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

Glenn Kilpatrick

What's On

We're planning a great line up of talks, walks, workshops and events. Keep up to date with festival news on our Facebook page.

Book a printmaking workshop run by entertaining artist Sean Starwars all the way from Mississippi to Staithes, bring your favourite antique to be valued by BBC TV presenter and expert auctioneer Caroline Hawley, learn how to make a lobster pot from former Staithes fisherman John Cole, and spend Saturday evening in the company of performance poet, comedian and musician John Hegley.

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