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Bringing The Mount to life!

New Science and Discovery Club project launches at The Mount Pavilion ‘What does it all mean? An exploration through Art and Science.’

Wyre Council has commissioned two researchers to spend six months bringing The Mount’s heritage to life through anthropology and art, crafting exciting activities to be delivered through the Science and Discovery Club.

During their residency, both Henry and Jessica will be offering an exciting programme of interactive events and activities across the Lodge, the Pavilion and the grounds for locals of all ages to enjoy as well as working on community outreach with schools and contributions to Fleetwood Library, Healthier Fleetwood and Fleetwood Museum programmes.

Henry has worked both commercially for clients ranging from BBC World News, Manchester United and various UK Government Departments as well as on his own self-motivated arts practice and Jessica has a wealth of experience in public engagement, sustainability, culture and emerging technologies.

She wonders, “200 years ago, Fleetwood was sand-dunes and rabbit warrens. Now there is this amazing Victorian architecture, a rich fishing heritage and stories about local lives. Meanwhile, the birds keep coming, the wind keeps blowing and shells keep washing up on the beach. I want to spend my time at Fleetwood mapping it all to find out - How did it all get here?"

The activities commence next week with a launch event and several interactive sessions planned for people to ‘drop-in’ and attend.

The first activity will be delivered by new Artist in Residence Henry, on Tuesday 31 August. ‘How Photography and Cameras Work’ is a free, fun, interactive session for 7 to 10 year olds where they will learn how cameras work and have a go developing their own photography skills with the beautiful Mount Pavilion and Gardens as their subject!

The session begins at 11am until 2pm at The Mount Lodge, with all equipment provided and parents/carers are welcome to stay with children during the session.

During the last week of the summer holidays, 30th August until 3rd September, new Scientist in Residence Jessica will be walking along the shore, finding materials and taking them back to the Lodge to investigate their origins. Residents of all ages are welcome to visit and work alongside her, researching and discovering what the sea and weather has to offer in Fleetwood.

Locals are invited to the Art and Science project launch event on Thursday 2 September at The Mount Pavilion from 6pm until 8pm where the Artist in Residence and Scientist in Residence will both give engaging talks, demo their existing work and discuss the exciting plans in place for the next six months.

The Mount Lodge will also be open on Wednesday 1 September from 4pm until 6pm where people have an early opportunity to meet Henry and Jessica and learn about their work and the upcoming Science and Discovery Club programme of activities.

Follow Wyre Council’s social media pages to keep updated on upcoming activities and events. Follow Henry Iddon and Jessica Symons online to learn more about their work.



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