We our proud to be providing the box office for the 2022 Books by the Beach Festival!

Saturday 11th June 2022 & Sunday 12th June 2022

 

As well as providing box office services we are also a venue for one of the Authors Talks.

 

Please use the links below to buy your tickets online, alternatively, you can give us a call on 01723 506750 or visit us at YMCA Scarborough, St. Thomas Street, Scarborough, YO11 1DY. We are on the corner of Elder Street. Our opening hours are available here

 

For more information about the festival please visit booksbythebeach.co.uk

Frequently asked questions can be found at the bottom of the page

EARLY BIRD DEAL

Book tickets for all five authors on any given day to get the FULL day for only £45

This offer is only available by telephoning or visiting our Elder Street Box Office

Saturday 11th June 2022

Patrick Gale

Mother’s Boy

Hosted by Helen Boaden

One of the UK’s best-loved novelists, Patrick Gale launches our 2022 event by introducing his new work, Mother’s Boy. It’s a superb historical tale of Cornwall, class, desire and two world wars. Patrick’s other works include Costa shortlisted A Place Called Winter and Richard and Judy bestseller Notes From An Exhibition.

10am-11am

£10

per ticket

Queen Street Methodist Church

Lisa Jewell & Will Brooker

The Truth About Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell is a global best-selling writer with over 5 million copies of her books sold worldwide, many of which were No 1 Sunday Times bestsellers. The Family Upstairs was the bestselling crime novel of 2020 and a sequel The Family Remains is due for release in July. Alongside her biographer Will Brooker, Lisa shares a year in the life of a bestselling novelist and how a novel is created. Perfect for fans and aspiring authors alike.

1pm-2pm

£10

per ticket

Queen Street Methodist Church

Nicholas Crane

Latitude

Award winning author and geographer Nicholas Crane is well-known for his television work including lead presenter on Coast and Great British Journeys. His new book Latitude is set in 1735. Twelve unruly men board ships bound for South America. Their mission – to discover the true shape of the Earth. Exposed to dangers none can imagine, the survivors won’t return for ten years…unmissable event!

3pm-4pm

£10

per ticket

St. Mary's Church

Lucy Easthope

When the Dust Settles

Hosted by Helen Boaden

Professor Lucy Easthope is the UK’s leading authority on disaster recovery and an inspirational speaker. She has been involved in the response to almost every seismic event of the past two decades including 9/11, Grenfell and the Covid-19 pandemic. Lucy will discuss her memoir When the Dust Settles taking us behind the police tape to find hope in the most difficult times.

5pm-6pm

£10

per ticket

Queen Street Methodist Church

Charlie Higson

Whatever gets you through the night

Hosted by Gerry Foley

Charlie Higson created and starred in the hugely successful comedy series The Fast Show. He is also author of the bestselling Young Bond books and horror series, The Enemy. Tonight Charlie introduces his first adult crime novel in twenty-five years. Whatever Gets You Through The Night is a colourful thriller exposing dark truths lurking beneath the surface of a sunny Mediterranean idyll.

7.30pm-8.30pm

£10

per ticket

Queen Street Methodist Church

Sunday 12th June 2022

Alan Johnson

The Late Train To Gipsy Hill

Hosted by Gerry Foley

 

Festival friend and former Home Secretary Alan Johnson is prize winning author of a memoir trilogy detailing his fascinating life and career. His fourth memoir In My Life featured his love of music. Today Alan discusses his debut novel The Late Train To Gipsy Hill – a fast moving thriller based on espionage, the Russian mafia and a mysterious beauty with a deadly secret… crime to miss it!

10.30am-11.30am

£10

per ticket

YMCA Theatre

Anita Sethi

I Belong Here

Hosted by Helen Boaden

Journalist Anita Sethi was on a train journey through Northern England when she became the victim of a race-hate crime. Determined not to let this brutal experience stop her travelling freely and without fear, she decided to walk the ‘backbone of Britain’. Her journey is one of reclamation and discovery – exploring place, identity, belonging and natural beauty. I Belong Here won the 2021 Books Are My Bag Readers Award.

1pm-2pm

£10

per ticket

St Mary's Church

John Volanthen

The Thai Cave Rescue

Hosted by Gerry Foley

John Volanthen began caving with scouts at the age of 14 and is now a world record-holding British cave diver who has been at the forefront of underground rescue for over twenty years. John tells his dramatic account of the daring mission he led in 2018 to rescue the Thai youth soccer team trapped in a flooded cave, while the world held its breath. A true hero always on standby for the next rescue!

3pm-4pm

£10

per ticket

St Mary's Church

Chloe Duckworth

The Great British Dig

Hosted by Helen Boaden

 

Dr Chloe Duckworth is a lecturer in Archaeology at Newcastle University and expert presenter on Channel 4’s The Great British Dig. This TV hit brings history closer to home as the team excavate back gardens around Britain to discover secrets under the lawns. Chloe will be discussing her fascinating tie-in book at this event.

5pm-6pm

£10

per ticket

Queen Street Methodist Church

Keith Brymer Jones

Boy in a China Shop

Hosted by Helen Boaden

In our festival finale Keith Brymer Jones reveals his inspirational journey from a North London boyhood to a global success. Trained ballet dancer, front man in an almost famous rock band, master potter and judge of The Great Pottery Throw Down – we are delighted to welcome Keith for this entertaining and emotional event!

7.30pm-8.30pm

£12

per ticket

Queen Street Methodist Church

Frequently Asked Questions

When will tickets be available?

Tickets go on sale for all events 31st March at 10am

Are all the events at the YMCA?

No, please check your ticket carefully for the venue for the talk you have booked for. All venues are wheelchair accessible

Can I buy tickets on the door?

Tickets must be bought in advance. Our box office on Elder Street will be open on Saturday 11th June from 9.30am – 5.30pm. We are not open Sunday 12th June.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets in advance can be bought online, by telephone on 01723 506750 or in person at YMCA Scarborough, St. Thomas Street, YO11 1DY. Our opening hours are available here

If I buy online, how do I get my tickets?

If you buy your tickets online, you can get tickets as a e-Ticket or by Post.

E-tickets can either be printed or shown on a mobile device

Post tickets are available for an extra fee up to one week before the festival

If I buy in person or on the phone, how do I get my tickets?

If you buy your tickets on the telephone or in person, you can get tickets printed for collection or delivered by post. You can also get an e-ticket sent your email.

E-tickets can either be printed or shown on a mobile device

Post tickets are available for £1.50 per booking

Tickets can be collected at our Elder Street Box office, but please note that we are not open Sunday 12th June so you must pick them up in advance

Tell me about booking fees

If you book online, Ticketsource adds a booking fee to your transaction to cover their costs.

If you book with us at the box office either by telephone or in-person, there is no fee.

 

Can I reserve my ticket now and pay later?

No sorry, Tickets must be paid for at the time of booking

 

I can't attend now, can I have a refund?

No sorry, we can not offer refunds once tickets have been purchased

I have COVID-19 and I can't attend now, can I have a refund?

No sorry, we can not offer refunds once tickets have been purchased

Will Refreshments be Available?

Refreshments will be available to buy at all of the events

Will a Hearing Loop be Available?

All events have a hearing loop, please check with the venue staff on how to access this service