Art of Destination

29 Mar 2012

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9:30 - 16:00

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Mid Pennine Gallery

Burnley, United Kingdom

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Art of Destination


Creative tools for transforming spaces, engaging communities and inventing new kinds of destination. Date: Thursday 29 March 2012 9.30am — 4pm Venue: Brockholes Visitor Village, Preston (off Junction 31 of the M6) Join us for this full-day conference event, designed to stimulate and inspire you with a range of exciting creative projects that take derelict or unregarded space and transform it into somewhere special — new community assets, new kinds of visitor attraction, destination art. The event will showcase the REMADE partnership in Lancashire, highlighting the key success of the Padiham Greenway programme alongside and in the context of a selection of high profile, inspiring case studies from the region, the UK and beyond. Speakers confirmed include: A new view of a special place: Hayley Skipper, Grizedale Forest Transforming dead space: The Lancashire Wildlife Trust at Brockholes The joy of temporary: Steve Messam, international artist Connecting people with place: Helen Yates, Mid Pennine Arts Creating new kinds of destination: Laurie Peake, Liverpool Biennial The event will be introduced by County Councillor for Preston East Kevin Ellard, Chair of Lancashire County Council Arts Task Group. Who is this event for? The day is aimed at arts specialists and enthusiasts, professionals in environment, regeneration and public realm, education and public policy. We will showcase our region's work alongside guest projects both national and international. Venue is the wonderful new floating village at Brockholes, itself a prime example of such a transformation. You can book tickets online at: This conference is organised by Mid Pennine Arts in partnership with Lancashire County Council, with support from Arts Council England.

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