Sigh of the Sea

Join us on North Beach in central Morecambe to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the cockling tragedy in 2004.

There will be a small decorated tented village with food and hot drinks, lanterns to decorate, a sculptural bonfire, music and singing.

Send your wishes and thoughts out on the tide and in the wind.

“The moon laughs the clouds cry
And a seagull screams at the night’s sky
And the sad sea sighs – goodbye”
Lemn Sissay – The Long Walk

Wu Chi-TSUNG: Recalibrate

Wu Chi-Tsung is interested in how images are made and seen. Landscape, nature and the urban environment feature in his work and the themes are central to the national Recalibrate
programme. Although his early influences come from painting, specifically Eastern shan shui works and Western watercolour landscapes, his powerful work is often realised through video, photography, installation and performance.

The Lancaster edition of Recalibrate is a unique split-site exhibition between Peter Scott Gallery and the dramatic grade II listed gallery at The Storey that will present artworks that
include the all-encompassing installation Crystal City 004 (a newly commissioned work for Recalibrate), cyanotypes from the Wrinkled Textures series and several examples from Wu Chi-Tsung’s elegant landscape and still life video works.

The Peter Scott Gallery will also be exhibiting a display of their Chinese art collection alongside the Recalibrate exhibition.

Free entry to both sites.

  • Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University
    31 January – 21 March Mon – Fri 11am – 5pm, Sat 11am – 4pm
  • The Storey, Lancaster
    31 January – 15 March Wed – Sat 11am – 5pm, Thur until 7.30pm

Recalibrate partners: Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (Manchester), Live at LICA and The Storey (Lancaster), Site Gallery (Sheffield)
Sponsored by: Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture
Supported by: Arts Council England and NICE

Forty Degrees North

Presented by Live at LICA, Lancaster University.

The astonishing virtuoso is one of the world’s leading guitarists. Her programme for ‘Forty Degrees North’ explores the tantalising idea that Beijing and Madrid share the same latitude through a beguiling selection of her own arrangements.

There will be an opportunity to meet Xuefei Yang at 6.45pm.

She will be performing the following pieces:

  • J.S. Bach, Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor
  • Albeniz, Suite Espana, Seis Hojas de Album Op.165
  • He & Chen, Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
  • J. Rodrigo, Invocation and Dance
  • Tarrega, Carnival of Venice

Bengal Tiger, Shanghai Dragon

Presented by Live at LICA, Lancaster University.

‘Bengal Tiger, Shanghai Dragon’ combines sagas, time-cycles and inflected vocal styles from India and Bangladesh and ancient classical show-pieces and folk tunes of China with jazz improvisation, latin rhythms and surprising harmonic twists.

The 9 piece line-up features Grand Union’s Indian and Bangladeshi musicians. A huge success at the London Jazz Festival, this is a unique multi-cultural show not to be missed.

There is an opportunity to meet the artists from the Grand Union Orchestra at 6.45pm