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Found In Blackburn

Found In Blackburn

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Town Hall Square
King William Street

Found in Blackburn is a Heritage Lottery Funded project, exploring Blackburn’s fascinating past and ideas for an exciting future through a series of commissioned artworks. The project is leading up to one big final event to take place in various venues across Blackburn town centre on Saturday, 11th March 2017.

The project delves into some of the town’s empty buildings and hidden treasures, alongside the memories of the people who used to, and continue to, inhabit these spaces. These memories will also form the starting point for considering what the future of these buildings could be, and what local people, young and old, want for the future of their town. The project has commissioned 12 site-specific creative responses to Blackburn.

All events are free & everyone is welcome to attend.

Programme 11th March 2017:

10am – 4pm: Drop in printmaking workshop with Julia Swarbick at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

10am – 11.30am: Memory Trail with Stephanie Claire, Town Hall Square

11am – 12 noon: Curated Carparks, a guided tour with David Boultbee exploring the hidden brutalist architecture gems found in Blackburn Mall. Meet in Town Hall Square.

12noon – 1.30pm: Guided Exhibition Tour, meet Town Hall Square.

12.30pm – 2pm: Memory Trail with Stephanie Claire, Town Hall Square

1.30pm – 2.30pm: Artists Talk, Prism Contemporary (New Student Gallery, Lord St. West)

3pm  - 4.30pm: Memory Trail with Stephanie Claire, Town Hall Square

4.30pm – 7pm: Our Town, Meet the artists behind the project & see the premier of “Hidden Blackburn”, a film made by Liam St-Pierre & Aaron Dunleavy at The Bureau, Centre for the Arts, Victoria Street, Blackburn.

For a full copy of the programme & exhibitions please go to the Found In Blackburn web site:

Road Directions

Town Hall Square  is in the centre of Blackburn on King William Street.  Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for directions from where you live 01254 688040  

Public Transport Directions

King William Street is only a 5 minute walk from Blackburn Rail & Bus Station.For details of Public Transport contact Blackburn Visitor Centre 01254 688040Alternatively, for public transport information out of our normal office hours contact:Travel Line: 0871 200 2233 (for bus services around the Lancashire area)National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50

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11 Mar 2017


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