Mapped Festival of Contemporary Arts

An alternative Lancaster. Let mapped help you find it.

Nine artists put Lancaster on the map with mapped festival 11th – 18th September 2009. Featuring local and international artists, discover performance, painting, sculpture, installation, sound and animation in Lancashire’s most historic city.

mapped festival places contemporary art in locations across the city.

Explore the possibilities of Lancaster’s thriving culture venues: The Nuffield Theatre, The Dukes, The Storey Creative Industries Centre, The VAULT and Peter Scott Gallery.

Encounter mapped in unexpected places.

As Arts Council England and the Government have recently recognised, the creative re-use of empty shops is to be encouraged. mapped festival are keen to build on this approach.

Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw claimed: “Transforming empty premises into galleries, studios or rehearsal spaces will help restore confidence and regenerate local communities. Instead of boarded-up shop fronts we want to see high streets being used by local people in a way that will excite and engage them.”

Mapped has taken over a number of Lancaster’s disused shops and transformed them into studio, gallery and workshop venues. The generosity of several local businesses, St Nicholas’s Shopping Arcade and Marketgate Shopping Centre has made this transformation possible.

mapped festival of contemporary arts is sponsored by local businesses; The Borough, Matthew Paul Hair & Beauty and VVV Health and Leisure.

All the work featured in Lancaster city centre is free to the public.

For tickets to the opening event and performances at The Nuffield Theatre Lancaster, please contact mapped at the Nuffield Theatre 01524 592 994.

For further information, please visit http://www.mappedfestival.com

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