Music and games at library for Armed Forces Day

Scarborough library will host events and activities for all as part of the town’s Armed Forces Day celebrations on Saturday, 29 June.

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Among the entertainment will be a vintage tea party, with traditional treats – including pork pies, Swiss roll and trifle – supplied by Sainsbury’s. Children will be able to enjoy games youngsters might have played during the Second World War, including hopscotch, snakes and ladders, dominoes and card games.

This free event will run from noon until 1.30pm. Beach Hut Theatre Company will perform a series of five-minute plays interspersed with music from the wartime era from pianist John Pattison between 12.15pm and 1.15pm.

The event will also see the first performance by the recently formed Scarborough Library Wellbeing Choir, which will entertain with wartime favourites including A Long Way to Tipperary, We’ll Meet Again and White Cliffs of Dover. The choir is always on the lookout for new talent, so if you are interested this is a great opportunity to meet them.

Events will be co-ordinated to ensure everyone has time to watch the air displays taking place on the day. Visitors are invited to dress for the event, if they wish, to help to create a party atmosphere and the library will be decorated with Union Jack bunting.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “This is an opportunity to recognise the area’s armed forces personnel past and present while enjoying a fun-filled family celebration at your library.

“There’s always something special happening at your local library, as well as a wealth of resources to help you enjoy the events and activities on offer. Library membership is free, so if you’re not a member why not join at the Armed Forces Day event? Alternatively, join the library online and see digital resources and e-books.”

This story was published 7 June 2019