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Peterborough Presents are delighted to announce their 2017 community projects. The three projects will be working across Bretton, Hampton, and Millfield, bringing great art to your doorstep. Each project will be completely unique to the area, and will be a fun opportunity for residents of all ages and backgrounds to get creative and work together to try something new and different.

We can now reveal phase 1 of Bretton Greens; a series of fun, playful workshops exploring Bretton’s beloved green spaces. See the programme here:

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We’re currently still planning our activity timeline for phases 2 & 3 for Bretton, but you can read about the background of the project, and how you’ll be able to get involved.

Project Name: Bretton Greens
Who’s involved: Katy Hawkins (lead artist), Better Bretton

Project summed up in one sentence: A chance to creatively re-imagine Bretton’s beloved green spaces through collaborative walks, exhibitions, and interventions.

How did we choose this project?: All of our projects have been chosen by members of the community. We think the best way to offer great art and creativity is if you get to decide what we do with you! A panel of local residents from Bretton and members of the Better Bretton community were given a menu of projects to discuss and choose from. Each project was very different, and it was very interesting to listen to the discussions about what residents of Bretton would like to see. Everyone was very passionate about the green spaces in Bretton, and how over the years they have been less loved than perhaps they should be, so Katy’s project was a perfect fit.

How can you get involved?: In April there will be a series of fun, entertaining walks and activities to allow you to explore Bretton’s green spaces in new, inspiring ways. The walks are all likely to start from the Pyramid Community Centre. If you’d like to express an interest in joining in email Charley  genever.charley@vivacity-peterborough.com or call 01733 864532.

Below are some pictures from a similar project Katy managed a couple of years ago in London, called Clean Up Peckham.

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