Morecambe set for two annual festivals

Colourful scenes during the Catch The Wind Kite Festival on Sunday.
Colourful scenes during the Catch The Wind Kite Festival on Sunday.
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ONE of the most highly-anticipated weekends in the Morecambe festival calendar is upon us!

The annual summer double bill of the West End Festival and the Catch the Wind kite festival takes place this Saturday (July 23) and Sunday (July 24) respectively.

Organised by West End-based community music group More Music and in partnership with local agencies, both events are part of Morecambe’s Top 20 festival season.

The West End Festival in Regent Park provides a great opportunity for groups and charities to promote their activities and is also a showcase for the best of home grown talent.

There will be a variety of stalls from the local allotment association displaying and selling produce, to the Winter Gardens who will be publicising their campaign and running a tombola with many great prizes.

There will be the chance to sample Polish food at a stall run by the NCBI and pancakes from festival favourite Steve.

As well as the stalls there will plenty to see and do, games with the city council’s Play Rangers, story telling with the library service who will also be running a bounce and rhyme session for small children, arts and crafts activities, badge making, face painting and a giant bouncy slide!

Then there’s the music. This year there will be two stages, one of which will be programmed and managed by young people from More Music’s Stages project and will feature a full afternoon of emerging talent that covers the musical spectrum.

See The Visitor (20-07-11) for full story.