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Northlight // Day 4

Our session today has been a good opportunity to see what the students and locals thought of our ideas. The concept of an adaptable theatre space, food stalls and a way to make use of the amazing views that open up from the top of the gas tower received good feedback.

We continued these discussions with a round of Talkeokie with Paul from In-situ. It was great for us to voice opinions on ideas that were derived from the group activities earlier in the day. Food, nature and performing arts were all hot topics, with a strong passion for bringing the community together. Concepts so far:
- Changeable independent food stalls incorporating local chefs and businesses forming a larger plug in scheme.
- Performance art hub where local music, drama and art groups can perform.
- Simply capturing the stunning views of Pendle with a landmark structure.
Posted 1 Apr 2019 11:08
The gas tower is situated in Brierfield, an hour north of Manchester. During the first week, we will be visiting the site and working in In-situs new building The Garage - only a 5 minute walk from the gas tower.
Posted 5 Feb 2019 20:31
Throwback to November when we went to the opening of In-Situ’s new Garage. Great to meet Paul from In-Situ and the local community and to hear their thoughts on the area.
Here is a picture of some of us taking part in ‘Talkaoke’ where conversation was booming and the younger generations gave ideas of what they wanted the gas tower to be used for. Ideas discussed ranged from a transporting yoga hub to sandwich shops. This was a really effective way of getting the community talking, which we plan on doing whilst visiting in April.
Posted 5 Feb 2019 19:01