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Free Music Festival For Scarborough

Free Music Festival For Scarborough

Published by Yorkshire Coast Radio News at 6:01am 22nd February 2020. (Updated at 7:58am 22nd February 2020)

Scarborough welcomes back it's annual Coastival Festival, this weekend.

The celebration of the arts takes place at Scarborough Spa, is completely free and has a family focus.

The festival is produced by Scarborough-based Create Arts Development. Emma Hallam is their director:

"This year we've decided to create a family focused Coastival.", she said.

"We're inviting everyone around this weekend to come along for lots of family activities.

"Coastival's been going a long time and we're really excited to try something different.

"We want to get everyone involved in messy play and making music and we've got storytelling with the National Literary Trust." 

There's also Flamenco and samba dancing, films and carnival drumming.

Visitors to the Spa will also have the chance to get creative with some cardboard engineering, learn to crochet or join in favourite songs from the movies with the Coastival family choir. 

Emma is particularly looking forward to the cardboard creation, adding:

"Cardboard engineering will be taking over the Grand Hall of the Spa, making big stems and tunnels, we're all going to get stuck in- it's going to be great.

"Our friends from Scarborough Museum are coming along to do cave arts and clay pots, Stephen Joseph Theatre are doing some drama workshops aimed at 4-to-7 year-olds and 8-to-11 year-olds. 

"It really is for everyone to get involved- grandmas, grandads, everyone."

On Sunday, youngsters can learn to write a rap with rap artist The Edger, plus there's plenty of interactive storytelling fun lined up with Miles Salter on Saturday and the National Literacy Trust on Sunday.

The weekend will round off with a concert from Mambo Jambo, on Sunday, at 4pm. Covering many musical styles from boogie to bluegrass, Eastern European to Cuban music, Mambo Jambo will also perform numbers from the Roaring Twenties as well as their own upbeat and engaging songs.

Coastival is a Children's University learning destination and staff will be on hand to stamp passports. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 
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