The Expanded City event and publication launch

27 October 2016

When: Friday 18 November between 12 – 3pm
Where: Ham and Jam café, 50 Lancaster Road, Preston PR1 1DD

In Certain Places invite you to join us at Ham and Jam for an informal afternoon of tea, cake, artwork and conversations about The Expanded City project, as well as a chance to collect a free publication which documents the first 12 months of the project.

The Expanded City is a three-year programme of artworks and events designed to generate debate about the City Deal – a national scheme, which aims to deliver new jobs and housing, by addressing strategic transport, environmental, community and cultural infrastructure challenges. Within Preston, the City Deal scheme will take place in three zones on the periphery and in the centre of the city, and includes the development of over 5,000 new homes, as well as new roads and amenities.

Following an invitation from Preston City Council to inform cultural provision within the scheme, In Certain Places have been working with artists Olivia Keith, Gavin Renshaw,  Ian Nesbitt and Ruth Levene, Emily Speed and writer Lauren Velvick to examine the existing characteristics and future plans for places within the City Deal areas. Through a range of creative activities, the artists have mapped the peripheries of Preston, and identified areas for further exploration – including walking and cycling infrastructure, the history and naming of places, and provision for play and leisure. There will be an exhibition of artwork and the artists will available throughout the day to talk about their research and discuss aspects of the City Deal scheme.

This is an informal drop-in event, so feel free to join us at any point between 12 and 3pm.

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