Seagull Café newsletter April 2021

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Seagull Café Newsletter Welcome to More Music’s Seagull Café Newsletter for Spring 2021

Sian’s Re ections on the Seagull Café Zooms

More Music has been nding new ways to connect, reach out, sing and make music together during the pandemic. Anna, Maxine, Bill and Sian have been on a steep learning curve with delivering Seagull Café online and are pleased to have around 12 regulars joining each week along with Erik and Karen from Bay Medical Group. We are following the changing situation and government guidelines to return safely to the building and hope this will be possible for Seagull Café in June. We will phone you all when we have a con rmed date for this. We’re really looking forward to welcoming you all back into the building, maybe even with tea and cakes! If you have any questions, would like to know more or would like to book a place for Seagull Café online, please call Anna on 07485 317735.

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We are happy to help you join these sessions via a computer, ipad or even a mobile phone if you have internet access at home. We are happy to help you do this, please get in touch.

These Seagull sessions have given me something to aim for as well as doing something worthwhile. Recording our own tracks for the “virtual” singalongs with Bill was certainly something new and a challenge. Being able to continue singing online with the seagulls has been very important for me and everyone else during this period. I hope it has helped people. Quite a few members have had to socially isolate or had medical problems so to be able to see everyone has been wonderful. It has helped us all keep in touch and from a health point of view singing is so bene cial Its de nitely better than telly!

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News Films and TV Shows shot in Morecambe Bay Some of the Seagull Café online group were lucky enough to have a mini tour of Max’s family home. If you watched the ITV series ‘The Bay’, you will have seen Maxine’s house, on the seashore at Hest Bank, feature as the outside of the grandfather’s home. Maxine was telling us all about having lm crew and actors at their place and how they switched between outside and inside of the two neighbouring houses. That made us wonder about other places in Morecambe Bay playing a starring role in some well-known lms and TV productions, did you catch any of these? Brief Encounter (1945) was lmed at Carnforth Station – visit this familiar station and even have a nostalgic cup of tea in the lovingly recreated Refreshment Rooms. Ian McKellen’s Richard III (1995) used Steam Town in Carnforth as its military HQ, a museum now sadly closed. The Music Hall in The Entertainer (1960) was Morecambe’s Alhambra – now a performance and event venue. Sunset Across the Bay was a 1975 Alan Bennett TV play which followed a retired couple who move from Leeds to the seaside resort of Morecambe. And Bennett’s All Day On The Sands (1975) featured mismatched holidaymakers trying to enjoy a visit to Morecambe. Poirot used the amazing setting of The Midland Hotel with Morecambe posing as ‘Whitcombe’ in its Double Sin Episode in 1990. Possession (2002) is a romantic mystery drama starring Gwyneth Paltrow and featuring graceful Leighton Hall, home of the worldrenowned Gillow family. The Ruby in the Smoke (2006), a gripping tale starring Billie Piper and Julie Walters, was lmed at the interesting former port of Sunderland Point. Turn Back Time (2012) was lmed in Morecambe’s Albert Road – modern day families being whisked back in time to the 1900s to experience a real taste of Edwardian seaside life. And showcasing antiques from the 1900s and before, Flog It! lmed at The Platform in Morecambe in 2015.

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Both Michael Portillo’s Great Railway Journeys and Channel 4’s Great Canal Journeys (2018) have recognised the beauty of travelling in style and discovering the secrets and stories of this district at a slower pace.

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And of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without Eric Morecambe and partner Ernie Wise! The story of their edgling career was lmed in Morecambe in 2011 for the TV lm Eric and Ernie. This beloved comedian still holds court over the Morecambe seafront – be sure to pay him a visit… Thanks to exploremorecambebay.or g.uk for the information


News Bay ICC’s Success at The Health Heroes Awards The Health Heroes awards scheme is an opportunity for health and care organisations to recognise the talents and commitment of staff, volunteers, governors and fundraisers.

Birds Eye View of the Osprey cam! Cumbria Wildlife Trust have announced that Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve has new and enhanced webcams so you can follow the journey of the ospreys as they return to nest, and hatch their next brood. The cameras will have night-vision and sound. So, you can follow the ospreys at any time and should be able to hear the birds calling to each other.

Bay ICC won a wonderful four awards: Leader of the year! Going above and beyond! Development Leads team of the year Bay ICC won team of the year Unfortunately for the team, there's no glitz and glam reception this year, but they have won a big hamper of food products. The healthcare team leads have generously decided to donate this hamper to the foodbank so that they can sell tickets and utilise the money to give back to the community.

If all goes well, it will be the adult ospreys eighthyear rearing chicks at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve which is a great conservation success story as well as an opportunity to experience nature and the outdoors from your home. https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife/ cams/osprey-cam

Bay ICC are heading out on the road! Bay Medical Group partners Erik Karen at one of the Seagull Café Zooms. Eric wearing owers as he shared the song he has written all about 'Social Prescribing' as a cover of the 60's classic 'I'd like to teach the world to sing'. Hoping he to teach it to the group or even make a recording!

A year after all physical face to face engagements were halted, BAY ICC are donning their wellies and big coats and will be at Morrisons, Morecambe on 13th April 2020 from 10am - 2pm with the HARRI Van. The HARRI van is a community platform that allows health and social care workers to engage with the public. But, due to local restrictions and social distancing measures, they will be providing community bags with lots of information and support about local engagement opportunities with partners.

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If you are in the area, please do visit them - don't forget your mask!

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Quiz and Trivia

This newsletter is produced with thanks to and funding from: Spirit of 2012 The Duchy of Lancaster The Urgent Response Fund

SPIRIT OF 2012 INVESTING IN HAPPINESS

LENT | SUNSHINE | BUNNIES | BONNETS | DAFFODILS PAINTED EGGS | CELEBRATION | BIRDSONG | WEEDING SNOWDROPS | LAMBING | HOLY WEEK | CHOCOLATE | TULIPS SPECKLED | BUDDING | SHOWERS | HOPEFUL | NESTING

Morecambe Heritage Trail ‘Morecambe’ was formed as a town in 1889 when the hamlets of Poulton-leSands, Bare and Torrisholme were joined together. Its name may have come from Ptolemy’s Roman maps which described the west coast of England as ‘Moriancabris Aesturis’. However a more colourful local tale suggests that a group of shermen were asked what they thought would make Poulton more prosperous. They answered “more to come”. The next year “more came” hence the shermen’s wish was granted and Morecambe was given its name

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If you are able to get out for a walk you can follow the Morecambe Heritage Trail, lea ets are available from the Visitor Information Centre (when open) and from https://www.visitlancashire.com/dbimgs/Morecambe-heritagetrail.pdf

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