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New exhibition celebrating the life of Eric Morecambe

An art exhibition celebrating the life of Eric Morecambe opens today on what would have been his 90th birthday.

The Art Show, 'Wot We Done' event at Morecambe Library features art "inspired" by the TV comedian.

Organisers Morecambe Artist Colony asked 150 artists to submit work but say anyone can send in "Eric artwork".

The event coincides with an exhibition about the Morecambe-born entertainer at Lancaster's City Museum which also opens today.

Statue of Eric Morecambe on the Promenade Credit: Jed Leicester/EMPICS Sport

Sian Johnson, one of the organisers of the Morecambe art show, said: "Eric is very important to the town - he's our lad.

"I think people will get a lot of pleasure from the exhibition: it's a new way of looking at his life.

"The art will be spread around the library and will also include people's "selfies" at Eric's statue on the prom.

"I think it's the most-loved statue in Britain."

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Peter Kay picks up two TV BAFTAs

Peter Kay won two awards for 'Car Share' at the television BAFTAs, at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Bolton comedian Peter Kay took home two awards from the television BAFTAs last night.

The Phoenix Nights creator won best male performance in a comedy and best scripted comedy for the series 'Car Share'.

Suranne Jones won the award for leading actress for her role in drama series 'Doctor Foster'. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Meanwhile, former Coronation Street actress Suranne Jones picked up the award for leading actress for the drama series 'Doctor Foster'.

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