What’s coming up

Some of the dancers taking part in the festival.
Some of the dancers taking part in the festival.

Here is the latest entertainment news in brief.

The Winter Gardens in Morecambe will host a photography exhibition by the residents of Morecambe Foyer. Taking place tomorrow night (July 30) from 6pm to 8pm, the exhibition will be based around ‘What is Health?’. It marks the end of a 12-week photography skills programme run by Michael Swarbrick. The exhibition is free to all and refreshments will be provided. Run by the Salvation Army Housing Association, the Morecambe Foyer gives young people aged 16 to 25 a roof over their heads, teaches them life skills, helps them find work and gets them onto training courses.


Louise Geatch will be guest soprano at ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’ with The Morecambe Band on August 30. The annual Royal Air Force Association Concert will be held at Sefton Road United Reformed Church from 7.30pm. Tickets £6, call 01524 412987.


The head of one of Lancashire’s oldest landowning families is to be guest speaker at the 2014 Garstang Lecture in August. Francis Fitzherbert-Brockholes of Claughton Hall, Claughton, who is current president of Garstang Agricultural and Horticultural Society, has agreed to give a talk on his family’s 700-year history in the district. His family owns the 2,600-acre Claughton estate near Garstang, which has 16 tenanted farms and several cottages. Details of the 2014 Garstang Lecture were released by Garstang Arts and Music Festival committee. Mr Fitzherbert-Brockholes has agreed to talk on Seven hundred years at Claughton: the Brockholes family and its history.


The Bay summer festival of dance will take place from August 1-4 at Heysham High School.

The competition involves all styles of dance including ballet, tap , Greek. National, and modern duets.

More than 10 dance schools are taking part with sections for all ages and abilities.

The event will also include an array of free workshops for singing, children’s zumba and much more.

Organisers are hoping to build up the event to give it more of a community feel .

The festival is organised by a committee headed up by Patricia Williams .

She said: “We decided to organise this event to give local dancers another event of this sort in the area as lots of dancers travel to compete. We are overwhelmed by the support of the local dance schools.”