Pictures from Making A Mark on the Flag Market

Posted on - 9th June, 2018 - 9:48pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Flag Market, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The distinctive sculpture created on the Flag Market
The distinctive sculpture created on the Flag Market

An arts event with a political undertone came to Preston city centre during Saturday.

The latest offering in the Summer Saturdays events, sponsored by ourselves at Blog Preston, was Making a Mark.

A collective of artists took over the Flag Market and the Harris for a range of music, art installations and creations.

Centre stage was a large piece of artwork made from donated food showcasing the city’s reliance on foodbanks.

Created by Tim Saunders the tinned sculpture was all being donated to the city’s foodbanks after the event.

Mr Saunders said: “Numbers are sometimes difficult to get, but people visualising the issue really created engagement.

“So many people decided to go and buy tins and add them to the work and be part of the creative process.

“It was truly a colloboration made by the wonderful community of Preston.

“We added around 1,000 tins during the Saturday.”

Read more: Here’s what’s on this summer on the Flag Market

Live music came from the Worldwide Samba band and there were performances by a band with a paper mache Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May on their heads.

Pictures below by Tony Worrall from a wide-ranging event on the Flag Market.

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