Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID) is lighting the Morecambe Winter Gardens and Eric Morecambe statue on the promenade in hues of yellow to form part of a national day of reflection to mark the anniversary of the UK’s first Covid lockdown on Tuesday March 23rd.
The idea, originally muted by the Marie Curie cancer charity, has been adopted nationally, and the light up will follow a minute’s silence at 1200 GMT, and people are encouraged to light up their doorsteps that evening.
The lighting display is being coordinated by Brent Lees who is the Chief Lighting Technician for the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster, provides the lighting displays at the Ashton Memorial, and has worked with Morecambe BID for a number of years, including last year’s light up of some of Morecambe’s iconic historical buildings at Christmas time.
The Winter Gardens will be lit with a golden frontage, using a number of discreetly placed lights that will enhance the features of the architecture. The Circle Gallery and side room windows will be lit to reveal yellow interiors, in keeping with key buildings nationwide. The Eric Morecambe statue and gardens will be a golden yellow.
Photographs: Winter Gardens and Eric Morecambe lit up on 23rd March 2021 by Brent Lees. Photography by Johnny Bean @ BeanPhoto
Photographs: Winter Gardens lit up at Christmas 2020 by Brent Lees. Photography by Johnny Bean @ BeanPhoto