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Wes Johnson is guest speaker at an 'Evening With Eden'

Posted: 04.12.2019

Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) Principal, Wes Johnson, spoke at an ‘Evening with Eden’ during a weekend of entertainment organised by Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID). 

Other members of the expert panel included Si Bellamy OBE, Head of Eden Project International, local executive GP Dr Andy Knox, tourism lecturer Dr David Jarrett, Professor Dame Sue Black from Lancaster University, and Professor Vanessa Toulmin from the Winter Gardens.

The audience listened as Wes explained how the College is undertaking a project with Eden Project Learning, developing the Morecambe Bay Curriculum over 25 years with a full range of educational partners. 

Wes explained: 

 “Eden Project Learning is a unique project that will value place-based education and the importance of the wonderful local environment in which we all live.”

The weekend also saw funk and soul DJ, Craig Charles, switch Morecambe Christmas lights on before entertaining the crowd at Winter Gardens for a sold-out Soul Train Christmas Party. 

The light switch-on included performances by the One Man Christmas Band, the Pancake Steel Band, The Wierdstring Band and Rockitt 88, followed by a spectacular laser and firework display.  

Morecambe BID manager, John O’Neill described the weekend:

“The weekend was a fantastic success for Morecambe, both events were sold out and we are extremely happy to have raised over £3,500 for charity so far, and fundraising continues.”

The charities benefiting from the festivities are Morecambe Bay Foodbank, Galloways Society for the Blind, The Winter Gardens Preservation Trust, and new charity Escape2Make. 

Image credit: beanphoto.co.uk for Morecambe BID