Coastival event reveals unusual venues for 2017

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Visitors to February’s Coastival arts festival in Scarborough are being warned to expect the unexpected when it comes to venues.

The festival runs on February 18 and 19.

This is in keeping with the theme for the 2017 event – Coastival: The Unexpected.

Typical will be a music concert, featuring a line-up of well-known musicians, but taking place in Scarborough’s disused prison in Dean Road.

Coastival director Wendy Holroyd said: “What will make 2017 different will be the unusual places you can go to where lots of exciting and different things are going on.”

Bands Behind Bars runs from 1pm to 4pm on the Saturday and will feature Frankie Dixon, Rhys Bloodjoy and Jesse Hutchinson performing at the Dean Road prison.

Station to Station, from 6pm to 8pm on both Saturday and Sunday, will see historic images of Scarborough projected on to the rails of the old cliff lift at the Sea Strand Café, Aquarium Top.

At the Brunswick on the Saturday, shoppers can enjoy the Global Voices Choir from 2pm to 2.45pm and then the Coastival Choir from 3pm to 3.45pm.

At 9pm on the same day there’ll be music, comedy and performance amongst the market stalls when Market Hall Myriad of Music And Madness is held at Scarborough Market Hall.

On the Sunday, A Magical Afternoon Tea offers table magic performed alongside traditional refreshments at Phoenix Court, from 1pm to 2pm and 3pm to 4pm.

The venue switches to the Old Parcels’ Office on Sunday afternoon, from 1pm to 4pm, for Tracks by the Tracks, musical performances from Lazlo, Connor and Nathen and AC3.

Booking for all events will be via www.coastival.com from December.