Free events will continue to run in a ‘pop-up shop’ in Boston throughout August after an arts group announced it will carry on its work in the town.
Transported Arts has put on a host of cultural activities in the past three months as part of a consultation throughout Boston and South Holland. Boston saw musicians perform at the top of the Stump and Assembly Rooms, ‘Fanny Craddock’ shows in cafes and flash mob dance shows. Transported took over a pop-up shop next to Age UK in Strait Bargate – in which Neil Baker of film firm Electric Egg produced an animation about migration. He said: “Almost 1,000 people visited the shop over the seven days, a great deal of whom spoke with myself about the project and also Transported. The response was fantastic, with lots of people excited by the idea and eager to see the final work. “Many visitors enjoyed seeing depictions of their locality, some commented on their interest in seeing what we had picked out for the film and were interested in seeing their area through the eyes of someone who was not that familiar with their town and district.” Transported says the work in the pop-up shop – which last week was transformed into a pink beauty salon – will continue. It will open Wednesdays to Saturdays during August from 10am to 3.30pm featuring painting demonstrations, heritage tours, craft activities, upcycling and drama workshops. For more information visit www.transportedart.com. You can also view the animation at www.youtube.com/transportedart