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Vintage By The Sea 6th & 7th September 2014

Vintage By The Sea 2014 is supported by Lancaster City Council and Morecambe Town Council

"We have some wonderfully evocative music, fashion, kids activities beauty, film, art, design and cocktails and food planned and the Vintage team can’t wait to put our dancing shoes on. So get your tickets and come and join us!" - Wayne Hemingway

Vintage By the Sea, led by Wayne, Gerardine and Jack Hemingway and the Vintage Festival team, is to return to Morecambe for a second year this September.

In 2013 the Festival marked The Midland’s 80th anniversary and attracted over 7,000 thousand visitors to the town. The Hemingway team has since been working towards returning for another successful event this year. 

Following a successful sell out one-day event in 2013 this year we're back for a weekend extravaganza. Whether your thing is swing, rockabilly, mod, soul, funk, disco, ska, film, art or design, or if you just want to dress up and get an authentic makeover for a day, the Vintage by the Sea Festival is a sensual delight, a big dressing-up box, a collector’s dream and a joyous creative feast for all ages.

For one glamorous weekend the music, fashion, film, art, design and dance from the 1920s to the 1980s that has made Britain the world’s creative and cultural hot bed is celebrated.

The fantastic setting of Morecambe’s seafront will provide the backdrop and be transformed into a multi-venue playground where, visitors can ‘learn the dances’, take in specially curated live performances, exclusive DJ sets, catwalk shows, brilliantly conceived food and cocktails, or take advantage of the decade specific hair and beauty makeovers and all the wonderful vintage shopping on offer.

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Soul Casino, The Winter Gardens, Sunday 7th September, 5:30pm until 1.00am - Curated by Richard Searling 

Adv: £12.00 + Booking
Std: £13.00 + Booking

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Set in the most evocative of venues, The Soul Casino will create the sounds and style of the classic 70s soul club and 80s disco scenes, deep funk to northern, rare groove to classic soul, disco, authentic R&B mod sounds and early house. 

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Soul Casino – Sunday 7th September

17.30 Dance Class - If you don’t know how to do those basic Northern soul dance moves and you want to learn, then we will show you the way!

17.45 Northern Soul - Iconic film footage to dance to.

18.30 Dance Class - If you missed out on the first dance class then get yourself to this one to learn basic Northern soul dance moves.

18.45 So Soulful '70s - Connoisseurs of '70s soul, Sean O’Connor and Steve Plumb start to take the tempo up.

20.00 ‘Angels’ and ‘The Ritz’ - Wayne Hemingway will be playing some records from his collection of '70s Northern and modern soul, underground disco and jazz funk.

21.30 A Ton of Soul Dynamite - Blackpool Mecca icon, DJ Colin Curtis. Nobody does it better.

23.00 Swirly Skirts and Baggy Trousers - Legend of Northern soul, Richard Searling will spin records which will re-awaken memories from those Wigan Casino All Nighters.

00.30 We’re On Our Way - Richard Sealing and Wayne Hemingway go back to back playing farewell songs.

The Warehouse, The Winter Gardens, Saturday 6th September, 9:00pm until 2.00am - Curated by Jack Hemingway

Adv £13.50 + booking
Std £15.00 + booking 

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A night of dance from the 80s and 90s set in Morecambe’s beautiful Winter Gardens. Bringing Britain’s distinctive dance culture and DJ history to the fore by paying respect to our rich club culture and the DJs that have shaped it. From early 80s Electro, Boogie, Rare Groove and onto, of course early Rave, Acid House and Balearic.

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Let It Rock, The Platform, Sunday 7th September, 7:30pm until 1:00am - Curated by Poor Boy Paul 

Adv: £10.00 + Booking
Std: £12.00 + Booking

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There’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on! Shimmy and shuffle in your blue suede shoes as rockin’ bands The Crown Top Kings, The Hayriders, and The Rhythm Kings bring the best of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll to Morecambe’s Platform venue.

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The Torch Club, The Midland Hotel, Saturday 6th September, 7:00pm until 12:00am - Curated by Snowboy, Hosted by Viv The Spiv

Tickets: £65.00  Tickets available by calling The Midland Hotel: 08456 015478

The Torch Club is an unforgettable night of 1930s and 40s glamour which returns to the wonderful Midland Hotel on the Saturday evening of Vintage by The Sea. Hosted by Viv The Spiv, this cheeky chappie is without a doubt the most popular character on the UK’s 30’s and 40’s scene.

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On arrival you will receive complimentary champagne and strawberries as you take your seat for a glamorous dinner. Menu details to follow shortly.

Fancy Fox trotting to one of the UK’s best 1930’s orchestras and DJs? Or if that doesn’t tickle your fancy perhaps a classic party dance such as ‘The Palais Glide’ would do the trick?

Mr Melody Man

There will be Mr Melody Man on hand to help you brush up on your steps. He has been known to cure those with two left feet! 

This years live performances come from...

The Savoy Dance Orchestra

One of the UK's most authentic purveyors of 30's and 40's Swing and Dance Band music, they are one of the most sought after swing orchestra’s in Europe.

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Vintage Tea by The Sea - Champagne Afternoon Tea, The Midland Hotel, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September, 12.30pm until 2.00pm and 3.00pm until 4.30pm

Tickets: £23.50 Tickets available by calling The Midland Hotel: 08456 015478

What better way to spend an afternoon than experiencing an authentic and elegant 1930's Tea Dance in the beautiful Midland Hotel. 

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The Vintage Marketplace, Curated by Dotty's Vintage

The Vintage Marketplace gathers the finest purveyors of vintage clothes, accessories, mid century modern homewares, records, music memorabilia and up-cycled ephemera. Bringing together couture labels with prêt a porter and street style from the 1920s through to the 1980s. Must have items selling from anything between £5 and £500. There is no excuse to miss out on a bit of vintage shopping!

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Best In Show

Style hunters roam the Vintage site to snap the most fashion-savvy festival goers. Our special ‘fash-mob’ catwalk, are 'style hunted', gathering for a one-off event. 

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Our expert Vintage tutors help festival goers learn a new skill or revive an old one, from sewing vintage style fashion accessories, knitting, up-cycling, quilting, designing and generally getting creative. Print For Love of Wood are back, hosting letter press workshops. Come and get stuck in!

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Hair and Beauty 

The vintage hair and beauty salon brought to you by Guys n Dolls will provide decade specific hair and make up, from 1920s to the 1970s.

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Street Food 

Festival goers can sample the flavours of the past at our Vintage food market, the finest street food and cocktails around will be served up from vintage wheels. 

Vintage Serendipity

Classic vehicles, vintage street theatre, classic ice cream vans and vintage street food, face painting, evocative rare film footage, a vintage fairground, heritage bus tours and pop up performances are all part of the Vintage Festival experience.

New events for this year include a vintage cycle ride and a Vintage Pooch Parade! On Saturday 6th the RAF has also confirmed that a Lancaster Bomber will perform a fly past of the festival!

'The whole day and evening was absolutely fantastic – I have never seen the Midland Hotel so busy inside and out!! It certainly pulled the crowds in with lots of people enjoying what was on offer and entering into the spirit of the 30’s in that fabulous sunshine. I’m already looking forward to seeing the plans for next year’s festival.' - June Ashworth, Mayor of Lancaster

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The Visitor: Morecambe Set for £1m Vintage Boost

BBC Radio Lancashire: Graham Liver (approximately 2:52)

The Bay: Hemingway's Vintage Festival To Return To Morecambe

Lancashire Evening Post: Hemingway's Back and This Year it’s For Two Days

Lancashire Life: Vintage by the Sea festival, Midland Hotel, Morecambe

The Guardian: Morecambe Crap Towns Revival Midland Hotel

The Visitor: Just The Buzz The Resort Needs

The Visitor: Vintage Day Is Roaring Success

BBC News Lancashire: Wayne Hemmingway Stages Morecambe Vintage Festival

The Visitor: 5,000 Pack in for 'Amazing' Vintage Day

The Visitor: Thousands Could Flock to Morecambe's Vintage Day

The Guardian: The Best B&Bs on the UK Coast

Cent Magazine: Bold, Vintage by the Sea at the Midland

Mancunian Vintage: I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside! Wayne & Gerardine Hemingway’s Vintage Festival to Visit Morecombe

The Visitor: Hemingway Festival to Celebrate Midland Hotel Anniversary

Event: Hemingway's Vintage Festival Comes to The Midland Hotel

Lancashire Evening Post: Festival Launch for Top Designer Wayne Hemingway

Lancashire Evening Post: Design Guru Wayne Hemingway Want's To Bring Back Glamour

The Visitor: Hemingway Festival to Celebrate Midland Hotel Anniversary

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