Signs of the Times is a new and fascinating town centre trail of illuminated text artworks celebrating some of Scarborough’s uncelebrated or forgotten places. The trail is inspired by the stories of local people and visually prompted by Scarborough’s heritage of illuminated signs.
Glitzy signage styles, reminiscent of Scarborough’s seafront of the past, will form the trail – each artwork having a link to the personal stories of the town residents. The accompanying web pages, accessed via QR-tags, will provide more information about each sign, the stories that inspired it and what else can be found within a few short steps.
From Wednesday 15 November 2023 to Saturday 6 January 2024
The trail was commissioned by Scarborough Town Centre Team and funded by Yorkshire Coast BID. Arcade Arts, a Scarborough-based community producing company is delivering the event having engaged Adrian Riley, a local artist and designer, to create each sign and interpretation.
Photo credit: Matthew Cooper