All hands on deck to enjoy Morecambe’s first sculpture festival

Building boats. Bean Photo: http://beanphoto.co.uk
Building boats. Bean Photo: http://beanphoto.co.uk

Morecambe’s first Seaside Sculpture Day was a fantastic success with more than 3,500 people enjoying the Sunday afternoon event in Morecambe’s West End Gardens.

The park resonated to the sound of timber being sawn and nails being hammered, with mums, dads, kids and grandparents all working together to build their very own nautical artworks out of reclaimed timber and a handful of nails.

hoopla. Bean Photo: http://beanphoto.co.uk

hoopla. Bean Photo: http://beanphoto.co.uk

Other activities included fish-on-stick making and messages in bottles that were hoisted up a 12 metre flagpole. Musical accompaniment was provided by Ukulele Uff & the Lonesome Trio, Avant Deux, Caldo Verde and More Music’s Folk Group. Lancaster-based theatre group Inner State also joined the fun.

Inner State’s Christine Bissell said: “We had a great time at the event and thought it was a terrific idea and really well thought out and organised.

“A really good atmosphere around the gardens and it was wonderful to see the level of concentration and effort in the Boat Yard!”

Organiser Kate Drummond said: “I am really pleased that so many people came along to enjoy themselves. It was wonderful to see young and old working together to build and create. Lots of brilliant boats got made – as well as an amazing crocodile! We’re already planning for next year!”

A youngster enjoys building his boat. Bean Photo: http://beanphoto.co.uk

A youngster enjoys building his boat. Bean Photo: http://beanphoto.co.uk

Seaside Sculpture Day was organised by Kate Drummond for Morecambe Artist Colony, supported by More Music and The Exchange Creative Community with funding from Arts Council England, Morecambe Town Council and The West End Millions.

All photos by Bean Photo: http://beanphoto.co.uk.

If you have any photos you wish to share with the organisers, please use the hashtag #SeasideSculptureDay when uploading to social media.

kids in their boat. Bean Photo: http://beanphoto.co.uk

kids in their boat. Bean Photo: http://beanphoto.co.uk

fun at the festival. Bean Photo: http://beanphoto.co.uk

fun at the festival. Bean Photo: http://beanphoto.co.uk

Fish on sticks. Bean Photo: http://beanphoto.co.uk

Fish on sticks. Bean Photo: http://beanphoto.co.uk