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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. ...

Hunt is on for Young Reviewers to Blog at Lytham Festival

14th July 2016

Are you a budding writer who loves live music and events? If so, Lytham Festival needs you. Lytham Festival organisers are on the hunt for talented young writers to review gigs across this year’s week-long event from August 1 – 7. Young people aged between 16 and 22 are being urged to show off their ...

Memories of Moss and Sand by Julia Swarbrick Depicts the Natural History of Lytham

14th July 2016

14 images, printed from lino cuts onto cotton, the fabric of Lancashire* form a temporary trail around Lytham. *Cotton, one of the traditional industries of Lancashire, brought wealth to the town through the industrialists and families of former mill workers who settled here. The trail takes the form of 14 hand printed representations of gulls, common tern, ...

Counterpart Artists are Poised and Ready to Go…

12th July 2016

Exciting times are afoot on Lytham’s art scene.  This week, the week when the art interventions start to arrive, we’re nearly ready to put our pens down, leave our desks and start rolling up our sleeves to start installing the amazing work that’s going on show.   First to be installed is Tea’s “We Were ...

Lytham Festival Ticket Hub Launched for 2016

27th June 2016

The Lytham Festival Ticket Hub has been officially unveiled for 2016. And rather than a traditional Box Office, Lytham Festival organisers Cuffe and Taylor have gone one better for 2016 by installing a public piece of art in Lytham’s Market Square. The traditional beach hut-style Ticket Hub is adorned with fresh flowers, a miniature pier ...

Astronaut Tim Peake Receives Invite in Space to Watch Noel Gallagher Perform Oasis Classic

17th June 2016

Lytham Festival organisers have fired a message into space inviting UK astronaut Major Tim Peake to come and see Noel Gallagher perform his intergalactic classic. Major Peake is due to arrive home to earth Saturday, June 18 after an historic six-month mission to the International Space Station (ISS). While in space Major Peake has been ...

Wonderstuff’s Miles and Wrica Join the Lytham Festival Line Up

16th June 2016

Acoustic duo and Wonderstuff members Miles and Erica are joining the line up for this year’s Lytham Festival on the Pavilion Stage. Made up of vocalist and guitarist Miles Hunt and violinist Erica Nockalls, the pair will perform a selection of their own tracks plus Wonderstuff material on Saturday 6 August. They join the already ...

Could You Be a Counterpart Volunteer?

7th June 2016

Volunteers are needed for CounterpART – Lytham’s new temporary, public art project, which is being installed to encourage residents and visitors to explore the wider town and to foster greater community participation in Lytham Festival. The £38,000 project, which is being led by Fylde Borough Council in collaboration with the newly established Arts Partnership for ...

Ceelo Green and Paul Young Launch Lytham Festival 2016

1st June 2016

Two stunning nights of live music by worldwide chart topper CeeLo Green and British pop icon Paul Young set the scene for what promises to be a legendary Lytham Festival 2016. This year’s festival – starring Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Bryan Adams, a cast of stars from the worlds of pop, the West End ...

See Nina Conti Live in Lytham Before She Heads to Edinburgh

31st May 2016

Audiences will be howling in the aisles as ventriloquist and comedian Nina Conti brings a one-night show to this year’s Lytham Festival. Conti will be performing on the Pavilion Stage at this year’s Lytham Festival on Monday August 1. And the special one-night only performance will be her first date in the North of England ...

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