Category: Mirador

Oct 13

Would you like to work alongside one of the country’s leading textile artists to create an artwork celebrating the fascinating history of Lancaster’s Standfast & Barracks site? Then this is your chance. International artist Michael Brennand-Wood will be in Lancaster next month and is looking for volunteers to help him produce a site-specific work at

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Oct 7

Megan looks at some fabric in the Standfast & Barracks archive.Megan Makinson, our Behind The Wall research assistant, brings us up-to-date with her work so far: Continue reading “Megan Makes History” »

Sep 25

As a costume designer and maker of wearable art based in Lancaster, one of Katie Duxbury’s regular haunts is the Standfast & Barracks factory shop. Continue reading “A Follower Of Behind The Wall Fashion” »

Aug 28

Who would think that the man who designed a Lancaster cathedral was also responsible for one of the city’s most thriving industrial sites? Continue reading “The Man Behind The Building” »

May 1

To mark Local and Community History Month this May, Mirador looks back to what was happening a century ago at the Standfast & Barracks site which is the focus of our Behind The Wall project. Continue reading “HELLO LOCAL AND COMMUNITY HISTORY MONTH, GOODBYE TO ALL THAT” »

Apr 3

One of our Mirador team, Sue Riley, has written a feature for April’s edition of Lancashire Life as part of their new Made In Lancashire campaign. Continue reading “MIRADOR’S PART OF LANCASHIRE LIFE” »

Feb 23

At our launch we were fortunate to have Dr Jennifer Harris, Deputy Director of Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery, give the keynote address. So many people asked for copies of her fascinating talk we thought we’d include it in full here…

Continue reading “Textiles in a global context” »

Feb 18

We’ve been holding a series of open days at Standfast & Barracks for artists and funders we want to work with. Every nook and cranny of the extensive site has been explored and we’re thrilled to say that everyone seems to be as fascinated and inspired by the place as we are.
Continue reading “Behind the Wall” »

Feb 10

After working behind the scenes for more than a year Mirador was launched at The Hall in Lancaster in November. Artists, funders and interested parties from across the heritage and arts sector attended and gave us fantastic feedback on our first project, uncovering the fascinating history of the Standfast & Barracks site.

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