Foxton Lives is an ongoing project that has embedded Ruth Heritage - cultural activist, filmmaker, and Creative Director of They Eat Culture, into the daily life of the Foxton Centre. From there, we invite other creative-thinking, independent-minded people and organisations to work with us, to make things happen, together with the community.
It is how we talk about the work that unfolds from our innovative partnership and shared, engaged practice, which links independent social and arts work with realities of the people who use the Foxton Centre.
The innovative arts and social practice partnership project is relaunched in August 2015.
Foxton Lives 2015 and beyond
Is an arts & cross-media project, appearing online, on the streets through live art and games, and spaces for activity, and on the screen.
This trailer was made in June 2013 by the Foxton community through the participatory media work and community led co-design, for an audience of partners, funders, and commissioners from across the broadcast and digital media documentary community, and to show the wider community what we plan to achieve together.
Some of our past activity
Foxton Lives: the 2012 Guild archive
As part of Preston Guild 2012, Foxton Lives developed and explored the cultural and social history of Preston and incorporated the personal experiences, hopes and desires of the Foxton Centre’s community through photography, film, memorabilia, stories and poems.
This work, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, was exhibited over September 2012 for Preston Guild in a temporary shop space ‘Map’ in St Georges shopping centre. An online archive of the project created can be viewed here.
Going Up Town A short image and text documentary project in 2009, and explored individual’s often fraught relationship with the centre of Preston. This kickstarted our work with the Foxton Centre.
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