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Harris lights up with Love Notes to Preston

Posted on - 9th July, 2018 - 10:18am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The front of the Harris lit up by the Transfomers for Love Notes To Preston

A spectacular light and sound show has taken place on the Flag Market as part of the Love Notes To Preston event.

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The outside of the Harris was lit up with moving images on Sunday (8 July), as a soundtrack of music and spoken word played. It was part of a one-day event created by a group of local young people – the Harris Transformers – to celebrate the history and heritage of Preston.

Funded by Heritage Lottery Funding and led by arts organisations Blaze Arts and Curious Minds, the group has spent the past few months meeting at the Harris each week. The group, some of whom had never visited the Harris before, were tasked with the brief of “creatively responding” to the museum and its collections.

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A crowd watched as the 10-minute show played repeatedly for an hour from around 10.30pm. As works of art were projected on to the Harris’ columns and facade, local voices could be heard reminiscing about growing up in Preston.

Perhaps demonstrating the impact of the project on the Transformers, a handwritten note promised: “Dear Harris, your wealth has absorbed many a mind for a hundred years or more… We, the young, will stay with you.”

The front of the Harris lit up by the Transfomers for Love Notes To Preston
The front of the Harris lit up by the Transfomers for Love Notes To Preston
The front of the Harris lit up by the Transfomers for Love Notes To Preston

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