FREE artist talk by international practitioner François Matarasso

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Transported, the Creative People and Places programme from Arts Council England for Boston Borough and South Holland, Lincolnshire, has announced that international practitioner François Matarasso is to give two free talks in Boston and South Holland next month

François Matarasso has worked in community arts for over thirty years, as a practitioner, a researcher and a writer.  His international portfolio includes a wealth of community arts projects across all four continents, a handbook for arts animateurs, the first large study of the social impact of participation in the arts (Use or Ornament?) and ‘Regular Marvels’ – a series of written works about art as if people matter.

His current work – which includes the Transported project The Light Ships, exploring the churches and their places in fourteen villages across the area – comes under ‘Regular Marvels’  and includes work on amateur theatre, art in old age and artists as migrants. Transported is delighted that François has agreed to give two talks on Thursday 10 July: at 2pm in the Red Lion Quarter in Spalding, and at 6.30pm at Fydell House in Boston.  In the talks, François will draw on some of those experiences to reflect on the continuing importance of art in community life, the questions it can raise and the wonderful things that can result. The talk will be very informal, with plenty of time for discussion and sharing ideas.

To book a place on this exciting talk, please contact Lauren by emailing, or calling 07747 271824 or 01406 701006.

To see more about François’ work, visit: – and to learn more about the project Fran­çois is doing for Transported, The Light Ships, please visit


For more information on Transported, please visit our website at or call the office on 01406 701006 or 701013.


Past Event

FREE artist talk by international practitioner François Matarasso

Thu 10 July 2014


Ends: Thu 10 July 7:30PM

Fydell House, Boston

PE21 6HU

07747 271824


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