Artist residency with Robert Parkinson and Sam Rushton to re-activate the disused platform at Brierfield Railway Station, making it a destination for local residents and connecting the station to other transport routes in and out of Brierfield.
Since July 2019, Robert Parkinson and Sam Rushton have been working as artists in residence with In-Situ in Brierfield, on a project exploring Brierfield Train Station and the ways it is connected, both physically, through various transport routes and socially through it’s users.
During their residency, Robert and Sam explored the histories and geographies of Brierfield, meeting communities connected to and by the railway station, including at the Mosque and Northern Soul Club and Friends of Brierfield Station. Their activities have brought people together to explore and share their stories and relationships to the area, past and present, including a series of creative workshops and accompanying workbook entitled ‘Training Station’, designed around navigating and discovering the local area from the station.
This project has been co-commissioned by In-Situ and Connecting East Lancashire, in partnership with Barnfield Construction, Community Rail Lancashire, Network Rail, Northern, Pendle Borough Council and Friends of Pendle Stations. It aims to improve the visibility and experience of Brierfield Railway Station, to promote the public transport network and active travel routes leading towards it, including walkways, cycle, rail and canal routes. It is part of a larger programme of work developing the area around Brierfield Railway station and Northlight.
To read more about the project read the full article here: http://www.in-situ.org.uk/connecting-brierfield-railway-station/
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