Over Preston Guild (Sept 2012) and for several weeks afterwards, the people of Preston were invited to come along and see us at MAP – our Pop-Up Space in St. George’s Shopping Centre, Preston.

Visitors could drop into the space, answer questions which asked how we can make Preston into the best, most liveable small city there can be, play around on our big map, record their thoughts on the wall or in our audio booth, and participate in our ‘City Counselling’ sessions. Hundreds of Prestonians came along and joined the discussion.

This is what found when entering MAP:

Then The City

Prestonians were asked how they would finish the sentence ‘then the city…’?

Joining our future-focussed sessions , they recorded their thoughts in our audio booth, on our map, and added their thoughts to our wall.

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Preston 3:20

For this ambitious project, celebrated writers David Gaffney, Claire Massey and Richard Evans each tailored a short story about Preston Guilds past, present and future. Visitors could don some headphones and hear these stories on a digital walking tour starting from the space.  Preston 3:20 was a Made in Preston commission.
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Foxton Lives

A way to discover unseen Preston. The people of Preston’s Foxton Centre had exploring their own stories through taking photographs, making films, writing stories, and collecting and creating their own memorabilia – an exhibition at MAP supported this Preston Guild project. The exhibition could also be viewed at the Foxton Centre. Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.
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