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this place [of mine] comes to Stalybridge

this place [of mine] Summer programme celebrating Stalybridge heritage and history through art and creativity

FutureEverything brought 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. A series of public activities, percussion workshops, immersive installations, dance classes, and group workshops were designed to spark the imaginations of local communities and nurture their connection to Stalybridge.

On 23rd-26th July 2021 Holy Trinity Church courtyard, green and neighbouring areas were transformed into a creative space for people of all ages to reconnect with their place and experience this place [of mine].

The TPOM pop-up hub, an exciting digital environment to re-imagine the future of our towns and high streets invited residents to discover new artworks by five local artists and hear what young people from across Greater Manchester (including Stalybridge) had to say.

FutureEverything and the Cultural Consortia, proudly collaborated 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 worked 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.

On Monday 26th July, Sarah England School of Dance will hosted a mindful dance class using masks to help them feel freedom of expression and explore whether taking on a new persona changes their experience.

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.