|1st Oct – 4th Dec||Landscape Revisited, Kane Cunningham & Joe Cornish||Scarborough Art Gallery||10:00 to 17:00||-|
|31st Oct||Halloween Fun Night||Falsgrave Park||18:30||-|
|31st Oct||Penny Dreadful’s Etherdome||Stephen Joseph Theatre||19:30||01723 370541|
|2nd Nov||Sinbad’s Adventures||Scarborough Art Gallery||10:30 to 11:00||01723 384511|
|3rd – 5th Nov||Cabaret||Scarborough Spa Complex||19:30||01947 604855|
|3rd Nov||Essence of Ireland||Scarborough Spa Complex||-||01723 357869|
|3rd Nov||Life Drawing Classes||Woodend||18:30 to 20:30||01723 384511|
|3rd Nov||Scarborough Lunchtime Concerts 2011||Scarborough Library & Information Centre||12:30||-|
|3rd Nov||The Essence of Ireland||Scarborough Spa Complex||19:30||01723 357869|
|4th Nov||A Night Before the Colours||Scarborough Spa Complex||19:15||07554 017478|
|5th Nov||Friends of St. Mary’s Coffee Mornings||St Mary’s Parish House||10:00 to 12:00||-|
|5th Nov||Scarborough Lions Bonfire Firework Display||Burniston Road Car Park||17:30||-|
|5th Nov||Scarborough Symphony Orchestra-National Tradition||Queen Street Methodist Central Hall||19:30||-|
|6th Nov||The Mr Men Roadshow||Scarborough Spa Complex||14:30||01947 604855|
From the Blog
|1 Apr to 30th Oct||Scalby Farmers Market||Scalby Parish Hall||14:00 to 17:00|
|1 Oct to 4 Dec||Landscape Revisited Kane Cunningham & Joe Cornish||Scarborough Art Gallery||10:00 to 17:00|
|22nd to 29th Oct||Bill Wedgwood Exhibition||Ravenscar Coastal Centre – Alum Works||10:00 to 16:00||01947 885900|
|25th to 29th Oct||Big Draw Week||Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology||11:00 to 16:00||01723 384511|
|25th Oct||Collect It||Woodend||10:00 to 12:00||01723 384511|
|25th Oct||How The Koala Learnt To Hug||Scarborough Spa Complex||14:30||01947 604855|
|25th Oct||Take a Peek||Woodend||14:00 15:00||01723 384511|
|26th Oct||Dinosaur Coast Family Fun Day||Woodend||13:00 to 16:00||01723 384511|
|26th Oct||Landscape & Art||Scarborough Art Gallery||12:00 to 13:00||01723 384511|
|26th Oct||Sinbad’s Adventures||Scarborough Art Gallery||10:30 to 11:00||01723 384511|
|27th Oct||Arty Party||Scarborough Art Gallery||11:00 to 16:00||01723 384511|
|27th Oct||Paint it White||Scarborough Spa Complex||19:30||01723 357869|
|27th Oct||Scarborough Lunchtime Concerts 2011||Scarborough Library & Information Centre||12:30|
|28th Oct||Friday Coffee Mornings||St Andrew’s United Reformed Church||10:00 to 11:45|
|28th – 30th Oct||Halloween at Humble Bee Farm||Humble Bee Farm||01723 890437|
|28th Oct||St Mary’s Market||St Mary’s Church – Burniston & Cloughton||10:30 to 13:00|
|28th Oct||The Art of Persuasion||Stephen Joseph Theatre||19:45||01723 370541|
|29th Oct||A Night of Musicals||Scarborough Spa Complex||19:30||01723 357869|
|29th Oct||Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween||Sea Cadet Hall||17:00 to 21:00|
|29th/30th Oct||Halloween Trail||Ravenscar Coastal Centre – Alum Works||10:00 to 16:00||01947 885900|
|29th Oct||Milton Jones: Lion Whisperer||Scarborough Spa Complex||20:00||01723 357869|
|29th Oct||Pumpkin Carving Competition||Scarborough Market Hall & Vaults||09:30 to 12:00||01723 232440|
|29th Oct||The Art of Persuasion||Stephen Joseph Theatre||14:45 19:45||01723 370541|
|29th Oct||The Not So Spooky Halloween Show||Scarborough Spa Complex||14:00||01723 357869|
Exercise and Industry
1. Exercise ‘can help Arthritis treatment’
Treatment for arthritis could be aided by sufferers participating in the correct type of exercise, one expert has said. Swimming is ideal for arthritic people as it works the affected joints and keeps them mobile, which could help prevent any further deterioration, said Jane Griffin – an adviser to the Joint Ageing Information Service Panel.
2. Running tall is secret to efficiency in exercise
Good posture is key to efficient running, according to fitness manager Luke Sweeney, from Everyone Active’s Fareham Leisure Centre. Carrying poor posture from your working day into your training will put extra strain on the leg muscles and can contribute to back pain and shin splints.
Health & Lifestyle
1. Obesity ‘worse for teen girls’ blood pressure’
Obesity has a greater impact on the blood pressure of teenage girls than on teenage boys, a US study has suggested. The study of 1,700 teenagers, presented to the American Physiological Society conference, found girls had three times the risk of higher blood pressure.
2. A new binge-drink limit: MPs consider guidance of eight units in a day
Alcohol guidelines should be updated to include a ‘binge drinking limit’ – the maximum amount that should be consumed in one day, an expert has told MPs.
3. Calcium supplements: the benefits and the risks
Are calcium supplements the best thing since sliced bread? That seems to be the message from research published last week. The study of more than 40,000 older women found calcium was the only supplement to reduce the risk of dying early. Multivitamins, iron, vitamin B6, folic acid, magnesium, copper and zinc all increased the risk.
|Fri 1 Apr 2011 – Sun 30 Oct 2011||Scalby Farmers Market||Scalby Parish Hall||14:00 to 17:00||01723 583357|
|Sat 1 Oct 2011 – Sun 4 Dec 2011||Landscape Revisited, Kane Cunningham & Joe Cornish||Scarborough Art Gallery||10:00 to 17:00||-|
|Tue 18 Oct 2011||We Are Three Sisters||Stephen Joseph Theatre||19:30||01723 370541|
|Wed 19 Oct 2011||Sinbad’s Adventures||Scarborough Art Gallery||10:30 to 11:00||01723 384511|
|Wed 19 Oct 2011||‘The Write Way’ – A talk by Roy Briggs||St Andrew’s United Reformed Church||14:30||01723 369070|
|Wed 19 Oct 2011||We Are Three Sisters||Stephen Joseph Theatre||19:30||01723 370541|
|Wed 19 Oct 2011||Wedding Fayre||Scarborough Spa Complex||18:00 to 21:00||01723 357869|
|Thu 20 Oct 2011||Life Drawing Classes||Woodend||18:30 to 20:30||01723 384511|
|Thu 20 Oct 2011||Scarborough Lunchtime Concerts 2011||Scarborough Library & Information Centre||12:30||01723 364241|
|Thu 20 Oct 2011||We Are Three Sisters||Stephen Joseph Theatre||13:30 19:30||01723 370541|
|Fri 21 Oct 2011||Friday Coffee Mornings||St Andrew’s United Reformed Church||10:00 to 11:45||01723 369070|
|Fri 21 – Sun 23 Oct 2011||Northern Soul Weekender||Scarborough Spa Complex||19:00||01723 357869|
|Fri 21 Oct 2011||We Are Three Sisters||Stephen Joseph Theatre||19:30||01723 370541|
|Sat 22 Oct 2011||Andy Parsons ‘Gruntled’ Live 2011||Scarborough Spa Complex||19:30||01723 357869|
|Sat 22 – Sat 29 Oct 2011||Bill Wedgwood Exhibition||Ravenscar Coastal Centre – Alum Works||10:00 to 16:00||01947 885900|
|Sat 22 Oct 2011||Table Top Sale||Friends Meeting House||10:00 to 14:00||01723 362756|
|Sat 22 Oct 2011||We Are Three Sisters||Stephen Joseph Theatre||14:30 19:30||01723 370541|
|Sun 23 Oct 2011||Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers||Scarborough Spa Complex||19:30||01723 357869|
Exercise and Industry
1. Esporta claims victory in VAT tribunal hearing
Health club operator Esporta has won its legal case to make payment arrears recovered from members to be free of VAT.
2. Taxman clamps down on private tutors, fitness instructors
Private tutors, musical instrument teachers and fitness instructors face a clampdown by the taxman trying to catch out after-hours teachers who are paid cash-in-hand by middle class families.
3. Save the Atherton Leisure Centre
Users of the Atherton Leisure Centre in Stratford, east London are campaigning to save it from closure.
Health & Lifestyle
1.House of Lords to vote on England NHS bill delay
The House of Lords is to vote on plans that ministers say could kill off the government’s health bill for England.
2. Chocolate ‘cuts stroke risk’
Women who eat a bar of chocolate a week could reduce their chances of having a stroke by 20 per cent, according to a new study.
3. Get out for walk to school month in Warrington
This is Cheshire
DUMP the car and wrap up warm for international Walk to School month.
Crown Spa Health Club, based in Scarborough won a gold award at the Health Club Awards as voted for by customers across the UK.
The awards are unique in the health industry as winners are decided by members of health clubs who are asked to complete a questionnaire rating their own club on the level of service, facilities and value for money. Over half a million pieces of data were crunch from over 16,000 customers earlier this year.
Simon Brown, MD of Awards For Business who run the scheme said “Belonging to a good health club is a rewarding experience. Members probably spend more time there than they realise and it’s become an integral part of their lifestyle. For the club it’s not easy to get every aspect just right. It requires a lot of hard work from staff and a belief that members should have a great experience each time they visit. We maintain that clubs who truly offer the best service and experience are recognised and rewarded”.
The exclusive event which took place at the Hilton Metropole Birmigham was attended by 200 guests from shortlisted clubs who learnt their fate from presenter Mark Durden-Smith. Mark addressed the audience saying “these awards are a true reflection of how well you are doing what you do, and whether you are providing Good Value for Money. Your members can be your harshest of critics. They’re the front line, they experience your facilities and customer service on a daily basis and so they’re in a unique position to assess your performance”.
Stuart Russell Manager at Crown Spa Health Club said ““We were thrilled and excited to win the gold award, I would like to thank all the members who voted for us. Our aim is to offer a 5 star health club and spa facility and winning an award like this is proof we are delivering”
Exercise and Industry
1. Aspire trust secures contract for budget gym
Aspire Sports & Cultural Trust – which operates both GL1 Leisure Centre and Oxstalls Tennis Centre in Gloucester – has expanded its services by opening a budget gym in Cheltenham.
2. UPDATE 1-BC Partners could still float Fitness First-source
London South East
SINGAPORE/MELBOURNE Oct 11 (Reuters) – UK-based private equity firm BC Partners has not ruled out an initial public offering for the Australian and Asian operations of its Fitness First gym chain, even as it considers a sale that could fetch more than A$1 billion ($996 million), a source said.
3. Gym’ll fix it for residents with weight-loss exercise programme
Beautiful North Yorkshire
City of York Council’s sport and active leisure team is launching a new programme to help residents lose weight through exercise.
4. New children’s Zumba classes starting in Cradley Heath
A LEISURE centre in Cradley Heath has launched a Zumba class designed to keep children fit.
Health & Lifestyle
1.Does running make you fat?
Many of us take up jogging to help lose weight. But the latest research shows it could have just the opposite effect. Sophie Morris, who ran a marathon and ended up heavier, explains why
2. FIT IN THE CITY
BAREFOOT running, toning shoes, green tea… there’s a lot that’s being debated at the moment.
3. Put some ‘pep’ into your life with Pilates
Global Business Magazine
What do the names The Mermaid, The Saw, Scissors, The Bicycle and The Hundred have in common?
4. Swimming is one of the best ways to boost fitness
SWIMMING is well known for being one of the best forms of all-round exercise for anyone wanting to get fit.
|1st Apr – 30th Oct||Scalby Farmers Market||Scalby Parish Hall||14:00 to 17:00||01723 583357|
|1st Oct – 4th Dec||Landscape Revisited, Kane Cunningham & Joe Cornish||Scarborough Art Gallery||10:00 to 17:00|
|7th – 13th Oct||Johnny English Reborn||Hollywood Plaza Cinema||20:00||01723 507567|
|10th – 12th Oct||Engineering Week||Scarborough Spa Complex||16:00 to 19:00||01723 357869|
|11th Oct||Neighbourhood Watch||Stephen Joseph Theatre||19:30||01723 370541|
|12th Oct||Johnny English Reborn||Hollywood Plaza Cinema||14:00 17:00||01723 507567|
|12th Oct||Neighbourhood Watch||Stephen Joseph Theatre||19:30||01723 370541|
|12th Oct||Sinbad’s Adventures||Scarborough Art Gallery||10:30 to 11:00||01723 384511|
|12th Oct||The 3 Musketeers||Futurist Theatre||14:00 17:00||01723 365789 / 37450|
|12th – 13th Oct||The 3 Musketeers||Futurist Theatre||20:00||01723 365789 / 37450|
|13th Oct||Life Drawing Classes||Woodend||18:30 to 20:30||01723 384511|
|13th Oct||Neighbourhood Watch||Stephen Joseph Theatre||14:30 19:30||01723 370541|
|13th Oct||Scarborough Lunchtime Concerts 2011||Scarborough Library & Information Centre||12:30||01723 364241|
|14th Oct||Friday Coffee Mornings||St Andrew’s United Reformed Church||10:00 to 11:45||01723 369070|
|14th Oct||Neighbourhood Watch||Stephen Joseph Theatre||19:30||01723 370541|
|14th Oct||What is the Cultural Olympiad?||Scarborough Art Gallery||12:30 to 13:00||01723 384511|
|15th Oct||Neighbourhood Watch||Stephen Joseph Theatre||14:30 to 19:30||01723 370541|
|15th Oct||Smokie||Futurist Theatre||19:30||01723 365789/374500|
|Fri 1 Apr – Sun 30 Oct||Scalby Famers Market||Scalby Parish Hall||14:00 to 17:00||01723 583357|
|Sat 1 Oct – Sun 4 Dec||Landscape Revisted, Kane Cunningham & Joe Cornish||Scarborough Art Gallery||10:00 to 17:00|
|Tue 4 Oct||Neighbourhood Watch||Stephen Joseph Theatre||19:30||01723 370541|
|Wed 5 Oct||Neighbourhood Watch||Stephen Joseph Theatre||19:30||01723 370541|
|Wed 5 Oct||Sinbad’s Adventures||Scarborough Art Gallery||10:30 to 11:00||01723 370541|
|Wed 5 Oct||The Vagina Monologues||Scarborough Spa Complex||19:30||01723 370541|
|Thu 6 Oct||Life Drawing Classes||Woodend||18:30 to 20:30||01723 384511|
|Thu 6 Oct||Neighbourhood Watch||Stephen Joseph Theatre||14:30 19:30||01723 370541|
|Fri 7 Oct||Dave Spikey – New Tour 2011||Futurist Theatre||19:30||01723 365789/374500|
|Fri 7 Oct||Friday Coffee Mornings||St Andrew’s United Reformed Church||10:00 to 11:45||01723 369070|
|Fri 7 Oct||Neighbourhood Watch||Stephen Joseph Theatre||19:30||01723 370541|
|Sat 8 Oct||Friends of St. Mary’s Coffee Mornings||St. Mary’s Parish House||10:00 to 12:00||01723 370382|
|Sat 8 Oct||Neighbourhood Watch||Stephen Joseph Theatre||14:30 19:30||01723 370541|
|Sun 9 Oct||Neighbourhood Watch||Stephen Joseph Theatre||15:00||01723 370541|