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Blackburn Urban Room

Post industrial town launches pop-up gallery to debate the built environment.

Blackburn, post industrial North West England
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Blackburn, post industrial North West England
Blackburn will be the first place in England to launch an 'Urban Room' in response to the Farrell Review. The facility will celebrate the town's architecture, and will be jointly funded by the Arts Council England and Blackburn and Darwen Council.

The Urban Room will open October 21st 2014 by Wayne Hemingway with a debate about the built environment in Blackburn. The aim of the project is to create a space for public engagement, debate, learning and exhibitions exploring the urban development of the town.

The Farrell Review, published earlier this year, suggested Urban Rooms should be set up in cities and towns across the country, where citizens can actively engage in the debate of the development of their home towns. A series of events will be scheduled to run throughout April 2015.

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