Pennington Bridge

Hundreds of people cross the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Pennington Bridge, off Linacre Road, in North Liverpool every day. It is a key point for dog-walkers, cyclists, families and school children to access the canal.On Friday and Saturday, 24th and 25th of April Re-Dock set up camp there with a marquee and a whole spectrum of activities opening discussion surrounding how community relates to the canal in terms of past, present and future – work, rest, play and connect.Activities ranged from simple chalkboards fixed to the bridge for people to jot down their memories through to a special washing line taking ideas through a process from IMPOSSIBLE! – to real tangible suggestions for the future of the canal – POSSIBLE!On both days we were supported by excellent volunteers from Liverpool Biennial, who are our overall commissioners for the project.Our activities at Pennington Bridge came after a two week intensive period as resident artists within Linacre Mission – a major community hub in North Liverpool.  We worked through our collaborative mapping activities with Dancers, Brownies, Guides, Rainbows, Mums and Dads, Lunch Club, Tae Kwondo (did I miss anyone out?)Special thanks to Linda and Keith at Linacre Mission.  Thanks also to the lads at Linacre One – Chris and Andy – for providing the marquee, tables access etc. and making this aspect of the project possible.

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