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Free Art Workshops Continue ’til Sunday

4th August 2016

The FREE art workshops are in full swing.   Tuesday we were at Park View 4U with Susie Knowles making collagraphs, a collection or raised shapes and textures attached to a card to be inked and then printed through a press.  The allotment and garden were the starting point for this.  Considering many hadn’t tried ...

Customer Information – Star Wars

3rd August 2016

The Gale Force is STRONG in this one and unfortunately we have been forced to end tonight’s film performance early. We appreciate your support on such a windy night but this is something that is completely out of our hands and your safety is our priority. ALL customers will receive a FULL refund. Please post ...

More Stars Added to the Bill for West End Proms

2nd August 2016

Soprano Jo Appleby and pop-star-turned musical theatre star Jon Lee have been added to the bill for Lytham Festival’s West End Proms this weekend. The pair (pictured below) join an eclectic line-up of West End and Broadway stars for the sold-out event taking place on Sunday August 7. Jo, who is originally from Thornton in ...

Drawing with Kathy Dereli & Mark Parry’s Topograph

1st August 2016

The free workshops have begun. This morning Kathy Dereli used one of her own sculptures as a subject in our drawing session.  Wow, were we stretched.  What an amazing way to learn and develop our skills.  Although I teach drawing as part of Art Circle, my approach is quite different.  I use plenty of vertical & ...

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 ...

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