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Youngsters have chance to help shape future of the Harris

Posted on - 20th March, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Looking towards the Harris Pic: Tony Worrall
Looking towards the Harris Pic: Tony Worrall

Young people have been playing a key role in shaping the future of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

The Harris, which is subject to a £15million lottery bid – the biggest ever made in Preston – has been working with Blaze.

The charity helps young people get involved in the arts and they’ve been creating a zine.

Harris Transformers helps youngsters learn about the museum’s past, the city’s heritage and give them a say about the redevelopment plans.

Free copies of the zine are available in the Harris and elsewhere in the city.

Read more: What we made of Martin Creed at the Harris

A fold-out poster is included which lets people tell of their hopes and dreams for the Harris.

Creating the zine at the Harris
Creating the zine at the Harris

Deputy director of operations at the Heritage Lottery Funds Sue Bowers said: “Our heritage offers a rich resource for education and it is wonderful to see it being used at the Harris by the young people of Blaze in such an innovative way.

“It is providing powerful and memorable experiences for the young people, making learning fun and opening their eyes to the history, which surrounds them. Young people are the future custodians of our heritage so their passion for it is vital if we are to keep it from being lost forever.”

You can view the zines on the Blaze website.

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