A FREE new festival celebrating Whitby’s maritime culture will take place on May 18 and 19.

Fish & Ships will feature live music, street theatre, pop-up barbecues, local ales, cooking demonstrations and a large-scale, pier-side firework display, as well as angling and rowing competitions and film screenings.

For more details about the festival, visit discoveryorkshirecoast.com/whitby/fishandships19