The Reach Art Project’s community engagement program led to designs for the regeneration of the Promenade at Lytham St Anne’s.  The concept is to create a bold new multi-functional public space. Plenty of seating and lighting are installed to make a space for meeting, chatting, picnicking.  Space is retained for everyday parking, which is transformed into an arts and crafts market on special occasions.  Further towards the swimming pool is a circular space which can be used for events and performances. 

The designs for this part of the promenade blur the boundaries between different elements of the area and create connections between the distinct character areas of the town, the promenade and the beach/dunes.  Sightlines are opened up and emphasized to create more connection and help wayfinding

We delivered workshops to several schools and community groups in the area as well as drop-in workshops around the town, and the project culminated in the Reach Art Festival that animated the promenade.

 
 
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Sophy King

I work both in the urban landscape and the natural world. Some of my works are large, monumental and industrial; some are softer; some smaller. I try to harness elements beyond my control; glass becomes a channel for light, capturing changes in the atmosphere around it; plant materials make the passage of time and season as important a part of the sculpture as my own object making.

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