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Monday, 22 September 2014

Make a Kommitment to music date

The Kommitments, billed as the UK's premier tribute to the Commitments, bring their classical interpretation of the feelgood film of the nineties to Malton's Milton Rooms on Saturday 4 October.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Exhibition gives texture to coastline

Making Waves by Bridget Wilkinson.
The eastern coastline's vibrant colours and textures are central to the latest exhibition at the Inspired
by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, which runs until 12 October.

Changing Places features the work of painter Bridget Wilkinson and painter and ceramicist Meg Ashley.
Multimedia artist Bridget Wilkinson was brought up near Sandsend and now lives in Whitby. She will also be showing driftwood sculptures.
Meg Ashley lives on the North East coast. Her paintings are heavily textured, using mixed media and layers of acrylics, water-based paint and varnish to build up depth and colour. Most have a coastal theme, as she takes most of her walks along the Cleveland Way. Her ceramics are a mixture of thrown ware and hand-building techniques, both finished with pure stains and a transparent glaze.
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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A weekend of remembering the Bombardment of Scarborough

Photo by Tony Bartholomew.
Abbie Pillet, Megan Talbot, Megan Griffiths and Cara Sisson – four of the ‘poppy girls’ who will man the Remembrance Route in the St Nicholas Gardens as part of a weekend of free arts events to commemorate the 1914 Bombardment of Scarborough 

The weekend includes what is being billed as a powerful theatrical production, Remember Scarborough!

Local composer John Pattison and Beach Hut Theatre Company have teamed up with various local organisations to produce the events, a highlight of which will be a moving musical drama documentary written and composed by Pattison.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Ewe have only days to spot these sheep

Eagle eyed visitors have less than a week to track down pink sheep hidden around the North York Moors, Howardian Hills and Yorkshire Coast. 

Ranging from cakes to giant sculptures, they're being displayed as part of the Lost Sheep in Pink Jerseys campaign which finishes on Saturday (20 September). There are more than 200 on display but people need to find just three to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

The campaign, which has been running since June, has been popular with over 5,000 entries so far. 

Organisers say there’s no limit to the amount of times people can enter the competition so long as it’s with different sheep each time. Prizes range from accommodation and free days out at key attractions to local produce and a transparent pink glass bowl from Gillies Jones Glass. 

The draw takes place on Sunday and winners. More information:

Saturday, 13 September 2014

String Blonde Sarah lined up for gallery performances

Sarah Dean.
Harpist Sarah Dean – known also as the Incredible String Blonde – will play at the Inspired by ... gallery at The Moors National Park Centre at Danby on Saturday 27 September.

The accomplished singer, songwriter and composer has been delighting audiences for many years with her 29-stringed Stoney End Celtic harp.

The North Yorkshire harpist has played at venues worldwide, and supported artists including folk giants Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson and Lindisfarne.

Sarah will give performances at noon and 2pm.

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