A MULTI-award-winning poet from York is the headliner at the Christmas Rotunda Nights at Scarborough’s Rotunda Museum.

December’s Rotunda Nights, from 6.30pm to 9pm on Saturday, December 21, will feature Carole Bromley, local story tellers Scarborough-told Tales, and Whitby acapella group The Windmill Girls.

York-based Carole Bromley’s work has appeared in many journals and compilations and she has published three collections: A Guide Tour of the Ice House, The Stonegate Devil and Blast Off!, a collection for children. She has won many prizes including the Bridport Prize for Poetry, The Brontë Society Literary Award and the 2019 Hamish Canham Award from the Poetry Society.

Scarborough-told Tales brings local story-tellers who are graduates of an acclaimed local workshop course to the Rotunda, a return visit after their performance at the venue in July.

The Windmill Girls is an all-female choir from the Whitby area, singing a variety of acapella carols in parts, with many from the rich tradition of ‘village’ carols.

Some of the carols performed date from the 18th century and feature exuberant choruses.

Simon Hedges, Head of Curation, Collections and Exhibitions at Scarborough Museums Trust, which runs the Rotunda Museum and Scarborough Art Gallery, said: “This promises to be a brilliant festive treat, with poetry, great stories and seasonal music – just right for getting into the Christmas spirit.”

Tickets for Rotunda Nights cost £7.50, and include a glass of wine, beer or soft drink – or, this month, to celebrate Christmas, a glass of festive punch. Places are limited, so advance booking is recommended on 01723 353665.