Tickets on sale for art gallery fundraiser

SCARBOROUGH Art Gallery is throwing open its doors to dinner guests next month for the first time in more than 70 years.

The downstairs galleries will be converted into a one-off, pop-up restaurant venue for the event, Scarborough Museums Trust’s annual fundraising dinner, on Saturday March 17.

Tickets are selling fast for the dinner, which will begin with canapés and drinks, and a sneak preview of the Gallery’s latest exhibition, Fears, Foes & Faeries, which doesn’t open to the public until 23 March.

Dinner will be followed by an auction of lots including a five-star dining package of dinners for two at various restaurants including one with a Michelin star, a cricket bat signed by the Yorkshire County Cricket Club team, a large canvas copy of Ernest Roe’s Wreck Below the Grand Hotel and a ‘pamper hamper’ of beauty treatments at salons in and around Scarborough. The dinner is being provided by Beiderbecke’s Hotel and Restaurant.

Chief executive Shirley Collier said: “The annual dinner has become quite a highlight of the Scarborough social calendar. Last year’s raised over £5,000, which contributed to Scarborough Museums Trust’s essential work with young people: we hope to raise even more this year for the same cause.”

Tickets are available from Scarborough Museums Trust on (01723) 384503 or

The dress code is black tie – or faeries and foes fancy dress.