A WORLD premiere and a mix of live music, theatre, comedy, art and photography will take centre stage at next month's Coastival arts festival in Scarborough.

Organisers have unveiled the programme for the tenth anniversary festival's run from February 22 to 24 under the subtitle of The Greatest Of Times.

To mark the anniversary, the festival will include a celebration of past festivals as well as new, ground-breaking entertainment.

In the aforementioned world premiere, Belle Jones presents High Land at Woodend Gallery on Coastival Friday and Saturday. This spoken-word piece explores what human beings are capable of when placed under extreme pressure, in this case being forced to flee their homes.

Coastival director Kate Beard says: "We're absolutely delighted to unveil the full programme for Coastival 2019 and thrilled with the exciting mix of music, theatre, art and entertainment we have in store.

"Coastival 2019 marks a very special milestone for the festival, as it will be ten years since the very first event. So we're pleased we can promise three days that mix the best new, ground-breaking and thought-provoking events with a nod back both to the history of Coastival and the history of Scarborough."

Already tickets are available for the main attractions at coastival.com. One of these will be an evening of music at the Scarborough Spa Ocean Room on Coastival Saturday from 7pm, when the headliners will be Newcastle soul and funk band Smoove & Turrell, making a return to the festival.

Another highlight will be the Sound Of Scarborough concert at the Ocean Room on the Friday evening from 7pm, featuring the best local bands ahead of the release of a vinyl album of East Coast music.

Movie-goers are in for a treat when Coastival serves up two Fifties' sci-fi classics, The Creature From The Black Lagoon and Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, at 1pm and 3pm in the Spa Music Room on the Saturday.

Coastival Sunday offers the chance to see Scarborough On Film, a dip into historical footage from Yorkshire Film Archive at 1pm and 3.30pm, again in the Spa Music Room.

Among performance highlights will be a piece by Schwa called A Lark, in which this trio sets classic poetry to music for a celebration of our feathered friends. This original work will be performed at Woodend on Coastival Friday and Saturday at 8pm.

Elsewhere, during Coastival, there will be performances by the Beach Hut Theatre Company, Animated Objects Theatre Company and gentleman magicians Morgan & West and music by jazz trombonist Dennis Rollins and The Mark Gordon Trio, Stone Penguin and more besides. Look out too for dozens of open studios and installations, street theatre and family activities.

To view the full programme, visit coastival.com.

Charles Hutchinson