A huge … or should we say GIANT welcome to Coastival 2014!
This year it is no exaggeration to say we have something big in store for fans of our growing arts festival here in Scarborough.
Central to Coastival 2014 is Orpheus the Mariner, a huge performance featuring giant puppets and including a record attempt for the largest puppet in the world, all staged against the backdrop of Scarborough’s popular seafront. Lee Threadgold and Dawn Dyson-Threadgold of Animated Objects Theatre Company have been working tirelessly for months, with fantastic support from the local community, to put together this truly spectacular event the like of which will never have been seen before. As if that wasn’t enough, we have built a fantastic programme around this year’s chosen theme of movement and featuring music, theatre, arts, dance and entertainment for children.
In fact there’s 100 events, 80 of them free, spread over three fun-packed days.
Music is always a key part of Coastival’s success and 2014 is no exception.
Headline act this year is popular British acid jazz band the Brand New Heavies, supported by Nubiyan Twist,taking to the stage at the Spa Grand Hall from 8pm on Friday. Top-name jazz will fill Scarborough Jazz Day at the Spa Grand Hall on Saturday with Kate Peters and the Heavy Horns from 2.30 to 5pm and a welcome return from Yorkshire jazz favourite Clare Teal bringing the Community Band, from 8pm. On Sunday the Musicport “Lock in Dance Show” will offer a unique mix of folk and hip-hop, set in a traditional English pub and featuring the Demon Barbers, at 2.30pm at the Spa Grand Hall.
A special weekend ticket costing just £50 is available to enjoy Brand New Heavies, both jazz sessions and Musicport – saving £10 on the individual ticket prices!
If music unplugged is more your sort of thing then we have fabulous Acoustic Lounge sessions on offer both days, all free at Farrer’s Bar down at the Spa Complex. Elsewhere we’ve got lots more music plus theatre at the Hull University Scarborough Campus, dance and dance workshops at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, a great selection of films at the Spa, plus street performance, visual arts and installations, travelling theatre, free arts and craft objects to find and keep, drop-in lantern making, walkabout performance art, literary lunches, a teeny weeny cinema in a caravan, the list goes on … For younger people, the Stephen Joseph Theatre is staging a Comedy Club 4 Kids and a children’s comedy workshop and there’s other Rollercoastival events too...
We told you it was BIG!
Thank you for supporting Coastival 2014 and we hope you enjoy this unique and very special event here in Scarborough.
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The Coastival Team.