Welcome to Mobile Home, They Eat Culture’s three year Big Lottery funded project.

Our project Mobile Home transformed through community asset development a number of unloved urban green spaces in 5 of the most deprived communities in Preston and South Ribble into vibrant outdoor community and creative hubs.

Transforming  -  We took over a city centre location and held social activation training, markets, music events, film events are more.

Empowering - Our social activist training empowered local people to set up projects in their neighborhoods, creating the positive change they wanted to see.

Connecting – By becoming a social hub space we connected people who wanted to make positive changes, they shared skills and connections to enable them to make change happen

Community Cohesion

This project delivered community cohesion through creative & cultural development, environmental green space activities and community engagement.

The project  brought together communities to cook and eat together, to share recipes, their histories, what’s important to them. All ages came together to take part in celebrations the elders remembered from their childhoods including Mischief Night.

We activated and and redeveloped underutilised shared urban spaces. We created and populated ‘meanwhile spaces’ for long-term use by the community, providing sustainable legacy. The project and activities benefit from ongoing development, meaning we are ‘learning as we go’.

Asset Development

Through the project a wellbeing space was transformed from been a private yoga studio to a multi-use physical & mental wellbeing hub with an arts health development programme, significant outreach activities and links with the city and county council and the NHS. This is now an important asset for the city.

Green Space & Partnerships

The Mobile Home project was based around the idea of bringing the indoors outdoors, to create an ‘outside home’ where the community can grow, cook, and share food, sit and talk together, and play together through shared activity.

We workeded with Groundwork who are passionate about creating a future where everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and where everyone can reach their potential.

Please re-visit us in the near future to find out more about the project activities.