Gone Fishin'


‘Gone Fishin’ is a brand new participation project which has been commissioned for Catching Tales, Headlands to Headspace festival in 2018, by Morecambe Bay Partnership Trust. The project will work closely with around 200 school children across the Morecambe Bay area and result in a sited outdoor performance in Morecambe.

The project is funded by Morecambe Bay Partnership Trust and the Heritage Lottery. This project is currently recruiting schools to participate in this project from Morecambe Bay area. 

The work will be a direct response to the oral archives from Morecambe Bay’s fishing heritage. Watch this space to follow our blog of this exciting project. 

Tue, 2017-04-25 10:26

New art projects inspired by memories of the Bay's unique fishing heritage

Morecambe Bay Partnership is excited to announce a new programme of community-based art commissions that will celebrate the unique fishing heritage of Morecambe Bay entitled ‘Catching Tales’. Since 2015 Morecambe Bay Partnership has been working with volunteers to collect and record the personal memories of those involved in the Bay’s fishing communities, past and present. This fascinating archive captures everything from the skills and changing techniques of the industry, to a snap shot of the social history of fishing families   and their own reflections about life lived on the edge of Bay. These important memories will be held by local Archives for future generations.

Read the full story and follow these exciting projects here...  https://www.morecambebay.org.uk/news/catching-tales  

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Image: (Clockwise from bottom left)Kate Drummond, Jenny Reeves, Lee Affen and Alex O'Toole with oral history project facilitator Jenn Mattinson (centre).




Today lead artists Jenny Reeves and Ellen Turner spent the day with musician Lee Affen to put the wheels into motion, they explored everything from Riddling Cockles to picking shrimps! The piece is starting to take shape and we're excited to hear the final composition in the coming weeks!

Here they are recording the sounds of cockle shells in the Maritime Museum!