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This map of Cottam made of jelly is going on display

Posted on - 8th November, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Cottam, Events, Housing, News, Preston City Centre, Redevelopment
The map is going on display twice in the city for the public to view
The map is going on display twice in the city for the public to view

A map made of jelly has been made to try to explain how one edge of Preston is changing with major housing developments.

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Olivia Keith is examining the story of the land between Bartle Hall and Cottam dating back to 1895.

It’s due to see thousands of homes built over the next five to ten years.

The artist has been taking in the stories of homeowners in the area and creating the map to show the area’s rich heritage.

Jelly’s transparency allows visitors to ‘see through’ the map and see what’s under the houses.

The map is made fresh for each exhibition, the first is at Bartle Hall in Lea Lane on Wednesday (8 November) from 11am to 4.30pm. And you can help make the map from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Tea and coffee are available to purchase.

Close up of the jelly map
Close up of the jelly map

On Saturday (11 November) the event comes to the Harris Museum.

Olivia will piece together the map from 10.30am to 4pm and you can have a go at making it between 3pm and 4pm.

Read more: Garden City proposals for Preston ‘under-fire’ for changes

Setting in Place is part of the In Certain Places for The Connected City – with artists mapping and collecting memories on the North Western edge of the city.

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