Video: The Pitch Residential Weekend at Low Wood Bay

At Low Wood Bay we recently hosted ‘The Pitch’ film competition residential for ten filmmakers who made it in to the final round of the competition. Continue reading

Video: Food Fight at Low Wood Bay!

On Twitter we follow the adventures of  @CumbrianBlondie  (A.K.A Gina) who was attempting to complete her list of 40 new things at the age of 40. The list included many new experiences such as driving a super-car, busking to earn lunch and to ‘pull an all-nighter’ in Ibiza! Also on the list was item number 38. Have a Food Fight. Continue reading

Video: Artist Frances Winder at Low Wood Bay

About this video

Frances Winder, local artist from Kendal, enjoys the fleeting qualities of light and colour. In her work she always tries to grasp the internal qualities, the essential mood and spirit of place while increasingly exploring abstract, experimenting with texture and colour.

Frances is one of many artists who are currently exhibiting their work at Low Wood Bay as part of ARTober. A FREE one week interactive art festival at the hotel daily until 3rd November 2013, where you can see over 30 artists from across the country exhibiting various diverse artistic mediums from painting, ceramics, drawing and printmaking to sculpture, digital art and photography. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to purchase artwork from the artists themselves. With FREE art workshops, including Printmaking, iPad Art, Photography, Painting and Children’s Illustration.

You can also see a range of ‘live art’ being created during the exhibition. Tim Ingle, our resident web designer at English Lakes took the opportunity to visit the festival yesterday and spent some time with Frances as she started to create her next piece of work.

Light Up Lancaster – A Week of Special Events in the City

Light up LancasterVisitors from the whole of Lancashire and further afield flock to Lancaster for the city’s annual firework extravaganza at Lancaster Castle. The event which grows in popularity each year returns in 2013 with a full week of FREE ‘Light Up Lancaster’ events around the city. It is the perfect time to explore Lancaster both day and night.

To make the most of some of these fantastic events, consider booking a short break at Lancaster House hotel, just a short drive away from the city centre with prices from £88.00 Bed and Breakfast for two people (available at the time of publishing) with family rooms also available.

Light Up The Waterways

Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 October 2013
Times: 7.15pm, 8.00pm, 8.45pm

Commissioned by the Canal & River Trust, this is a free event for all the family to enjoy. Discover the stories and heritage of our waterways and their often overlooked ecology, with a series of acts by aerial artists, magicians, dancers, musicians and other exciting performance artists, alongside the Grade 1 Listed Lune Aqueduct. Although this is a free event it must be booked in advance on 01524 598500 as there are limited places.

Drawing Workshops

Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 October 2013
Times: 10am – 5pm

During the day there will be family-friendly drawing workshops taking place at St Nics – creating pieces of artwork to be exhibited at Light Up The Streets. No need to book – just bring the family and join in!

Light Up The Streets

Friday 1 November 2013
Performances from 6pm onwards

Take a stroll through the city centre for a unique evening art experience animating our beautiful buildings and squares. Discover new stories along the trail, with a string of music,
dance, theatre and film events. This is a self-guided evening; performances begin at 6pm, but you can arrive at any time and pick up a guide to the evening’s performances and installations from one of the stewards.

Light Up The Skies - The Fireworks Spectacular

downloadSaturday 2 November 2013
Activities from 10am, Fireworks at 8pm

Lancaster’s magical extravaganza of fireworks, which lights up the historic landscape and skyline of the city, is one of the finest displays in the north. This year the fireworks will again be fired from the roof of Lancaster’s medieval castle.

Although the main viewing areas are now fully booked, there are also many other excellent viewing areas throughout the district which do not require wristbands. Recommended areas include the Millennium Bridge, Williamson Park and Salt Ayre Sports and Leisure Centre. Salt Ayre will have a host of family-friendly activities including a fun-fair from 4pm onwards.

There will also be activities including workshops, guided walks and storytelling taking place throughout the day on Saturday.

Video: Sine Dubio Free Lake District Art Festival

About this video

The Sine Dubio FREE Art Festival returns to Low Wood Bay with Artober from 28th October to 3rd November 2013.

In this video Sophia Newton, event organiser explains what this unique Lake District event is all about.

Thank you to Adrian Naik for sharing the video with us.

A Guide to Vintage By The Sea at The Midland Hotel, Morecambe

Over the last few months the team at The Midland and Vintage have been working hard to bring a day of Vintage by the Sea as part of The Midland Hotel’s 80th Birthday Celebrations.

Vintage By The Sea Press Launch with Wayne Hemingway at The Midland

Vintage By The Sea Press Launch with Wayne Hemingway at The Midland

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.

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Video: How to do a Squat and Shoulder Press

This is the second in a series of videos with Ali, our personal trainer at The Sandpiper Club, Lancaster.

In this video we join Ali and his client, Sally who show us how to do the squat and shoulder press to try out next time we are at the gym.

If you would like a boost in your training and want to tone up but require a little guidance, then personal training is for you! Continue reading