Skip to main content

Lightpool 1

'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.

Comments

  1. I haven't been to Blackpool for years we used to go every year to see the illuminations.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hadn't really ever been until we moved here, I haven't been right through the lights this year, but there's still just about time.

      Delete
  2. Off to town with a friend on Tuesday so might pay some visits.
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. That is so cool! Now I want to visit to see that in person.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Welcome! It's great to wander around crossing each item off the list.

      Delete
  4. We had a visit last night we are so lucky to have this on our doorstep

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We are lucky. I think it's very easy for people (ones that don't visit) to be sniffy about Blackpool, but some of the shows, architecture and art is fantastic.

      And the chips of course!

      Delete

Post a Comment