March 2015, Lytham Heritage Centre, Lytham.
Lytham based literary arts organisation, Fable Arts, has joined forces with community development organisation, Park View 4U, once again to develop a new exhibition about Lytham which opens on Tuesday 3rd March 2015 at Lytham Heritage Centre and will run for four weeks until Sunday 29th March 2015.
The exhibition has been developed around the book of community writings that was published by Park View 4U in July 2014 and explores the people, places and events that have inspired the writings and images within it to provide a personal look at the town's history.
Community Development Manager, Cath Powell, said, “After the successful launch of the Lytham Lives book last summer, Lytham Heritage Group approached us and asked if we would like to create an exhibition around it at the Heritage Centre. We jumped at the opportunity to bring a new dimension to the project and to introduce new audiences to the writings within the book.”
First hand memories are interwoven with factual information about some of Lytham’s best known historical places and events as well as some that are lesser known, but no less significant, in the lives of the book’s contributors. The result: a uniquely personal narrative of Lytham featuring fact, fiction and local historical artifacts.
To continue the project’s driving theme of recording and sharing personal stories, the exhibition also includes a ‘Book of Memories, a blank book which the exhibition organisers hope will soon be filled with the memories and stories shared by visitors to the exhibition.
“Recording our personal and social stories is one of the most important human traditions. Sharing our stories, engenders empathy, encourages understanding and helps to build a stronger, safer and more cohesive community,” says, Alex O’Toole, founder of Fable Arts and co-editor of Lytham Lives: A Community In Writing.
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