Green light for Wirral arts and culture trail

Wirral Globe: Sculpture outside Hoylake Lifeboat Station which forms part of the trail Sculpture outside Hoylake Lifeboat Station which forms part of the trail

AN imaginative North Wirral arts and culture trail has been given the green light.

The permanent trail,  that will include sculptures, murals - and a few surprises! – will extend from Meols Station to Hoylake Station with a loop along the promenade.

The first stages of the project have been funded through a £6,000 grant awarded by Wirral Council from the Liverpool 08 Legacy Fund. Local artists have been commissioned to create art installations - including stone carvings, poetry engravings and a Maypole.

The trail will incorporate existing artwork including David Annand’s “Knot,” Paul Bearman's 'Hoylake Lifeboatman,'  Micheline Robinson’s shell mural at Melrose Hall, Sue Sharples sculpture at the Holiday Inn and the mosaic and wall painting in the Parade Gardens.

New features are aimed at further highlighting  the culture and history of the area.

Ex Scaffold member John Gorman, who brought the project together, said:

"This is a unique opportunity to enhance and promote Hoylake and Meols.

"Over the next few weeks, suitable sites for the features will be identified. For the trail to be effective, we need the support of the community."

Following in the footsteps of the very successful Wirral Open Studio Tour, local artists will be involved in events linked to the trail and it will be a central feature of Wirral Festival of Firsts, which Hoylake will be hosting from July  6 to 14.
 

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11:15am Mon 7 Jan 13

bigfoot says...

About time too WBC have been sitting on their hands for too long regarding projects like this. It should have been in place for the Open golf.
I wish it goes from strength to strength.
About time too WBC have been sitting on their hands for too long regarding projects like this. It should have been in place for the Open golf. I wish it goes from strength to strength. bigfoot

11:18am Mon 7 Jan 13

bigfoot says...

About time too WBC have been sitting on their hands for too long regarding projects like this. It should have been in place for the Open golf.
I wish it goes from strength to strength.
About time too WBC have been sitting on their hands for too long regarding projects like this. It should have been in place for the Open golf. I wish it goes from strength to strength. bigfoot

12:05pm Mon 7 Jan 13

smabo says...

bigfoot wrote:
About time too WBC have been sitting on their hands for too long regarding projects like this. It should have been in place for the Open golf.
I wish it goes from strength to strength.
... "The first stages of the project have been funded through a £6,000 grant awarded by Wirral Council from the Liverpool 08 Legacy Fund..."


It is in place for next year's Open golf. The last one was 2006, so the funding from the 08 Legacy Fund clearly wasn't available then.
[quote][p][bold]bigfoot[/bold] wrote: About time too WBC have been sitting on their hands for too long regarding projects like this. It should have been in place for the Open golf. I wish it goes from strength to strength.[/p][/quote]... "The first stages of the project have been funded through a £6,000 grant awarded by Wirral Council from the Liverpool 08 Legacy Fund..." It is in place for next year's Open golf. The last one was 2006, so the funding from the 08 Legacy Fund clearly wasn't available then. smabo

7:22pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Hugo1008 says...

Yipee, Hoylake may get a lamp on the top of every post along the main road.

But who will have the money to put in the meter for the electricity.

WBC are skint, and we are all in this together.
Just a thought one or two less Councilors out of the 66 would more than pay the bill.
Think about it do we need another Labour or Conservative Snout in the trough of plenty.
Yipee, Hoylake may get a lamp on the top of every post along the main road. But who will have the money to put in the meter for the electricity. WBC are skint, and we are all in this together. Just a thought one or two less Councilors out of the 66 would more than pay the bill. Think about it do we need another Labour or Conservative Snout in the trough of plenty. Hugo1008

11:39am Thu 10 Jan 13

artymicheline says...

So Happy about this and that the Wirral Open Studio Tour will also take place this year! Moved to NZ and comforting to know that everything will still go on! Like leaving a legacy...:)
So Happy about this and that the Wirral Open Studio Tour will also take place this year! Moved to NZ and comforting to know that everything will still go on! Like leaving a legacy...:) artymicheline

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