Saturday 10th July will not only see a new Artisan Market in Market Square and the annual funfair in full flow on Memorial Park, but a celebratory moment in the town’s status as one of Historic England’s High Streets Heritage Action Zones (HS HAZ).
For the past six months we have worked with artist Alex Blakely to create a series of a number of interactive community art installations.
These will be unveiled on Saturday and include:
The Talking Wall – a series of images from Kirkham’s past that come to life as viewers scan a special QR code next to each picture. These codes are linked to audio recordings of local people talking about a specific memory of Kirkham
Passage of Time – a series of glasswork art created by the students of Carr Hill High School
Kirkham Through Time – a map created by students from Kirkham Grammar School revealing many locations and stories of Kirkham’s historic past
‘Peep Hole Boxes’ – situated around town, they allow viewers to delve inside a particular period in history
Take up the challenge of the Kirkham Quest – learn about Kirkham’s history while interacting with artwork. Enter your answers into a special prize draw and win local shopping vouchers worth up to £150