Arts events inspired by City Gallery’s Hoarding exhibition

The Real Jack James at City Gallery
The Real Jack James at City Gallery
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Arts organisation Metal has more events lined up inspired by the Hoarding exhibition at Peterborough’s City Gallery, celebrating local artists and the involvement of local residents.

Billboard Plays is not one but two fun, no holds barred, evenings of new plays written by local playwrights.

Performed by professional actors the plays have been inspired by the Metal Billboard questions as seen in the Hoarding exhibition.

Run by Peterborough Playwrights and Lamphouse Theatre Company, and commissioned by Metal, this project supports local talent and big ideas.

The second of four plays will be presented today at City Gallery on Wednesday, 11 February.

On Saturday (7 February), from 12 noon to 4pm, artist in residence Jack James will be leading an event ‘Capturing the Real’ that invites artists to explore new ways of engaging the public in the creation of their work.

Capturing the “REAL” is inspired by the public involvement in the creation of the Hoarding exhibition and draws on his artist residency with Metal where he created ‘Temporary Local Broadcast’ in 2014.

Jack used recorded conversations with residents and visitors to Lincoln Road to create a new sound work and 
radio broadcast which featured in Peterborough Arts Festival.

Tickets for all events are free although places are limited.

For more information and booking details for any of the events please visit or email