Festival off to a good start

Filey Festival opening ceremony outside the Evron Centre. Sue Clarke, who chairs the festival committee, addresses the throng. Photo by Dave Barry 112581a
Filey Festival opening ceremony outside the Evron Centre. Sue Clarke, who chairs the festival committee, addresses the throng. Photo by Dave Barry 112581a
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THE popular Filey Festival kicked off in the sunshine and the forecast is looking good for another packed weekend of entertainment.

Today’s proceedings get under way with a Filey Fisherman concert in the Concert Hall at 11am followed by a free Teddy Bears Picnic from noon to 2pm in Evron Terrace.

Filey Festival opening ceremony outside the Evron Centre. Mr and Mrs Scarborough, Gavin Fitton and Leanne Wilford, placed sashes on, from left, new princess Liberty Rounding, 9, prince Ben Clarke, 9, and queen Ellie Gibson, 11. Photo by Dave Barry 112581f

Filey Festival opening ceremony outside the Evron Centre. Mr and Mrs Scarborough, Gavin Fitton and Leanne Wilford, placed sashes on, from left, new princess Liberty Rounding, 9, prince Ben Clarke, 9, and queen Ellie Gibson, 11. Photo by Dave Barry 112581f

Festival secretary Bob Rishworth said: “The festival started off very well and we hope that it finishes in the same way. The weather has been kind to us and the crowds turned out.

The Rotary Club of Filey will be entering into a tide fighting contest today at 2.30pm on the beach opposite Cargate Hill and evening entertainment sees Shall We Dance at the Concert Hall and a gala concert at the Methodist church, both at 7.30pm.

Sunday’s Family Fun Day from 11am to 4pm in Glen Gardens will feature a pet show, organised by Julie Viles and judged by Mr Dave Newbury, displays and actions under the control of the Hunmanby Terriers Racing Team, magic show, music by Carl Sutcliffe and folk band Fiddlyn Mandoris, street dance and displays by Northern Images Community Arts Group and the local Garage Dance Studio, donkey rides, kids attractions, bouncy castle, car boot sale, stalls, balloon race. Entry is free.

The festival finishes with a finale Last Night of the Proms concert in the Methodist Church at 7.30pm.