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Feeding Futures -Wednesday 13th July, 10.30am – 2.30pm, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Feeding Futures

Wednesday 13th July, 10.30am – 2.30pm

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Join us for Feeding Futures, an interactive event, which will explore some of the complicated attitudes towards the ways that we feed our babies, particularly when in public.

The day will include talks, workshops and performances by cultural historian Dr Joanna Wolfarth, design researcher Sally Sutherland, performance artist Krissi Musiol and breastfeeding counsellor and doula Louise Oliver. You will also be invited to share your own experiences and thoughts, whilst we discuss how to create a more supportive and positive culture around this essential act of care.

This is a free event and lunch and refreshments will be provided. You are welcome to bring your babies and young children and we will provide toys and activities for them.

For full details about the event and to book a place, please visit https://feedingfutures.eventbrite.co.uk/

Feeding Futures has been developed by ‘In Certain Places’, as part of an new research project about mothering and public space.

For more information, please contact Elaine Speight: espeight@uclan.ac.uk or find us on Instagram @feed_Futures

Image credit ‘Food breast’ by Sally Sutherland.

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Introducing the Mobile Event Tent (MET)

MET will be a unique temporary mobile structure which will host arts, cultural and community events in the city. Its key design aim is to create a covered events space for Preston that can be easily moved and assembled at various locations in and around the city while remaining flexible to allow for a diverse range of art forms and activities.

It will be important piece of community cultural infrastructure and will play a key role in continuing provision of cultural events and attractions in the city centre while Preston recovers from the pandemic.

The MET project has been developed by In Certain Places in partnership with Preston City Council and the Preston Partnership.

It will continue the tradition of Preston as somewhere that is the first to test new physical and architectural structures and follows on from ICP’s previous projects, such as the Harris Flights and The People’s Canopy in exploring our research interest in using temporary architectural interventions to create spaces for cultural use.

MET has been designed by project architect Charlie MacKeith of Research Design, while visual artist Jenny Steele has been appointed to create a magical interior that reflects Preston’s diverse cultural heritage. Preston City Council’s events team will play a key role in programming the space.

Image credit 121_MET_View_1 © CM RDA 2021. Charlie MacKeith

In Certain Places

VB005A, Victoria Building
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE