EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS ARCHIVE
Previous Exhibitions & Events at the Old Parcels Office
Exhibitions & Events Archive
Christmas Art & Craft Fair
Crafts and Giftware by local makers and Open Studios by our resident studio artists
Old Parcels Office Artspace
Saturday nov 26, 2022
Xmas Art & Craft Fair Sat 26th Nov 2022 – Old Parcels Office Artspace – Only 10 pitches available
In response to requests we are holding a small scale Xmas Art & Craft Fair. It will run alongside the OPO Exhibition in the main room and Artists Open Studios. Event opening times – Saturday 26th Nov – 10.30am – 4.00pm
Prized – features work by six early-career artists selected from Open Artspace 2022, the first open exhibition held at the Old Parcels Office. The selected artists are: Marc Appleton, Christy Burdock, Wendy Galloway, Ellie Hawkes, Zack Thorne, Anna Turner. Old Parcels Office Artspace. Saturday 12th – Sunday 27th Nov 2022 Gallery Open: Thur – Sun 11am-4pm All ages Admission Free
Come join (Not) Forever Yone as they bring together the many talents and creativity of the LGBTQIA+ community in Scarborough to raise essential funds to help deliver their outreach work locally in setting up a consistent offering of creative activity and support for the LGBTQIA+ community in Scarborough, where they can feel safe and authentically themselves. Old Parcels Office Artspace. Friday 2nd Sept. 7.30pm. Tickets, Pay What You Can
Tabletop Art & Crafts Market Saturday 24th September 10.30-4.00pm. Featuring makers from across North Yorkshire. Admission Free
We are hosting a Creative Gender Identity Workshop on Saturday 13th August at the Old Parcels Office at Scarborough Railway Station. Come and explore with us the differences between gender and sex, examples of how to use gender-inclusive language, and how to make spaces more welcoming and safe for trans and non-binary people. Sat August 13th, 2022 14:00 AM – 16:00 PM.
Join OPO resident artist Jacqui Barrowcliffe for a free mindful
photography workshop here at the Old Parcels Office, in response to the current exhibition “Surroundings”.
16 July 11am – 1pm. Booking essential. Free.
The Cold Stares are a hard rocking, story based brand of rock and roll that is sung from the soul. Support Jordan Dennis. Old parcels Office Artspace 25th June 2022 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £14
The Stillhouse Junkies – Stillhouse Junkies play a delirious, head-spinning mixture of original roots, blues, funk, swing, and bluegrass music. 24th June 2022 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £14
Surroundings 2-17 July 2022. Works by nine artists reflecting a diverse range of places, from the raw urban to the romantic landscape. Each artist offers something intriguing about their concerns, observations and practice. Featuring; Jake Attree, Andy Black
Gordon Dalton, Alice Fox, David Fulford
Debbie Loane, Jonathan Newdick
Narbi Price, Judith Tucker
The Blow-ins (Bridget and Phil with Celtic harp, guitar and voices) will be playing music and songs to evoke a sense of place. 9 July (2pm till 4pm) free event.
The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920’s and 30’s America – Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime – and put their own twist on it. Songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption.
Human Machines by Johnny White and Amanda Wray comprises of seven large scale freestanding artworks inspired by the common experiences and feelings, and pivotal moments in life, which affect us all as humans. Saturday 6th – Sunday 28th August 2022. Gallery Open: Thur – Sun 11am-4pm. All ages. Admission Free
When the Railway Came to Town celebrates the growth of Scarborough as seaside resort from the arrival of the first steam trains in 1845 to 1945 through a collection of historical maps, postcards, memorabilia and selected pieces of contemporary art. This exhibition coincides with National Heritage week. 8th – 18th September. Admission Free
To coincide with our next exhibition, ‘When the Railway Came to Town’ 8th-18th Sept, there will be an Illustrated talk about the history of Scarborough Stations by well known local author and President of Scarborough Railway Society ROBIN LIDSTER
This event is ticket by donation. Old Parcels Office Artspace, Pay What You Can, 8th September 7.30 – 8.30
Call-out to artists in support of the Rainbow Centre, Scarborough, 25th anniversary. Auction of donated works and exhibition 16-18 Sept 2022
Sara Petite is a gritty Pollyanna, Minnie Pearl type Bruce Springsteen rocker with an Outlaw-Classic Country style. Old parcels Office Artspace 9th September 2022 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £14
Welcome return to Scarborough for one of the best singer songwriters and guitarists around. Award winning performing songwriter, Nathan Bell, the subject of a 2020 Documentary short film “I Don’t Do This For Love” was a best-of selection for Americana UK in 2016, 2017, and 2018 including Best Male Artist of 2017. Old parcels Office Artspace 20th September 2022 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £14
A solo exhibition by sculptor Paul Bonomini including a new work, ‘Chaos’ which will be suspended like a cloud in the roof space of the OPO. 1st-30th Oct. Thur-Sun 11-4. Admission Free.
Scendings: Recent works 2019 -2022. An exhibition of paintings and prints by Nick Paden. Fri 28th – Sun 30th Oct 2022. All Welcome Admission Free.
Singer-songwriter pianist Jeffery Straker grew up taking piano lessons in a small farming town on the Canadian prairies, and has gone on to perform over 100 shows per year across Canada, Europe and Latin America. His music sits at the intersection of contemporary singer-songwriter, folk and roots genres with critical comparisons being drawn to the likes of Harry Chapin, Kris Kristofferson, & Billy Joel. Old Parcels Office Artspace 4th November 2022 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £14
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Big Ideas By The Sea is a new festival that started in Scarborough in 2021. This annual festival will bring leading speakers, thinkers, and creative people from science, the arts, business, technology and the environment to debate the Big Ideas that concern all of us.
Connections: an exhibition of past and present associates of The Old parcels Office Artspace
Private view of the completed works of A Level Art, Graphics, Textile, BTEC Fashion & Foundation Art, Design and Media students. Come and join us to celebrate and admire the hard work our students have put in during their time at college. Refreshments will be available.
Join us at The Old Parcels Office for this four-week drawing workshop, whether you’re a student with any level of previous experience, wanting to improve your drawing skills, build a portfolio, or if you’re a beginner and would just like to start drawing. With a focus on building a drawing through observation, these four-week courses, led by Sally Gatie, are a great way to experience drawing in a positive, supportive, and friendly atmosphere.
Open Studios event. Our resident artists will be available to meet and talk to visitors over the weekend of the 9th & 10th April 2022 11am-4pm. Admission free
The Blow-ins make gentle acoustic music with Celtic harp, guitar and voices. A musical journey with the Blow-ins goes from ancient love songs to contemporary protest with quiet humour and powerful emotion.
27 March & 23 April (2pm & 3pm) free event.
Xander Armstrong Presents A Homage to the Minimalist & Progressive works of a Man who inspired a musical genre and a profoundly progressive musicology, Philip Glass.
Material Matters: Painting & Ceramics by Katie Braida, Ilona Sulikova, Christopher Tansey, Jenny Morten. February 12th – 27th 2022