Calling all creatives!

Scarborough and Whitby Constituency Labour Party is looking for artists
and creatives to be part of its campaign team.
We have developed a new campaign system and as part of that we are
looking for artists who would like to create artworks inspired by the
issues we raise.
If you sign up to be part of our campaign system, we will email you our
campaign material as we create it. If you are inspired to write a song,
take a photograph, make video, crochet something, paint or draw, write a
poem or story, interview someone, create a documentary, design a badge
or whatever is your skill, we would love to inspire a surge of
creativity and to share your work as part of our campaigns.
Although politics can often be about problems, the left has the task of
helping people imagine a new future. Perhaps you can help with that.
The deepest, most basic part of our brain is concerned only with three
things. Can I eat it? Can I have sex with it? Am I in danger? We've had
a lot of the latter lately. It's for the left to imagine and depict the
bright future of human connection and plenty that could be our future.
Might this turn into an exhibition? A music event? We'll see.
By signing up you are under no obligation to create or contribute, and
you can always sign off. But if something does inspire you, we would
love you to be part of our campaign.
To sign up, just email
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LabArtist. You don't have to be a Labour Party member, just a supporter.
John Allsopp
IT Officer
Scarborough and Whitby Constituency Labour Party


Call for a director for York Shakespeare Project’s 2018 production of

The Two Noble Kinsmen

Dedicated to performing all of Shakespeare’s plays by the end of 2020 roughly in chronological order it’s time for YSP to put on The Two Noble Kinsmen. Thirty-two plays have been tackled so far, the most recent being our production of The Winter’s Tale running for 5 performances at the John Cooper Studio.

For The Two Noble Kinsmen the Committee have approved a director’s fee of £1,000. You are expected to rehearse on two evenings a week and one weekend afternoon for a period of at least 8 weeks. Performances to run towards the end of April/early May 2018.

Applications should include a C.V. and, on one side of A4, your current ideas for YSP’s The Two Noble Kinsmen. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview in York.

If you are interested in applying, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an Information Pack which will tell you more about this opportunity. Any queries may also be directed to this address.

The closing date for applications will be midnight on 15th December 2017.

John Shuttleworth’s alter-ego heads to Scarborough

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Graham Fellows to star at Coastival 2018

The man behind Jilted John and John Shuttleworth is coming to Scarborough. Organisers of the next Coastival arts festival in Scarborough have announced that Graham Fellows will be a star attraction at the event.

Graham Fellows

Graham will perform a new show, “Completely out of Character” at Scarborough Spa Theatre on February 10th at 8pm. The show will be part of Coastival 2018 – ‘The Light Fantastic’ which runs from 9th to 11th February.  Graham has been the alter-ego of radio and TV comedy creation John Shuttleworth for more than 25 years.  He was also Jilted John, singer of the hit song of the same name, in 1978. For his Coastival show, Graham will step out from behind Shuttleworth’s keyboard to sing his own brand of “revelatory, humorous and quirky still, sometimes sad” songs. He will talk about Shuttleworth as well as his other comic characters, plus his pivotal acting role on Coronation Street, and becoming a teenage pop star as Jilted John. He promises to share the tale of the night jazz legend, George Melly broke into Graham's bedsit, and of the time he bought a packet of bread sauce with a famous Hollywood actor, poignantly recalled in the ballad, 'Mark Rylance Was My Lodger'.

Tickets for Completely out of Character are available now via

February’s Coastival will be a celebration of light and movement. Organisers are putting together a programme which will feature music, visual arts, theatre, dance and comedy across the three days of the annual festival. More details will be unveiled in coming weeks.

Coastival director Wendy Holroyd said: “Graham is a great entertainer with a huge following, particularly for John Shuttleworth, and it is a great coup for Coastival to have him as part of our line-up for February. The programme for the next festival is coming together nicely and we look forward to announcing more exciting news in the coming weeks.”


For more information on Coastival visit

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