Last Saturday I was able to take a wonderful bunch of people out on a Tour of Radcliffe’s material culture.
Along with artist, Lee Crocker, I’m one of the project leads and curator’s on the Radcliffe Spirit of a Place Project. Radcliffe is a place that bears the scars of industry and is caught up within the large sprawl of the Manchester conurbation. Like any other inner city town, it has its problems, but Radcliffe’s beauty lies just beneath the surface in the material culture that survives.
We are contributing to a new sense of place and pride in Radcliffe and contributing to conversations about Radcliffe’s future. We are also demonstrating new ways of alternative tourism in places that wouldn’t normally be considered destinations. We are excited.
This project is partly funded by Bury Council with support from Bury Art Museum, but there is a large part of our work that is voluntary.
🔥 It is down to your encouragement, support and membership that I’m able to spend more time on projects like this.