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2802, 2019

Promenade Fun Run Sunday 9 June 2019

By |February 28th, 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 [...]

2802, 2019

Venus Cross-Bay Walk Sunday 12 May 2019

By |February 28th, 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 [...]

1306, 2018

Urgent! Help needed for repairs to the Sculpture

By |June 13th, 2018|

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 [...]

1306, 2018

New Call for Friends of Venus & Cupid

By |June 13th, 2018|

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 [...]

1306, 2018

Volunteers

By |June 13th, 2018|

We have always been very grateful for the help of Volunteers at our fund-raising events. If you would be prepared to volunteer help at future events, or in any other way, please email pdbrown@laroch.net with your name and email address.

2801, 2015

2015 St Valentine’s Day Sale !!!

By |January 28th, 2015|

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 !!

2801, 2015

Call for Volunteers Sat 14 Feb Silverdale

By |January 28th, 2015|

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 [...]

1405, 2013

Call for Volunteers

By |May 14th, 2013|

Volunteers are needed to help with the Morecambe Promenade Fair on 27 May – Bank Holiday Monday The roles needed are for : Site decoration and table distribution – from 8 am to 9.30 Stewards to help stall-holders find and set up their pitches from 9 am to 11 am Stewards to direct stall-holder cars/vans to the site, to their pitch for drop-off and where to park 9 am to 11 am Stewards to support stall-holders during the day and help pack up afterwards 11-5pm, in 2 hour shifts People to help us clear the site and collect all litter [...]