Jon Large residency at the Mount Pavilion


Ahead of the ever popular Fleetwood Festival of Transport, The Mount Pavilion is set to become home to artist Jon Large from Manchester. Jon?s new residency will create an exciting and original new float to take part in the SpareParts arts parade during the afternoon on Tram Sunday.

Jon will be making the float based on an early 20th century fairground organ using its traditional shape, with a Fleetwood inspired contemporary twist, to create the ?Scene-O-Sonic Sound System? to? be towed behind ‘Tonefloat’ – a musical milk float also taking part in the parade.

As part of the residency there is the chance for you to get involved in constructing and crafting the float with Saturday open workshops at The Mount Pavilion, starting on 13 June. During the workshops people will be able to try their hand at making puppet characters, automata, kinetic props and sets, simple electronics and musical instruments – giving everyone a chance to get involved in some way.

As well as taking part in the parade, Tonefloat and the Scene-O-Sonic Sound System will also be on display at SpareParts at Fleetwood Festival of Transport giving people the chance to create their own music using the vehicles and have a good look at what has been created by Jon and the community.

Drop-in workshops take place every Saturday from 1-4pm starting on 13 June and running until 18 July (excluding 20 June). Those who attend the Saturday workshops can also get involved with other opportunities to work on the float by booking in advance with Jon.

The SpareParts Parade at Fleetwood Festival of Transport will start from 3pm at Memorial Park and will go via Lord Street, Bold Street and conclude on the Esplanade.

For more information on either the residency workshops or SpareParts at Fleetwood Festival of Transport, call 01253 477973 or email