The Legendary Scarborough Spa Orchestra kicks off Armed Forces Weekend in style. Join the last remaining professional seaside orchestra for an evening of popular music and song in tribute to the Armed Forces and those on the Home Front during Britain’s war years. This sensation evening of music will be rounded off by a sepectacular fireworks display.
Building upon the success of last year, the 2015 Armed Forces Day event promises to be another spectacular tribute to those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Come and join us as we say thank you to our past, present and future uniformed peronnel.
In our seventh year here at Scarborough, we are paying tribute to veterans of World War Two and 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Please note that due to the 18th month RNLI rebuild site compound, housed on the pier, this area will be used for exhibitor car parking, with the majority of this year’s event activity on Foreshore and Sandside.
ARMED FORCES DAY 2015 HIGHLIGHTS
– Welcome by the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough
– Vintage Village
– Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
– RNLI/HMCG Air to Sea Rescue
– RAF Spitfire Display
– Climbing Tower & Assault Course
– Standards & Veterans Parade (organised by Royal British Legion, Scarborough Branch)
– North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (NYFR) Pipes & Drums Band
– Cadet Forces displays (including gun-run, first aid & drumming displays)
– Yorkshire Volunteers Band
– WWI Commemoration exhibitions
– Flight Simulators – Lancaster Bomber & Red Arrows
– Military vehicles display
– Live entertainment
– Yorkshire COast Radio Road Show (live coverage all day)
– Service of Thanksgiving for the British Armed Forces, led by the Vicar of Scarborough
– A vintage fair courtesy of AdVINTAGEous – a local business that has a passion for everything VINTAGE & COLLECTABLE and it is a passion they love to share with as many people as possible through their vintage fairs.
– A range of vintage military vehicles, 1940’s atmosphere in the vintage Village we have invited vintage tribute singer, Cherie Lawrence who loves nothing more than singing a torch song from World War II which brings a tear to eyes of her audience but is equally adept at getting a crowd dancing and cheering to World War II vintage classics such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.
– By popular demand we have a pipe and drum band for bagpipe enthusiasts – North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Pipes & Drums Band. They will be performing in the Vintage village on Sandside and marching through the crowds to entertain at the civic formal area on Foreshore.
– Visit The Coronia and The Regal Lady – original pleasure steamers berthed at Scarborough harbour, which were requistioned at the start of the Second World War and that took part in Operation Dynamo – assisting in the evacuation of Britihs troops from the beaches of Dunkirk during May and June 1940.
– The Yorkshire Volunteers Band in their 1940s battle dress with shining buttons will open the civic proceedings at 12 noon with a stirring antholog of military marches headed up by Corps of Drums and Bugles.
For daring deeds in the sky, UK based AeroSuperBatics 1940’s bi-planes and their fearless female Wingwalkers.
The wingwalkers will perform a breathtaking sequence of acrobatic manoeuvres and handstands whilst strapped to the top wings of the Boeing Stearman biplanes. The team of pilots, many former RAF fast-jet pilots, fly the aircraft through an energetic routine of dazzling aerobatics and close formation flypasts as the wingwalkers wave at the crowd. These manoeuvres include, loops, rolls, stall turns and even inverted flight!
RNLI/HMCG AIR TO SEA RESCUE
Last year we said a fond farewell to the much loved bright yellow RAF SEAKING helicopter that has made an appearance and demonstrated their rescue skills with the RNLI lifeboat crews for the past six years. The new red and white Sikorsky S-92s search and rescue helicopter on behalf of HM Coastguard has accepted our invitation to carry out a joint demonstration with the Scarborough lifeboat crew.
RAF SPITFIRE DISPLAY
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) will once again be taking part with a RAF Spitfire display to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It is hoped that Spitfire AB910, having undergone a complete refurbishment and a new colour scheme with full invasion stripes, will be displaying over the town’s South Bay.
The invasion stripes of fiver alternating black and white stripes painted on the body and wings of WW2 to avoid mistaken identity and reduce friendly fire incidents in the ensuring aerial battles.
Local cade forces will be at this year’s event complete with information, recruitment and demonstration stands, including:
Sea cadets – band and gun run displays
RAF cadets – survival and first aid demonstrations
Army cadets – cadet challenge
P1 will be making its first ever visit to Scarborough at the end of May to serve up a feast of marine motorsport with its SuperStock powerboat championship and AquaX jet ski race series in the Dale Power Solutions P1 Grand Prix of the Sea!
It will be a doulbe bill of fast, furious and free-to-watch racing, and you can enjoy the two days of high-speed action live at Scarborough’s South Bay.
Scarborough will host the opening event of the season, which will see the P1 racers compete for national titles at five venues around the country through to September.
Whilest the fleet of P1 Panther race boats, which reach speeds of up to 70mph, and jet ski riders will provide excitement on the water, there will also be a host of attractions and entertainment for the whole family on the West Pier, South Bay, Scarborough. There will also be opportunities to meet the powerboat teams and jet ski racers over the weekend, plus live race commentary, driver signings, giveaways and competitions. It all adds up to a great day out!
Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Everbody likes to be beside the seaside! Come and enjoy the fabulous photography exhibition.
Aakschipper Images, Scarborough
A photographic exhibition in conjunction with the Tour de Yorkshire featuring images of bicycles, some in a distressed state, some abandoned, some very active.
Crescent Arts, Scarborough
How and Why Artist Make Prints, an exhibition curated by Northern Print based in Newcastle upon Tyne, brings together the work of seven contemporary printmakers. While printmaking may be a common thread, it is apparent that the concerns.
TOUR DE YORKSHIRE
Discover the Tour de Yorkshire on the coast as Scarborough proudly hosts the prestigious finish line for Stage 1 of the inaugural internation cycle race.
SRCC BIKE RACE
Hairy Bob’s Cave, Scarborough
Come don and see a precession of over 100 cycles ranging from uni-cycles to special mobility bikes passing the north side of the marine drive before the Tour de Yorkshire comes through.
FESTIVAL OF SPEED BIKE & CAR HILL CLIMB
Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough
Come along to Oliver’s Mount race circuit and experience the excitement of the Festival of Speed Bike & Car Hill Climb.
Scarborough Spa Complex, Scarborough
Vintage Fair – 60 Stalls – Live Entertainment – Hair & Beauty – Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes – Naafi Cafe – Dedicated Vintage Tearoom – Social Dancing Area “Tape a trip down memory lane & open up a whole new world of style”
SCARBOROUGH BOWLS FESTIVAL
Take advantage of the only location in England offering both crown green and indoor bowling on the same site. Compete with competitors from all over the region of all abilites. 3 competitors from all over the region of all abilities.
STEP BACK IN TIME – PRESENTED BY TWILIGHT PRODUCTIONS
YMCA Theatre, Scarborough
“There’s a party going on right here” let’s celebrate the songs of Kylie! The show will include some of her Greatest hits, Latest hits & Best hits performed by a talented & versatile cast complemented by a fantastic stage set and glamorous costumes
LUNCHTIME LECTURES WITH KAREN SNOWDEN
Gallery @ Woodend, Scarborough
Lunchtime Lectures with Karen Snowden at Woodend
RIDE THE BOS
Have you got what it takes to get on your bike and Ride The Borough of Scarborough? Have you got the strength and endurance within you to Conquer the Elements while taking in some of the most stunning scenery in the UK?
STEWART LEE: A ROOM WITH A STEW
Scarborough Spa Complex, Scarborough
THE BILLY PEARCE LAUGHTER SHOW
Scarborough Spa Complex, Scarborough
SCARBOROUGH DINE AND DANCE
Scarborough Spa Complex, Scarborough
Scarborough Dine and Dance began over 60 years ago to foster friendship by organising various social activities.
Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Scarborough
British indie band, James, will perform hits from a career spanning over 30 years, with material from their latest critically-acclaimed album, La Petite Mort.
HOW TO BE A KNIGHT
Scarborough Castle, Scarborough
Calling all junior Knights! Join our medieval sword masters and learn the lethal art of swordsmanship. Get to grips with a range of swords and hear the crash of steel on steel in our academy for budding knights.
HAIRSPRAY – PRESENTED BY SCARBOROUGH MUSICALSYMCA Theatre, Scarborough
Tracy Turnblad, an overweight teenager with all the right moves, is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny run home to watch the show and drool over the hot Link Larking, must to TRacy’s mother Edna’s dismay.
P1 POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIP
P1 will be making its first ever visit with its SuperStock Powerboat Championship with AquaX Jet Ski Race Series.
We have gathered the finest eclectic mix of vintage treasures on the East Coast. From fashion to homeware and everything inbetween. An amazing array of 60 stalls from the finest purveyors of vintage everything await you. Whether you are a Vintage Fair novice an occasional vintage admirer or a hard core devotee there will be something for everyone. Between 10am – 5pm be transported into the exciting world of Vintage. Delighted and enthralled by our scintillating entertainers Cherie Lawrence and Mr Brandyn Shaw. Be pampered at the Vintage Hair & Beauty Salon. Check out the Classic Cars Scooters & Bikes on display outside. The dedicated vintage tearoom and NAAFI cafe will transport you back to proper dinners the land of spotted dick and custard and an era where folk chatted over the tea cosy. Don’t forget your bucket and spade.
Adm: £2.50 / OAP’s. £2 / Under 12’s FREE
03/05/2015 10:00 – 17:00
25/10/2015 10:00 – 17:00
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!
King Lear (21th-25th)
SJT Auction (26th)
NT Connections Festival (27th-29th)
Emma Johnson & John Lenehan (30th)
Snake Davis Classic Sax Solos (1st)
The Ladykillers (5th-9th)
Cox & Box – Mrs Bouncer’s Legacy (21st-30th)
Tours of the Building (28th-24th Sept)
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)
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)
Neville’s Island (6th-27th)
Hero’s Welcome (4th-3rd Oct)
Young-Choon Park (14th)
Tour de Yorkshire will be making its way around Yorkshire between 1st – 3rd May. The first stage will be finishing on the Scarborough seafront.
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 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 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.
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
Boyzone – 13th June
The Vamps – 20th June
Alfie Boe – 27th June
Jessie J – 10th July
Elaine Paige – 11th July
Tom Jones – 29th July
Legends of Pop 80s – 1st August
UB40 Reunited – 14th August
Blue & Atomic Kitten – 29th August
“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)