The Horizon Recovery Freedom Tram Project.
In August Boz Phillips and Lee Fitzgerald worked with people accessing the services of Horizon Blackpool to curate a series of their art works and poetry to be included on the tram. The art work produced by individuals is now on display as a series of vinyls on the side of Blackpool Heritage 641 Centenary tram.
“As well as displaying artwork created as part of the recovery journey, the tram site will also act as an information point for people looking to access help with their addiction issues. We want to spread the word that recovery is possible for the majority of people who seek help.”
‘The project will be officially launched on 8th September as part of the FAVOR UK Recovery Walk celebrations which will be taking place in Blackpool over the weekend. A national recovery conference is planned for Friday the 8th September and the annual FAVOR UK Recovery Walk will take place on Saturday 9th September; the largest gathering of people in recovery in Europe with an estimated 5000 people expected to join in the celebrations in Blackpool town centre.’
The static tram with the art can now be viewed at Blackpool, South Promenade, in front of the Sandcastle, close to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
The art exhibition will then continue and change each month with new art works displayed in the windows of the tram, curated by individuals from different groups who access the Blackpool services.
An art group set up by the project participants now runs on a Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Freedom Building
If you require any further information about the project or the services mentioned above please contact them directly.