Follow the trail of purple music notes to the Twilight Zone – the new club set up by David and Kerry Nicholson at the YMCA, Scarborough.
The staves have been drawn along the walls of the St Thomas Street buidling to lure those who want to take part in the creative arts to the rooms used by Twilight Productions, the company run by the couple.
David has been the face of Twilight for 10 years. Now Kerry has given up her role as production co-ordinator for the YMCA to join her husband full-time.
They still work out of YMCA headquarters, the place they have been associated with for decades. It works for them, everyone is supportive and they saw no reason to look for alternative premises. They are joined in the venture by Jodi Hatton.
“We want to focus on youth and give the club a family feel,” said David, familiar to Scarborough audiences as a song and dance man as well as a comedian of some skill.
“We are big believers in the community and of the YMCA which is why it is great to be based here,” he said.
They have four rooms, including a dance space with mirrors, a vocal zone for one-to-one singing tuition, and a chill-out area.
“Youngsters can sit in here and do their home work, we have put in a Wii and floor cushions and want the children and adults to use it has a meeting room,” said Kerry.
The trio run various clubs and workshops during the week. These include a Glee Theatre Club, a comedy club, creation station and dance classes. There is also a Twilight Choir and Twilight Productions – the performing part of the set-up.
“It is not all about performing in shows,” said Kerry, “Not all youngsters want to do that. The Glee Theatre Club incorporates the technical side, like lighting and sound, producing and directing.”