Our latest Curiosity of the Week features a street of outdoor art in Morecambe, tucked away from the cheesy delights of the seafront.
We’ve ventured to Morecambe a few times before, for the kite and vintage festivals, but only on our most recent visit did we stumble across Victoria Street’s hidden gems.
The murals, decorated with sea birds, local sporting heroes and entertainers, were created in 2016 by local and national artists to help reinvigorate the seaside town.
Victoria Street was, not so long ago, home to the local newspaper press and once upon a time boasted lively entertainment from its music halls. The brightly painted Murals celebrate the street and the town’s vibrant past with paintings of local faces and stories of the town’s triumphs. Painted murals and mosaics of local celebrities and entertainers, such as Eric Morecambe, Victoria Wood and Laurel and Hardy adorn the boarded up windows and walls of the old music halls; whilst across the road, the sides of the buildings are splashed with old newspaper articles and pretty nautical decorations.
If you fancy taking a look at the murals for yourself, why not pop in to the aptly named Brew Me Sunshine for a spot of tea and cake?
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