Vinatage By The Sea - Morecambe - 1/9/18 - 2/9/18

Vinatage By The Sea - Morecambe - 1/9/18 - 2/9/18

Aug, 31 2018

~2012. London played host to an international event - the Olympics. It was the opening ceremony however that had everyone captivated. The Danny Boyle vision included a James Bond scene with the Queen, a montage of British music and films and the world of employment from the NHS to the Industrial Revolution.

Unbelievably, that was already six years ago and it was also during this time that an event in Morecambe began which lifted aspects of an era when the NHS began back in 1918.

 Vintage by the Sea is returning to the sunny sands of Morecambe this weekend ( 1st and 2nd September 2018). Created  by Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway the 2 day event captures the 1920’s in a fun and innovative way.

The 2018 programme includes the following :-

  • Immersive sound and theatre performances from nationally recognised artists
  •  Peerless gypsy jazz from the returning Benoit Viellefon
  •  A knees-up celebration of The Midland Hotel’s 10th Anniversary
  • TWO RAF Lancaster Bomber Flypasts
  •  Outreach 50’s inspired dance classes for Morecambe’s Sands Care home residents
  • Free heritage bus rides up and down the promenade

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Here is a little history about the journey of Vintage by the Sea :-

Wayne Hemingway MBE, Gerardine Hemingway MBE and Jack Hemingway launched Vintage Festival in 2010, building festival experiences that have won awards from Visit England, Festival Awards and the London Vintage Awards for events including Vintage Glasgow at Merchant City, A Vintage New Year’s eve at London’s Southbank, Classic Car Boot Sale and Vintage by the Sea.

Vintage by the Sea is Co-Produced and Curated by Deco Publique:

Wayne speaks of it’s 6 year longevity, it’s achievements and positive impact on the town,

“Six years and still going strong Vintage by the Sea has become something of an institution. It’s so uplifting to see people from all over the country and now Europe coming to Morecambe, filling hotels and caravan parks for miles around. Vintage by the Sea wins awards, brings in substantial income to the town but more importantly it makes over 40,000 people very happy.”
Wayne Hemingway MBE

To locate the are please log in the following information into your SAT NAV:-

The Midland Hotel & Green
Marine Road West

In addition there are  festival favourite performers Jean & Morag and Viv the Spiv parading the promenade, award-winning street food from vintage vehicles and  classic cars. The Guys & Doll’s Vintage Hair Boutique, Vintage fairground rides & inspired art workshops, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at this year’s Vintage by the Sea.

  • Vintage by the Sea  returns to Morecambe for a stunning sixth year of culture and creativity
  • Saturday 1st September to Sunday 2nd September 2018.

^Alex Ashworth