ECHOES is a placemaking project we've dreamed up with Lytham Hall to form part of Lytham Hall’s activity programme, which encourages new ways of engaging with the Hall and celebrates connections between past and present.
Created by writer, Alexandra O'Toole, visual artist, Tina Dempsey and Fashion Designer, Ellie Kidsley, it runs from Wednesday 28th October - Sunday 15th November 2015 and focuses on some of the lesser known members of the Clifton family who left an indelible mark on Lytham St. Annes.
As residents we live our lives on streets named after them, in buildings they commissioned and in parks they gifted to us, yet so many of the Clifton family’s personal stories remain relatively unknown.
By focusing on a handful of these personal worlds, ECHOES suggests how the Cliftons have individually impacted, and continue to impact, on Lytham Hall’s built and natural landscape specifically, whilst hinting at a spirit world still present.
A series of three site specific installations,reveal not only how their private passions and frustrations and their struggles for visibility and recognition continue to haunt the Hall, but also how they have contributed to its present position.
A fourth installation, the title piece of the exhibition, layers past and present celebrations at the Hall in a series of audio poems drawn from memories contributed by the public.
Entry and Opening Times
Entry to the exhibition is included in the price of a tour of the Hall, which is £5 per person at the folllwing times each week up to and including Sundy 15th November:
Thursdays and Fridays between 1pm and 4pm
Sundays between 12pm and 2pm.
Copies of our beautiful, limited edition, hand stitched Echoes exhibition catalogues are now on sale at £2.50 per copy and may be purchased from the Lytham Hall Estate Office or in the lobby of the North Entrance to the Hall during House Tours.