When The Red Rose in Blackpool

Alex Saint
Artist's impression // actual artwork not in-situ until 28 October

When The Red Rose at Blackpool Promenade, 28 October–2 November 2016, free entry - Visit now

When The Red Rose by Steve Messam is a series of temporary, site specific installations – a rising tide of the colour red appearing in four unexpected locations across Lancashire this autumn. It takes the historic symbol of Lancashire and, by a twist of language transforms it into something new and unexpected.

When The Red Rose in Blackpool engulfs a Victorian shelter on the promenade like a giant ship in a bottle, or, at night, a glowing red beacon. Wrapping a piece of architectural heritage of this famous resort in a protective bubble, is a playful and surreal celebration of Blackpool’s unique seaside heritage, its enduring charms and creative inspiration. Part of the LightPool Festival art walking tour and Light up Lancaster.


When The Red Rose at Blackpool Promenade

28 October–2 November 2016
Free entry