Morecambe is a hub of creativity, attracting artists, designers, musicians and actors to this beautiful stretch of coastline. The Midland enjoys the privileged position of being right in the heart of this artistic and cultural evolution. Take a look at what’s on our doorstep.
Headlands To Headspace Sculptures
Photo: Robin Zahler
Chris Drury, internationally-acclaimed environmental artist has created a walk-in, stone built ‘cloud chamber’ called Horizon Line Chamber. Situated at the dramatic and ever-changing landscape of Sunderland Point, as you take a seat inside the structure, a lens installed into the sea-facing wall projects an inverted image of the coastal scene outside. Drury commissioned Cumbria-based master craftsman stonemason Andrew Mason who used local reclaimed stone to build the structure in the shape of an upturned boat.
Photo: Robin Zahler
Drury has fourteen unique sculptures around the world, offering peaceful shelter to all who enter.
Anna Gillespie is a contemporary figurative sculptor. In her work to explore where the urban experience meets the natural environment, she has created the dramatic and thought-provoking SHIP at Half Moon Bay.
Photo: Anna Gillespie
The striking steel sculpture has two figures on opposing bows of a boat, looking in opposite directions. The simultaneous gaze out to see and back towards the land expresses the extremes of departure and return.
Live Entertainment at The Platform
The Platform is a restored Edwardian railway station and offers live music, comedy, theatre, children’s shows and community events.
Here’s a flavour of what’s happening this Autumn…
Only Fools and Boycie
One of our national treasures, John Challis, aka Boycie, will be at The Platform sharing insights into his comedy career and a few secrets from the best-loved BBC1 show that we loved to chuckle along to.
Stunning images and stories from the natural world, the Wilderland Film Festival is brought to the big screen. Created by independent filmmakers from around the world.
12 Nov 2019
A solo show by one of the world's leading acoustic guitarists and a powerful songwriter with a story to tell. Martin Simpson’s folk music reflects a wide variety of influences and styles, rooted in Britain, Ireland, America and beyond.
22 Nov 2019
Buddy Holly and the Cricketers
There’s a whole hamper filled with festive music, fun and laughter as Buddy Holly and the Cricketers take to the stage. This is now a regular feature and is as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies. A great mix of Buddy Holly hits, and other contemporary classics with a good side of Christmas favourites. A great way to embrace the festive season.
3 Dec 2019
Check out the full programme and plan your perfect evening at the theatre.
Book an Autumn Break at The Midland
The Midland is the perfect base to enjoy the activities and events in the area. Comfortable rooms, amazing sea views, great food and, of course, the iconic Afternoon Tea at The Midland. Take a look at our Autumn deals and plan your itinerary.