TV date for Morecambe’s paint brush pair extraordinaire

Shane Johnstone and Kate Drummond with their artwork on the old electrical box behind the Midland. Photo by Jonathan Bean (www.beanphoto.co.uk)
Shane Johnstone and Kate Drummond with their artwork on the old electrical box behind the Midland. Photo by Jonathan Bean (www.beanphoto.co.uk)
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A duo of Morecambe arists whose brush strokes are revamping the resort will appear on TV this Monday (January 12).

Shane Johnstone and Kate Drummond will be interviewed on BBC1 regional news programme Inside Out from 7.30pm.

The pair have been giving old buildings in Morecambe a makeover with bright and colourful murals.

Their work includes repainting the old electricity sub station at the back of the Midland with an eye-catching mural called ‘Trip the Light Fantastic’.

They also created a stunning mural paying tribute to Morecambe’s old Super Swimming Stadium on a former toilet block near where the outdoor pool used to stand. This painting says ‘Take the Plunge’ in large lettering.

And Shane and Kate also repainted the old Palladium Cinema sign on the side of the old Office building on the seafront, currently being renovated into flats.

The duo are also working on a painting on new public toilets near The Battery.

Their makeover of the electricity box and toilets was made possible due to an Arts Council grant of £8,500 awarded to Morecambe events company Deco Publique.

Kate, who is also known for her vintage ice cream van on the seafront ‘Every Day is like Sundae’, said: “The messages painted will be playful, cheerful and uplifting, poetic and thoughtful – encouraging of local entrepreneurship and championing of local people and businesses and will have a positive visual impact around the town.”

Shane is known for sculpting the Venus and Cupid statue near Morecambe Golf Club.