Author Archives: Mal Garnett

Third Venus & Cupid Promenade 10k Run

October 16th, 2012 | Posted by Mal Garnett in events - (Comments Off on Third Venus & Cupid Promenade 10k Run)

Join us on Sunday 27th April for a 10k Run or a 5k Fun Run and Toddlers Race to raise funds for the Venus & Cupid Arts Trust.

Check in 10.15-10.30 for the race, which starts at 11.00 am at the Venus & Cupid Sculpture on Morecambe promenade, (opposite Golf Club car park.)

There is a minimum sponsorship of £5 per entrant and all are welcome!

To book your place, or for enquiries contact Colin Brown 01524 426452 or email

Click here to download and print a sponsorship form.

Red Arrows are coming

August 24th, 2012 | Posted by Mal Garnett in events - (Comments Off on Red Arrows are coming)

Sunday 2nd September 2012 watch out for our collectors on the day the Red Arrows come to Morecambe – 11 am to 3 pm on the Prom between the clock tower and the sailing club

Charity Curry Night

August 24th, 2012 | Posted by Mal Garnett in events - (Comments Off on Charity Curry Night)

5 course Indian meal

poppadoms, raita, chutneys, bhakis, samosas, pakoras, mulligatawny soup, tarka dal
A range of autentic dishes including tandoori, tikka masala curry & rogan josh
quiz & raffle prizes

limited tickets only £20

contact Jean to book your place

New Charitable Trust

August 4th, 2012 | Posted by Mal Garnett in news - (Comments Off on New Charitable Trust)

This campaign page is very close to achieving its goal of saving the sculpture for the people of Morecambe. Our New Mission is to establish a charitable trust to promote the arts in Morecambe

Welcome to the Venus & Cupid Arts Trust

June 27th, 2012 | Posted by Mal Garnett in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

We are here to ensure there is a future for the much-loved sculpture, Venus and Cupid which lies on Morecambe Promenade at Scalestones Point.

In 2011 artist Shane Johnstone threatened to destroy his sculpture on Valentines Day 2012 after spending years trying to persuade his local authority to buy it and take responsibility for it.

Shane created the sculpture on the theme of ‘Love The Most Beautiful of Absolute Disasters’.

Over a thousand people signed a petition to keep it for the people of Morecambe in 2010.

Another threat is that another local authority or individual could make Shane an offer to buy it and take it away to another resort town in Britain or even abroad.

A few local residents persuaded Shane to keep the statue so that a new public trust could be set up to raise the money to save it.

The Venus and Cupid Arts Trust was formed in April 2012