We will transform the hotel and surrounding landscape for a celebration of music, fashion, film, art, dance, food and design from those halcyon days when the Midland Hotel opened in 1933.
With so much happening on Saturday 14th September 2013, we have put together the below list to highlight some of the fantastic special events and attractions we have prepared for the special day. If you are planning on visiting the festival don’t forget to share your photos and messages on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #VintageByTheSea as we will be sharing some of the best messages throughout the event.
The FREE vintage marketplace will run from 11am till 6pm, taking over 3 of the function rooms of The Midland. The marketplace has been curated by Amanda Cruse, owner of Dotty’s Vintage, which is a family owned boutique, based in Morecambe specialising in pre loved vintage and retro clothing from the 20s to the 80s.
Guys N Dolls Hair and beauty from Lancaster will be on hand from 11am – 6pm at The Midland to provide decade specific makeovers to keep you looking and feeling fabulous throughout the event. –
- Beauty makeovers £10.00
- Hair ‘up-dos’ £14.00
Vintage Playground and Pop-up Food Festival
The Midland’s surroundings will be transformed into a Vintage Playground with something for all ages. The fun starts from 11am to 6pm with FREE entry. The playground will include Classic vehicles, vintage street theatre, classic ice cream vans, vintage street food, rare film footage and pop-up performances.
For kids both young and old, the playground will include Vintage Fairground Gallopers, Donkey Rides and Face painting.
As part of our pop-up Food Festival, the local award winning Potts’ family will be bringing their traditional hand made Potts Pies and Lullabelles award winning Camperlicious Catering will be serving cakes from a beautiful 1959 Split Screen Camper van.
Vintage Tea by the Sea – SOLD OUT
Two Traditional 1930 Afternoon sittings will take place from 12.30pm – 2pm or 2.30pm – 4pm. Prices are £16.50 per person.
Finger-sized sandwiches, followed by scones with butter, jam and cream, then an assortment of cakes and, of course, lashings of tea will be served up at The Midland with magnificent views over the sands of Morecambe Bay. Remember to bring your dancing shoes, as dance tuition will be provided by Anthony Padgett
Rock n Roll at the Rotunda
There’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on! Shimmy and shuffle in your blue suede shoes as rockin’ DJs bring the best of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll to the Midland’s stylish Rotunda bar. Join us at the bar for evocative food and cocktails and enjoy the panoramic views of Morecambe Bay as we rock around the clock! We’ll be serving up hearty sharing boards boasting the best of traditional British food!
Entry is FREE during the day with drinks and hearty sharing boards available to purchase off our special menu from 11:00am until 6:00pm.
Alternatively, join us for a very special, private Rock n Roll at the Rotunda from 7:00pm until Midnight. Hire your own booth for the evening for just £35 per person for a group of 8.
- See the special Menu
- To book telephone: 01524 428000
The Torch Club – SOLD OUT
The Torch Club, curated by Soul Boy from 7.30pm until Midnight at The Midland.
This will be an unforgettable, unique and glamorous evening of 1930’s and 40’s entertainment at The Midland hotel. With a drinks reception before an extravagant 5 course themed 1930’s, menu included in your ticket price and fabulous period cocktails available to purchase at the bar.
Dancing to the legendary Palm Court Dance Orchestra, under the tuition of expert dance teacher Anthony Padgett and DJ Okay For Sound, The Midland will come alive as we re-create those packed dance floors of the 1930’s.
- See the Dinner Menu (PDF)
- Tickets: £65.00 per person – SOLD OUT
Soul Casino at The Winter Gardens
Join Colin Curtis, Snowboy, Wayne & Jack Hemingway at The Winter Gardens for The Soul Casino from 9:00pm to 2:00 am.
The Soul Casino recreates the sounds and style of the classic 70s soul club and 80s disco scenes. The Winter Garden dance floor will reverberate to the sound of deep funk to northern rare groove, to classic soul, disco, authentic R&B mod sounds and early house.
- Advance booking is recommended
- Tickets only £12.50 – Buy Online
Travel Information and Accommodation
On our website we have published Maps and Directions to the hotel and the Vintage event.
The Midland hotel is part of the English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues family. Although the hotel is already fully booked for the event, English Lakes can still offer fantastic rates at its other hotels such as Lancaster House, a short drive away in Lancaster or its other 3 Lake District properties just 45 minutes drive away from Morecambe.
- Written by: +Kris Littlewood