• Call of the Sea

The Making of a Contemporary Mermaid – GET IN TOUCH


As part of Blackpool town centre regeneration, artist Laurence Payot will work with local schools and residents to design a permanent statue which will be situated near the North Pier.

It will become a new local figure, inspired by sea goddesses and hero across cultures, with a strong made in Blackpool feel.

It will reflect on the achievements of Blackpool to improve the quality of the town’s sea water and give a message of hope for our endangered global aquatic environment.

What do you think this new character should look like?

What should its message be?

Can you share any legends, myths, memories about the sea?

Or are you simply passionate about the sea? If so get in touch at or through Facebook