A FISH restaurant is getting ready to host its own activities as part of Whitby's Fish and Ships Festival in May.

Family-owned Fusco's of Whitby, which also owns the Fish Box in Robin Hood's Bay, will set up a special exhibition which will explain the business's history, and "share the highlights" of Fusco's journey in serving fish and chips to Whitby-visitors.

Adrian Fusco of Fusco’s of Whitby said: “Businesses from across Whitby are working hard to make this event a huge success, there is going to be lots to do during the two days.

"It is great seeing everyone coming together to provide visitors with another fantastic reason to visit our town and celebrate Whitby’s traditional maritime culture and today’s seafarers.

"We are extremely excited to be taking part in the first ever Whitby Fish and Ships Festival.

"We’re proud of the part that Fusco’s has played in the history of fish and chips in Whitby and look forward to showing this off to visitors at the event.”

The Whitby Fish and Ships Festival, which is being organised by Discover Yorkshire Coast and Whitby-based businesses will take place on May 18 and May 19.

Other businesses from across the town will host individual exhibitions, tasting opportunities and cookery workshops.

Cooking celebrity chefs, Brian Turner, Jean-Christophe Novellie and Rob Green are due to attend the two-day event.