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 returns 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 1990s 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, see evocative fashion, brilliantly conceived food and cocktails, ogle over beautiful vintage vehicles or take advantage of the decade specific hair and beauty makeovers and all the wonderful vintage shopping on offer.
'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
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.
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 Fiona Smith from Dance Northern will show you the way!
17.45 Northern Soul The Film - Iconic film footage to dance to featuring Wigan Young Souls.
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 from Fiona Smith of Dance Northern.
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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The Warehouse brings The North’s distinctive dance culture and DJ history to the fore at a one off party in Morecambe’s remarkable Winter Gardens. Hacienda legends Mike Pickering and Dave Haslam evoke memories of Acid House era Manchester and Jack Hemingway warms things up with a selection of pre-rave Boogie and House jams. Bringing it back to Morecambe's local rave scene roots, DJ Huxley will be opening the night with the very best Acid Jazz, House and early rave tunes.
Mike Pickering was a DJ at the legendary Haçienda in Manchester. He worked for Factory Records where he signed Happy Mondays and the founder, writer and producer of Quando Quango and later M People. The healthy house music scene in Manchester was boosted by the success of the Haçienda's pioneering Ibiza night, "Hot", an acid house night hosted by Mike Pickering and Jon DaSilva in 1988.
Conversation in Creativity: Mike Pickering with Host: Dave Haslam, The Hothouse, 13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe LA3 1QT, Saturday 6th September 2014, 4pm
In collaboration with Creative Lancashire
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To coincide with their exclusive DJ appearance at Vintage By The Sea Festival, we are pleased to announce a very special Conversation in Creativity Event featuring Hacienda legends Mike Pickering and Dave Haslam.
Although best-known as a founder member of M People, Pickering has had a long and varied career in the music business. Formerly a chef and a roadie for Dire Straits, he was a saxophonist in Quando Quango and in the respected house act T-Coy. His break came when, as a DJ at the legendary Haçienda club in Manchester (Nude, Hot & Shine nights), he became involved in the late 80s ‘Madchester’ scene that sustained influence on UK pop music for years to come. Pickering soon became an A&R man for the Factory Records, signing James and the Happy Mondays. Shortly after this, he became a co-director of the Manchester-based Deconstruction Records. Pickering now works as A&R within the Columbia label of Sony BMG where he A&Rs The Gossip, Calvin Harris, Kasabian, and The Ting Tings.
The event will be hosted by Dave Haslam who DJ'd over 450 times at the Haçienda and has since performed sets worldwide He attended Joy Division's last ever show, Sonic Youth slept on his floor; Tony Wilson threatened to shoot him; he took John Peel to see Public Enemy; and cooked cauliflower cheese for Morrissey. He's written for the The Guardian, NME, The Times, The London Review of Books, The New Statesman, and Time Out. He's currently finishing his forth book. Previous titles include 'Manchester England' (1999) - a ground-breaking study of Manchester’s musical and cultural history. He also appears regularly on radio and TV as a cultural commentator. He has previously hosted live onstage in-conversations for Creative Lancashire and his own 'Close-Up' events with Jeremy Deller, Jonathan Franzen, Neneh Cherry, Nile Rogers, Alistair Campbell and Will Self to name a few.
Let It Rock, The Platform, Sunday 7th September, 7:30pm until 12:00am - 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. Poor Boy Paul will be spinning the vinyl and will be providing the Jive and Rock n Roll dance lessons. All set in the lovely old arrivals and departures hall of Morecambe’s old train station.
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: 01524 428370
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.
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?
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...
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.
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: 01524 428370
What better way to spend an afternoon than experiencing an authentic and elegant 1930's Tea Dance in the beautiful Midland Hotel.
Charity Shop DJ - The Midland Hotel’s Rotunda Bar (Outside), Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September, 12.00pm until 6.00pm
The philosophy behind Charity Shop DJ is that culture is in a large part the creation of the audience, and is made up of a myriad of secrets that are hidden in attics and behind curtains. As Charity Shop DJ we seek to reveal, share and celebrate these secrets. The idea is simple, turn up, flick through our records and decide what we play!
The Vintage Marketplace, Curated by Dotty's Vintage
Last year Dotty’s Vintage curated our best Vintage Marketplace yet and it was rammed from morning till night. The Vintage Marketplace gathers together forty of 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. This year we have expanded into a more spacious venue, The Platform and there is now no excuse to miss out on a bit of vintage shopping!
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.
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. Come and get stuck in!
Print for Love of Wood – Traditional Type and Printing, £5 for large posters £2 for a range of smaller prints
After a roaring success last year, Print for Love of Wood is back, hosting letter press workshops. Come and get your hands inky learning the centuries old craft.
The best handmade and up-cycled vintage craft traders and makers all in one handy market. We need you! Stalls are now bookable for the best makers, crafters, designers and up-cyclers. If you would like more information on how to be involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vintage Advertising Art
Morecambe’s love affair with its historic assets continues and with the restoration of the Old Palladium sign which is now complete, the team behind it is working with us to identify two more locations ripe for creative makeovers which will be unveiled at the Festival!
Free Music Stage, Melodrome Stage, Promenade Gardens 11.00 am until 6.00 pm
The Bobby Socks, a three-part harmony group made up of rock’n’roller Jude Jagger, classical soprano Inés Soria-Donlan, and west end performer Emily Knudsen. Together they serve up an eclectic blend of swing, boogie-woogie and 1940s classics that will make you want to dance your socks off.
Dr. Butlers Medicine Hat Stand formed in 2006 with the tunes of ragtime, swing and jazzy blues vibrating from their musical minds through to their stringed instruments of choice, set upon a journey bringing joviality and frown-busting good-time jives to many!
TC & The Moneymakers have been making big Blues waves on the British Blues circuit with their high energy classic hard drivin' rockin' the house Blues. Playing with youthful energy you'd expect from any of the serious players and Blues veterans. Their sound is soaked in fat toned soulful harmonica, tasty melodic guitar, backed by a driving funky rhythm section.
Louiza Kilcawley of The Kilcawley Family takes the stage with her mesmerising voice, puts old time music dance at the forefront of her musical influences. Singing while playing her autoharp Louiza provides sound of vintage summertime in all it's glory.
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.
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.
Here’s a taste of what we have lined up!
Shardlow Brewing Company are a family run micro brewery based in Derbyshire. They have been producing fine quality traditional ales for the past 15 years gaining a very loyal fanbase in many of the pubs in the surrounding areas. ‘Reverand Eaton’ is the flagship ale and has helped push the company forward over the years. There are also ales that are suited to everybody’s palate and range from 3.6% ABV to a stronger 5.0% ABV. Now the brewery has teamed up with Routemaster Bus Bar to provide a good reliable service and an excellent product to serve. The Routemaster Bus Bar is an original 1967 Routemaster, which has been completely restored from the chassis up over the past few years, retaining as many original features as possible. Now refurbished to the highest standard the bus is a fully functioning bar on the lower deck with a retractable roof on the upper deck providing a perfect space for our resident Vintage DJ's to play the best disco, soul and motown to our festival goers.
Trained in Brittany, the crêpe capital of the world, Crêpe Lucette offers you a scrumptious piece of history. All the sweet and savoury crêpes are lovingly made using only the purest Stoneground Organic Flour from Mount Pleasant Windmill in Lincolnshire made from 100% Organic British Wheat. Crepe Lucette also offer a selection of delicate and delicious gluten free and wheat free crêpes. Crêpe Lucette's ingredients are hand picked from fresh, local, free range produce to ensure that our crêpes are the purest and tastiest crêpes around.
iWoodCook are a small independent cooking concept. A beautifully crafted teardrop caravan has been fully adapted to house a unique wood fired oven to provide well cooked, wholesome food in a quirky, fun vehicle! Selling 100% British gourmet sausages in the varieties such as venison and red wine, wild board and apple or the butchers blue cow sausage (the recipe is a secret) There will also be rump steak and pepper burgers for those who want to go all out! The sausages will be served with a home made onion relish and the burgers will come with blue cheese or mature cheddar cheese and a selection of sauces. How could you resist!
Say Fish and Chips and you think mmm might try something different but Fish and Chips from Fish& are served with a twist…All made to order, the fish of the day menu includes Lemon, Lime and Chilli Battered Fish with hand blended garlic and parsley mayo, Masala Spiced Marinated Fish with Sweet Potato Chips, Salmon, Sweet Potato, Coriander and Red Pepper Fish Cake, their famous Mackerel Bap, a fresh mackerel, quickly griddles and served with their hand blended lemon and horseradish mayo and Calamari fried in their Lemon, Lime and Chilli Batter…Told you it was with a twist!
This local bar provider will be holding a pop up bar at the Promenade Gardens all weekend.
Lulabelle is a beautiful pink campervan who has been lovingly restored to a camperlicious cake and coffee camper. Born in 1959 she is the oldest working campervan in the UK and brings a smile to many festival visitors faces. Not only does Lulabelle raise a smile but so do the cakes! Home-made, seasonal cakes include Cherry and Almond, Lemon Cream Cheese and Chocolate Guinness with stacks of brownies and rocky road and goody bags of Retro Sweeties. All our cakes are served from vintage china on to bio degradable plates and our coffee and tea are freshly brewed for each visitor from vintage china teapots.
Diamond Dogs bring you the finest quality fresh hand made hot dogs and toppings. Created by Nick Prince, who’s 20 years experience in the food business includes working in diners across America where his passion for traditional American street food really took off. Together with a master charcuterie, Diamond Dogs has spent years perfecting the most delicious hotdog recipe using original techniques, prime cuts of yorkshire pork and the finest seasonings. Forget limp soggy buns...Diamond Dogs use an Artisan baker to create a light and airy bread roll with a shiny crust. You choose whether to cover your Diamond dog in a rich slow braised chili, our seriously hot bbq mustard or homemade Old amsterdam nacho sauce.
Everyday is like Sundae is more than just an ice cream van. It is a creative project encompassing a love of faded seaside glamour, food, people, design and all things vintage. Our classic van, a gem of British motoring history, is pristinely maintained - featuring traditional hand-drawn signage...Everyday is like Sundae - a nod and a wink to Morrissey's song written about our home town of Morecambe. Also on show are displays of knitted ice creams, retro kitchen paraphernalia, paper honeycomb decorations and letterpress printing experiments. Everyday is like Sundae offers a range of traditional ices - including oysters, nougat wafers and sugar cones. With sauces and toppings as you require. We do not sell cheap, chemical laden soft scoop ice creams. Everyday is like Sundae evokes a simpler age of long summer days, bringing back a sense of uplifting fun and the frivolity of traditional British seaside holidays. And after more than seven years of scooping - it can safely be said ... we also sell a damn fine 99!
Bringing the tastes and flavours of the Indian Wallahs to the streets of the UK, Manjits will be providing vegetarian street food and snacks which are blended with classics from across India.
Streatza is a mobile woodfired pizzeria and street kitchen trading from a 1969 Citroen H Van. Streatza are passionate about making authentic neapolitan pizza. Using only caputo flour from naples, letting the dough rise for 24 - 72 hours to allow the natural flavour to develop, hand stretching each pizza to order and top it with their own tomato sauce, mozzarella, olive oil and fresh basil. Then cooking it for 90 seconds in our wood fired oven. They are on a mission to make the best pizza in the north!
Classic vehicles, vintage street theatre, classic ice cream vans and vintage street food, evocative rare film footage, heritage bus tours along the prom and pop up performances are all part of the Vintage Festival experience.
Many of us behind Vintage have kids and we have a good authority that the ones who haven’t were once kids themselves. Vintage will always go out of its way to make kids happy so that mum and dad can have a great weekend. Vintage by the Sea provides plenty of creative entertainment from face painting to a vintage fairground!
This lady can paint it all! Fun, scary, impressive, and whimsical, come along with your little ones and watch them transform into something vintage related right in front of your very eyes!
The DJ Bus
The Routemaster is an original 1967 Routemaster, which has been completely restored from the chassis up but retaining as many original features as possible. Refurbished to the highest standard the bus is a fully functioning bar on the lower deck with a retractable roof on the upper deck providing a perfect space for our resident Vintage DJ's to play the best disco, soul and motown to our festival goers.
Classic Cars & Vehicles
If you have a pre 1989 classic car from which you would like to show off at Vintage by the Sea drop us an email with images and a description of your classic vehicle to email@example.com
Jean and Morag Tea Ladies
Spot Jean and Morag rattling around the Vintage Festival site with their tea trolley; however you must need a love of tea and biscuits to enjoy these two, but let’s face it...who doesn’t!
Cheap Thrills Presents Bonkers Bingo
It's Bingo with the Lingo, Bingo with Balls, a vintage inspired show featuring straight forward games of Bonkers Bingo to full on Cabaret starting with a duet. You’ll find stand up comedy, ukulele performance, Mr & Mrs Competition, Rowdy Pub Quiz, Sing-along’s and Karaoke!
Northern Soul photographer, Richard Jon, will be on hand in the Platform to provide a lasting memory of your vintage day out. Richard will be armed with vintage props so there’s no need to be shy!
Vintage Bike Ride by the Sea, Registration from 11.30am, Back of The Midland Hotel (Lifeboat station), Saturday 6th September, Ride leaves at 12.00 noon, Free Entry
Sponsored by Sustrans
Sustrans and Vintage present A Vintage Bike Ride by The Sea. A choice of two routes with wonderful views across Morecambe Bay...bring your classic racer, sit up and beg, 60s shopper, Chopper et al – enjoy the ride!
Registration from 11.30am takes place on the grass at the back of the Midland Hotel (Lifeboat station) No pre registration is necessary
Ride leaves at 12.00 noon
1 hour marshalled leisurely cycle route to VVV Health Club, return to Morecambe Battery, meet back at Midland Grass for 1:00pm (suggested route 7 miles)
Dr Bike will be present to answer your bike's health problems!
Sustrans information tent with Way of the Roses and local route promotion info
Best in Show rosette giving at 1:00pm for best bike, best dressed rider and best family group.
Entry is free
Breitling Wing Walkers, 2.00 pm, Over the Festival Site, Free
Two intrepid lasses walking on the wings of a classic bi plane while it speeds over the sands of beautiful Morecambe Bay...whatever next!
Lancaster Bomber Flypast, Saturday 6th September, 3.30 pm, Over the Festival Site, Free
On Saturday 6th the RAF have confirmed that there will be a double Lancaster Bomber flyover as part of the festival! Keep those beady eyes out and get ready to be wowed!
Vintage Pooch Parade - Walk, Registration 11am, Back of The Midland Hotel, Sunday 7th September, Walk departs 11.45am, Walk Returns 12.45pm, £5 per Dog
Dog walk entry goes straight to Cancer Care
Vintage by the Sea presents an hour-long walk with man's best friend along the Morecambe promenade in support of Cancer Care. Dress up your pooch, dress up yourself - why not go matching? You’ll both look great! Strut along the prom and catch the judge’s eye to win the ‘best vintage pooch award’. Get your dog sponsored and raise money for charity!
You can also register your pooch online at: www.cancercare.org.uk/get-involved/
Vintage Pooch Parade - Dog Show, Sunday 7th September, 1.00pm to 1.45pm, Entry for Each Category is £2 per Dog
Dog show entry goes straight to Cancer Care
The dog show is only open to dogs who take part in the promenade walk. Categories include:
Best Dressed Bitch, Best Dressed Dog, Best Hairstyle, Scruffiest Dog, Best Celebrity Lookalike, Best In Show (dog and owner).
BBC Radio Lancashire: Graham Liver (approximately 2:52)