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this place [of mine] is coming to Stalybridge

this place [of mine] Summer programme springs into action with the launch of a series of special public activities and unique commissions celebrating heritage and history through art and creativity

FutureEverything brings this place [of mine], a digital world created in collaboration with young people and artists from across Greater Manchester, into the physical domain for the very first time! Launching with this place [of mine] Summer Pop-Up Programme of public activities, percussion workshops, immersive installations, dance classes, and group workshops designed to spark the imaginations of local communities and nurture their connection to Stalybridge.

From 23rd-26th July Holy Trinity Church courtyard, green and neighbouring areas will be transformed into a creative space for people of all ages to reconnect with their place and experience this place [of mine].

Drop in to the TPOM pop-up hub and explore our exciting digital environment to re-imagine the future of our towns and high streets. Discover new artworks by five local artists and hear what young people from across Greater Manchester (including Stalybridge) have to say, and contribute your own thoughts and ideas for the future of Stalybridge. The pop-up hub activities are suitable for all ages. Open on Friday 23rd, 5pm-9pm & Sat 24th, 10am-4pm.

Join Global Grooves in Trinity Church gardens on Friday 23rd 5pm-7pm for free Afro-Brazilian percussion workshops designed for people with different levels of experience and of all ages!

FutureEverything and the Cultural Consortia, are proudly collaborating with this place [of mine] artist Izzy Bolt. Commissioned to deliver digital workshops exploring community, identity and the future citizenship of Stalybridge. In these hands-on creative workshops participants will work with Izzy to design and create augmented reality (AR) masks / face filters and walk HAZ trails. Capturing all the colours, textures and patters that make Stalybridge unique and turning them into a collection of 3D objects and much more. Izzy’s workshops will run from 23rd-26th July and you must register to attend. Find out how to join on our event page HERE.

On Monday 26th July, Sarah England School of Dance will host a mindful dance class where participants will use masks to help them feel more freedom of expression and explore whether taking on a new persona changes their experience. Register for this event HERE.

To see the full programme time table and registration links, follow the event page below.

FutureEverything and fellow HAZ Cultural Consortia members Sarah England School of Dance, Global Grooves, Made by Mortals and Tameside Council would like to invite young people and residents of Stalybridge to take part in a special programme of fun, interactive activities that will encourage people to think differently about the future of our high streets and places.

The Stalybridge Cultural Consortia is leading on the High Streets Heritage Action Zones’ three year long cultural programme, aiming to make our high streets more attractive, engaging and vibrant places. The programme is designed to complement the Heritage Action Zone capital scheme delivered by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council.