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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
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Curious About Scarborough at Scarborough Town, Scarborough
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Star Carr Display at Rotunda Museum, Scarborough
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov Whitby in the Time of Cook at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Mon 26 Mar - Tue 4 Dec Tea Dances with Ray Kirk at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Mon 26 Mar - Mon 25 Mar 6 a side football league at Bridlington, Bridlington
Wed 28 Mar - Sun 28 Oct Wurlitzer Afternoon Tea Dances at The Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough
Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep "They will not dream of us poor lads..." at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Curious About Scarborough

Curious About Scarborough

Scarborough

Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Curious About Scarborough is a pair of self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined, make Scarborough a fabulous place to explore!

Star Carr Display

Star Carr Display

Scarborough

Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Star Carr is one of the most important Early Middle Stone Age sites ever found and it is right on our doorstep; only a few miles south of Scarborough.

Helmsley Market

Helmsley Market

Helmsley

Fri 5 Jan - Fri 21 Dec 2018

This pretty market town lies right on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. The market is held in the central ancient Market Square. In addition to the market, a Craft Fair is held most Fridays above the Old Town Hall.

Pickering Market Place and Shops

Pickering Market

Pickering

Mon 8 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Pickering Market is held every Monday in the Market Place and is popular with both locals and tourists.

Mat Collishaw Exhibition

Mat Collishaw Exhibition

York

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Castle Howard is delighted to host an exhibition by one of the UK's leading contemporary artists, Mat Collishaw.

Copper Sculpture

Our eARTh

York

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Artists showcase affecting work responding to the Environment and Climate change.

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Exhibition: 'Whitby in the Time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman' 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. As he weighed anchor at Plymouth, what did he take from Whitby?

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Mon 26 Mar - Tue 4 Dec 2018

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away on one of Yorkshire's largest dance floors in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Win the cup!

6 a side football league

Bridlington

Mon 26 Mar 2018 - Mon 25 Mar 2019

Kick of World Cup Year in Style with a brand new football league

Wilfred Owen

"They will not dream of us poor lads..."

Scarborough

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

This exhibition will focus on the final year of Wilfred Owen’s life between 1917 and 1918, much of which was spent in Scarborough.

Winifred's War

Winifred's War

Scarborough

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Curated by Photojournalist, Lee Karen Stow, this exhibition explores the life and work of novelist and journalist, Winifred Holtby, who used her literary talents to campaign and advocate for peace before her untimely death, aged only 37.

The Feast of the Vineyard by Rossetti

Tour of the Pre-Raphaelite Windows and Decorations

Scarborough

Tue 1 May - Tue 2 Oct 2018

A free weekly Guided Tour to view the Pre-Raphaelite stained glass and decorations of the Church. Tours take place at 10.30am every Tuesday from 1st May - 2nd October

Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes

Scarborough

Mon 21 - Wed 23 May 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

Scarborough

Mon 21 - Tue 22 May 2018

Folk Museum

Weapons Through the Ages – with The Time Bandits

Kirkbymoorside

Tue 22 May 2018

Short, timed talks with demonstrations of sword fighting styles will be available to watch at: 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

Scarborough

Wed 23 May 2018

Tea Dances with Mel and Jean Hopps

Tea Dances with Mel and Jean Hopps

Bridlington

Wed 23 May 2018

Tea Dances are set in the spectacular Art Deco Spa Royal Hall Ballroom and is the perfect setting for an afternoon of ballroom and sequence dancing.

Filey Fisherman's Choir at Irton Garden Centre

Filey Fisherman's Choir

Scarborough

Wed 23 May 2018

Come and sing along with Filey Fisherman's Choir at Irton Garden Centre.

Cafe Comedy

Cafe Comedy

Bridlington

Wed 23 May 2018

Join us for supper and drinks in the cafe bar, the perfect setting for a night of laughter from three stand-up comedians. Pay what you think for the entertainment. Drinks and food at the bar at normal prices.

Summer Spectacular

Summer Spectacular with Joey Howard

Scarborough

Wed 23 May 2018

Tony Peers Productions are delighted to present a third Summer show for 2018: Summer Spectacular 2018!

Solo A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Scarborough

Wed 23 May 2018

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

Scarborough

Thu 24 May 2018

Craft and gift fair in the Cabaret Ballroom of the Grand Hotel supporting St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough.

Strawberry Fields Carboot & Market

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Bridlington

Thu 24 May 2018

Strawberry Fields Carboot and Market is open every Thursday and Bank Holiday Monday from March to October. Also open Tuesdays from the first week in June. Trading hours 6 am - 2 pm.

Spring flowers at Beck Isle Museum

Springtime Storytime

Pickering

Thu 24 May 2018

Storytime for the under 5s with a focus on springtime stories.