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Welcome to our regular roundup of exhibitions, events and opportunities in #FantasticMorecambe.
Random Visual Poems
by Charlie Holt

More Music
6th May - 29th June
Opening event
6:30 pm, 6th May
Songs from The Jackdaws and music from Murphy and Moser…
Come along to the opening event and meet the artist on a rare visit from Spain - Free wine and soft drinks
Charlie Holt’s work has its roots in Pop Art, Surrealism and Dada
… in particular the surrealist game “the exquisite corpse”
… chance, is central to the production and creation of the work
… the juxtaposition of words and images collectively assembled
… telling new stories which are almost exclusively collage, culled from posters in the streets, magazines and newspapers
… the camera is in constant use.
Hooray for the Bay
by Sharon Burns
The Stone Jetty Cafe
On now
10 am - 4 pm Tuesday - Sunday (closed Mondays).
Sharon has created a series of Morecambe inspired artworks:
The bay has been a source of much inspiration and restorative to so many, especially over the lockdown period. ​ I love to capture the effects of sunlight on the seascape, the atmospheric shifts in mood. ​ A good friend once termed the view as "Balm for the soul" It is exactly that.
See more of Sharon's work at:

The Lightbulb Moments exhibition is still on at More Music - it's is a phone photography project focused on creativity as a tool for wellbeing. Working with young people from Our Lady’s Catholic College, Lancaster, the project was produced and delivered by photographer Ginny Koppenhol. Young people learnt phone photography skills and creative techniques, which they took away to create daily images that favour the positive, joyful, exciting, poignant or peaceful moments.
Eat, Sleep, Create, Repeat
It's not too late to join Ginny Koppenhol's  free month-long smartphone photo challenge 'Eat Sleep Create Repeat' throughout April. Join the group on Guild (also a free platform) and you'll receive a video every 2 days that offers a creative photography task and plenty of new tips and tricks. LINK TO JOIN:
Suitable for beginners to those more confident with a camera. If you enjoy the challenges, Ginny invites you to donate to the Ukraine appeal via the DEC
29th May, Creative West End's Spring Market - West End Gardens, LA3 1BS
There will be a great selection of traders including arts and crafts, food and local artisan goods. As well as the stalls, there’ll be a fantastic line up of ‘wellbeing’ and creative events and activities for all the family, as well as information and exhibitors from a range of alternative wellbeing practitioners and community artists.
If you’re a local performer, there will be  a busking area for artists to book a slot. You may wish to sing, play an instrument, read poetry, paint a picture or entertain us in your own unique way!
More Music will be holding their annual ‘That Spring Thing’ event, that will run at the same time as the market on Devonshire Road, so lots of great activities for the whole family!
More information.
Morecambe Bay Art Fair - 13th & 14th August at the Platform
We hope that this will be part of an overall Morecambe Arts weekend, so if you're thinking of putting on an event over summer then that weekend might be a good one.
The dates for your diary are Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August .
With plenty of time to promote the Fair we look forward to building the event and linking up with other things happening in Morecambe.
"The Platform", Old Station Buildings, Marine Road West, Morecambe, LA4 4DB
Exhibition Opportunity for Artists and Galleries. Be part of the exciting, growing Morecambe art scene.
For more information see the event Facebook page.
It's been a while since we had an open exhibition of MAC members' work - so here's advance notice of plans for a group show, The Changing Face of Morecambe Bay,  which will open at More Music on November 4th. More details of how to submit work in the coming months - in the meantime, please get your thinking caps on.
Pete Moser has been updating and tidying up the MAC website - if you're a MAC member, is your profile on the website up to date (or does it exist even)? If you would like to add/change anything, please get in touch with Pete.
Mz x22 Rydal Mount by Anthony D Padgett 2022
A Year with Kurt Schwitters

Anthony Padgett's exhibition will be launched at the historic family home of Wordsworth at the Rydal Mount Spring Fair, 30th April & 1st May 2022
Rydal Mount, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LU
Facebook "A Year With Kurt Schwitters"
Brightening up Heysham
Shane Johnstone has been busy in Heysham, working for the Neighbourhood Council to bring some nostalia to the derelict toilet block . Also coming soon to the village a set of story boards detailing aspects of the village history - again commissioned by Heysham Neighbourhood Council and designed by members of the Friends of Heysham Heritage Centre.
Mural on derelict toilet block, Heysham village
Time and Tide Bell
Morecambe Bay Time & Tide Bell
These are the dates/times of the highest daytime tides each month for the next few months:
April 18. 13.09
May 17. 12.48
June 16. 13.27
July15. 13.21
See last month's performance on YouTube.
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