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Harris to be lit up by Love Notes to Preston for one evening

Posted on - 2nd July, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The front of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery will be lit up during the show Pic: Tony Worrall
The front of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery will be lit up during the show Pic: Tony Worrall

A group of young people are taking over the Harris in a one-day event that will celebrate the history and heritage of Preston.

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The Love Notes To Preston event will include innovative exhibitions and interactive workshops. It will finish with a cinematic light and sound show on the Flag Market after dark.

The group, who are known as the Harris Transformers, were recently successful in securing Heritage Lottery Funding. Led by arts organisations Blaze Arts and Curious Minds, the group has been meeting at the Harris each week with the brief of “creatively responding” to the museum and its collections.

Read more: Comics exhibition launches at the Harris for big and small kids

Love Notes to Preston is the Transformers’ first project. It will feature letterpress workshops, poetry sessions, and the opportunity to view previously unseen objects from the Harris collection.

The group has collaborated with Lancashire-based projection artists Illuminos to create the light show, which will be projected on to the outside of the Harris building from 10pm.

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery lit up at Christmas time
The Harris Museum and Art Gallery lit up at Christmas time Pic: Sonia Bashir

Director of Blaze Arts, Matt Wilde, said, “The Transformers programme has been a brilliant opportunity for the young people of Preston to get involved with their local heritage.

“This exhibition will be an excellent chance for the public to view the work of the next generation of artists and producers in Preston. We are excited to showcase their creativity and cannot wait for the public to see what they have been working on.”

Read more: Discover dandelions at the Harris this summer

Love Notes to Preston runs from 12pm on Sunday 8 July, and is free of charge. For more information, visit the Harris website.

 Will you be going to the event? Let us know in the comments below.

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