April 25, 2014
APRIL 2014 GOTH WEEKEND – 25 – 27 April 2014
HALLOWE’EN 2014 GOTH WEEKEND – over the weekend of 31st October 2014.
2014 is the 20th Anniversary of this hugely popular and twice yearly event. Check the website for further information or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and www.whitbygothweekend.co.uk . Check out our Facebook page for hot-off-the-press information at: www.facebook.com/whitbygothweekend .
May 1, 2014
Whitby Art Xhibitions and Richardson & Smith present The Great Xhibition which will be held at the West Cliff Saleroom, Silver Street, Whitby. Aiming to show there’s more to explore than the many wonderful images of the Abbey, beach huts, seagulls etc., Whitby Art Xhibitions (a group of local artists) are hosting their own ‘pop-up’ exhibition to showcase the wonderful arts scene and talents of artists in Whitby and the area and this Xhibition will reflect a cross between a Group Show and an Art Fair. The West Cliff Saleroom will be transformed into an art space offering cafe facilities with plenty of seating and to add to the atmosphere – relax with a hot drink, sit back and enjoy the music. Come along and meet some of the local artists and be inspired by their talented work.
May 9, 2014
Held at the Whitby Pavilion, this annual, popular event is now in its 17th year. There are three daily workshops with qualified line dance choreographers and live music over three nights. Steve Mason runs the disco on mornings and evenings.
May 16, 2014
Visit Whitby Pavilion and join in the UK’s top Gospel Music event which includes International Christian Gospel and Country Artists. This music event also incorporates the Whitby Spring Bible Week which is held at the Whitby Evangelical Church.
May 28, 2014
A traditional, annual ritual. Each year at 9am, Eve of Ascension Day – the ceremony of the Horngarth (or known as Planting of the Penny Hedge) takes pride of place in Whitby’s Upper Harbour. Performed under the supervision of the Bailiff of the Manor of Fyling, this hedge is constructed from nine hazel stakes which are driven in to the mud, forced down by an ancient mallet. A further nine pliant branches are used for inter-twining, and are braced at each end with ‘stout-strowers’. Brushwood infills are weaved around the lower stakes, and the event is completed with three blasts on the ram’s horn with a cry from the Bailiff of “out on ye” (three times over). The hedge construction has to be strong enough to stand three tides.
June 21, 2014
The Whitby Sea Angling Festival is sponsored by the famous Magpie Cafe and runs through from 21 June to 13 July. For further information please contact the Whitby Chartered Skippers Association direct.
June 28, 2014
Join in with Whitby residents and celebrate Armed Forces Day which will be held at the War Memorial, Dock End, Whitby. There will be displays, performances and stalls throughout the day and, weather permitting, Air Displays, which will also include the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which will be a heart-filling experience as Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster roar over the Town.
July 4, 2014
This will be the 13th Northern Soul Weekender for which this annual packed event is known to be THE original of its kind. Featuring the best in Northern Soul, Modern Soul and Motown, played by the North’s best loved DJs. Soul nights and daytime sessions running over 3 days. Visit the Whitby Pavilion website for further details.
July 12, 2014
Fundraising weekend with lots of attractions for all the family to enjoy. Excellent array of stalls. Whitby’s lifeboats on show for public viewing.
July 19, 2014
Held at Whitby Pavilion, this Vintage Fair is hugely popular and enjoys fabulous sea views! 40 stalls offering genuine vintage goods spanning from the 1920s to the 1980s, held in the Pavilion’s Northern Lights suite.