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Kitchen Sink Morecambe Beach

Local historian and key member of Morecambe Heritage Centre, Peter Wade, performed the official unveiling on Friday of the old kitchen sink sculpture by Anthony Padgett.

Artist Anthony Padgett, left, and local historian Peter Wade at the official unveiling of the 'Kitchen Sink Drama' sculpture.

The play marked the first ‘kitchen sink’ drama and led the way for TV series like Coronation Street and EastEnders.

Osborne’s play, The Entertainer, was also filmed in Morecambe in 1960.

Anthony said: “As Look Back in Anger was the start of the kitchen sink drama I thought a ready made sculpture of a kitchen sink would be a piece of contemporary art that is a great contrast to the traditional figurative sculpture of Eric Morecambe.

Additionally, Morecambe Heritage is celebrating 50 years of Morecambe’s Arndale centre, with a exhibition. The Arndale was  opened in 1972 by Morecambe’s favourite daughter, Thora Hird. Please come along and enjoy the exhibition



Ready for our opening on Tuesday 18th at Midday ‘100th Season of The Shrimps’ @colony_art @moreMorecambe @ArndaleShopping @ShrimpsOfficial @shrimpstrust @The_Visitor @LancasterMuseum @HGPMuso #football


Thanks for all the follows. Come and see us for the new exhibition opening on 18th !
@PrintRoomLancs @ShrimpsOfficial @shrimpstrust @moreMorecambe @ArndaleShopping @Aimuseums @LancasterMuseum @moreLancaster #heritagematters

A1 Classic Morecambe FC⚽️@ShrimpsOfficial posters🖨️for @LA4Heritage Morecambe Heritage reopening 18th May, Mighty Shrimps ready for the play offs, great season 👍👋


Morecambe Heritage will be reopening at midday on Tuesday 18th May and kicking off with an exhibition celebrating 100th season of The Shrimps @TheShrimpsForum @ChrisJCoates @ArndaleShopping @PrintRoomLancs .
Thanks to @HGPMuso for the poster artwork

We will be opening on 18th May with an exhibition about Morecambe Football Club. If anyone can contribute comments or memorabilia please message @moreMorecambe @ChrisJCoates @ShrimpsOfficial @shrimpstrust @The_Visitor #football

A new window display; The History ofChurches and Weddings in Morecambe Heritage... and lots going on to prepare for reopening @ArndaleShopping @ChrisJCoates @Aimuseums @MorecambeParCh @moreMorecambe @LancasterMuseum


Coming soon, a window exhibition of local churches, with a wedding theme. Hopefully the centre will reopen on 17th May, in line with Government guidelines!
@moreMorecambe @The_Visitor @artdecotrav @ChrisJCoates @colony_art @ArndaleShopping

Do visit the Arndale and have a look at our window display about Happy Mount Park @ArndaleShopping @ChrisJCoates @therestore71 @moreMorecambe @Moreheritage @HGPMuso @Aimuseums @lancspublib @LMuseums @artdecotrav


Valentines window display at Morecambe Heritage Centre in the Arndale @ArndaleShopping @ChrisJCoates @Moreheritage @moreMorecambe @The_Visitor @colony_art #heritage

Unfortunately we are still closed to the public, but lots of work going on. Take a look on our Facebook page and look in our Centre Window. @moremore @ChrisJCoates @chrisstebbins1 @The_Visitor


Great to spend the morning with the gang at @Moreheritage who hope to raise £92,000 to build a statue in Morecambe for legendary Sandgrownun actor Dame Thora Hird. Watch the full story @GranadaReports at six.

Christmas is coming to Morecambe Heritage. We will be at the Christmas Tree Festival at Morecambe Parish Church on 5th 6th and 7th Dec. @moreMorecambe @MorecambeParCh @ChrisJCoates @chrisstebbins1 #ChristmasIsComing #ChristmasTree

On 13th October it will be 25 years since Jo Waite appeared on stage with Screaming Lord Sutch in Morecambe. Our mini exhibition celebrates. @MorecambeWG @moreMorecambe @MorecambeBID @FOLCM1 @ChrisJCoates @chrisstebbins1 #morecambe


We recognise the ‘Fab Four’ but does anyone recognise the other 2 people in the photo :Floral Hall 18 Jan 1963 @MorecambeBID @moreMorecambe @MBP_Projects @ChrisJCoates @christinestebbi

Heritage Open Days; Join us at Morecambe Heritage Centre on Saturday 21st September for ‘A Grand Day Out’. A walk conducted by our historian Peter Wade celebrating Morecambe’s Entertainment Heritage. 11.30AM start from the Centre. Details to follow.#HeritageDay @moreMorecambe

Good morning, why not take a look at our videos on YOU TUBE. Morecambe Heritage Centre @MorecambeBID @moreMorecambe @MorecambeWG #HeritageMonth

Coming soon, Crowd funding to raise money for the Thora Hird Statue...watch this space @moreMorecambe @MorecambeBID @MCMCarnival @ChrisJCoates @christinestebbi #thora_hird_statue


A bit of harmless ‘horse play’ from Peter today at the Heritage Centre. Lovely to see the Wise Up Workshop Crew today...fab drama guys! @moreMorecambe @MorecambeFun @MCMCarnival #drama #heritage


Do come along and see our Exhibition @moremore @EdenMorecambe @MCMCarnival @MorecambeBID @DecoPublique @englishlakes @MorecambeWG @GuardianDigital @BBCLancashire @AIMMuseum #HistoryMatters


The ‘Carnival is Over’ but the Heritage Centre is still here. Do come in and see our 50s 60s 70s Entertainment Exhibition @moreMorecambe @MCMCarnival @ChrisJCoates @MorecambeWG @MorecambeBID #History

My article on the history of tourism in the #seaside resort of #Morecambe is out. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/FDAI34TVZFW3HWDAMIFB/full?target=10.1080/1755182X.2019.1643932 It's in the Journal of #Tourism #History edited by @EZuelow. The first few readers get free access. @CentralLancsHN @UCLanResearch @LMuseums #twitterstorians #coastalhistory

More photos of Morecambe Heritage on Parade @MCMCarnival @moreMorecambe @ChrisJCoates @christinestebbi @PottedShrimps #PeaceAndLove


Good morning from the Heritage Centre , looking forward to seeing you at the Carnival @MCMCarnival #loveandpeaceman @moreMorecambe @MorecambeBID @MorecambeWG

Please come along and see us in the Arndale Centre, Unit 29.
We are open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11am until 4pm @Moreheritage @MorecambeWG @MCMCarnival @ArndaleShopping @VisitMorecambe @englishlakes

Good morning, please be advised that this is the new #morecambe #heritage twitter account. The old account will be removed from circulation shortly.

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