Free arts exhibition to be held

A FREE arts festival takes place in an old boatyard on Sandside this weekend.

It will feature Freddie Gilson and the Belsen Stragglers, the large steel sculpture which has been bought for the town by Maureen Robinson, and four more sculptures by the same artist, Ray Lonsdale.

“We are hoping it will bring a lot of visitors into the town,” says organiser Ken Wood.

“The idea is to showcase the artistic talent we have in the area, to inform the public of all the galleries and art clubs in the area and give local artists somewhere to exhibit paintings in one place together”.

Ken has invited art societies and clubs in Scarborough, Ayton, Filey and Cayton to exhibit and hopes to get professional and semi-professional artists involved too. They will be able to advertise themselves, their art classes, etc.

Among the artists already signed up are Yorkshire Coast College students.

Ken is receiving help and advice from a wide spectrum of the art community in the area, especially Helen Birmingham from the Studio Gallery in Belle Vue Parade.

Submissions can be sent to Ken at the Arts Workshops in Crown Arcade, Albion Rd, Scarborough, YO11 2BT.

Application forms can be obtained at the Art Workshops and the Studio Gallery or downloaded from the Studio Gallery’s website.

The exhibition will be open from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.

For further information, ring Ken on 07768 202773 or email him at