Resort represented at arts show

SEVEN arts and crafts enthusiasts from Morecambe will be among 80 to 100 professional and amateur arts and crafts specialists taking part in Cumbria’s biggest open air arts and crafts gallery this Sunday (May 27).

Joan and Bob Hughes (paintings and crafts), Susan Moore (crafts), Susan Smith (painting), Valerie Cope (silver jewellery), Susan Hill (paintings and sculptures) and Lorna Burrell (glass, textiles and crafts) will all be displaying their work at Prom Art in Grange-over-Sands.

The free-to-attend event features an array of craftspeople, from painters to potters, to jewellers and woodworkers and much more besides. Almost every conceivable type of art and craft is represented, offering visitors a wide choice of pieces to browse or buy.

The Morecambe arts and crafts septet will be setting up stall with their fellow craftspeople on the Grange-over-Sands promenade, where there will be stands stretching virtually the whole length of the prom.

Among their number at the May event will be BT Olympics 2012 artist, Christine Rooney, who will be displaying some of her trademark works.

Organiser, Robert Leach, said: “We are delighted to have Morecambe represented at our May Prom Art event.

“Around a third of our artists travel over 50 miles to attend Prom Art but we are always delighted to have more local representation.”

This wonderful seaside showcase of art and craft in its widest definition will run from 9.30am to 4pm.

Prom Art events will also be staged on the last Sunday of every month right through to September and the Morecambe artists will be attending every event.

Head to to discover more about the type of artist you might discover, from the worker in beeswax to the blacksmith and from the photographer to the fletcher.