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Runswick Bay

Clinging to the cliff at the northern end of a beautiful sweep of sand, Runswick Bay is yet another of those North Yorkshire villages which seems impossibly pretty.

The red-roofed cottages and grey stone sea walls and jetty curve round a golden beach made for nostalgic seaside trips – rock pooling, fossil hunting, sandcastle building and walking are favourite pastimes.

Historians will enjoy the RNLI lifeboat station, now disused; the tiny Methodist chapel (now privately owned), built in the early 1800s by the women of the village; and, right on the seafront, bravely facing down the weather, the white-painted thatched cottage, probably the village’s most photographed building.

And Runswick Bay, like so many of the villages on this part of the coast, has long been a haven for artists, with the nearby Staithes Arts Group spilling over into the village – the pair have been compared with Newlyn in Cornwall as centres of artistic excellence.

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What's On

Event Table

Events from
date event
Sat 11 Feb - Sat 8 Apr A Wold View at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Wed 1 - Fri 31 Mar Artist Graham Ibson at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Wed 1 - Fri 31 Mar Bempton Cliffs Bug Parade at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Sat 25 Mar - Sun 18 Jun Lasting Impressions - Printmakers Council Archive at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Tue 14 Mar - Tue 4 Apr Lunchtime Lectures with Tim Tubbs - March/April at Woodend Creative Workspace, Scarborough
Mon 27 - Tue 28 Mar Moonlight at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

A Wold View

Scarborough

Sat 11 Feb - Sat 8 Apr 2017

Limited edition prints by Scarborough artist Peter Watson go on display in the Gallery at the town’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Lasting Impressions - Printmakers Council Archive

Scarborough

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 18 Jun 2017

A captivating exhibition celebrating printmakers and their work.

Lebberston

Lebberston Car Boot

Scarborough

Sun 19 Mar - Sun 15 Oct 2017

Lebberston Car Boot, Opposite The Jet Service Station, A165/B1261 (Scarborough to Filey Rd), Lebberston, YO11 3NX

Moonlight

Moonlight

Scarborough

Mon 27 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

Moonlight chronicles the life of a young man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world.

Patriots Day

Patriots Day (15)

Whitby

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Running Time: 133 mins Rating: 15 Sunday 26 March: 7.30pm Monday 27 March: 2.30pm Tuesday 28 March: 7.30pm

Credit Bob Green

Royal Scot Spring 2017

Pickering

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 2 Apr 2017

North Yorkshire Moors Railway has 'scot' fun days out for all in spring 2017

Head Above Water

Sea Swim: Head Above Water

Scarborough

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017

Farrer’s Bar at The Spa displays a series of photographs by Tessa Bunney that show people enjoying tidal pools around Britain’s coastline.

Car Boot

Skirlington Sunday Market and car Boot

Hornsea

Sun 5 Feb - Sun 17 Dec 2017

East Yorkshire's biggest Sunday market and car boot sales.

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Tue 27 Sep 2016 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Burton

Burton

Scarborough

Wed 29 Mar 2017

An acclaimed one-man show portraying actor Richard Burton in his own words, from humble beginnings to Hollywood. Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom.

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures (PG)

Whitby

Wed 29 Mar 2017

Running Time: 127 mins Rating: PG Sunday 26 March: 2.30pm Monday 27 March: 7.30pm Wednesday 29 March: 7.30pm

Snow Queen

Snow Queen

Scarborough

Wed 29 - Fri 31 Mar 2017

Snow Queen is a full-length, original musical which is both hilarious and poignant in turns and has been created by the team that brought you ‘Summer’s Edge’. The musical will be presented in the Old Parcels Office gallery space.

Moonlight

Moonlight

Scarborough

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Moonlight chronicles the life of a young man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world.

Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Bridlington

Thu 30 Mar - Thu 26 Oct 2017

Bridlington's biggest weekly car boot sale. Open every Thursday from 30th March to the end of October 2017. Also open Bank Holiday Mondays and Tuesdays during the summer season, 6am-2pm, 100's of stalls, demo's, rides & attractions.

The Jerseys

The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!

Scarborough

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Direct from Viva Blackpool - A Celebration Of The Amazing Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Mayors Ball

Mayor's Ball

Scarborough

Fri 31 Mar 2017

The Mayor, along with members of the Rotary Club of Scarborough are delighted to host the Annual Mayor’s Ball on Friday, 31 March from 7pm in Scarborough Spa's Ocean Room.

Music Hall Tavern

Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern

Scarborough

Fri 31 Mar 2017

The UK's premier comedy family drag variety show is back with A Brand New Fabulous Show for 2017!

The Jukes

The Jukes - Down at the Diner

Scarborough

Fri 31 Mar 2017

A king sized portion of the best loved American music from the 50s and 60s | YMCA Theatre

Music Hall

A Grand Music Hall and Variety Extravaganza

Whitby

Sat 1 Apr 2017

For One Night only, join Friends of Whitby Pavilion for a Fabulous Feast of Melody and Mirth as they return with a packed show celebrating the good old days of music hall and variety.

Derek Ryan

Derek Ryan In Concert

Scarborough

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Derek Ryan | 1st April | YMCA Theatre

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Parkrun

Parkrun

Pickering

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am