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Mangotsfield Folly

Man­gots­field Fol­ly is a 12-month cre­ative pro­gramme of site spe­cif­ic com­mis­sions in the inner gar­den on a dis­used rail­way sta­tion platform.

Mangotsfield Folly is a 12-month creative programme at a disused railway station on the Bristol-Bath Railway Path. The project is focused around a temporary Folly structure designed for the site by architect Rob Elkins. Funded by Arts Council England and Emersons Green Town Council, it is led by curator Suzanne Heath and organised in partnership with national charity Sustrans.
Six artists have been commissioned to create work for the space, including a mural by Bristol street artist Lucas Antics, and an artist residency by Feral Practice who is making a site specific audio drama responding to the site. Other artists involved include writer and poet Holly Corfield Carr, printmaker The Letterpress Collective (who will be bringing his Printing Bike to Mangotsfield), photographer Charles Emerson and signwriter Straight and Narrow Signs. Various events will be happening at the Folly until May 2023, including three emerging artist commissions. Check the website for more details. Visitors are encouraged to travel sustainably by bike or on foot. Follow the project on Instagram at:
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