| 2pm – 5pm :
||CULTURAL STAKEHOLDERS AND GREATER MANCHESTER CULTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS
Each walk will allow participants to travel through several aspects of Bury and Greater Manchester, through meetings with a diversity of local cultural and artistic stakeholders, in connection with the main topic of the conference. The visits will take place in 2 groups:
Group 1: Cultural visits – Bury
2.00pm – 3.00pm: The Met
3.00pm – 4.00pm: Fusillier Museum
4.00pm – 5.00pm: Transport Museum / ELR Train ride
Group 2: Cheetham Park project – Manchester
Cheetham Park, more commonly known as Elizabeth Street Park is a Victorian park, which is situated at the centre of Cheetham Hill, North Manchester. Opened in 1886, the park holds happy memories for many people who grew up in the area. However, over recent years it has been neglected and is currently not well-used. In 2013, arts organisation Buddleia worked with residents of Cheetham Hill, North Manchester, and artist Torange Khonsari, of art and architecture group Public Works, to explore the history of Cheetham Park on Elizabeth street and to think about how it could once again become an important community space. They invited people to take part in a series of activities in the park. These included the DIY Common, developed by Torange Khonsari as a way to use the park as a collective resource for the surrounding community.
A new artist residency on the theme of Cheetham Park has started as from February 2015, funded by the Leverhulme Trust and led by Torange Khonsari in partnership with the Manchester Jewish Museum, Dr. Abigail Gilmore from the Institute for Cultural Practices, and two Researchers-in-Residence from the University of Manchester.
You’ll be invited to meet the diverse stakeholders involved in the project, and to understand better how the local dynamic was initiated and sustained.
2.00pm: Departure from Bury to Manchester and Cheetham Hill neighbourhood
2.30pm: Short introduction to the project
3.00pm: History tour by Manchester Jewish museum
4.00pm: Walk of tailoring industry and the park
5.00pm: Visit to the Welcome Community Center in Cheetham Hill and discovery of their work in the local area