‘Perception and Place’ was the key emerging theme and priority for our project delivery and will determine how we will invest in projects and proposals to create long lasting meaningful change in our town using art and creativity. This was informed by numerous consultations and engagements and will be guided and overseen by our Creative West End board made up of local people, local arts organisations and artists who each share the desire to put the community and creativity at the heart of Creative West End.  

Together we will create a series of project briefs inviting artists and creatives to work with us to deliver creative projects in response to community consultation that will help us acheive our co-created goals and work towards developing an active, collaborative and inclusive creative culture here in the West End that will live on beyond the lifespan of the 3 year Creative Civic Change programme.


The Gilbert


Collective of local residents & artists 

A volunteer run community group working to learn new skills in signwriting and improve the rundown look of the area using art to make the place look bright, vibrant and cared about. 

DIY Printmaking - 

West End Style

Julia Swarbrick

A DIY guide to printmaking with four West End themed projects to explore.

Rainbow Motion

Ginny Koppenhol

Learn stop motion animation skills and create your very own rainbow-themed short film. Alternatively you can watch the community compilation film showcasing our community's creative spirit! 

Colouring book

for wellbeing

Creative West End

Be part of creating a West End Colouring Book for Wellbeing.

Create a black outline drawing and submit for a chance to be part of the community colouring book. 

Make my day

The Exchange CIC & various artists

Artist and community made festival based in Morecambe's West End. This year has been especially adapted to run virtually so you can Make Your Own - Make My Day at home!
Join in from anywhere in the world from the comforts of your home!

The Ornithorium

Hannah Postlethwaite - Kanna Craft

A series of fun and educational avian-themed activities.


(Everybody's free)

Angel Club (North)

Headphone walking tours of the West End and promenade set to a brisk pace to aid health and wellbeing, featuring local voices sharing their stories and visions of the future.

Look Again

GAP Studio

What haven’t you noticed about the West End? The Gap Studio invites you to Look Again, with a series of creative workshops and a film that will expand your perception of your local environment/neighbourhood.


Kiki Callihan and Precious Plastic Lancaster

Precious Plastic Lancaster will work with the West End Morecambe community to collect and transform plastic waste into a sculpture of a flock of starlings; representing how a collective of individuals can transform into something stronger as a group.

Shadows of the Bay

Kathryn Tovey

Shadows of the Bay is an interactive eco-themed installation involving paper mâché sea creatures with which to walk and listen to the unheard sounds of the ocean. This will be accompanied by a cyanotype print workshop with items collected from the bay.

ECO Explorers

Locally formed group of environmental activists

Eco Explorers Morecambe is building a resource to encourage West End families to explore local beaches and respond creatively to the local environment through making, drawing, painting and writing.  

The Animation


Hannah Postlethwaite - Kanna Craft

A series of fun and educational activities exploring different forms of optical illusion and animation.



Lou Andrews and Anna Read

We will be running a series of creative workshops making flags, chopping boards and placemats whilst we chat to you about food, what you eat, where you get it from, what you grow and if you would like to be involved in creating an "edible" West End.

That little

spring thing

More Music in collaboration with various artists

Annual community rooted festival celebrating the arrival of Spring. Especially adapted to share some positivity at this difficult time.

projects in progress

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