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Christmas Fish and Ships

Neptune’s Marine Point, New Brighton will play host to the first display from the Momentary Art Project (MAP) with a festive fishy themed installation which is being launched on the afternoon of Friday 14th December.

The seasonal ‘re-purposed’ seascape will be made from buoys, boats and buckets along with flippers, fins and fish.  Artists from around New Brighton, Wirral and Liverpool have been busily creating fish from recycled plastic and these will be displayed alongside fish made by the boys of local secondary school,  Mosslands. Each creation will have a tag with a Christmas message from the artist.

The outdoor launch will involve local performers: pianist, Taner Kemirtlek and rock Band, Refrain and will start at 5pm with music in the auditorium (wet weather venue has been kindly offered by The Light Cinema). Brooklyn’s Diner will also be playing host to local singer, Lilli Moore. The grand reveal when lights in the unit (between Hungry Horse and Travelodge) will be switched on at 5.30pm. All welcome, wrap up warm as viewing is outside only.  In the spirit of ‘Christmas giving’ members of the public coming along to the launch are asked to bring gifts of packet and canned food which Santa will happily receive and pass onto local food banks.

Momentary Arts Project is a new exciting community based organisation set up after local resident Carl Leckey MBE came up with the idea to use empty spaces to create art displays from and by the community. M.A.P will initially be based in vacant spaces in Neptune’s recently completed, Marine Point Development. M.A.P was set up to occupy vacant space within the development on a rent free basis until lettings are agreed and will continue once full tenancy is achieved. MAP has also arranged for a local artist to work with out of date posters to create Christmas decorations for The Light Cinema and hope to work with other businesses in the development and beyond.

Neptune, along with H&S Joinery have also donated materials to the community project, to enable them to create a start up display that will hopefully lead to further collaboration with local businesses and artists to create permanent exhibition space. Collection points for fins were set up with Veolia Environmental services at 3 local recycling sites, old diving gauges were contributed by Wirral Sports and Leisure and MDF were rescued from the fit-out for the latest restaurant to come into Marine Point.

Daniel Hynd from Neptune said: “We are delighted to be working with the Momentary Arts Project on this exciting new community concept. The group have some exciting ideas that will no doubt bring more visitors to New Brighton, and will create a location for local artists to show off their talents.”