Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

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

During the weekend the doors of cottages in the village are thrown open as pop-up art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. 

The heritage of Staithes is celebrated through a programme of walks, talks, historic photographs, film shows, and a demonstration of how to make a lobster pot!

North York Moors, Scarborough Borough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire
Light on the Beach

Glenn Kilpatrick

James McGairy

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James Lives and works on the Northern edge of the North York Moors, responding to his environment, creating paintings to celebrate this unique landscape. James aims to convey a sense of place, by conjuring with paint. ‘I search for subjects that inspire, looking for a ‘Light’. I return to familiar places and with luck, I try to capture a moment. My process involves layers of paint, to achieve depth, I am continually thrilled by the magical quality of paint. I am attempting to express my visceral connection to the North York Moors.’

Venue: York House High Barrass Staithes Saltburn By The Sea Yorkshire TS13 5DE United Kingdom

Medium: Painter