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16 September 2022

VR: Visualising Pollution – Whitby High School

23 June - 28 June 2022

VR: “There is an I…” – UCEN, Manchester

2 July - 5 July 2022

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COMING SOON: Clickmoor on Climate

15 August - 4 September 2022

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COMING SOON: LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL @ WIGAN AND LEIGH

1 October 2022

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Make, Mend and Sustain – Digital Window Gallery

14 July - 4 September 2022

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LOOKBOOK CLUB: THE OVERSTORY BY RICHARD POWERS, Pages 1-28

25 September 2022

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Guided Walk: Bats of Sefton Park

1 September 2022

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A Portrait of the High Street @ Prescot Town Centre

25 July 2022

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Reclaiming @ Rainbow Tea Rooms, Chester

13 August 2022

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GUIDED WALK: The Veteran Trees of Childwall Woods #2

27 August 2022

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Guided Walk: Bees of Sefton Park

31 July - 31 July 2022

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Guided Walk: A History of Sefton Park Landscape

21 August 2022

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GUIDED WALK: The Veteran Trees of Childwall Woods #1

6 August 2022

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WIGAN AND LEIGH COLLEGE STUDENTS

14 July - 4 September 2022

COMING SOON: MIMESIS: A BEAT BEFORE THE RAPTURE @ NEW ADELPI ATRIUM

19 October - 16 November 2022

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COMING SOON: ARE YOU LIVING COMFORTABLY? @ NEW ADELPHI EXHIBITION GALLERY

10 October - 23 December 2022

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Before it Melts into Solid: Carmel College Students

14 July - 4 September 2022

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Journal Launch: Coast to Coast to Coast

13 August 2022

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Writing Workshop: Listening to the River Mersey with Maria Isakova-Bennett

13 August 2022

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ROOTING FOR THE FUTURE: Growing Culture, Community and Creativity

4 September 2022

COMING SOON: Let’s Grow Preston

23 July 2022

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DOT-ART ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION WINNERS

14 July - 28 July 2022

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An evening with Guillemot Press Poets

22 July 2022

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OPEN SOURCE #24 DARAGH DRAKE: ANAM CARA

14 July - 18 August 2022

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MWALULA – HELLEN SONGA @ LIVERPOOL GROWING SPACES

11 July - 4 September 2022

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LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Launch Party

14 July 2022

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Visual Studies X Open Eye Gallery Roundtable

14 July 2022

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LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL 2022: CLIMATE

15 July - 4 September 2022

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Make, Mend & Sustain @ Chester Charity Shops

8 July - 5 August 2022

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Before it Melts into Solid @ World of Glass, St. Helens

30 June - 26 July 2022

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Student Exhibitions: “There is an I…” – UCEN, Manchester

2 July - 5 July 2022

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Our Planet, Our Future! A conversation on Sustainable Futures in St Helens

9 July - 9 July 2022

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Planting for the Planet @ RHS Garden Bridgewater

27 May - 27 August 2022

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Whose High Street is it? Unlocking Creative Futures in Our Own Town Centres

29 June 2022

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POETRY READING: 100 Years of The Waste Land

17 November - 17 November 2022

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National Poetry Day Celebration: The Environment

6 October 2022

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(Re)Production: Parenthood and the Art World

16 June - 3 July 2022

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In Conversation: Mindful Photo Project

2 July 2022

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Mindful Photo Project @ HMP Thorncross

9 June - 6 July 2022

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Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 28 June 2022

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Student Exhibitions: Hugh Baird University Centre

18 June - 21 June 2022

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VR: Follow The River, Follow The Thread

1 April - 12 June 2022

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Sustainability – Climate Change and the impact from Industry

17 May 2022

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Open Source #22: Bags For Life – Luke Saxon

1 May - 31 May 2022

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VR: LOOK Climate Lab 2022

13 January - 20 March 2022

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An evening with Maytree Poets

28 April 2022

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Recovery in Focus & Inside Stories

14 May 2022

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Homo Humour film screening & Q&A

7 May 2022

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Painting the Mersey in 17 Canvases Coast to Coast to Coast

21 May 2022

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A Portrait of the High Street @ Prescot Town Centre

Exhibiting at Prescot High Street 48-50 Market Place and 4-6 and 12 Eccleston Street from 25 July
Exhibiting at Shakespeare North Playhouse from 13 August

Picturing England’s High Streets is a three-year project, which is part of the national cultural programme for High Streets Heritage Action Zones. Prescot was selected as one of only six High Streets Heritage Action Zones across the country to host a residency as part of Picturing England’s High Streets.

Between 2021-2024, as the photographer-in-residence for Prescot, Tony Mallon is working with emerging photographer Lucy Hunter in engaging local communities to reimagine the high street and create a contemporary portrait of England’s high streets. A selection of images produced will become part of the Historic England Archive.

To celebrate the end of the first year of the commission, two exhibitions are taking place in Prescot. Tony Mallon has been meeting with local residents for monthly ‘photography memory fair’ sessions and through various local public fairs, using donated archival and personal family album pictures to discuss the rich history of the area. You can also see a selection of images donated from the community and local archives on display so far, throughout the local high street on the exterior of a number of buildings along Market Place and Eccleston Street.

Meanwhile, at Shakespeare North Playhouse, Lucy Hunter presents work made with children from Prescot Primary School through archive imagery and their own photography.

The pupils have been investigating their own perspective on the area and exploring the layers and textures of the High Street, often discovering parts that we might miss at first glance. In doing so they have repurposed the space, using it as a source of inspiration and a newfound playground.

The children have participated in workshops, group photo walks and even produced their own panorama drawing of the high street. The group were also interested in how they position themselves within this community through a series of portraiture based works, playfully overlaying their own image within the backdrop of their local high street.

This exhibition invites you to create your own portrait within the high street, by striking a pose in front of our projection display and using your own camera or smart phone to capture the image.

More about the Programme
Picturing England’s High Streets is a three-year commission within the High Streets Heritage Action Zones Cultural Programme, led by Historic England in partnership with National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Arts Council England as part of the High Streets Heritage Action Zones initiative funded by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

This project is commissioned with partners Open Eye Gallery, Shakespeare North Playhouse, Knowsley Council and national partners Photoworks. 

About the Prescot High Street Heritage Action Zone
Prescot was selected as one of over 60 high streets to benefit from the High Streets Heritage Action Zone project in 2020. The £3.1 million heritage-led regeneration programme will see major investment from Knowsley Council and Historic England into a number of key projects in Prescot town centre. In addition, Prescot will see a series of cultural events as part of the HSHAZ Cultural Programme Local Grants, as delivered by the Prescot Cultural Consortium, led by The Shakespeare North Playhouse.

Image: A portrait of the High Street, Lucy Hunter and Year 5 pupils from Prescot Primary School

Exhibiting at Prescot High Street 48-50 Market Place and 4-6 and 12 Eccleston Street from 25 July
Exhibiting at Shakespeare North Playhouse from 13 August

Picturing England’s High Streets is a three-year project, which is part of the national cultural programme for High Streets Heritage Action Zones. Prescot was selected as one of only six High Streets Heritage Action Zones across the country to host a residency as part of Picturing England’s High Streets.

Between 2021-2024, as the photographer-in-residence for Prescot, Tony Mallon is working with emerging photographer Lucy Hunter in engaging local communities to reimagine the high street and create a contemporary portrait of England’s high streets. A selection of images produced will become part of the Historic England Archive.

To celebrate the end of the first year of the commission, two exhibitions are taking place in Prescot. Tony Mallon has been meeting with local residents for monthly ‘photography memory fair’ sessions and through various local public fairs, using donated archival and personal family album pictures to discuss the rich history of the area. You can also see a selection of images donated from the community and local archives on display so far, throughout the local high street on the exterior of a number of buildings along Market Place and Eccleston Street.

Meanwhile, at Shakespeare North Playhouse, Lucy Hunter presents work made with children from Prescot Primary School through archive imagery and their own photography.

The pupils have been investigating their own perspective on the area and exploring the layers and textures of the High Street, often discovering parts that we might miss at first glance. In doing so they have repurposed the space, using it as a source of inspiration and a newfound playground.

The children have participated in workshops, group photo walks and even produced their own panorama drawing of the high street. The group were also interested in how they position themselves within this community through a series of portraiture based works, playfully overlaying their own image within the backdrop of their local high street.

This exhibition invites you to create your own portrait within the high street, by striking a pose in front of our projection display and using your own camera or smart phone to capture the image.

More about the Programme
Picturing England’s High Streets is a three-year commission within the High Streets Heritage Action Zones Cultural Programme, led by Historic England in partnership with National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Arts Council England as part of the High Streets Heritage Action Zones initiative funded by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

This project is commissioned with partners Open Eye Gallery, Shakespeare North Playhouse, Knowsley Council and national partners Photoworks. 

About the Prescot High Street Heritage Action Zone
Prescot was selected as one of over 60 high streets to benefit from the High Streets Heritage Action Zone project in 2020. The £3.1 million heritage-led regeneration programme will see major investment from Knowsley Council and Historic England into a number of key projects in Prescot town centre. In addition, Prescot will see a series of cultural events as part of the HSHAZ Cultural Programme Local Grants, as delivered by the Prescot Cultural Consortium, led by The Shakespeare North Playhouse.

Image: A portrait of the High Street, Lucy Hunter and Year 5 pupils from Prescot Primary School

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