Free Family Arts Take Over The Mount for October Half Term

Returning for another series of FREE, creative workshops, Fleetwood’s beautiful Mount Pavilion is set to host an exciting array of free Halloween themed activities for families throughout this autumn.

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FREE FABULOUSLY FUN ARTISTIC ADVENTURES AT THE MOUNT THIS AUTUMN

Returning for another series of FREE, creative workshops, Fleetwood’s beautiful Mount Pavilion is set to host an exciting array of free Halloween themed activities for families throughout this autumn. The programme brings together a wide selection of spooky things to do from arts and crafts, storytelling, street art and more besides.

The Spin Doctors are back with their fantastic splodge-a-matic machine on Saturday 29 October 1-4pm, but this time some creepy additions have been unleashed and the Monster-Splodge-A-Matic spin painting machine will be powered by lightning bolts and swamp gas.

Create your very own spooky Halloween splodge painting with specially brewed colours including Vampire’s blood, horror-ange and ectoplasm blooooooooooo!

This workshop will be run on a drop in basis starting at 1pm.

Suitable for ages 2 years+

Ever so popular Sarah Hicks returns to the Mount on Monday 31 October 1-4pm to host a very spooky Halloween themed craft workshop, where you can make your very own spooky decorations and treats for Halloween.

There will be three 50 minute sessions for this workshop running at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Suitable for 3 years+

All-time favourite, Les Pounder is back once again on Tuesday 1 November 1-4pm, with his Raspberry Pi super computer. Join Les in designing your own fireworks using bright lights and a little code.

There will be three 60 minute sessions for this workshop, running at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Suitable for ages 7 years+

Enter the magical realm of storytelling with Ian Douglas on Wednesday 2 November 1-4pm as he takes you on an interactive storytelling experience full of magic, mayhem, making and madness.

There will be two 75 minute sessions for this workshop running at 1pm and 2.30pm.

Suitable for ages 1 years+

Create you’re very own light up book fold bonfire complete with flickering light, twigs and leaves and topped off with sequins on Thursday 3 November 1-4pm as part of a creative book folding workshop with Karen Thomas.

There will be two 75 minute sessions for this workshop running at 1pm and 2.30pm.

Suitable for ages 5 years+

Learn about the basics and history of street art with Skool of Street on Friday 4 November 1-4pm. Create your very own sprayed vinyl record to keep as a souvenir of what you have learned with a fun atmosphere and a family friendly Hip Hop beat in the background.

There will be two 75 minute sessions for this workshop running at 1pm and 2.30pm.

Suitable for ages 7 years+

Join artist Tina Dempsey to make your own Forever Firework to take home on Saturday 5 November 1-4pm. Be prepared to get messy as you will be using paint, paper and recycled plastic to create these beautiful 3D sculptures.

There will be two 75 minute sessions for this workshop running at 1pm and 2.30pm.

Suitable for ages 3 years+

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK! Activities are suitable for a variety of ages and some may be split into more than one session. Please check individual listings for details. Numbers are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis for all workshops.

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. Once a workshop has started we may not be able to permit late admissions

The Academy Workshops

The Academy is an intensive course in professional creative practice – designed to support the needs of local makers, artists and generally creative folk, by giving you the fundamental building

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The Academy is an intensive course in professional creative practice – designed to support the needs of local makers, artists and generally creative folk, by giving you the fundamental building blocks upon which to build a solid professional future.

Developed by LeftCoast, and supported by Super Slow Way, Creative Scene and Heart of Glass, The Academy is open to all creative practitioners but priority will be given to practitioners from within these areas. If you are out of these areas we may still be able to offer you a place and we advise that you contact Jenny Rutter on jenny@jcrcreative.co.uk prior to booking a place.

You can book on the whole Academy programme or ‘Pick ‘n’ Mix’ from our menu of workshops, which will all be delivered as practical hands on sessions, designed to help you move on to the next step in your creative career.

Workshops will be held in accessible venues across Blackpool and Wyre and we plan to repeat sessions again throughout the programme. If you cannot make a particular date let us know and we will alert you when new dates are announced.

All workshops are full day sessions – 10am – 5pm – however this is the maximum length and some sessions may run slightly shorter. Once places are confirmed we will confirm with more exact timings.

If you are from LeftCoast’s area (Blackpool and Wyre) we will be targeting future applications to our funding programmes e.g. Future Popular and LeftCoast Express, at people who have undertaken The Academy courses. Our aim is that Blackpool & Wyre based artists will be more successful with our future open commission opportunities by completing The Academy programme. Those of you with big plans can then begin the journey to become a LeftCoast Accelerator organisation.

Please register your interest for one of our workshops below on our Eventbrite page

You can register for all workshops or choose the ones you want to attend.

So what’s on offer…

Step 1: Based on the highly successful NESTA Creative Enterprise Tool kit materials, this day long workshop explores the core questions – what it is that you do, why should anyone care and how are you going to make money out of it? With a bit of simple practical knowledge & planning tools thrown in along the way, this session should give you the confidence to take that leap of faith and push your practice to the next level, whether you are just starting out or need a mid career confidence boost to keep yourself motivated.

Delivered by LeftCoast’s very own Jenny Rutter!

Date: Wednesday 26th October 2016

Venue: FY Creatives, 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 3PS

The Numbers: Making it all add up, financial planning for creatives. Practical guides, simple terminology and take away spreadsheets to help you plan and manage your finances. Includes; basic budgeting, forecasting and bookkeeping for self employment. This works shop takes you on a step by step journey that will leave you less mystified and more confident in dealing with money.

Delivered by world renowned Creative Industries Guru – David Parrish author of T-Shirts & Suits & Chase One Rabbit.

Date: Tuesday 1st November 2016

Venue: FY Creatives, 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 3PS

Navigating the Art World: De-mystifyies the art world and provides concrete ideas for how you might get your work on the radar of the people most pertinent to your practice. It looks at the ecology of the art world from the artist-led space to international art fairs via public institutions and commercial spaces; the roles of curator, gallerist and commissioner and other key players; the strategies and tools for promoting your practice and approaching galleries and curators; establishing and making best use of your networks and provides the background to setting up your own exhibitions. This is a not to be missed chance to learn about where the opportunities are, and how to be in the right place at the right time!

Provided by a-n, the UK’s leading support and advocacy organisation for visual artists and led by curator Lucy Day (Day+Gluckman) – www.a-n.co.uk

Date: Tuesday 15th November 2016

Venue: Members Lounge, Wyre Civic Centre Poulton-le-Fylde

Crowdfunding for the Arts: Do you know your Kickstarter from your Indigogo, or your Brickstarter from your Crowdfunder? In a world of austerity and increasing pressure on public funds and grants, what are the possibilities for getting arts projects funded by like minded folk, who are interested in your ideas? What’s possible, what’s not, how long does it take and how do you make a compelling case for funding direct from ordinary people? This workshop will answer all these questions, and more, and introduce you to the 21st century’s answer to arts philanthropy.

Provided by a-n, the UK’s leading support and advocacy organisation for visual artists and led by Hen Norton, social artist, creative producer and co-founder of the crowdfunding platform www.wedidthis.org – www.a-n.co.uk

Date: Wednesday 30th November 2016

Venue: FY Creatives, 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 3PS

The Theatre Game: This workshop will take you through the complicated world of performing arts practice. Exploring touring & tour booking, producing, theatre based, non traditional & street performance strands and which are the most useful showcases & festivals to take your work to! We will bring in some special guests throughout the day to pass on their experiences of the performance world and you’ll be able to pick their brains to your hearts content.

Delivered by The Future an up and coming producing company based in Manchester.

Date: Wednesday 7th December 2016

Venue: FY Creatives, 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 3PS

Creative Ownership: Ever wondered who owns your designs or artwork when you have been commissioned to create something? Have you ever felt short changed by clients or partners when working collaboratively? Do you always feel like you have to accept the terms and conditions offered to you by your client when they don’t seem that good? This workshop explores your relationship with Intellectual Property, what are you generating, how can you protect it, how you can license it to others to make money, as well as how to develop your own contracts to ensure you are setting the terms and conditions under which you operate.

Delivered by world renowned Creative Industries Guru – David Parrish author of T-Shirts & Suits & Chase One Rabbit.

Date: Monday 12th December 2016

Venue: FY Creatives, 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 3PS

Developing Great Proposals: This workshop uses real world examples of successful & unsuccessful proposals – and aims to unpick exactly what made them good, bad or ugly! Exploring the importance of imagery and language in proposal development and putting your budgeting skills to good use, you will work within the session to develop proposal concepts to respond to a live brief. Attendees of this workshop will be invited to submit a proposal for a dedicated mini commission, with real money attached for the successful applicant.

Delivered by LeftCoast’s Artistic Director Michael Trainor & Creative Development lead, Jenny Rutter

Date: Wednesday 11th January 2016

Venue: to be confirmed

Social Media Marketing & Promotion: How can you harness the power of social media to promote yourself, your work and develop new audiences? Do you find the world of social media a scary and mind boggling place, or are you as at home on Snapchat, Instagram and Periscope as you are on Facebook and Twitter? What are they all for, which ones should you use, how do you make them work for you and how do you get people to care about what you post? This workshop will explore all of the above – so whether you’re a novice or a pro, there will be lessons to learn about how the social media force can be with you!

Delivered by LeftCoast’s own social media marketing yoda Helen Clay & the Jedi force of 3 Man Factory –http://3manfactory.co.uk/

Date: Tuesday 17th January 2016

Venue: to be confirmed

Show me the Money: A one stop shop day of practical learning about applying for grants. Our friends from the Arts Council will join us to talk about their Grants 4 the Arts funding programme & we’ll introduce other options for funding through trusts & foundations and other potential commissioning streams. Then we will have a go at turning your ideas into bids – help shape the language, avoid the pitfalls and learn how to read between the lines of the questions being asked by funders to make sure your project proposal will make them take notice.

Delivered by LeftCoast’s Jenny Rutter & Ayla Suveren of GobSquad fame with a guest appearance from the Arts Council.

Date: Tuesday 31st January 2017

Venue: to be confirmed

Communicating with Confidence: Do you struggle to get your point across effectively in groups or meetings? Do you have trouble influencing decisions to go your way? Are you nervous speaking in front of others or doing presentations? Or would you just appreciate a bit of fine tuning of your communication style to make sure you’re the best you, you can be? Delivered by the wonderful Rivca Rubin – whose areas of expertise are in communication and leadership development, conflict resolution and change management, creative thinking and future visioning, this workshop will help you develop the authentic you within professional settings, to become well prepared and resourceful and to speak & listen effectively to inspire others to ask you what you want them to know.

Delivered by Rivca Rubin

Date: Febuary 6th 2017

Venue: to be confirmed

The Creative Essentials: Insurance, tax returns, bank accounts, risk assessments, evaluation and monitoring forms etc. There are just some bits of being a professional artist that quite frankly are not very interesting, but we know we need to do them. So if we’re going to do it, we might as well know as much about it as possible, so we can get it over and done with quickly – and actually we might learn some stuff that makes some of the boring bits quite useful and important in our creative practice in the future!

Come armed with questions about the things you need to know, but don’t understand yet, and we’ll aim to answer all those last questions to help you move on from the academy with a spring in your step!

Delivered by LeftCoast’s Jenny Rutter who promises to make it not boring!

Date: Monday 20th February 2016

Venue: to be confirmed

Life After Academy: Once you’ve undertaken all this learning, then you may want some support to put it all into practice, and get you over the inevitable bumps in the road that come your way. Our Action Learning set course will train you in the art of active listening, open questioning, and supportive solutions focused coaching techniques, which you will then put to use in small action learning set groups of your fellow academy participants and a trained facilitator. Action learning set sessions can then take place as often as you like, to help you take your creative practice to the next level through positive peer group support.

Delivered by Rivca Rubin

Date: Monday 13th March 2017

Venue: to be confirmed

 

Please note:

Clicking a date does not mean you have a confirmed place but tells us you have expressed an interest. We will contact you by email with actual confirmation if you have achieved a place on your chosen workshop/s or if we need to add you to a reserve list or allocate a different session.

For more information please contact jenny@jcrcreative.co.uk

Discarded Things Celebration

Come and celebrate the launch of Discarded Things with us this September. Discarded Things is a creative response to the worrying statistic that ‘by 2050 there will be more plastic

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Come and celebrate the launch of Discarded Things with us this September.

Discarded Things is a creative response to the worrying statistic that ‘by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish’. Rossall Beach Community Group has been working over the past 18 months, in partnership with artists Invisible Flock, to create a piece of artwork that responds to this issue.

On the 11 September, from 1-4, we are hosting a celebration event to launch a pop up exhibition about the project and a special close up preview of the brand new art work before it flies off to its new home on the beach. Come down to our pop up cabin on Rossall Prom, Cleveleys (in the car park near the end gates)  to discover all about the Discarded Things project. There will be a chance to meet the artists, see the 3D printer in action, craft activity for all the family, music, food and a chance to learn all about the work of the Rossall Beach Buddies.

From the 12 to 21 September  the pop up cabin will be hosting a  programme of exciting activity exploring the themes of recycling and reusing, ranging from arts workshops to finding out how to get involved in local beach cleans. All the activity is FREE.

 

Sep 12 Mon 2-5 Tea and Takeaway: Drop in to learn and the impact of takeaway packaging in the environment
Sep 13 Tue 2-5 Meet your beach ranger
Sep 14 Wed 1-4 Cabin open afternoon: Find out about the work of the Beach Buddies
Sep 15 Thu 2-5 Membership afternoon: Come and join the Beach Buddies
Sep 16 Fri 2-6 Cabin open afternoon: Find out about the work of the Beach Buddies
6.30-8.30 Exclusive film showing of ‘Bag it’ hosted by Aunty Social www.bagitmovie.com(Limited places, please book a place by emailing laura.jamieson@leftcoast.org.uk)
Sep 17 Sat 1-4 It’s a Wrap: Drop in food workshop with Squash Nutrition exploring how to make food wrappings out of natural products. Come along for a taste sensation!
2-4 Discarded Sounds: Drop in workshop with artist and drummer John Morrow where you can make musical instruments out of rubbish found on the beach
Sep 18 Sun 1.30 – 4 Marine Conservation Society Beach Watch: Come and help on the national beach clean event
1.30 – 4 Plastic Fantastic?: Drop in workshop to turn your waste plastic into something beautiful with artist Tina Dempsey
Sep 19 Mon 1-4 Make a Beach Memento: Drop in craft session with the Beach Buddies
Sep 20 Tue 10-12 Discarded Sounds: A drop in workshop designed especially for pre-school children to learn how to make musical instruments from what they can find on the beach with artist John Morrow
Sep 21 Wed 2-5 Tea and Takeaway: Drop in to learn and the impact of takeaway packaging in the environment

Volunteer at ABSENT Swop Your Time for Tickets!

We are keen to find people willing to volunteer their time to be ‘Front of House’ volunteers as part of ABSENT.

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Are you interested in seeing the outstanding production of ABSENT at the Winter Gardens but not sure you can afford the tickets?

You can now volunteer your time in exchange for an exciting opportunity with LeftCoast’s latest collaboration – ABSENT.

If you have some free time and would like to see the show and behind the scenes of this fantastic production, from theatre company dreamthinkspeak, then this is the opportunity for you!!

We are keen to find people willing to volunteer their time to be ‘Front of House’ volunteers as part of ABSENT. We are now excited to be able to offer you a discounted £5.00 Golden ticket for the show (normally £17.50) if you volunteer some of your time to be part of ABSENT.

We require volunteers for 4 hr shifts over the 3 weeks of the production. We are offering one £5.00 Golden Ticket for each 4 hour shift that you  agree to cover, up to a maximum of 4 Golden tickets. We will also cover reasonable travel expenses.

About ABSENT

ABSENT is a piece of theatre being created in the Winter Gardens, in and around the Pavillion Theatre, by internationally acclaimed company dreamthinkspeak, led by Tristan Sharps. ABSENT takes you on a theatrical journey along a maze of rooms and corridors that are inexplicably transforming before your very eyes. Mixing film, architecture and vast model-making installations with a haunting soundtrack, you will enter a kaleidoscopic world that shifts between Blackpool’s past, present and future to create a beautiful and unforgettable experience.

The Role

You will be operating in the foyer areas of the building, which will be dressed as a hotel reception. You will help collect tickets, direct the audience and ensure that the performance runs smoothly.  Most importantly, you will be “in role” as hotel staff. You will be provided with a costume and full training will be given.

There will also be a workshop with the Artistic Director to familiarise you with the performance, your role and the set.

There is no script to learn and prior acting experience is not necessary, however, it is integral to the success of the performance that you are able to fully commit to the role and assume the identity of the ‘Front of House Clerk’ whilst participating.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an internationally acclaimed company, renowned for producing ground breaking and evocative theatre. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in theatre, enjoy acting, or would just like to do something exceptional and exciting; this is an opportunity not to be missed.

 

Specifics:

  • 4 hour shifts
  • Full training and costume provided
  • Applicants must be over the age of 18
  • You must be able to attend the training session.

Show Dates

Please apply even if you can only commit to one of these weeks.

20- 25th August 2016

12-16 September 2016

25- 29 September 2016

 

To apply contact:   Kimberley Towler kimberleytowler@hotmail.com  or   07989202447 (Available Mon- Sun)

 

FREE HOLIDAY FABULOUSLY FUN ARTISTIC ADVENTURES COME TO THE MOUNT PAVILION

The Mount Pavilion is set to host another great selection of free holiday creative activities for children and families this summer courtesy of LeftCoast. The programme has been specially created

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The Mount Pavilion is set to host another great selection of free holiday creative activities for children and families this summer courtesy of LeftCoast. The programme has been specially created to delight and excite with everything from Mosaic Panel Making to Urban Street Dance and everything in between.

The programme kicks off on Thursday 4 August and Friday 5 August 1-4pm (each day has two 75 minute sessions at 1pm and 2.30pm) with artist Sarah Hicks with two days of Alice in Wonderland themed craft activities. Children can experience the Mount being transformed into the magical world of the rabbit hole, full of larger than life characters whilst enjoying a Mad Hatters Tea Party. Suitable for ages 3 years+

Skool of Street is the order of the day on Friday 12 August 1-4pm (two 75 minute sessions at 1pm and 2.30pm)with their ever popular dance workshops teaching all things urban. If you’re into hip hop dance, urban theatre or drama, this is the workshop for you! Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Shane Johnstone takes over The Mount on Friday 19 August 1-4pm (two 75 minute sessions at 1pm and 2.30pm) with an introduction to the ancient craft of mosaic using vitreous glass tiles, modern grid techniques and a huge range of colours.  Create your own mosaic panel that you can install anywhere. You could make a timeless artwork that could last for a thousand years. Suitable for ages 5 years+

Crazy Cardboard Creatures will take over on Thursday 25 August 1-4pm (two 75 minute sessions at 1pm and 2.30pm) with artist Tina Dempsey showing you how to create your own crazy cardboard creatures! There are lots of different materials to experiment with so come and have a go. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

To end this summer’s FREE creative activities, Tina Dempsey will also be hosting a creative Wool Weaving Workshop on Friday 26 August 1-4pm (two 75 minute sessions at 1pm and 2.30pm). All the materials are provided so just turn up and enjoy. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Due ot health and saftey reasons the sessions are on a first come first come basis so get there as soon as possible in order to secure a place

All events are FREE but donations to cover costs are welcome.

Please visit https://issuu.com/leftcoastuk/docs/j118885_press for our full programme.

Free summer activities for young people #Project Haweside…

Are you aged 13+* enjoy DJing, music production and recording? Come and join us.

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Are you aged 13+ enjoy DJing, music production and recording? Would you like to premiere your work on the radio and be part of a mini festival? Maybe you want to express yourself through graffiti? Come and join us for #ProjectHaweside this summer.

Housed in a shipping container on Crossland Road Park young people will be able to take part in creative workshops such as graffiti, podcasts, lyric writing and music, alongside internationally recognised recording artist Danny ‘Falz’ Fahey (TPG).

LeftCoast, in partnership with Blackpool Coastal Housing, have commissioned Danny to lead the free summer young people living in Haweside. Danny said, “Working on Project Haweside over the summer is going to be an experience, delivering anything creative in open spaces is always a good vibe. Hopefully the weather will be good and we’ll create some special art and music.”

At the end of the summer a small micro festival will be held with sound and a DJ, where participants can the work that they have created with the community.

Workshops will take place on the following dates between 4 and 7 PM:

28 July – Thurs. Audio podcast & graffiti

29 July – Fri. Audio podcast & lyric writing

4 Aug – Thurs. Audio podcast, sound & music

5 Aug – Fri. Audio podcast & graffiti

11 Aug – Thurs. Audio podcast & lyric writing

12 Aug – Fri. Audio podcast, sound & music

16 Aug – Tues. Audio podcast & graffiti

17 Aug – Wed. Audio podcast & lyric writing

23 Aug – Tues. Audio podcast sound & music, flows exposed

You do not need to book onto the workshops you can just turn up on the day.

The finale micro festival will be held on 24 Aug – Wed between 1-6pm.

Cath Powell, LeftCoast’s Creative Community Engagement Officer, said, “I am delighted that LeftCoast have been able to commission Danny Fahey for project Haweside. Danny is an international recording artist working across various genres so he will have no problem in engaging the young people of Haweside on this project. I think the young people are in for a very productive summer.”

For more information contact Cath Powell at LeftCoast on cath.powell@leftcoast.org.uk or call 01253 477973.

For more information about LeftCoast go online to www.leftcoast.org.uk, call 01253 477973 or email info@leftcoast.org.uk, you can also like LeftCoast on Facebook at \LeftCoastUK or follow us on Twitter @LeftCoastUK

Check out Danny at www.thirtypoundgentleman.com.

 

 

THE ALTERNATIVE GUIDE TO SOUTH BEACH

Meet ‘Miss Inform’, hostess and guide for the most extraordinary tour of South Beach Blackpool you can imagine. Part of a programme of arts activity commissioned by community neighbourhood groups

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Meet ‘Miss Inform’, hostess and guide for the most extraordinary tour of South Beach Blackpool you can imagine.

Part of a programme of arts activity commissioned by community neighbourhood groups across Blackpool and Wyre in partnership with Leftcoast, this artist commission has been developed by the South Beach Beacons.

Miss Inform is a highly visible and entertaining character, offering you an alternative view of Blackpool’s local history and urban myths.

By explaining to you her ‘true facts’ about South Beach, the people that have lived there, past and present, the buildings and landmarks, the stories and sayings, Miss Inform encourages you to see the place differently, ask questions and find out the truth behind the mis-information she is providing.

Outlandish and outrageous, look out for her passing through, chat to her at the Miss Inform-ation point on the Promenade at the corner of Waterloo Road, or sign up for a free guided walk and receive a free badge for joining her marvellous tour.

Miss Inform is performed by Jenny Wilson for Irregular Arts. Her script has been devised specifically for South Beach, Blackpool, in dialogue with local people.  Whilst this performance is not created specifically for children, it is suitable for all ages.

Free, but donations welcomed

#missinformblackpool

Book on to a tour through the links below:

23 Jul  11.30 / 12.30/ 14.00/ 15.00

24 Jul 11.30 / 12.30/ 14.00/ 15.00

07 Aug 11.30 / 12.30/ 14.00/ 15.00

08 Aug 11.30 / 12.30/ 14.00/ 15.00

03 Sep 11.30 / 12.30/ 14.00/ 15.00

04 Sep 11.30 / 12.30/ 14.00/ 15.00

17 Sep 11.30 / 12.30/ 14.00/ 15.00

18 Sep 11.30 / 12.30/ 14.00/ 15.00

 

The tours will start at the Miss Inform-ation Point on The Promenade at South Beach (corner of Waterloo Road, FY4 1AF)

 

Take a look at what’s been happening at some of the tours so far! Click here

Volunteer with us at the Mount Pavilion, Fleetwood

If you are interested in volunteering opportunities then join us for a Mount Tea Party on Thursday 7th July, 2pm-5pm at the Mount Pavilion, Fleetwood. Due to the success of

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If you are interested in volunteering opportunities then join us for a Mount Tea Party on Thursday 7th July, 2pm-5pm at the Mount Pavilion, Fleetwood.

Due to the success of our exceptional and exciting arts and creativity workshop programme, which runs throughout the year including school holidays, we are on the lookout for volunteer workshop assistants.

You don’t need to have any prior experience but you do need to be over the age of 18. You may be a parent or grandparent who already attends our workshops, or you may be looking for some hands on experience to boost your career (and your CV!)

With superb views, reaching as far as the Lake District on a clear day, the Mount is a spectacular and beloved landmark of the North West coastline. After being closed to the public for many years, LeftCoast has reopened and reanimated the space, utilising the building as a creative hub for children and young people.

The Mount is currently undergoing a revival as Wyre Council restores the seaward side of the Grade II registered gardens to their original 19th century design. A bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to transform the landward side including pavilion, rose garden and gate lodge is also being developed. Find out more at wyre.gov.uk/themount

If you are interested in volunteering with us, or if you would just like to find out more about LeftCoast, join us at a pop up tea party in the Mount on Thursday July 7th, 2pm to 5pm. There is no need to RSVP, just pop in, we would love to see you.

Free Stone Carving Workshops

CARVE YOUR OWN STONE PANELS WITH ARTIST ANTHONY LYSYCIA 20 JUNE–15 JULY 2016

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Take part in a series of interactive stone carving workshops and design and carve your own stone panel with artist Anthony Lysycia. Anthony will be artist in residence at Claremont Park Community Centre from Monday 20th June until Friday 15th July.

Over the coming weeks, LeftCoast will work with Claremont Park Community Centre to develop ideas for a commissioned piece of art work which will be created by an artist especially for the local community – the finished piece will then be positioned outside the Community Centre for everyone to enjoy.

We hope to gather people’s thoughts and ideas on what the final piece might look like during Anthony’s workshops and at regular meetings. If you would like to book a slot for the FREE workshops and/or attend the meetings, please email ellabyford@hotmail.com, or speak with Tony Barnes at Claremont Park Community Centre. Alternatively, you can turn up outside Claremont Park Community Centre, The Old Library, Claremont Road, Blackpool FY1 2QJ.

To find out about the project on the dates and times below:

From Monday 20th June – Friday 15th July
Mondays: 2pm to 7pm
Tuesdays: All day
Wednesdays: All day
Thursdays: Up until 5pm

NOTE For ages 10+, anyone under 16 should be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Anthony’s residency is part of a Neighbourhood Commissions project delivered by LeftCoast and Claremont Park Community Centre which gives communities the chance to work alongside LeftCoast to develop a project and to work with an artist directly in their community spaces.

Discarded Things

Invisiable Flock and Rossall Beach Beach Residents & Community Group bring you Discarded Things.

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Invisible Flock and Rossall Beach Beach Residents & Community Group bring you Discarded Things.

By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Discarded Things will use cutting edge technology to recycle plastic waste into a beautiful new scupture for Rossal Beach.

Help make this happen by donating to us a clean dry bottle we can recylce with a message in the bottle you would like to share . We will then use this to create new artwork.

There are various workshops happening over the next few weeks:

7 June, 10am-3pm

Meet and greet, drop by fr a cup of tea while we set up ready for the week ahead.

8 June, 10am-12 noon 

Design and site workshop; exploring how the work might respond to site.

9 June, 10am-3pm

3D scanning and printing drop in workshops

20 June, 10am-3pm

Bring us your plastic bottles and help us turn your plastic waste into something beautiful

21 June, 10am-3pm

Bring us your plastic bottles and help us turn your plastic waste into something beautiful

ABSENT

Take a journey through the hidden spaces of Blackpool’s iconic Winter Gardens to explore the bygone splendour of its glorious past before it is redeveloped by a modern property company.

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EXPERIENCE A SHOW LIKE NO OTHER

Take a journey through the hidden spaces of Blackpool’s iconic Winter Gardens to explore the bygone splendour of its glorious past before it is redeveloped by a modern property development company.

In 1958 a young woman wins the jackpot on the Premium Bonds and celebrates by checking into the exclusive Pavilion Suite at the fashionable Winter Gardens Hotel.

Over 50 years later, she is still living there.

Now the new owners of the building say they are redeveloping the hotel to make it more affordable for working people, creating jobs and prosperity. They have a reputation to maintain and they want her out.

But what are they really up to? What’s really going on inside the once darkened corridors and faded interiors of this mysterious hotel?

Above all, who is this enigmatic woman and why has she been there for so long?

Travelling in small groups at your own pace, ABSENT takes you on a theatrical journey along a maze of rooms and corridors that are inexplicably transforming before your very eyes. Mixing film, architecture and vast model-making installations with a haunting soundtrack, you will enter a kaleidoscopic world that shifts between Blackpool’s past, present and future to create a beautiful and unforgettable experience.

You’ll never look at the Winter Gardens in the same way again; you’ll never look at Blackpool in the same way again.

“Beautiful and unbearably heart rendering” The Telegraph

”  A singular experience” The New York Times

Taking place on the following dates:

20 to 25 August

12-16 September

25 to 29 September

 12:00 to 21:45

Tours £17.50

Call Winter Gardens Hotel on 01253 74 33 44 or visit wintergardenshotel.co.uk

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Spring Bank Holiday At The Mount

FREE, fun and creative activities return to the Mount Pavilion in Fleetwood. This beautiful building hosts a week of wonderment during May Spring Bank Holiday, starting on Saturday 28th May.

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FREE, fun and creative activities return to the Mount Pavilion in Fleetwood. This beautiful building hosts a week of wonderment during May Spring Bank Holiday, starting on Saturday 28th May.

Workshops range from kaleidoscopes to paper kittens; this varied programme of children’s workshops will be an opportunity to be creative, not to be missed!

LeftCoast is a not for profit organisation dedicated to bringing amazing arts to Blackpool and Wyre. We work hard to secure funding to bring workshops to The Mount, but we need your help to make sure that these can continue.  Although the workshops are free, a donation from you will help us to develop and continue to bring great creative activities to Fleetwood.

< Saturday May 28

Whippersnapper Photography Workshop // 1-4pm

Learn the basic features and functions of a modern day camera and find out how to get that perfect shot!  Try your hand behind the lens with help from professional photographers Jill Reidy. You are encouraged to bring your own camera if possible but a limited selection will be available for loan on the day.

Recommended age: 7 – 14 years

Two 75 minute sessions: starting at 1pm & 2.30pm prompt

Please note: this workshop has limited numbers of 8 places per session

 

<Monday May 30

Felt Monster Workshop   // 1-4pm

Aunty Social return with their highly popular felt monsters. Create your very own scary monsters to take home, using pre- prepared patterns, googly eyes and felt.  Be crafty and create some crazy creatures!

The workshop is suitable for all age groups and abilities.

Two 75 minute sessions: starting at 1pm & 2.30pm prompt

 

< Tuesday May 31

Abstract Adventures Art Workshop //1-4pm

Explore new and exciting ways to make abstract art with this swirly twirly mark making workshop. There are lots of different materials to experiment with so it may get a bit messy!

The workshop is suitable for all age groups and abilities.

Two 75 minute sessions: starting at 1pm & 2.30pm prompt

Please note: this workshop may get messy!

 

 

<Wednesday June 1

Animal Book Folding Workshop // 1-4pm

Come and create your very own cheeky puppy complete with lead or how about a cute kitten with a big bow all created from recycled books. What will you name your new pet?

Recommended age: 5 years +

Two 75 minute sessions: starting at 1pm & 2.30pm prompt

Please note: younger children may need some assistance with this activity

 

 

< Thursday June 2

Urban Dance Workshop   //1-4pm

Show off your creative side and express those dance moves as Skool of Street bring it to the Mount with their workshop on all things urban. Focusing on urban theatre, drama and hip hop dance, this will get you ready to hit the streets.
Suitable for ages and abilities.

Due to high demand there will be two 75 minute sessions: starting at 1pm & 2.30pm prompt

Please bring a drink with you to this session

 

< Friday June 3

Scopeo Kaleidoscope //1-4pm

Inspired by the magic of the kaleidoscope, artist Angie Thompson invites you to play with pattern and watch colours collide!

Explore the maths of mandalas, examine your design through the Skopeo kaleidoscope, and take home a wonderful artwork!

Recommended age: 3+ years

Two 75 minute sessions: starting at 1pm & 2.30pm prompt

 

< Saturday June 4

Light Catcher Workshop  //1-4pm

Be inspired by the seaside as we explore colour-mixing, mark-making and collaging different materials to create colourful transparent artworks that come to life in the light. Join artist Michiko Fujii in this cheerful exploration of colour, light, and transparency as we brighten up the Mount with our awesome artworks. A perfect way to colour in a grey or rainy day!

NOTE: recommended age 3+ years. Two sessions with times 1pm and 2.30pm start

 

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