Dig out those retro garms folks as the award-winning, free Vintage by the Sea festival returns to Morecambe in an exuberant celebration of 20th century design. Now in its 7th year, the extravaganza is created by Hemingway Design and creative producers Deco Publique.
We’re still waiting on details for 2019, here’s what we said about the 2018 edition.
Venues include the beautiful art deco Midland hotel (hailed as a masterpiece in modernism and haunt of Coco Chanel, Sir Lawrence Olivier and Noel Coward no less), The Platform (restored Edwardian railway station), Promenade Gardens, Melodrome music stage and Litte Big Top.
Expect a pretty fine time with live music, classic cars, street theatre, family vintage workshops, food and drink, marketplace & crafts, heritage buses, vintage fairground, pop-up dance and RAF Lancaster Bomber flypast. Watch this space for more details of the free events programme including the hotly contested “Best in Show” audience catwalk.
If all of this isn’t worth finding your tweed or putting on your matte red lipstick for, further ticketed events include the Midland’s fine Vintage Afternoon Tea. If more hedonistic pursuits are what you are after then snap up tickets for the Gatsby inspired Torch Club Ball and Vintage by the Sea After Party (with DJs including Morecambe’s famous designer son Wayne Hemingway, Beatphreak and MC Kwasi, Phil Austin and Lynsey Finch).
Falling on the last weekend of the school holidays it makes for a fine end-of-summer family, friends, romantic (or solo!) fling.
Right, we are off to find our headscarves and cat eye glasses. See you there.