Vintage by the Sea
Deco Publique has co-curated and produced the award-winning Vintage Festival by HemingwayDesign's 'Vintage by the Sea' in Morecambe since 2014, helping it become an established name on the UK's cultural events calendar. The festival perfectly showcases Deco Publique's ethos, bringing a high quality programme of participatory performance, art, food, music and markets to Morecambe in a way that intimately integrates with its community and place.
Every September the beautiful seafront provides a stunning backdrop for an exceptional lineup of classic cars, cocktails, vintage and design marketplaces, DJ sets, Best in Show fashion parades, art workshops, street food and walkabout performance. The programme develops every year, with highlights including a Battle-of-Britain Memorial Flypast, a 15 venue art trail, and - a true favourite - The Vintage Pooch Parade!
Delivered in partnership with Lancaster City Council the event has grown from 6,000 to 40,000 visitors in three years, thirty-four percent of whom travel from outside the region. It is thought to bring more than a million pounds to the region.
Research | Creative Direction | Programming | Project Management | Festival Direction | Arts Commissioning |Budget Control | Operations | Design, Marketing & PR Direction
Councillor Ron Sands, Lancaster City Council's cabinet member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism