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We Are Scarborough

  • University Of Hull Scarborough Campus Filey Road Scarborough, England, YO11 3az United Kingdom (map)

An event to celebrate and showcase Scarborough’s culture, diversity and unity is to be staged at the University of Hull Scarborough Campus.

We are Scarborough on Sunday 2nd October, 2pm – 6pm will feature art, music, dance and mindfulness, as well as world cuisine and accessibility sports, pulled together from a range of Scarborough communities. A combination of workshops, performances, games, debates, stalls and exhibitions will be available throughout the afternoon for all ages. All activities are free with bucket collections being taken for RNLI.

The event is being coordinated through a partnership established between the University of Hull Scarborough Campus, Hull University Union, North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council, Yorkshire Coast Homes and a range of Community Groups.

Community Cohesion Worker, Julie Hay, from North Yorkshire County Council, said: “The celebration event will bring together people of all ages, faiths, disabilities, ethnic backgrounds, sexuality and cultures.

“In this launch event we aim to bring together the diverse communities of Scarborough with a view to celebrating our unique identities and cultivating a deeper understanding of what makes a rich community.”

A number of zones will be set up on Hull University’s Scarborough Campus, Filey Road. There will be the opportunity to enjoy performances by bands, dancers and other performers, while sampling food from around the world. Alternatively, visitors can take a more active part in a whole range of sports and workshops: cycling on adapted bikes, touch tag rugby, walking football, boccia, circus skills, arts and crafts, tai chi, pilates, Bollywood dance, Samba, debates, or learn how to manage stress through an introduction to Mindfulness.

Information about the event can be found on Facebook #WeAreScarborough and Twitter @WeAreScarboro.