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On Friday 22 May 2020, the Filey Literature Festival opens with a poetry dinner at Tommy’s on Hope Street. The event, that commences at 5.30pm, features three poets and a cow pie! The poets come from the Scarborough based publishers Valley Press. Established in 2008, Valley Press has in their stable local authors from Scarborough, York […]

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Vintage fairground ride
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The popular visitor attraction, the Scarborough Fair Collection and Vintage Transport Museum, based at the Flower of May holiday park at Lebberston, is applying for permission to extend one of its main exhibition buildings in order to further grow its collection. The extension will house art and artefacts owned by Scarborough Council. The Scarborough Fair Collection […]

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Poster showing times of Santa special train
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The annual Yorkshire Coast Community Rail Partnership Santa train is running this Saturday (14 December). Santa and his helpers will be on board the 10:30 Hull to Scarborough train and the 12:20 Scarborough to Hull train. All children on board will get free sweets and there will be mince pies for the adults. The trains are […]

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Reighton Sands
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Yorkshire Water has announced that the water quality at Reighton has achieved the ‘excellent’ rating, meaning that the beach can now apply for the coveted blue flag award. The water quality moved from ‘good’ to ‘excellent’. Several other Yorkshire beaches were also promoted to the excellent category, including Scarborough North Bay, Hornsea and Robin Hood’s […]

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Amanda Owen, with horse
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Tickets for Amanda Owen’s talk at Filey Literature Festival have sold out! The appearance of the Yorkshire Shepherdess has captured the imagination of Filey people and tickets were flying out of the door of Mrs Bishop’s Doggie Deli. The tickets for the Friday night headliner, Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss, are selling well. They are […]

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wooden direction sign for the Cleveland Way
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One of the world’s longest footpaths, the 2,795 mile England Coast Path, will open a new stretch next year and it will begin at Filey. The Yorkshire Coast is already a magnet for walkers and northwards there is a continuous coastal route from Filey to Newport Bridge at Middlesbrough. Developing a path south from Filey […]

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Framed photographs of Filey in shop window
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Exciting new chapter for Kirsty L. Boat at Gussykat. Her well loved Union Street tailoring, alteration and repair business is delighted to be showcasing the work of talented local photographer Becky Haxby Rhodes. The first few pieces are already on display, with more to follow on the run up to the festive season. Kirsty commented: “Becky’s […]

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band at Filey folk festival
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The line up for Filey Folk Festival has been announced. The headliners at the Evron Centre include acts from America, Australia and, what might be described as, London-Irish. The Folk Festival runs from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May. The festival brings a vibrant atmosphere to the town with musicians in a myriad of venues. From […]

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Amanda Owen, with horse
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One of the most anticipated authors appearing at next May’s Filey Literature Festival is Amanda Owen, the star of the ITV series The Dales. She is speaking at Filey’s Evron Centre at 7.30pm on Sunday 24 May. Tickets went on sale last month and only eleven tickets remain unsold! Act fast to book your seat, tickets are […]

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Christmas tree on Coble Landing, Filey
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Filey’s Fishtive Tree is set to be unveiled on Saturday 7th December. The ‘tree’ is quite a sight, made as it is from lobster pots, dressed with fishy bunting and topped by a golden salmon. Although it is only the third year that the tree has appeared on the Coble Landing, the fishtive tree has […]

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