Paul Toole loans memorabilia for Coastival

Paul Toole with the Stage Door sign
Paul Toole with the Stage Door sign

Former Scarborough music promoter and venue manager Paul Toole has offered artifacts and memorabilia for display at Coastival.

Th event’s Reverberation exhibition takes place in the Ocean Room at Scarborough Spa between Friday February 13 and Saturday February 14.

During the 1980s and 90s Paul ran the Stage Door and then the Talbot Inn music venues, which hosted acts such as Wilko Johnson, Geno Washington, Captain Sensible, Hazel O’Connor and Desmond Dekker – as well as countless local acts.

Amongst the items on show at the exhibition will be the original large wooden sign, formerly at the entrance to the Stage Door pub.

Paul has also been involving in organising the live gig, which will accompany the exhibition on the evening of Friday February 13 where bands from all eras of Scarborough’s vibrant musical history will be featured, including Prendo and The Good Friends, The Pop Pigs, The Vertical Dead Quartet and Tom Townsend.

There will be sounds from DJs including Paul Murray from the Penthouse, Noid from LTs and Mark Starkey from the Tunnel Club.

Tickets for the Reverberation gig or a a combined weekend ticket, which also gives entry to Coastival’s ‘Back in Time’ concert on Saturday February 14 are no sale now.

Admission to the exhibition is free except during the two evening concerts, when a ticket will be required.