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Thursday, 18 December 2014

So, what's this special Scarborough concert all about, Alfie?

Alfie Boe.
Alfie Boe is set to take centre stage at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday 27 June 2015 as part of a spectacular Last Night of the Proms concert, organised to coincide with Armed Forces Day.

The vocalist is part-way through his second UK arena tour to mark the recent release of his latest album Serenata.

The concert will also feature the harmonious voices of the Military Wives Choir York, who will make a welcome return to the venue after their popular performance this summer.

To date, Alfie Boe has sold well over a million albums in the UK and has had four top ten albums. During his sell-out 2013 tour he played to over 80,000 fans, including two triumphant nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Further information: www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

Net gains as Easingwold gives free wifi to visitors and shoppers


Easingwold has become the latest Hambleton market town to offer shoppers, visitors and businesses free wi-fi. The joint project between the town council, Hambleton District Council and local businesses sees the world of the internet available to everyone coming into the town centre.
“Easingwold is the latest in our programme to get all of our market towns wi-fi enabled – with just Stokesley left to switch on,” said Hambleton’s Deputy Leader, councillor Peter Wilkinson.
“Shoppers and visitors increasingly want to connect to the internet and some surveys show that this can affect people’s choice of shopping destination. 
“Having wi-fi complementing the offer of our attractive towns and quality independent retail offer can only help high street fortunes.”

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Volunteers and funding come to the rescue of Dales monuments

A section of a flue
on Grassington Moor.
Work is under way to save a number of historic monuments from falling into ruin in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

With funding from English Heritage, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority experts have been working with local landowners and volunteers to reduce the number of scheduled monuments that are on the national heritage at risk register.

Online shows the art of exhibiting


A new exhibition of contemporary work by North Yorkshire-based artists has gone online until 11 January.

Art Connections is presenting Winterlude, a curated selection of high quality art and craft, offering viewers an opportunity to buy original artworks direct from the artist’s studio.

Viewers can explore a range of of paintings, prints and sculptures, precious jewellery, distinctive ceramics, glass, hand crafted textiles and wood by over 30 artists.

Curator Grace Whowell said: "The work is diverse in its subject matter and creation; each artist has a story to tell but it is evident that they are inspired by this amazing place, Yorkshire, in which they live and work.”

The showcase can be seen at www.art-connections.org.uk/Winterlude

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Powerboat and jet ski championships set to make a splash at Scarborough

Scarborough is revving up for exciting water action with news that the powerboat and jet ski national championships are to be staged at South Bay.

The announcement by P1, the world’s leading marine motorsport brand, of its UK race calendar for 2015 sees a new name added to the list of host venues with Scarborough staging the opening event at the end of May.