Demolition Street exhibition to be hosted at Lancashire Archives in Preston

Posted on - 5th May, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Broadgate, Preston City Centre, What's On in Preston
William Titley, right, has documented the Colne demolition

William Titley, right, has documented the Colne demolition

Artist William Titley brings an exhibition about the life of a street in Colne to the Lancashire Archives from Tuesday.


Demolition Street explores the personal stories of Bright Street whose houses were demolished and replaced with a garden area.

Titley’s work includes photography, video and objects from the artist’s personal collection.

Victoria McCann, a Lancashire County Council senior archivist, said: “This exhibition really does give a personal perspective based on real life experiences.

“The display ranges from interviews about what it was like living on this street, to atmospheric photography, video and objects that were found.”

The exhibition is being officially launched on Thursday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

It runs until Friday 5 June with opening times from Monday 9am to 5pm, Tuesday 9am to 8.30pm, Wednesday 9am to 5pm, Thursday 10am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 5pm.

A number of workshops with William Titley are to be run and take place on:
Friday 8 May 10.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday 21 May 2pm to 4pm
Friday 22 May 10.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday 4 June 10.30am to 12.30pm

For more information and to book your place at a workshop phone Victoria McCann on 01772 533039 or email

Will you be going to the exhibition? Let us know what you think in the comments below

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