People Pavilion at Lancashire Encounter Festival

Lancaster Arts are presenting Laurence Payot and Ailie Rutherford’s People Pavilion as part of Preston's Lancashire Encounter Festival this September.  

25 to 27th September will see Preston city centre transformed into a vibrant hub of activity. Giant red canopies will stretch across the Flag Market, providing space to be immersed in a world of creativity. Visitors are encouraged to discover and explore the exciting and dynamic programme available throughout the weekend –making each encounter a unique experience.

For more information on the festival, see

About People Pavilion:

Amidst the hard landscape of the city, Laurence Payot and Ailie Rutherford’s People Pavilion is a temporary human structure that emerges out of the blue, gently imposing itself to propose new ways of occupying public space.

People Pavilion is a space in between, where anything can happen, with multiple potential functions and configurations. Wherever the work travels to, local groups of people are invited make it their own by inhabiting the architecture and re-defining its shape and purpose.

By wearing individual pieces and coming together as one, they give People Pavilion's structure a new social meaning, as if mixing the urban fabric with the social movements happening within.

This breathing and moving human space invites passers-by to enter, or blocks the way, surrounds, closes itself... for an intimate and unusual moment of encounter in unexpected public spaces.

People Pavilion is supported by Lancaster Arts and will be presented in Lancaster in February 2016. See for more information on the project.