Join these artists in Making A Mark and celebrating Preston’s creativity at free Flag Market event

Posted on - 7th July, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Flag Market, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Seek to understand as seen from the air Pic: Tim Saunders
Tim’s 2020 installation Pic: Tim Saunders

Making A Mark will return to the Flag Market this month after being postponed last year due to coronavirus.


It will be the fourth edition of the free outdoor arts event, which is organised by Oxheys Mill Studios.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday 17 July, and is set to be the largest and most creatively diverse one yet.

Tim Saunders, who uses the artist name Timperspectiveart, said: “We’ll be almost back to normality by the event as it’s two days before the government is due to lift all restrictions.

“It’s a real opportunity for Preston to start to regather and celebrate our city’s creativity.”

The 2018 Making A Mark event on the Flag Market
The 2018 Making A Mark event on the Flag Market

This year’s event will feature large art installations, dance/performance installation, cymatics, an immersive forest installation, a huge globe, poetry, monologues, and many interactive activities.

The Worldwise Samba Band will kick off the event and are inviting people to get involved.

Read more: Worldwise Samba Drummers to perform at Preston Flag Market

Last year, Tim completed a large-scale installation using trees on the Flag Market.

“While people couldn’t attend, it was to send a message of hope to the city. The trees are now planted as an installation in Moor Park, but I will be reprising the installation using the pots the trees were in at this year’s event.”

Read more: Message of hope left on Preston’s Flag Market by city artist

Tim added: “It should be a great day and we look forward to sharing our local creative talents work with the city once more.”

Making A Mark will take place on Saturday 17 July from 11am to 4pm. No booking is required, and while visitors will be asked to keep to social distancing rules, masks won’t be needed.

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