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Saturday April 26th, 2pm - 4:30ish
Radical psychoanalysts; a medieval corn mill; a stairless Paradise; and more hairdressing salons than you can shake a freshly-cut daffodil at.
A Road Trip for Longbridge starts and finishes with the regeneration works on Longbridge Lane but in between goes on a journey to a variety of locations in Hollymoor, Frankley, Rubery and Rednal that pose questions about ideas – and ideals – about the places we want to live in.
Part guided tour and part guided conversation, it is an invitation for you to share your stories about your experiences of community and the changes in the area.
A Road Trip for Longbridge is available in two flavours: minibus and pedal-powered. Both events are free and start and finish at Austin Park (behind the new Bournville College building).
This sign-up is for the minibus version, 26th of April, 2pm-4:30ish
Places are strictly limited, make sure you sign up here to guarantee your seat.
Mostly we'll be travelling by minibus, but a couple of the locations will involve a short walk of 10-20 minutes at a gentle pace. One of the locations involves a small hill via an unmade track - but the view's worth it!
If you think the Road Trip will whet your appetite for more discussions and stories relating to place-making, then there's a Supper Club (includes a free meal) event 6-8pm on the same day. More information about the supper club here - book before the 21st of April.
Longbridge Public Art Project
These events are part of Longbridge Public Art Public (LPAP) conceived by EC Arts for and on behalf of Bournville College. For more information visit www.lpap.co.uk.
Logistical details for the events
Meet at Austin Park (by Bournville College) for a prompt 2pm start. There is long stay carparking available nearby on the opposite side of Bristol Rad, charged at £1.50 per day. The Road Trip will end at Austin Park at about 4:30.
The Road Trip will take place even if it is raining, so please bring suitable footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather. Because we'll be getting on and off the minibus quite a lot, please also try and travel light and not bring too much stuff with you.
At least on of the locations is not accessible for wheelchair users or those with mobility difficulties, but the minibus can accommodate a wheelchair. If this is relevant to you just get in touch and we'll figure out what will work best for you.
We'll make a quick stop for a loo break, but there aren't many opportunities for refreshment stops, so you may wish to bring a snack with you.
Pedal-powered version, 17th of May, 11am-4:00ish
Run in partnership with Cycle South Brum, separate sign-up to follow...
Bring a (roadworthy!) bike and meet us at Austin Park at 11 (or at Northfield Eco Centre at 10:30).
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Nikki Pugh is an artist who investigates interactions between people and place.