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Marathon run to be one of the art attractions at the Harris Flights

Posted on - 11th August, 2013 - 11:05am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, News, Preston City Centre, Things To Do

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Running a marathon up and down the new steps which will be installed at the front of the Harris Museum & Art Gallery over the next week is just one of the unusual exhibitions.

The Harris Flights are beginning to be put in place and a fine art lecturer from the University of Central Lancashire is in training for his contribution.

William Titley will run a marathon up and down the temporary staircase and around the museum on Friday 13 September.

As he runs Titley will stop to chat to visitors and reckons he can complete his 26-mile challenge in five to six hours.

The four week project, run in conjunction with arts group In Certain Places, will see temporary steps up the front of the Harris.

This allows visitors to access the front of the museum directly from the Flag Market.

UCLan’s Professor Charles Quick, co-curator of In Certain Places, added: “There has often been debate locally about the navigation of the building, where the entrance is and whether the original design was to include steps. This is coupled with a desire to have access to the balcony, and to share the opportunity to see Preston from the viewpoint of the privileged few.”

Are you going to go along to the Harris Flights? What artwork and exhibitions would you like to see? Let us know in the comments below

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