Forum reveals 2012 itinerary of events

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RESIDENTS in Scarborough are set to be good sports in 2012 after the announcement of three huge community projects in the town.

Scarborough Urban Area Forum has revealed it will be focusing on art, culture and sport as it aims to deliver grassroots programmes throughout the year.

The Barrowcliff Community Gateways Project is one of the projects in the scheme and forms the artistic part of the triumvirate.

The programme aims to increase community pride by providing signage to the four main entrances to the Barrowcliff estate.

However, rather than the usual highways signage, the new signs will incorporate visual artwork and designs from various Barrowcliff community groups.

A Festival of Yorkshire will take place in Scarborough from August 1.

The four-day event - forming the cultural aspect of the theme - will celebrate all things Yorkshire.

An exhibition of work from the world famous artist David Hockney will be on display at at Woodend and there will also be associated arts workshops for local children.

A Yorkshire Authors Day, featuring talks and readings and a Yorkshire Sausage Competition, held in Scarborough Indoor Market, will also take place.

The sporting element of this year’s theme is covered by the Sports Club Information Day on Saturday, April 21 in the Filey Road Sports Centre.

The forum will work with the council’s Sports Development Officer and Safer Communities to host an information day for Scarborough sporting clubs.

There will also be a chance for the participating clubs to attend workshops on funding, child protection and governance.