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Monday 21st November, 2016

FINAL WEEK FOR THE SOUTHAMPTON PRIDE OF PLACE PROJECT

Part of a national tour by The Caravan Gallery, The Southampton Pride of Place project has occupied a previously empty shop on East Street for November. Project creators Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale have travelled across the UK and further with their yellow caravan to visit cities and create a photography project based on hyperlocal […]

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Part of a national tour by The Caravan Gallery, The Southampton Pride of Place project has occupied a previously empty shop on East Street for November. Project creators Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale have travelled across the UK and further with their yellow caravan to visit cities and create a photography project based on hyperlocal communities. Past projects have included Portsmouth, Oxford , Lytham St Annes, Liverpool, Wirral, Huntly, Guernsey and Wetteren in Belgium. As they near the end of the national Pride of Place Project Tour 2015-2016, which has seen them work with 5 other galleries and museums in Sunderland, Bradford, Cardiff, Preston and Middlesbrough they are now visiting Southampton, with photography at the Showcase Gallery and a participatory project at 108 East Street Southampton.

The Pride of Place Project asks ‘What Does Southampton Mean to You?’. Responses have included a photography competition, discussions about public art, Situationist walks and video, which can be found in the lively shop on East Street. The people of Southampton can visit the shop and take part in a wide range of activities all about living in Southampton. There are questionnaires, you can vote for your favourite in the Community Photography Competition, a map of Southampton on the wall where you can add places of personal, social or otherwise importance and a miniature museum containing donated books, photographs and memorabilia. The previously empty shop has been driven to life with colorful and heartwarming stories of Southampton, so be sure to visit 108 East Street before 1 December.

There is still lots on offer until The Caravan Gallery rolls on it’s way, all of which you are welcome to drop in to and all are free:

Wed 23 Nov 5pm – extra{ordinary}stories at Solent Showcase gallery, artist talk with Jan and Chris from The Caravan Gallery;
Wed 23 Nov 7pm – Southampton in Song and Story, with Michael O’Leary, Brian Hooper and Jeff Henry at 108 East Street;
Thurs 24 Nov 12noon – 4pm – When the Television Came, with Catherine Wright and Anna Caroline Carr at 108 East Street;
Fri 25 Nov 3pm – 5pm – Never Mind the Coops, a drop in for anyone who is interested in cooperatives in Southampton at 108 East Street;
Sat 26 Nov 12noon – 4pm – Knit the Walls with Sarah Filmer at 108 East Street
Wed 30 Nov 5pm – 8pm – our closing celebration with everyone.

For more information and to see what’s been happening so far, visit the Facebook Page.

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