Cross-Bay Walk: SUSPENDED until Spring 2021
CROSS-BAY WALK 2020 SUSPENDED until Spring 2021 We have had to suspend this year's Cross-Bay Walk until the Covid-19 crisis is over. We shall try to book a date for 2021 as early as possible in May, in the hope that free movement will be possible by then. Please accept our apologies for the delay in up-dating our web site. * * * * [...]
Promenade Fun Run Sunday 9 June 2019
Fund raising for the repairs to the Sculpture continues with a 5k Fun Run on Morecambe Promenade Date: Sunday 9 June 2019 : Start time: 11.00 am Start This 5k race will start and finish at the site of the iconic Venus and Cupid statue and follow the promenade towards Morecambe turning near the equally iconic Eric Morecambe statue. Bespoke medals to all finishers. Pre-entry £12. Entry on the Day £15 http://www.lancaster-race-series.co.uk/fun-runs/morecambe-5km-save-our-sculpture/ Please Note: This site is under development and will be completed shortly. Meanwhile, for further information please phone Peter Brown or Siân Johnson on 01524 831600. Or [...]
Venus Cross-Bay Walk Sunday 12 May 2019
The Venus & Cupid Arts Trust is organising a Cross Bay Walk on Sunday 12 May 2019, to raise funds to pay for the on-going repairs to the Sculpture. See below for how to book The walk starts at 11.15 am at Arnside Promenade, crossing the sands to Kent's Bank, 2 miles west of Grange-over-Sands. It is about 8-10 miles long and generally takes about 4 hours. Most of the terrain is sandy, but there are soft, muddy spots, and one or two of the main channels can be up to thigh-deep in water. Download the Guide over sands Guideline [...]
Urgent! Help needed for repairs to the Sculpture
You may have noticed that quite a few of the mosaic tiles are falling off Venus and Cupid. Investigations have revealed that this is due to the severe frost of last winter. The grout which holds them to the base has broken down in places. Moisture has crept in and we now need to start a repair programme. Meanwhile we are posting notices asking children not to climb and swing on the sculpture, as this makes it worse. BUT the repairs will cost serious money! We have started a fundraising campaign to help pay for the repairs. If you would [...]
New Call for Friends of Venus & Cupid
You may have read in the news that the Venus & Cupid sculpture was finally secured for the benefit of Morecambe and its visitors in September 2015. The money that we managed to raise included enough to insure the sculpture for the past two years, but we now need to go out and raise money to provide a secure financial base to maintain the artwork. The budget to cover insurance and periodic maintenance averages around £1500 per year. While we will continue to run fund-raising events from time to time, the Trustees think that the most secure form of finance would [...]
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2015 St Valentine’s Day Sale !!!
A Last Push to reach our initial Target of £10,000 to purchase the Venus & Cupid Sculpture on Morecambe Promenade. A Grand Sale and Coffee Morning at the Gaskell Memorial Hall in SILVERDALE. Saturday morning 14 February 2015, 10.00 - 12.00. Satnav: LA5 0RA Please come and support our efforts to complete the purchase of this outstanding piece of public art for the people of Morecambe and its Visitors. SALE OF: Books, Clothing, Bric-a-brac, Cakes, Jams, Jewellery, Toys TOMBOLA - 100 prizes RAFFLE And KIDS will love the amazing SPLODGE-A-MATIC Spin Painting Machine !!
Call for Volunteers Sat 14 Feb Silverdale
Volunteers are needed to help with the Venus & Cupid Arts Trust Sale and Coffee Morning at the Gaskell Memorial Hall in SILVERDALE, Saturday morning 14 February 2015, 10.00 - 12.00. The jobs needed are: Setting up the hall, laying out sales goods etc – from 9 am to 10.00 Helping with serving tea and coffee, or with running the tombola or with selling books, bric a brac, clothes from 10.00 am -12.00 noon. Helping to clear the hall and leave it tidy 12.00 – 12.30pm. Who can help? You must be over 18 unless working with a parent or with a group such as [...]
The 3rd Venus & Cupid Prom 10k Run 27 April 2014
Join or sponsor The 3rd Venus Promenade Run on Sunday 27 April! The SAVE OUR SCULPTURE fundraising campaign continues with the 3rd Venus Fun Run on Sunday 27 April, starting at the sculpture - find out more here
Venus Cross Bay Walk 14 August 2013
Image: Morecambe Bay Partnership (Amended in error) The SCULPTURE REPAIR fundraising campaign kicks off with the Venus Cross Bay Walk Wednesday 14 August 2013 – find out more here.