Morecambe's Yorkshire Street rapidly becoming town's cultural quarter

Mouldy Crafters has just opened its doors in Yorkshire Street in the West End of Morecambe.

By Michelle Blade
Tuesday, 17th May 2022, 3:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th May 2022, 4:24 pm

Nicola and Dean Fairhurst, the shop owners, moved to Morecambe from Manchester for the scenery.

"We mess around with mould's hence the name, Mouldy Crafters, " laughs Nicola.

"We have the workshop in the back, and make garden ornaments. We also have white goods for sale because we like a challenge!"

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Nicola Fairhurst in her workshop at Mouldy Crafters.

Yorkshire Street is home to a variety of makers' shops including ReStore; Edgelands Gallery; Ram Ceramic; the Nib Crib and the Playhouse.

Matt Panesh, owner of the West End Playhouse said: "With this latest addition Yorkshire Street seems to be rapidly becoming the town's cultural quarter."

Emma Wareing of the Restore said: "We've organised a series of late night shopping Fridays from 6pm till 8pm with wine and cheese, starting this Friday May 20.

"It's great to welcome Mouldy Crafters. We're showcasing postcards and posters of local photography by Carolyn Phillips, Edgelands Gallery are showing works by Robert Lever, and also, Salford artist Davlo and Blackpool based artist Robin Ross."

Matt Panesh said: “The NibCrib are running a book swap and the Playhouse will be hosting a one off performance of Matt Panesh's solo show 'Monkey Poet's Murder Mystery,'.

"The play is set in San Francisco and starring the ghosts of Shelley, Shakespeare, Bukowski, Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker.

"After an interval we're having an open spot cabaret. If you fancy doing a bit, turn up. We start at 8pm after the late night shopping. Tickets £5 from Skiddle."