Make My Day

Make My Day! is a celebration of creativity that encourages co-operation and immersive involvement in family-friendly artistic activities. The event hosts a welcoming programme of imaginative creative workshops. It is open, fun and welcoming to all those who come along to take part.

Make My Day! Morecambe took place on Sun 6 August 2017 – delivering an inspiring programme of creative activities enjoyed by young and old alike.
We ran workshops that included; sculpture making with recycled wood, spray painting placards, mini-boat collaging, a giant paint-by-numbers, large-scale collaborative collaging, junk animal mask-making, papercut animation making and Van Dyke photography printing.

Leading up to the event a series of paper cut animation making sessions were held, led by artist Hannah Fox. The delightful community-created films made in these workshops were screened on the day in ‘The Rusty Roxy’ – a beautiful pop-up cinema created and built by Hannah.

The creative activities were complimented by a wonderful, eclectic line up of acoustic music, dance and walk-about daftness including a troupe of Lancashire Cloggers, an Oompah Band, a Chinese flute orchestra, a sea shanty choir and a larger-than-life Punch & Judy.

‘Jelly’ a specially commissioned, new dance work choreographed by Jenny Reeves with exquisite costumes designed and made by Katie Duxbury made it’s debut at
Make My Day! Beautiful sea creatures shimmered around throughout the afternoon trailing bubbles of happiness behind them along the way.

Another major commission undertaken for the festival was the design and production of the “Luck of the Draw” human photo-booth. Almost 60 portraits were penned in the afternoon of the event. Sitters posed and then collected a carbon copy of their portrait outside the booth – without ever seeing the artist behind-the-scenes!

Make My Day! was funded by Arts Council England | Morecambe Town Council | West End Million Partnership | Morecambe Bay Partnership
Supported by The Exchange Creative Community CIC | The Arndale Centre | Morecambe Library | SJ Bargh | Volker Stevin | OnTarget Scaffolding | Lingwoods Security

Creative Producer – Kate Drummond
Marketing & Finance – Jonathan Bean
Event Photograpy – Beki Melrose
Event Film – Tom Diffenthal with music by Ben Hall

Lead Artists
Ben Hall & Charlie Kondras | Darren Forester | Dirk Aston | Hannah Fox | Harry Mills | John Kingston | Rosie Tacon Glass | Sean Keef | Wendy O’Hara

Artist Support & Events Crew
Alanna Rusch | Ben McCabe | Beki Melrose | Bev Liver | Derek MacCallum | Emma Thornton | Graham Dean | Harry Proctor | Hazel Leech | Jaimie Heath | Janet Hampson | Jo Bambrough | Judy Wright | Jules Abraham | Kathryn MacDonald | Kirsty Stuart-Clarke | Lauren Paige Dowling | Lin Dean | Molly Bland | Nick O’Hara | Patrick O’Sullivan | Paul Heppell | Paula Melrose | Rosanna Macari | Scott Boswell

Music & Entertainment
Inner State Theatre | Sunderland Point Sea Shanty Singers | The Whoopie Juicers | The Yorkshire Oompah Band | Tutti Fluttie | Yon Lot Cloggers
With a specially commissioned new work ‘Jelly’ performed by Jenny Reeves, Lucy Starkey & Megan Alder-Cox with costumes designed by Katie Duxbury | #mmdmorecambe | @mmdmorecambe

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