Sail away with your own Lancashire Nobby!

Sail away with your own Lancashire Nobby! A mini-boat collaging workshop with Rosie Tacon Glass & Morecambe Bay Partnership

Make My Day! have teamed up with Morecambe Bay Partnership – to bring you a wonderful activity led by expert collage artist Rosie Tacon Glass. Rosie will guide you, as you snip and stick – to cover your little vessel with photographs and cut-outs from newspapers designed by local artist Kate Drummond.

Kate’s “After the Ebb” newspapers have been created for MBP’s Catching Tales Creative Community project – and are beautifully designed, poetic publications inspired by oral histories gathered from the Fishing Traditions of Morecambe Bay Oral History Archive.

 

The archive has been created as part of MBP’s Headlands to Headspace Scheme – and aims to capture local memories now, before they are lost for future generations. The archive focuses on the small inshore fishing communities in The Bay, especially those at Flookburgh, Morecambe and Sunderland Point.

“After the Ebb” newspapers have been created for Catching Tales by Kate Drummond
“After the Ebb” newspapers have been created for Catching Tales by Kate Drummond

Michelle Cooper, MBP’s H2H Community and Heritage Training Officer said:

“The memories people have been kind enough to share are so special that we want to share them with the Bay’s communities, to make more people aware of the work we have been doing and raise awareness of these important eye-witness histories. We hope to inspire people to discover more about the fishing heritage of Morecambe Bay, encourage the chance to reflect, and celebrate the contributions from all the volunteers who have taken part.”

The project volunteers and the Fishing Traditions of Morecambe Bay Oral Archive project, have recently received a national accolade, picking up the ‘Inspiration Award’ at the Community Archive and Heritage Group Awards 2017.

Congratulations to everyone involved!