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Beam Dress in Stringers ’til 8 August

29th July 2016

It’s tempting to resort to phrases like, “Beam me up Scotty” or “Beaming in from Space” but I’ll stick to the art work’s title, Beam Dress.  Beam Dress by Helen Schell has taken space (sorry…) in Stringers.  It will be there until early Monday, 8 August so – see it while you can! Beam Dress has ...

Walk, Talk, Tea & Tea – A Route Through Counterpart

27th July 2016

Lots of people have asked me how long does it takes to see all of counterpart.  If they had come along to my walk and talk yesterday, which was for three good friends who I met through Art Circle, it took 6 hours! 6 hours of art chat & discussion, brisk walking ah, yes & ...

Sister Sledge Added to the Bill for Mix Tape Night

26th July 2016

Seventies and 80s singing stars Sister Sledge have been added to the bill for Mix Tape night at Lytham Festival on Friday August 5. Sisters Debbie, Joni and Kim will join a myriad of pop stars from the 70s, 80s and 90s for one of the biggest nights of the week-long festival on the Main ...

Free Art Workshops, Drop-in Activities & Talks 1 – 7 August

23rd July 2016

Monday morning:  10 – 12.30pm, 1 Aug:  Drawing with Kathy Dereli in the Assembly Rooms.  This is a traditional drawing session using one of Kathy’s sculptures as the subject. Can’t draw?  I bet you can – come & have a go! Monday afternoon:  1.30 – 4pm, 1 Aug:  Drawing with Kathy Dereli – as above Tuesday, all ...

Music of the World Comes to Lytham Festival

22nd July 2016

Lovers of world music are set to be delighted by the stunning array of genres that are coming to Lytham Festival’s World Jazz Stage from August 1-7. Whether you prefer reggae, ska, Irish folk or the bugalu sound there is plenty to choose from as beats from across the globe descend on Lytham for a ...

A Closing, an Opening and an Instinct Cushion

22nd July 2016

What a week and what a day… All the artists’ interventions were in place. We started installing last Thursday and completed Thursday morning this week. We had a storm: three of Julia Swarbrick’s Memories of Moss and Sand birds flew away and two of her sand lizards disappear. The interpretive information boards were still being ...

Families are Spoilt for Choice at Lytham Festival

22nd July 2016

Families are going to be spoilt for choice at Lytham Festival this year with everything from outdoor cinema to workshops, art trails to the full proms experience and all right beside the seaside. The idyllic locations of the Lytham Proms Main Arena and Lytham Hall will host screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and ...

Three Night Cinematic Spectacular on the Lancashire Coastline

22nd July 2016

Bowie look-alikes and Stormtroopers are set to mix with leather and suspenders this summer as the Lancashire seaside town of Lytham hosts a three-night outdoor cinema spectacular. Early in the week cinema lovers can enjoy cult classic Labyrinth, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the sedate and ...

Be a TV Star at Lytham Festival

18th July 2016

Budding TV presenters are being invited to become stars of this year’s Lytham Festival. For the first time in its history, Lytham Festival will be hosting its very own online TV channel – LF:TV – throughout the week-long event. LF:TV will broadcast from venues throughout Lytham from August 1 – 7 keeping both festival and ...

Revelation…One Tree Not Two for “We Only Print in Blood Red”

18th July 2016

Sunday, 17 July saw a very different wildlife at Lytham Bowling Club.  On a tree, which was a revelation in itself, we had thought there were two trees,  an artist, a technician and a trusty volunteer installed Sally Barker‘s “we only print in blood red”.  Thousands of fingerprints, made with squeezed clay, gradually invaded the tree. ...

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