The Gazette Young Seasiders 2017

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This year marks the 70th anniversary of The Gazette’s Young Seasiders schools arts and crafts exhibition.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s event will be sponsored once again by Blackpool and The Fylde College, who will also be housing the exhibition at their prestigious art gallery at the college’s University Campus on Park Road, Blackpool.

The Young Seasiders annual event is open to primary and secondary schools throughout Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde. Brightly coloured paintings, papier mache models and pieces of pottery are on display in this year’s exhibition.

Backed By Blackpool and The Fylde College!

Blackpool and The Fylde College is proud of its relationship with local schools and works closely with school staff to ensure young people have the knowledge and opportunities to follow their chosen career path.

Hosting the Young Seasiders Schools Arts and Craft Exhibition is a way in which B&FC can help to inspire students and recognise the creative talent and artistic flair evident across the Fylde Coast.

We offer renowned courses across the creative industries including fashion, photography, graphic design, performing arts, music, media and fine art and its students consistently receive national acclaim.

Head of Curriculum Nigel Brown says: “Pupils will see their work professionally hung in our Gallery, which has also seen work from Tracy Emin and Damien Hirst exhibited as well as our degree level art from our own students. It’s an exciting opportunity for young people to feature in an exhibition and we hope bringing their friends and family to the Gallery will inspire them to continue exploring their passion for the Creative Arts.” The Young Seasiders exhibition is open to the public and admission is FREE!

Visit the exhibition at:

The Gallery, Blackpool and The Fylde College University Campus, Park Rd, Blackpool FY1 4ES on Monday 6 th March to Thursday 30 th March

Opening times are: Monday to Friday 10am – 7pm and Friday 10am to 4pm

(Please note the exhibition will be closed on Thursday 9 th March)