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Mobile Event Tent moving to Ribbleton for month of events

Posted on - 22nd June, 2023 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston Council, Preston News, Ribbleton, UCLan, What's On in Preston
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The Mobile Event Tent (MET) is on the move again.

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The revolutionary arts centre is set to take up residency at Ribbleton Morrisons car park throughout July.

Partnering with the communities of Ribbleton, the MET will co-produce events that celebrate identities and stories, creating a series of cultural experiences designed to resonate with residents and visitors alike.

Read more: Preston’s pop-up Mobile Event Tent finally launches

As an auditorium, the MET accommodates up to 100 spectators, with a stage suitable for performances, music, theatre, meetings, and films.

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Once the seats are cleared, the space expands into an open area spanning 12 x 12 meters that can host dance performances, community meals, and workshops.

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Martin Wood, Operations Manager at Ribbleton Morrisons, said: “We are thrilled to collaborate with the MET and bring this animated mobile arts centre to Ribbleton Morrisons car park.

“It’s exciting to witness this innovative space transform and provide opportunities for our community to engage with the arts in all their magnificent forms.

“We believe that the MET’s commitment to co-production and skill development will empower individuals and leave a lasting impact on our community.”

Read more: Preston’s pop-up Mobile Event Tent moves to University Square

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By venturing beyond the city centre and into neighbourhoods where cultural opportunities are limited, the MET aims to bridge gaps and breaks barriers, giving more people chance to participate, learn, and be inspired.

At the core of the MET’s mission lies a commitment to co-production and skill development. Working closely with local communities, the MET collaborates to curate a vibrant month-long programme that reflects the diversity of its surroundings.

After its first outing in Ribbleton, the MET will return to UCLan Square this September for a month of events.

To book on to the upcoming MET events, visit Eventbrite

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