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Making Place: Creative Exchange with imitating the dog and Lancaster Arts

imitating the dog and Lancaster Arts are seeking collaborators to take part in a new arts project called Making Place, exploring personal stories of Lancaster and Morecambe.

In this exchange, we ask: How do we create stories in places to better understand where we came from and what we might head towards?   How do we mark our sense of belonging on the world around us?  What sounds, tastes, smells, objects or images connect us to places and to the world?  How does place make us who we are… a house, a street, a town, a pub, a church hall or a school?

Imitating the dog’s Co-Artistic Directors Pete Brooks and Andrew Quick have a long connection to Lancaster, Andrew grew up here in the 1970s and Pete worked here throughout the 1980s.

We will spend a weekend ‘on the road’ in Lancaster and Morecambe exploring the places that might have an important connection for us and for you.

We are looking for a range of voices to join us on this journey, and you don’t have to be an artist to take part (but you can be).   You just need to be available to spend the weekend of 24th – 26th of April with us, and be ready and willing to share something that has shaped who you are… something that happened here in Lancaster or Morecambe… where you live.

This opportunity is FREE, and we will also feed you!

If you are interested in taking part, please fill in this short application form [LINK TO FOLLOW].

Feel free to contact Alice at Lancaster Arts, alice@lancasterarts.org or Laurence at imitating the dog laurence@imitatingthedog.co.uk with any questions.