Monthly Archives: December 2010

One Day in Burnley – Two Inspiring Events

A big day in Burnley tomorrow for creative work in the public realm. Not one, but two inspiring events!

First, at 1pm four creative teams present their ideas at Burnley College for the Council’s ambitious Princess Way gateway scheme. MPA are supporting Tonkin Liu, creators of the Singing Ringing Tree, but this is a strong shortlist, and any of the teams will have the scope to create something very exciting for the campus/town gateway area.
Info here on the shortlisted artist/teams:
Anyone wishing to attend please RSVP to

Then from 2pm at the Mechanics, the second in the Creativity Works for regeneration seminar series. Guest speaker is public realm artist Nayan Kulkarni. Several years back, Nayan devised not one, but two brilliant designs for the Panopticons programme. Sadly, each in turn fell victim to local opposition in the Ribble Valley. Their loss, and ours. We are delighted to see Nayan back in town. His talk will be supported by a strong line-up of local case studies, including one by MPA Creative Director Nick Hunt.
Admission to the seminar is free.  You can read more here:
See you there!