|'Let's Pretend (Large)' - Tim Etchells (2014)|
Late yesterday afternoon we hopped onto the bus at the bottom of the road, then onto the tram (then quite quickly off the tram again as it was heaving) to visit the Lightpool Festival at various sites around Blackpool town centre. I think I mentioned a while ago we'd visited Grundy Art Gallery to see their current Neon - The Charged Line exhibition (running until 7th January 2017) which features artists including Tracey Emin and Martin Creed. Lightpool goes hand in hand with both this exhibition and Blackpool Illuminations.
We took our map and did a nice walking tour of the pieces on display, and what a tour it was, bright lights with just the right amount of melancholy to fit in perfectly in a seaside town. More pictures tomorrow, but I'll leave you with a bit of Bob and Roberta Smith
|Art Is Your Human Right - Bob And Roberta Smith (2016)|
There are also live performances in St John's Square (near the Winter Gardens) each night at 8pm. All of this is free of charge. If you do get the chance to visit, if you see nothing else please make the effort to visit Sacred Heart church on Talbot Rd, not only is it a beautiful building but there is a fabulous piece there, more of that tomorrow.
Lightpool Festival runs until 2nd November 2016.