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Micro-park network & arts trail (Phase 1 - R&D phase)

The stories and history of Manor Royal will be used by artists to help interpret and inspire a trail of micro-parks to form a network to improve facilities, seating, outdoor meeting spaces, public realm, wayfinding and a stronger sense of place. 

Background

Every place has a story, whether it be a building, a city or a business park. We want to capture some of the heritage and stories of Manor Royal and use them to inform the creation of a trail of mini-park areas, or micro-parks, using details of the products, places and people that have made and make Manor Royal what it is.

Getting involved

Maybe your company has been here for years, maybe you know a long-serving member of staff (maybe you are one), maybe you know who did what where, maybe you have a funny story about meeting your first love here or of a memorable staff party back in the day. Maybe your mum or dad, friends or relations used to work here and have a stack of photos to go along with a bucket-load of memories.

Getting in touch

Richard Wolfstrome, an expert in cultural placemaking and narrative wayfinding, will be working with us on this project. As a business, employee (past or present) or a member of the public with some photos or a Manor Royal story to share (however big or small) please email howl@wolfi.co.uk and put "Manor Royal Story" in the subject.  

You can also share via our Facebook page

Next steps

We are in the process of applying for Arts Council funding we need in order to help us deliver this project. However, in the meantime, there is nothing to stop you getting in touch, starting to share your stories and pictures and letting us know if you are interested in being involved.

Project stages

Spring 2019: Arts Council funding application & early phase engagement and awareness raising.
Phase 1 (depending on Arts Council funding): Research and development of the narrative and history of Manor Royal to inform the micro-park network and arts trail strategy.
Phase 2 (depending on Phase 1): Curation of artists, collaborators and delivery of the actual trails, anticipated to be 6-8 in number depending on availability of funding.     

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