Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festival on the coast – a must-go-to event in the regional arts calendar.

During the weekend some 100+ cottages in the village become temporary art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. Staithes heritage is also celebrated in fossils, fishing, historic photographs and film shows.

North York Moors, Scarborough Borough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire
Staithes Sunset

Glenn Kilpatrick

The Festival Steering Committee

The festival is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers.

The committee is made up as follows:  Joint Chair: Rob Shaw & Alison Milnes; Treasurer: Nigel Oates; Artists & Venues: Jill Turton; Social Media: Bridget Wilkinson; Food & Drink: Sonia Bayliss; Secretary: Jude Knight; Events & Talks: Helen Kippax; Ian Adcock, Lindsay Wood

Working Group: Heritage: Grant McKee; Press: Amanda Wragg; Music: Chris Wade; Advertising: Ed Everard; Stewards: Paul Bader; Brochure: Angel Scott; Special Projects: Barbara Govan

If you would like to help we always welcome volunteers. Please email us at: