Look Up Westgate
28/07/2021 - 29/09/2021
Opening hours 24/7 as the vinyls can be viewed from the street.
Look Up Westgate is a project led by Edgelands Arts on behalf of the Westgate Heritage Action Zone. Funded by Wakefield Council and Historic England.
Communities from across the Westgate area have worked with Edgelands Arts to create images of buildings along the street. These have been turned into a series of coasters and vinyl window stickers, showing interesting architectural or historic features on the buildings. The coasters can be collected in various locations on Westgate and the immediate vicinity and if you collect all of them, you will find two more buildings to enjoy.
The project encourages participants to look up and find the beauty in the street as they travel along its length. When you scan the QR code at the bottom of each coaster or to the side of each window sticker, you will be brought to an online booklet, where you can find historic information about the buildings, living history memories, or architectural facts.
About Edgelands Arts
EDGELANDS ARTS CREATES CULTURALLY CONNECTED COMMUNITIES by sharing stories from the edges of communities, cities and countryside.
We collaborate commission, create and co-produce excellent and accessible arts projects which:
- Bring artists and communities together
- (Re)connect people with each other and the world around them
- Explore stories of space, place, identity and belonging
- Improve the social, cultural and community well-being of people of all ages and abilities
EDGELANDS ARTS is a registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation No 1173773
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