Excitement is mounting and social media channels are humming with plans to make a splash at Baylight’23 or to just go along to see the amazing new Light Art show on Morecambe Prom.
With 17 installations and experiences there will be something for all ages – such as
• The immersive Illumaphonium next to the sailing club hut
• Five Angels of Freedom next to the RNLI boatshed
• Laser Lights you can control with your phone in the gardens
• A homage to the Morecambe Illuminations at Yesterlight
• The soothing meditation of Harmonic Portal – and many more.
Baylight’23 is open from 6 to 10pm for three nights, 16-18 February 2023. It will take place on Morecambe seafront from the Midland Hotel to the Lord Street roundabout.
On the night of Friday 17th, bands, stilt-walkers and children showing their creations will be on the Parade from 6.15 – from the Mountainscape to the Midland Hotel.
Already hundreds of people have downloaded the Event Guide from WWW.BAYLIGHTMORECAMBE.CO.UK and printed paper copies will be available in Morecambe shops, pubs and restaurants from Monday 13th February.
County Councillor Aidy Riggott Lancashire County Council cabinet member for economic
development and growth, said:
“The team at Morecambe Sparkle has done a terrific job
putting this exciting new show together in one of Lancashire’s most beautiful settings –
“Baylight ‘23 looks to be the start of something which will bring new visitors and investment
to Morecambe for decades to come. I’m very pleased to be supporting this project through
the Lancashire Economic Recovery and Growth fund.”
Morecambe’s cafés, pubs and restaurants have been creating new ideas for food and drink “on the hoof” especially for every night of Baylight – 46 hospitality and F&B businesses will be staying open for the evening. “It’s lovely to see a Morecambe-based evening event added to the yearly calendar and we are happy to support it” said Paolo Brucciani of the famous Grade II listed café on Marine Road, while Michelle Spetch of After’s Dessert Parlour said “it’s perfect for us, it’s what we’re here for year-round anyway!”
John O’Neill from Morecambe BID, which has put in match funding for Baylight, said
“Since the Prime Minister’s announcement on funding the Eden Project this is a real chance for Morecambe Businesses to show that we are Eden-ready to re-launch Morecambe as a year-round resort”.