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Whitby Rhythm, Blues & Rock Festival

Whitby Rhythm, Blues & Rock Festival

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 14:00

With a warm welcome at Whitby Pavilion...

Corky Laing – still gets a kick from rehearsing daily on his kit, sharing stages with brilliant musicians, performing to audiences and is truly thrilled to have been invited back to the UK again!

Chantel McGregor – delivering songs that salutes contemporary rock, showing a gradual transition from conventional Blues to a harder, bigger and bolder sound with progressive influences!

Stevie Nimmo Trio – enjoying making music now as much as at any point throughout his 20 years in the business and relishes the prospect of continuing to tour and playing live!

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion – has made a considerable impact these last five years, and is one of the bands that have added a fresh approach and vibrancy to the UK blues scene!

Catfish - British Blues Award winners have carved a reputation as an excellent live band, with the help of frontman guitarist/vocalist Matt Long, who plays with a real passion for the blues!

Southbound – with inspirations drawing from blues, rock, jazz, funk and soul, their exclusive take on British Blues leave audiences enthralled by their unique sounds and grooves on stage!

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby. YO21 3EN.
01947 458899

Whitby in the time of Cook Exhibit Closes

Sun, 04 Nov 2018 10:20

Today Whitby is generally thought of as a pretty seaside town with many historic connections.

How different it was in the 18th century! Cook could not have come to a better place and was immensely fortunate in the training he received there. Here he was exposed to impressive models of success, amibition, training and behaviour.

It was a town in the middle of a shipbuilding and shipping boom. There were opportunities to make careers in an exceptional seafaring environment. Boys and young men were drawn from miles around by the quality of training available. Training was strictly practical with the emphasis on professional and vocational skills.

It was also an outward looking place, well connected by sea to the towns of North East, to London and to the Baltic. The young Cook himself travelled as far as St. Petersburgh in 1750.

The exhibition covers some of the key aspects of the town and examines the lives of key men who helped to shape it, such as Abel Chapman (1694-1777), entrepreneur and shipowner, and Lionel Charlton (1720-1788), teacher of mathematics, surveyor and author of the history of the town.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby
Phone: 01947 601900