Festival of Speed Bike & Car Hill Climb

Come along to Oliver’s Mount Road Race circuit a experience the excitement of the Festival of Speed Bike & Car Hill Climb. Oliver’s Mount is 500ft above sea level with excellent views across the whole of Scarborough town and up towards the coast and country. The venue, with its challenging, tight and twisting 2.43 mile road track (England’s only natural ‘road’ race track) gives crowds the closest action seen at tany race venue in the UK.

For some real edge of your seat racing with drivers testing their skills to the maximum, come along to the Festival of Speed Bike & Car Hill Climb!

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Upcoming events at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

April
King Lear (21th-25th)
SJT Auction (26th)
NT Connections Festival (27th-29th)
Emma Johnson & John Lenehan (30th)

May
Snake Davis Classic Sax Solos (1st)
The Ladykillers (5th-9th)
Bouncers (12th-16th)
Cox & Box – Mrs Bouncer’s Legacy (21st-30th)
Tours of the Building (28th-24th Sept)

June
Ensemble 360 (2nd)
Wilde Without The Boy (4th)
A Swinging Affair (5th)
Romeo And Juliet (9th-13th)
The Woman in Black (19th-2nd Aug)
Robin Herford in Conversation with Kate Fenton (25th)

July
Confusions (9th-26th Sept)
Alan Ayckbourn in Conversation with Paul Allen (12th)
Tim Firth in Conversation with Kate Fenton (15th)
Susan Hill in Convesation with Paul Allen (16th)
Tea for Two (22nd-9th Sept)
Sally by the Sea (25th-22nd Aug)

August
Neville’s Island (6th-27th)

September
Hero’s Welcome (4th-3rd Oct)
Young-Choon Park (14th)

Tour de Yorkshire 1st-3rd May

Tour de Yorkshire will be making its way around Yorkshire between 1st – 3rd May. The first stage will be finishing on the Scarborough seafront.

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STAGE ONE
Stage One will start in seaside town of Bridlington and 174km later finish further up the coast in Scarborough. The riders, from all over the world, will pass through spectacular coastal scenery and the iconic North York Moors landscapes. From the start line in Bridlington the riders will head along the Flamborough Head Heritage Coast before turning away from the coast into the North York Moors National Park, through Dalby Forest and towards Pickering. They’ll then take a spectacular journey back to the coast at Whitby, and then south to Robins Hood’s Bay with the ultimate race to the finish line on the seafront at Scarborough.

STAGE TWO
Stage Two will see the race start outside the imposing Selby Abbey. The route takes in much of the Yorkshire Wolds, and from Selby will take the peloton towards Market Weighton, through North Newbald and on to Beverley, where they will turn north to Malton, then on to Stamford Bridge. Spectators will have the change to see a circuit of York and organisers are hoping for a dramatic finish in the town. And as part of the legacy of the Tour de Fance to get more women cycling there will also be a dedicated women’s event on a circuit through York on day 2, the 2nd May.

STAGE THREE
Stage Three will see the peloton make a return to some of the roads raced in the 2014 Yorkshire Grand Depart of the Tour de France, only with a twist, starting in Wakefield, riders will travel south to Barnsley before heading to Holmfirth where they pick up the Grand Depart route in reverse, racing to Ripponden before riding the iconic Cragg Vale – which in the Tour de France was the country’s longest continual climb and now becomes the longest continual descent. The riders will then make their way to Hebden Bridge, Oxenhope and through the famous cobbled streets of Haworth, one of the most iconic images of the Tour de France in Yorkshire. After a steep climb at Goose Eye the riders will once again see Ilkley, with the famous climb up the Cow & Calf before a sprint point at Arthington and then what is expected to be a hugely popular finish line in Roundhay Park in Leeds.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre 2015 events

Original opened between 1932 – 1986. The Scarborough Open Air Theatre under went a major refurbishment and on 20th May 2010, the newly refurbished Scarborough Open Air Theatre, was officially opened by The Queen of the United Kingdom accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh. Since it’s official re-opening the Scarborough OAT has played host to some of the music industry’s biggest stars, including Elton Joh, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Status Quo, Olly Murs, Jessie J, Boyzone and McFly to name a few. A list of 2015 events at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre is below.

James – 22nd May
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Boyzone – 13th June
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The Vamps – 20th June
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Alfie Boe – 27th June
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Jessie J – 10th July
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Elaine Paige – 11th July
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Tom Jones – 29th July
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Legends of Pop 80s – 1st August
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UB40 Reunited – 14th August
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Blue & Atomic Kitten – 29th August
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Pete Firman @ The Stephen Joseph Theatre

“The UK’s leading comedy magician” according to Time Out. PEter Firman who is the current star of the BBC1 programme The Magicians will be performing his trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. After the interval Pete will be hold a special 60th A&A session. He might even touch on his experiences of perfecting his close up magic on SJT customers when he worked in the bar!

Tickets range from £6 to £15.
£6 tickets for under 30s available.
(09/04/2015 – 19:45)

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Sci-fi Scarborough

Sci-fi Scarborough

After last years highly success event, SFS is promising once again to bring you more of what made the first event so popular. There will be something for all fans of Comic Books, Cosplay, Manga, Anime, Fan Films, Props, Guest Signers, Guest Panels, Authors, Artists and a whole host of things that will make you geek out. A weekend away at SFS will bring all your geeky dreams to reality.

Guests include:

A list of all the Sci-Fi Scarborough 2015 guests include:

David Prowse
Femi Taylor
Andrew Lawden
Mike Edmonds
Pam Rose
Paul Blake
Shane Rimmer
Virginia Hey
Alan Harris
David Graham
Dean Ormston
P J Holden
Richard Piers-Rayner
Fiona Stephenson
David Hine
Jamie Anderson
Lee Carter
Sophie Aldred
Terry Molloy

Saint Catherine’s Hospice 2016 Calendar (Photos and recipes needed)

Do you have a photographc of the local area or favourite recipe to be considered for our 2016 calendar?

Saint Catherin’s is appealing for fabulous photographs and yummy recipes which could appear in its next hospice calendar. The hospice is looking for photographs showing views from all around the huge area covered by Saint Catherine’s including Scarborough, Whitby, Filey, Ryedale, Bridlington and Driffield. Photographs are needed from all four seasons.

Photographs and recipes must reach the hospice by 20th February.
They can be posted to:
Richard at Saint Catehrine’s Hospice, Throxenby Lane, Scarborough, YO12 5RE or ideally emailed to richard.barwick@st-catherineshospice.org.uk

Maximum of 4 photos.

Job Opportunity – Night Concierge

THIS JOB OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED

JOB DESCRIPTION

Night Porter Required. 32 hours a week – includes weekends. Duties involve customer service, bar, cleaning, conference set up.

JOB TITLE: Night Concierge
DEPARTMENT: Food and Beverage
RESPONSIBLE TO: Food and Beverage Manager / Head Night Concierge

RESPONSIBLE FOR: N/A

OVERALL JOB PURPOSE:
The main point of contact on behalf of the business for all visitors, residents, conference/event customers etc and for mail/courier deliveries/collections etc….on a 24 hour, 365 day a year basis.

Ensure security of the property and any adjoining areas are maintained at all times.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1.    Assistance with the professional welcome, farewell, parking arrangements, cloakroom and food and beverage service activities supported by a detailed knowledge of both current and forthcoming functions and/or business events.

2.    Perform duty management when on night duty.

3.    Assist with First Aid activities as required.

4.    Responsible for the optimum upkeep and overall excellent presentation of the front of house, event suites and adjoining areas.

5.    Effective liaison with Conference and Function organisers and other colleagues as required.

6.    Perform switchboard duties, taking and relaying a full message service as required.

7.    As front line ambassadors for the business, ensure at all times the optimum presentation of the front of house and adjoining areas. Uniform clothing as provided will be worn to a high standard at all times when on duty.

8.   Perform any other duties/projects at other locations as required by any member of the Management team.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:
•    Minimum of 2 x ‘O’ Level/GCSE passes or equivalent including Mathematics and English.
•    Essential – experience of working in a customer facing environment.
•    Desirable – experience of customer meeting and greeting.
•    Desirable – a minimum of 1 years experience of working in a customer facing role within a minimum 3 star hotel/hospitality related environment.
•    Desirable – experienced and competent in using current hotel related software, e.g. Fidelio, MS Office etc.
•    Desirable – Membership of the Clefs d’Or.
•    Desirable – experience of Complaint handling techniques.

BACKGROUND SKETCH:
•    Fit and healthy
•    Excellent personal presentation
•    Articulate – excellent spoken and written English
•    Ability to communicate well at all levels (internally and externally)
•    No visible tattoos
•    Flexibility in working hours
•    Good personal time management and priority setting
•    Work well under pressure
•    A dedication to customer focus
•    Responsive to change
•    High attention to detail
•    Good administrative skills
•    Fun, friendly and efficient telephone manner
•    Creativity

MEASUREMENTS:
•    Achievement of key tasks as agreed during Performance/Competence Review
•    Customer feedback

You can pick up an application form from our main reception, you can also print out the application here: Click

Please return it to the Crown Spa Hotel, for the attention of Vicky Riley.

Seals need towels

The animal care team at Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary wants to get its hands on your dirty laundry…again!

Working with rescued seal pups is a messy business, requiring a large stock of old towels.

“We need towels to throw over the pups’ heads to subdue them when they’re receiving treatment,” explained seal expert Lyndsey Crawford.

“They’re also invaluable for mopping up afterwards and quickly get sodden with dirty fishy-smelling and often bloody sea water.”

Consequently the Sanctuary gets through more towels than the average holiday hotel…and is currently down to its last small bundle.

Local residents threw in their old towels by the bag full to help the seal team a year ago, and now the Sanctuary is once more appealing to their generosity.

“If anyone’s got any old towels they were planning to throw out, we’d be very grateful if they could drop them off here instead,” said Lyndsey.

“It doesn’t matter if they’re a bit threadbare or even a bit grubby, because if they’re not they soon will be.”

The Sanctuary has recently taken in four abandoned and sickly seal pups and is rehabilitating them back to health in their Seal Hospital .

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