Saturday was spent enjoying this year's Coastival (www.coastival.com) - how very fortunate we are to have this fantastic arts festival in our town. I did not get round to see as much as I'd have liked (dallying in the sun at the Clock Cafe is the reason but no excuse). However, what a pleasure it was to see installations, exhibitions and experience the soaring voices of the Singing Ducks at the Rotunda, not to mention seeing the Spa transformed into something like the Taj Mahal by lights.

Recently there's been a letter in the local paper from a visitor from Milan Italy saying that Scarborough has no culture - how very wrong s/he is and what a pity s/he wasn't here to experience Coastival.