Art project opens the door to recovery in Wyre

Wyre Council, Regenda Homes and M&Y Maintenance and Construction have launched a brand new community art project to reflect on the impact of the pandemic and look forward to a positive future of recovery.

‘Doors’ is an arts and health project which quite literally uses old doors to tell tales of Covid and lockdown in the houses they once fronted.

In September 2020, M&Y Maintenance and Construction replaced the front doors of 50 Regenda Homes properties based in Fleetwood. Rather than go to waste, the council is upcycling the doors through a range of workshops, to be displayed in a public exhibition.

Doors have already been delivered across Fleetwood to organisations including Fleetwood Museum, Fylde Coast YMCA, The Zone Youth Service and Lancashire Fire and Rescue who are working with local people and groups to transform the doors into pieces of art.

Later in the year, the doors will be brought together in an exhibition for the whole of Wyre to enjoy. On 29 October, the transformed doors will be displayed outside Marine Hall in Fleetwood, under the colonnades. Between noon and 3pm there will be artists on site to encourage members of the public to help design other doors, and for families and children, a chance to decorate a mini fairy garden door.

Then in November there will be a further exhibition as part of the ‘Sanctuary’ arts marquee coming to Marine Gardens from 10 to 14 November where there will be art exhibitions, showcases and performances providing a chance for local people to reflect on the last eighteen months and look towards the future.


For more information about the project and how to get involved contact artsandevents@wyre.gov.uk

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