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Under the Surface: Exploring Bretton Walking Workshop

  • Pyramid Centre Watergall Peterborough, England, PE3 United Kingdom (map)

We invite you to explore, to notice, observe, draw, research, collaborate and document the areas of Bretton and Millfield, showcasing them in a new light by joining us on a ‘walking workshop’!

19th January

10am - 2pm

Meet outside the Pyramid Centre, Bretton


Book tickets here

Working with artist Matthew Booker and the Peterborough Presents team, you will be guided on walking routes around these areas with the aim of investigating them visually. Through drawing, photographing, collecting, and recording. We want you to ‘dig under the surface’ of these places, find area of interest and experiment with ways of communicating them visually. You will be provided with references, information, materials and ideas to get you started and then it will be up to you on the direction you want to take. Each session will end with a group discussion about what we have produced.

Your observations, sketches, recordings and explorations will be used to tell the story of present day Bretton. The research will be collated by you and the rest of the group to design and create new pieces of mixed-media art and a printed publication about the area.

The workshops are open to anyone aged 12 and over. Please note that as there is an independent element to these workshops, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. A portion of the workshop will take place outside so please ensure you wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Whilst this project is focusing on Bretton, we welcome participants from across the city, whether you have knowledge of the area or not!

This workshop is part of a series titled ‘Under the Surface’ and the aim is to create a special publication for the area made by local people. The publication will be launched in 2019 along with an exhibition of the work created at a special event in Bretton, celebrating all of the work made.

Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions, however you are welcome to pop along to just one of the three workshops if you cannot commit to all three.

Dates and links for the other sessions:

Workshop 2 - Processing Bretton

Workshop 3 – Designing a Publication for Bretton