Monthly Archives: October 2011

Events for 1 week from 31/10/2011

Dates Events Venue Times Contact details
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

Events for 1 week from 24/10/2011

Dates Events Venue Times Contact details
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

Health & Fitness in the news – 17/10/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. Exercise ‘can help Arthritis treatment’
Private Health

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.

Private Health

2. Running tall is secret to efficiency in exercise
Portsmouth News

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.

Portsmouth News
Health & Lifestyle

1. Obesity ‘worse for teen girls’ blood pressure’
BBC

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.

BBC
2. A new binge-drink limit: MPs consider guidance of eight units in a day
Daily Mail

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.

Daily Mail
3. Calcium supplements: the benefits and the risks
The Telegraph

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.

Telegraph

Events this week 17/10/2011

Dates Events Venue Times Contact
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

Health & Fitness in the news – 12/10/2011

 

Exercise and Industry

1. Esporta claims victory in VAT tribunal hearing
Leisure Management

Health club operator Esporta has won its legal case to make payment arrears recovered from members to be free of VAT.

Leisure Management

2. Taxman clamps down on private tutors, fitness instructors
The Telegraph

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.

The Telegraph

3. Save the Atherton Leisure Centre
Socialist Worker

Users of the Atherton Leisure Centre in Stratford, east London are campaigning to save it from closure.

Socialist Worker

Health & Lifestyle

1.House of Lords to vote on England NHS bill delay
BBC News

The House of Lords is to vote on plans that ministers say could kill off the government’s health bill for England.

BBC News

2. Chocolate ‘cuts stroke risk’
The Telegraph

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.

The Telegraph

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.

This is Cheshire

CROWN SPA HEALTH CLUB WINS AWARD

Crown Spa Health Club of the Year Award - Yorkshire & Humberside

CROWN SPA HEALTH CLUB WINS AWARD AT FIRST EVER
HEALTH CLUB AWARDS VOTED FOR BY THE PUBLIC

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”

Health & Fitness in the news – 11/10/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. Aspire trust secures contract for budget gym
Leisure Management

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.

Leisure Management

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.

London South East

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.

Beautiful North Yorkshire

4. New children’s Zumba classes starting in Cradley Heath
Stourbridge News

A LEISURE centre in Cradley Heath has launched a Zumba class designed to keep children fit.

Stourbridge News

Health & Lifestyle

1.Does running make you fat?
The Independent

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

The Independent

2. FIT IN THE CITY
City AM

BAREFOOT running, toning shoes, green tea… there’s a lot that’s being debated at the moment.

City AM

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?

Global Business Magazine

4. Swimming is one of the best ways to boost fitness
Plymouth Herald

SWIMMING is well known for being one of the best forms of all-round exercise for anyone wanting to get fit.

Plymouth Herald

Events from 10/10/2011

Dates Events Venue Times Contact Details
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

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An old Fire Engine, looks like something from a silent movie, with the entire fireman hanging onto the side.  It probably had a hand pump to put out fires.  The image looks like it was taken around South Cliff.

Events in Scarborough for 1 week (03/10/2011)

Dates Events Venue Times Contact Details
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