A Celebration of Our Streets
A polling booth will appear on Wellington Road in Liverpool on Friday 15 July 2016 and the people will be asked to decide – but this time, the question is very different.
On Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July 2016, residents of the Picton ward in Liverpool will put a cross on a ballot paper in a colourful, makeshift polling booth to decide on a new name for a patch of land that they are now symbolically reclaiming for themselves as civil action, democracy and urban planning becomes a work of art.
The names have been collected from a sign making weekend held in collaboration with local residents and artists, Marcus Coates, Neville Gabie and Cristina Lina who have undertaken residencies in the area over the last three months.
Join in on Saturday 16th July at 4pm, when residents will gather to announce the result of the vote!
Wellington Road (around the green) and Liberty Street will be traffic free for the event. Alongside the voting process, there will be street games, bike ramps, cakes, a raffle, birdsong walks and a giant marble run.
The event is FREE and open to all from 12-6pm each day!
A Celebration of Our Streets is the next step in Metal’s ‘Meanwhile Space’, a project that encourages artistic collaboration to reanimate the frequently seen, yet lesser used and unloved spaces that sit oddly at the heart of many urban environments.
Project supported by Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council.
See more at: http://www.metalculture.com/event/a-celebration-of-our-streets/
LOCATION: Green space opposite Royal Mail building, Wellington Road, Liberty Street and Abyssinia Close, Liverpool, L15
VOLUNTEER THIS WEEKEND: Can you spare some time this weekend? Metal are looking for volunteers to help with the event on Wellington Road on both Friday and Saturday.
If you would like to take part, contact Metal by email to let us know your availability.