Art For Places Events, Wirral

Full details of next week’s Biennial’s Art For Places events on the Wirral…

JOIN IN THE FUN EVENTS IN TRANMERE, SEACOMBE, ROCK FERRY AND BIRKENHEAD AND BE PART OF THE WORK TO SITE A PIECE OF PUBLIC ART ON WIRRAL

Monday 31 May – Saturday 5 June 2010

Residents living in Wirral’s Housing Market Renewal areas have a chance to connect to the research carried out by four local artists with a packed programme of talks, walks, cycle tours and film. All the events are contributing to the project’s main aim –  to  help residents consider where in their neighbourhood they might like to see a piece of public art.

The research work has been undertaken by four local artists working across the housing market renewal neighbourhoods of Tranmere, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead and Seacombe. The artists, Jemma Egan, Claire Weetman, Barbara Lamb and Elaine Speight have been developing connections with local people to help us begin to shape the project.

Their work, and the overall project, will launch across the Wirral area through a series of public events running from Monday 31 May to Saturday 5 June 2010. This will include walk and talks, as well as a cycle powered cinema event, in each location. All are welcome to come along to these events, but please note that you need to book for some of the activities.

The events aim to generate discussion around the environment and the potential for local food growing. Magnificent Revolution and their Cycle Cinema aims to make us all think about the environment and energy production in a very direct way. The Wirral Mobile Allotment, which we will build throughout the week, will engage people in the food growing agenda and determine what interest there is at a local level.

Paul Kelly, HMR Public Realm Project Manager said, “If you want to play a part in the project, get to know more about your part of the Wirral and have lodas of fun, then join us at any of the events we have coming up.”

The full programme, which starts on 31 May, includes:

Monday 31 May

Thompson Street off Church Road, Tranmere
An afternoon of themed walks around Tranmere starting at 3pm at the Neighbourhood Resource Centre,
Church Road and will last for a maximum of 2 hours. Wear good shoes. Three walks to choose from:
Historical Tranmere
Foraging in Tranmere
Tranmere Wirralpedia
FREE but please book your places.
Evening events at Thompson Street
7 – 8.30pm: The Wirral Mobile Allotment project:
Join Squash Nutrition to create the Wirral Mobile
Allotment. Plus a delicious BBQ and Smoothie bike.
8.30 – 9.30pm:Magnificent Revolution Cycle Cinema
Evening presents ‘Mapping Memories’, a film by
Barbara Lamb and a historic Tranmere film by
Vesbim productions.

Tuesday 1 June
St. Johns Church, Central Park, Seacombe
An Afternoon of themed walks around Seacombe will be starting at 3pm at the Central Park gates and will last for a maximum of 2 hours. Wear
good shoes. Three walks to choose from:
Natural Central Park
Historic Seacombe
The Seacombe Wirralpedia

FREE but please book your places.
Evening events at Central Park
7pm – 8.30pm: The Wirral Mobile Allotment project:
Join Squash Nutrition to create the Wirral Mobile
Allotment. Plus a delicious BBQ and Smoothie bike.
8.30 – 9.30pm:Magnificent Revolution Cycle Cinema
Evening presents ‘Mapping Memories’, a film by
Barbara Lamb and historical Seacombe films by
Vesbim productions.
All events are free but you must book your places
on the walks, workshops and Age of Stupid cinema
event. Please contact Paul Kelly on 07793 721 221,
0151 709 7444 or email paulk@biennial.com

Wednesday 2 June
Ilchester Square, North Birkenhead
An afternoon of themed walks and cycles around North
Birkenhead starting at 3pm and will last
for a maximum of 2 hours. Wear good shoes.
Two walks to choose from:
Historic North Birkenhead
North Birkenhead Wirralpedia Walk
FREE but please book your places.

Evening events on Stanley Road, North Birkenhead
7pm – 8.30pm: The Wirral Mobile Allotment project:
Join Squash Nutrition to create the Wirral Mobile
Allotment. Plus a delicious BBQ and Smoothie bike.
8.30 – 9.30pm:Magnificent Revolution Cycle Cinema
Evening presents ‘Mapping Memories’, a film by
Barbara Lamb and historical Birkenhead films by
Vesbim productions.

Thursday 3 June
St. Pauls Road, Rock Ferry
An Afternoon of themed walks around Rock Ferry
starting at 3pm at and will last for a
maximum of 2 hours. Wear good shoes.
Three walks to choose from:
Historic Rock Ferry
The Natural Rock Ferry Coast
The Rock Ferry Wirralpedia Walk
FREE but please book your places.

Evening events in Rock Ferry, St Pauls Road
under the bridge.
7 – 8.30pm: The Wirral Mobile Allotment project:
Join Squash Nutrition to create the Wirral Mobile
Allotment. Plus a delicious BBQ and Smoothie bike.
8.30 – 9.30pm:Magnificent Revolution Cycle Cinema
Evening presents ‘Mapping Memories’, a film by
Barbara Lamb and historical Rock Ferry films by
Vesbim productions.

Friday 4 June
Craven Street, Birkenhead.
An afternoon of themed walks and cycles around South
Birkenhead starting at 3pm and will last
for a maximum of 2 hours. Wear good shoes. Three
walks to choose from:
Historic South Birkenhead
South Birkenhead Wirralpedia Walk
Beverly Glover
Foraging in South Birkenhead
FREE but please book your places.

Evening events on Craven Street, Birkenhead.
7 – 8.30pm: The Wirral Mobile Allotment project:
Join Squash Nutrition to create the Wirral Mobile
Allotment. Plus a delicious BBQ and Smoothie bike.
8.30 – 9.30pm:Magnificent Revolution Cycle Cinema
Evening presents ‘Mapping Memories’, a film by
Barbara Lamb and historical Birkenhead films by
Vesbim productions.

Saturday 5 June, 2010
Birkenhead Park, ‘Our Turf Day’.
12noon – 1pm: ‘Mapping Memories’ by Barbara Lamb
– exhibition launch at Capuccino’s featuring photographs
by local residents, Wirralpedia computer and storytelling
by the ‘Out On A Limb’ writers group.
1pm – 6pm: Rickshaw rides and Swan Pedaloes on the lake
2 – 3.30pm: An afternoon of Birkenhead Park walks.
Five walks:
Health Walk
Nature Walk
Nordic Walk
Foraging in Birkenhead Park
Historic Birkenhead Park
FREE but please book your places.
2 – 3pm:Magnificent Revolution: ‘How to build a cycle
generator’ Performance lecture in marquee.
To book see below.
3.30 – 4.30pm and 5 – 6pm:Workshops for young
people: ‘How to build a cycle generator’ (each
workshop is limited to 15 places – please book).
6 – 7pm: Join us for a delicious BBQ and Smoothie bike.
7 – 9pm: Magnificent Revolution Cycle Cinema Evening:
‘The Age of Stupid’. Director Franny Armstrong starring
Oscar Winner Pete Postlewaite. Film is rated 12 and
has some bad language. (Places limited to 150 booking is essential)

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