Avengers take on Thanos
Your guide to events you must not miss this week
Avengers: Infinity War is showing at Hollywood Plaza Cinema, facing a new danger from the cosmic shadows: Thanos.
1Organ Scarborough Electronic Society concert Flower of May Holiday Park, Lebberston Cliff, Sunday May 20 This year, the society has changed the dates to Sunday afternoons to try to increase the numbers attending. Sunday’s concert sees Vice President Nicholas Martin playing. He is a popular organist and people from a wide area travel to hear him play. Doors open at 2pm, start time 2.30pm.
2Filey Filey Steampunk 2018 Evron Centre, Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20 Filey is hosting their second Steampunk Weekend: around town, Crescent Gardens, Nun’s Walk picnic area, Bandstand, Beach and Concert Hall.
Join the guided local history walk (St Oswald’s Church Graveyard); Birds of Prey; The Ancient Art of Tea Duelling (The Lighthouse Tearoom, Belle Vue Street); Teapot Racing (Crescent Gardens Maze - White Lodge end); Raffle; Photographer in the Bandstand, Themed Morris Dancers, Tour de Filey (local businesses competition).
Ride in a CVRT Spartan Tank on Filey beach or enjoy evening cabaret entertainment at The Evron Centre Concert Hall: Alice’s Night Circus, Gurdy Bird, Elle Etoile’s Burlesque, and The Wattinger’s. Tickets are £12.50 and available from Mrs Bishop’s Doggy Deli and via steampunkfiley.co.uk. Email steampunkfiley@yahoo. com or call 01723 512389 (manned by Doggy Deli).
3Stephen Yorkshire Silent Film Festival
Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, Thursday May 17 & Friday May 18. Discover some uniquely weird and wonderful circus and variety performers of the past in Professor Vanessa’s special show celebrating the 250th birthday of circus in 2018. With dancing pigs, boxing kangaroos and much more. Professor Vanessa’s Performing Wonders screens at 1.45pm today. The festival also features Hamlet (1921), showing tonight at7.15pm, Beggars of Life (1928), tomorrow at 7.45pm and Speedy (1928), Saturday at 7.45pm. Visit www.sjt.uk.com
4Hollywood Avengers: Plaza Infinity Cinema, War Thursday May 17, 2pm and 7.30pm; Friday May 18, 7.30pm; Saturday May 19 and Sunday May
20, 2pm and 7.30pm; Monday May 21 and Tuesday May
22, 7.30pm; Wednesday
May 23, 2pm and 7.30pm. As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain. Admission charge.
5Convention Whitby Gospel Music Whitby Pavilion, Saturday May 19. This weekend sees Whitby hosting the 19th annual Gospel Music Convention, with fans from all over Britain flocking to the town. Making a welcome return is Paul Jones together with his wife, Fiona Hendley. Paul saw huge success during the 60s with Manfred Mann and still fronts The Manfreds with all the old hits. His wife Fiona Hendley has seen success both in the West End and also with the award winning TV show Widows.
Their Saturday matinee is not to be missed.
Local singer and event organiser Paul Wheater is best known for his two historic full houses at The London Palladium in 1992 and 1994 and continues to perform all over Britain in theatres and churches. Tony Goodacre is the UK’s most travelled and well known country singer. He has sung at The Grand Ole Opry and joined Paul Wheater for a historic appearance at The London Palladium.
There are several other artistes from different areas of the country. For tickets, call 01947 810561 or visit www.paulwheater.co.uk/ home/wgmc
6 Park Run Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Saturday from 8.30am.
Run by volunteers, this community event offers a great atmosphere and the perfect start to the weekend. So whether you want to run, jog or walk, come and challenge yourself to a 5km. Register in advance by 6pm on the Friday before your first park run.
It’s free. www.parkrun.org.uk
7 Whitby’s Wonderful Wildlife
Whitby Abbey, Thursday May 24 Whitby Abbey is home to some important species of wildlife; including great crested newts and Pipistrelle bats.
See how careful management is benefiting these animals and see areas of interest in the grounds. The tour will then visit the nearby Physic Garden at the youth hostel, which has recently been restored and has an interesting collection of medicinal plants. Light refreshments will be served after the event. Visit www.english-heritage.org. uk/visit/whats-on/3560615/
8 Puffin and gannet cruises RSPB Bempton, every weekend.
An RSPB Puffin and Gannet Cruise aboard the famous Yorkshire Belle pleasure cruiser is exciting, sailing as it does to the bubbling hub of an amazing wildlife spectacle involving around half a million seabirds. Standing on the deck, swirling spirals of gannets drift above while puffins flick across the waves like skimming stones. Razorbills, guillemots, fulmars and kittiwakes are never far from the action. And even porpoises have been known to pop up unexpectedly.
It’s the stuff that naturelovers’ dreams are made of. Booking at Eventbrite.co.uk, search Puffin Cruise.
9 Exhibition: Whitby in the Time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman
Captain Cook Museum, Grape Lane, Whitby This year marks the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific in 1768.
As he weighed anchor at Plymouth, what did he take from Whitby?
The exhibition highlights the special character and growing prosperity of the town and examines the unique features which made Whitby one of the major ship-building centres in Britain. Visit www.cookmuseumwhitby. co.uk
10 Scarborough Food and Gift Fair
Scarborough Market, Saturday May 19 Scarborough Food and Gift Fair will be setting up stall in Westborough, offering a wide choice of food and gift ideas. Stallholders will be selling their wares from 9.30am to 4pm. Free.
Puffin and gannet cruises are a must for sea and nature lovers.
Catch Whitby in the Time of Cook at the Cook Museum.
Take part in Saturday’s Sewerby Park Run (above and right).
Scarborough Food Fair is back on again at Westborough.
Tony Goodacre is starring at Whitby Gospel Music Convention.
Whitby Abbey is hosting a wonderful wildlife event.
Action all the way with Avengers Infinity War.