Railway tracks and no trains

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the old trackbed

Summer Leys – the old railbed. © Paul Mills

Following successful European installations in Spain in June and Ireland in July, the  Changing Tracks will be launched in Northamptonshire on the 15th of August.

It will enable visitors and other new audiences to engage with contemporary art by placing the artworks in a non-traditional, outdoor exhibition spaces. And by non-traditional and outdoor they mean on or adjacent to disused railway lines which are now used as walking or cycle paths. The landmark installations will include railway tracks extending 12 metres into the air, and disused railway lines which the artists hope will reveal the hidden heritage, industry and local stories associated with the former railway lines.

The idea behind Changing Tracks is to attract new visitors to the county so the three separate temporary artworks will “engage with a wide range of leisure and recreational users such as walkers, cyclists, families, fishers, and local community groups including heritage, schools, colleges and local tourism businesses.”

The closest railway station to the sites is Wellingborough which connects to London St Pancras, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield) and they can also be reached via the A45, A14 and A6 by car.

For more information, click here www.changingtracks.eu

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