Scooter fans from across the country converged on Morecambe this weekend to enjoy the latest VFM scooter rally. The Winter Gardens hosted a parts fair, scooter jumble and trades exhibition, with hundreds visiting the theatre to socialise and pick-up some scooter goodies. The promenade was buzzing with the sound of scooters and the theatre formed a dramatic backdrop to an impromptu display of scooters along the pavement outside.
As part of the first Morecambe Variety Festival, the Winter Gardens will be hosting a weekend of traditional seaside entertainment on 5th & 6th May 2012, with something for all ages. As well as free events across the weekend, there will be a Saturday teatime Family Variety Show, followed by ”King Neptune’s Ball”, an evening burlesque show for adults. Expect circus acts, family friendly entertainment, jugglers, singers, Victorian side shows, sword swallowers, contortionists and much more. This exciting new festival is sure to bring a memorable experience to Morecambe’s majestic Victorian palace of variety!
Tickets for the evening shows (both are on Saturday 5th May 2012) can be purchased from Skiddle.com. Please click on the links below:
Family Variety Show (6:00pm-7:30pm)
King Neptune’s Ball (8:00pm-midnight)
For enquiries, please call Neil Kendall on 07776 198332.
- Morecambe Variety Festival Facebook page
- Morecambe Variety Festival blog
- Morecambe Variety Festival on Twitter
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A new book, “Boxing By The Sea” tells the story of professional boxing at The Winter Gardens between 1928 and 1964. Boxing historian Larry Braysher has unearthed a wealth of previously unpublished information and his book is illustrated with plenty of photos and memorabilia from the days when Morecambe Winter Gardens was one of North West England’s most significant boxing venues. Larry has also tracked-down some of the boxers, enabling him to tell their fascinating stories.
On 6th March we were able to visit Parliament to meet with David Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale. David reaffirmed his support for the Winter Gardens project and the work of The Trustees and The Friends. David was delighted to be brought up-to-date on the current restoration work in the theatre and the plan for the Trust to bid for a grant as part of the recently announced Coastal Communities Fund. We also shared details of some of the planned events for this year and fund-raising priorities. After a very productive meeting, David kindly tabled an Early Day Motion in support of the Winter Gardens and posed for a picture with some of our new publicity flyers. Our thanks to David and his team for their continued support and encouragement.
You can read the Early Day Motion in full here: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/2832