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Miami to Morecambe: Seaside Moderne Symposium, Tour and Afternoon Tea

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The Midland

Marine Road West

Morecambe

LA4 4BU

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Symposium - Miami to Morecambe: Transatlantic Seaside Moderne


You are invited to an afternoon symposium of presentations and discussion exploring 1930s Seaside Moderne architecture in Morecambe and Miami South Beach, USA, preceded by a walking tour of The Midland Hotel, followed by Afternoon Tea in the Sun Terrace. All wheelchair accessible.

12- 12.15pm

Welcome and light refreshments.


12.15pm-1pm

Tour of Midland Hotel by Brian Jenkins, concierge at The Midland and a local historian.


1.15pm-2.30pm

Presentations by Jenny Steele, Dr. Martin Zebracki and Dr. David Jarratt, followed by discussion and Q&A, chaired by Elaine Speight, In Certain Places, UCLan


3pm onwards

Afternoon Tea in the Sun Terrace (£21 per person) See full menu below for details.


There will be a FREE return bus service from Manchester to Morecambe with limited spaces, running the following schedule:


10 am Departure from Chapeltown St, Manchester, M1 2WH

11.30am Arrival at The Midland Hotel, Morecambe

5.00pm Departure from The Midland Hotel, Morecambe

6.30pm Arrival at Chapeltown St, Manchester, M1 2WH


We apologise that the free bus is not wheelchair accessible.


Places are limited for the symposium, tour, afternoon tea and bus so early booking is essential.


The event is part of This Building for Hope is a new exhibition of site specific artwork and interventions within the iconic interior, exterior of The Midland Hotel and Morecambe promenade by artist Jenny Steele, 4th -22nd October 2017.

The project is supported using public funds from the National Lottery from Arts Council England and supported with thanks to The Midland Hotel, English Lakes Resorts & Hotels, G.F. Smith Paper, Evolution Print and UCLan.


About the speakers:

Dr David Jarratt is a Senior Lecturer within the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise at UCLan in Preston. His research interests revolve around how the visitor experiences and consumes tourism places. In recent years he has focused on sense of place as experienced by visitors to the traditional British seaside resort (using Morecambe as a case-study) and the associated themes of wellness and nostalgia. Jarratt will discuss his Seasideness research in relation to The Midland and coastal architectural heritage.

Dr Martin Zebracki is a cultural geographer whose research revolves around the intersecting geographies of public art, urban art-led-regeneration, (queer) sexuality and identity, where he develops mixed qualitative research methodologies. He is Assistant Professor in Critical Human Geography at the University of Leeds. Zebracki will present his recent paper 'Urban preservation and the querying spaces of (un)remembering: Memorial landscapes of the Miami Beach Art Deco Historic District'.

Elaine Speight is a Research Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, where she co-runs In Certain Places - a programme of artistic and architectural interventions and events, which explore new approaches to art, culture and urban development.

Jenny Steele is a Scottish visual artist based in Manchester, UK. Her research based practice most recently responds to mid war modernist coastal architecture in North England, Scotland and Miami South Beach, through the processes of drawing, printmaking, textiles and sculpture. Her exhibition This Building for Hope at The Midland has been informed by a recent research visit to Miami South Beach, and previous research into The Midland's architectural history at the RIBA and V&A archives. Steele will discuss her research process and the work presented in the site-specific exhibition.


Traditional Afternoon Tea Menu

£21 per person

A selection of finger sandwiches: oak smoked salmon and caper mayonnaise, home baked honey roast ham, free range egg mayonnaise & watercress and cucumber & cream cheese.

Fruit and plain scones with Hawkshead Relish fruit preserve and Rodda’s clotted cream. A selection of delicate homemade cakes and a variety of eight premium loose leaf Teas listed below, all from our Tea merchant.

Black Teas – English Breakfast, Darjeeling Leaf & Earl Grey, Green Teas – Chun Mee & Green Peppermint and Fruit Teas - Red Berries, Lemon & Ginger, Camomile Flower


The Midland Hotel, Morecambe, Lancashire is one of the most well-known examples of 1930s Seaside Moderne architecture in the North West of England. Built by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway and designed by architect Oliver Hill, the glamorous hotel opened in 1933. The hotel also boasts four sculptural murals by renowned sculptor Eric Gill, a mural (which has since been destroyed) by celebrated artist Eric Ravilious and original carpet and interior designs, as well as a mosaic design by the talented designer Marion Dorn. After years of neglect it was sympathetically redeveloped by Urban Splash. It reopened in 2008 and is operated by English Lakes.

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