Scarborough is located in northern Yorkshire, England and is a popular seaside resort famous for its sandy beaches and mineral spas. It is small enough for cycling enthusiasts to bike around, and its many hills provide an added challenge. The city has a thriving arts scene, and opportunities to enjoy theater, art, and music draw visitors not only from throughout Europe but the rest of the world. The famous playwright Alan Ayckbourn is based in Scarborough and directrs the world famous Stephen Joseph Theater, which hosts the National Student Drama Festival every year. The city is also home to hundreds of artists who present their work in local galleries. The University of Hull has a School of Arts and New Media that helps to bolster the arts community. Scarborough is also home to the Scarborough Spa Orchestra, which is the only seaside orchestra in the UK today. You can catch one of the ten concerts it presents every week in the summer. Or you can catch the huge jazz festival held every September, or the Beached Festival for pop and rock music.