16-18 July 2021
TRANSPORTED is a three day outdoor arts event coming to Fleetwood from 16 - 18 July. The event centres around the people of Fleetwood, with a focus on the gains, losses and intentions of the community.
When – 16 – 18 July
Where – Marine Hall Gardens and The Mount
Times – 11am & 4pm (The artwork will be open (with security) but no facilitated activity beyond these times.
The event will feature In Memoriam, a flag installation by internationally acclaimed artist Luke Jerram. The installation is a temporary memorial for the public to visit and remember all those lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rites of Passage Parade- 10am and 4pm each day. The artwork will open and close each day with a parade led by a local resident.
A specially commissioned soundscape created by sound artist Anthony Davey will be played across the weekend.
Read more about the weekends events, the artists involved and find out how you can be involved below!
In association with Fleetwood Festival of Transport
In Marine Hall Gardens we are thrilled to be hosting the large-scale installation piece by acclaimed artist, Luke Jerram. In Memoriam has been created as a memorial to those lost in the COVID-19 pandemic and pays tribute to the NHS staff and volunteers who have worked so tirelessly to care for so many.
In Memoriam is intended to be an evocative symbol of local, national and international solidarity and offers a contemplative space, combined with a sensory experience that chimes so relevantly to our themes. It will offer 24-hour access across the three-days to enable visitors wishing to attend at more quieter times, to do so.
Fleetwood residents are invited to share their experiences of the past year via our Flag Up participation project.
Along with our partners LeftCoast we will be asking residents to consider their gains, losses and intentions from the past year to share with us. These entries will be included in our Flag Up participatory artwork which will be on display over the weekend.
Sound Artist Anthony Davey has been commissioned to create an audio artwork, to be played from up high across the grassy banks of The Mount, where visitors are invited to sit and listen to the work, while experiencing the installation pieces at Marine Hall Gardens from a fresh perspective.
Playing daily during the hours of 11-4pm, the audio will include conversations, stories and quotes from Fleetwood residents on their recent experiences connected to loss, gains and future intentions. The tapestry of sound and words will also feature songs that residents suggest, which are meaningful to their experiences across the year.
Daily Opening & Closing
To open our daily activity, we will begin at 11am and close at 4pm with a gesture that connects to our origins; connecting arts programming with transport festivals.
Parades have always been a key feature at Tram Sunday. While it isn’t possible to have a large-scale community and vehicle parade this year, each day will be bookended with a small ceremonial act and miniature parade to open and close TRANSPORTED.