Discover post-Brexit Preston at the Harris with this unique book launch

Posted on - 19th November, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, UCLan, What's On in Preston
Inside the Preston Pride of Place Project

Prepare to discover Preston’s city, and its people, both now and in the future, with this unique event at the Harris.


The University of Central Lancashire will welcome people to a seminar as part of its Imagination Inquiry series, exploring how artists can contribute to a sense of place and identity, and what post-Brexit Preston will look like.

The seminar will take place in the Harris’ current Streets of Change exhibition, which explores how the city has changed since the time of Victorian artist Edwin Beattie.

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On the same evening, The Caravan Gallery will launch their colourful and entertaining new book on the Preston Pride of Place Project.

The book details how they occupied an empty shop in Preston City Centre and used their photographs to encourage visitors to add their thoughts, opinions and observations.

The result was a refreshingly honest and thought-provoking exhibition about Preston in all its multifaceted glory.

A range of stories, memories and experiences are recorded in the new book which is available on the night at the price of £6.

When the Caravan Gallery was in Preston
When the Caravan Gallery was in Preston

There will also be the opportunity to take part in a discussion on art and place with contributions from The Caravan Gallery, the In Situ art collective, and Community Gateway.

The evening will take place on Wednesday 22 November from 5.30 – 7.30pm.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance online or at the Museum shop.

For people unable to attend the event in the evening there is a chance to meet Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale from The Caravan Gallery in the gallery from 3.30pm.

What do you think about the event taking place at the Harris Museum? Have you visited the Harris recently? Let us know in the comments below

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