable recovery by relearning the guitar by studying his own recordings. 'Two Hats and a Paper Bag’ is inspired by Rayner’s meeting in New York with Jaco Pastorius. Yoo's new composition is dedicated to Mary Lou Williams, ‘To Mary With Love’ and inspired by the tune ‘Mary's Waltz’, also known as 'Bebop Waltz’, by Herbie Nichols.
“‘Festooned with Trumpets’ is dedicated to Humphrey Lyttelton to whom I lent my trumpet for a concert at the Bull’s Head,” explains Hodgkins. "A couple of weeks later I was listening to Humph present his programme on the BBC ,"The Best of Jazz", when he announced that he had left his horn home for the first time in a 60 year career and that I "arrived like the US Cavalry in the nick of time festooned with trumpets”. Hence the title."