2015 St Valentine’s Day Sale !!!

January 28th, 2015 | Posted by Peter Brown in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on 2015 St Valentine’s Day Sale !!!)

A Last Push to reach our initial Target of £10,000 to purchase the Venus & Cupid Sculpture on Morecambe Promenade.

A Grand Sale and Coffee Morning at the Gaskell Memorial Hall in SILVERDALE.

Saturday morning 14 February 2015, 10.00 – 12.00.

Satnav:  LA5 0RA

Please come and support our efforts to complete the purchase of this outstanding piece of public art for the people of Morecambe and its Visitors.

  •  SALE OF: Books, Clothing, Bric-a-brac, Cakes, Jams, Jewellery, Toys
  •  TOMBOLA – 100 prizes
  •  RAFFLE
  •  And KIDS will love the amazing SPLODGE-A-MATIC Spin Painting Machine !!

Call for Volunteers Sat 14 Feb Silverdale

January 28th, 2015 | Posted by Peter Brown in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Call for Volunteers Sat 14 Feb Silverdale)

Volunteers are needed to help with the Venus & Cupid Arts Trust Sale and Coffee Morning at the Gaskell Memorial Hall in SILVERDALE, Saturday morning 14 February 2015, 10.00 – 12.00.

The jobs needed are:

  • Setting up the hall, laying out sales goods etc – from 9 am to 10.00
  • Helping with serving tea and coffee, or with running the tombola or with selling books, bric a brac, clothes from 10.00 am -12.00 noon.
  • Helping to clear the hall and leave it tidy 12.00 – 12.30pm.

Who can help?

  • You must be over 18 unless working with a parent or with a group such as More Music
  • You must have a ‘phone number so that we can contact you

What support?

  • We will lend you a Venus & Cupid Tee shirt (not compulsory)

Venus Cross Bay Walk 14 August 2013

August 5th, 2013 | Posted by Neil Hamilton in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Venus Cross Bay Walk 14 August 2013)
Venus Cross Bay Walk 14 August 2013

Image: Morecambe Bay Partnership

The SAVE OUR SCULPTURE fundraising campaign continues with the Venus Cross Bay Walk Wednesday 14th August. – find out more here.

Extended Deadline for Art Fair Registration

March 18th, 2013 | Posted by Cam in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Extended Deadline for Art Fair Registration)

We are pleased to inform you due to increased interest we have extended the deadline for Group 2 Registration for the Morecambe Promenade Art Fair to  April 11th.

If you are interested in booking a stall please click here.

Promenade Art Fair – Thinking of Booking?

March 4th, 2013 | Posted by Mal Garnett in Promenade Art Fair | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Promenade Art Fair – Thinking of Booking?)

The Venus and Cupid Arts Trust is delighted to announce the launch of Morecambe Promenade Art Fair.

The Venus & Cupid Arts Trust has been commissioned to run a brand new exciting event on Morecambe Promenade! – an Artists and Makers market on Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 2013.

Come to Morecambe and head for the iconic Midland Hotel where the Fair is centred. Browse to your heart’s content to find work from talented artists and craft makers from Lancashire, Cumbria and beyond..

Open to the public from 11am to 4pm on Morecambe Prom and Gardens. Entry is FREE.

Stall Holders – Thinking of booking? Click Here.

We are very grateful to Robert Leach who runs Prom Art in Grange-over-Sands for all his support and advice, based on running Prom Art for the last 7 years.

Interested? Get on the mailing list by emailing us at: sian@sja.uk.net or camartfair@gmail.com

Morecambe Promenade Art Fair is supported by the Take Pride scheme promoted by Lancaster City Council, by Morecambe Town Council and by Lancashire County Council and is sponsored by The Midland Hotel.

 

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