MORECAMBE FACES: A PORTRAIT OF MORECAMBE
I hope that more wealth comes into the town so that the poverty decreases.”Pete Moser, 2019
Pete is a familiar face to many around Morecambe. He is someone who moved to Morecambe by chance after living across the other side of the bay and then decided to focus his work in the town. He certainly did that and made his mark too. For 25 years, Pete was Artistic Director at More Music, a world-renowned, community music and education charity based in the West End of Morecambe.
More Music have been behind much of the cultural activity in the town and many projects that have focused on transforming the Morecambe communities to change people’s lives.
Now retired from leading More Music, Pete describes himself as a musician, a social activist, an educator and a producer, and can still be seen at events throughout the year as the self-styled “Fastest One Man Band“. He is also an active and central figure in the Morecambe Artist Colony.
His hope for Morecambe is “that more wealth comes into the town so that the poverty decreases, and that the Town and City Councils get taken over by people with socialist green agendas”.
N.B. As I photograph and talk to each participant, I ask them to suggest someone else for me to photograph. Pete recommended Lucy Baldwin as a subject for “Morecambe Faces“. Read my Lucy Baldwin post here.