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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. ...

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 ...

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