Two art events to take place in Ellesmere Port next week

17 July 2014

The people of Ellesmere Port are being asked to join in two art events which are taking place next week.
 
The first titled ‘Ellesmere Port Boogie Woogie’ centres on the town’s links with the motor car and will take place in open air car parks.
 
Artist Carol Mancke will be talking to residents about their vehicles and the activity and movement of cars will be captured from a camera attached to a balloon.
 
This project will culminate in the screening of performance films in early September.
 
Carol will be filming on Thursday 24 July, Friday 25 and Saturday July 26.
 
On Friday 25 July and Saturday 26 July designer Kate McLean will be staging a guided walk where she will help residents use their senses.
 
Scents could include the smell of freshly baked bread, of freshly mown grass and distinctive flowers, scents that prompt memories and stories about the town so that everyone taking part can experience a different kind of landscape.
 
Meet at Trinity Methodist Church on Whitby Road at 10am or 2pm on Friday and Saturday at 10am for a 45 minute walk around Ellesmere Port. Places can be booked by contacting info@nkprojects.co.uk
 
The events are sponsored by Cheshire West and Chester Council and are aimed at transforming the heart of Ellesmere Port and perceptions about the town. This is part of the Ellesmere Port Vision and Strategic Regeneration Framework, adopted by the Ellesmere Port Development Board.
 
Councillor Stuart Parker, Executive Member for Culture and Economy said: “Both these events will certainly be fun and offer different viewpoints of Ellesmere Port.
 
“For the sensory walk there will be eight places per session and they need to be booked in advance so please come along.” Added Councillor Pat Merrick who has been involved in the arts project for some time: “The two events take place during the ‘I Love Ellesmere Port’ Music Festival and add to the diverse offer available for local people.
 
“So my message is enjoy and please take part.”

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