All aboard the Time Machine! - Warrington Is Happening

All aboard the Time Machine!

Warrington BID is inviting partners to a conversation with the National Trust for a webinar on Monday 13th July when the town links up with Heritage Open Days, Culture Warrington and Warrington Borough Council to discuss Time Machine – a cultural programme of activities to celebrate the town’s culture and heritage this autumn.
The cross-sector collaboration with Culture Warrington and Warrington Borough Council will be focussed on the town centre where businesses, community and cultural organisations can come together to celebrate the past, present and future of the town. It will also extend out to embrace the history and cultural assets of the wider borough.

Warrington’s Time Machine event was scheduled to take place on Sunday 9 August but due to Coronavirus the original plans have had to be changed. The festival will no longer take place at Parr Hall on that day and is being reworked by Warrington BID into a new partnership programme that will enable visitors to interact with heritage in a socially distanced, safer way over a spaced out period of time across a wider area.

Warrington’s Time Machine will now become a programme of cultural activities delivered in a Covid-19 secure way over a number of weeks. The programme will embrace local arts and heritage projects, cultural venues, grass roots events, Heritage Open Days and wider national initiatives between August and December 2020. 

A specially commissioned Lego model of the Warrington Golden Gates will be on display during the festival which will include a replica Delorian car from the Back to the Future film, commissions by local artists and a programme of history trails.

Warrington BID Manager and Time Machine producer, Harriet Roberts said, ‘Some activities will take place around the area of Bridge Street which is rich in stories of the past and Time Square, a multi-million pound new development which includes the brand new Warrington Market and the heart of the future of the town centre. 

We’re keen to encourage as many activites to go ahead for Heritage Open Days in September – which will mean organisers thinking how to do things in a Covid secure way, possibly simply online. 

Details will be discussed at a webinar with Heritage Open Days on Monday 13 July which will be led by Annie Reilly, Head of Producing at National Trust with local stakeholders including Harriet Roberts, Warrington BID, Lynne Radcliffe, Cultural Commissioning Manager and Leah Biddle, Culture Warrington.

Invitations are being sent to Warrington’s local network of heritage organisations and potential partners and venues who may be considering organising Covid-19 secure Heritage Open Days and digital celebrations of local history and culture. 

For further details of how to take part contact Harriet Roberts, Warrington BID Manager warringtonbid@groundwork.org.uk
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CG-OeL3lRFOGLpGwk1ONqQ