Don’t miss Morecambe Day

Clowns Rachel Dickson, Carole Elder from Tuk Tuks celebrate Morecambe Day at the Eric Morecambe statue.
Clowns Rachel Dickson, Carole Elder from Tuk Tuks celebrate Morecambe Day at the Eric Morecambe statue.

THERE’S plenty of life left in Morecambe and we need you to help us prove it this weekend.

This Saturday (May 12) The Visitor will host our annual Morecambe Day celebration in the Arndale Centre.

We are presenting an entire day of live entertainment to show off some of Morecambe’s brightest and best talent.

There will be live music, dance demonstrations and activities to keep the kids entertained in the shopping centre, and plenty going on for all the family in Morecambe Library too.

The fun starts at 11am. Please come down to the Arndale and help support your town!

Morecambe Day, sponsored by Morecambe Press, follows our traditional Sunshine Ball at the Midland Hotel this Friday night (May 11) when we will be honouring those deserving people who have put Morecambe on the map and gone that extra mile in our community over the past 12 months.

There is also More Music’s annual Kite Festival this Sunday (May 13) which always attracts a big crowd to the promenade.

These festivities will keep the momentum going in the town following this past weekend’s Morecambe Variety Festival and Morecambe Live Weekend.

The Variety Festival saw around 2,000 people visit the Winter Gardens theatre over Saturday and Sunday for a programme of weird and wonderful acts including sword swallowers and fire eaters, a costume ball and a tea dance.

The Platform was also open for three days of live pop music including a mixture of leading tribute bands and local acts.

For more on this weekend’s events see pages 3, 8, 10, 11 and our Morecambe Day preview on pages 24-27 of The Visitor.