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Flying the Flag for Gallery's 20th Anniversary

Published Monday, 12 May 2014

Residents in Ribble Valley are invited to get crafty by making bunting to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Clitheroe’s Platform Gallery and Visitor Information Centre.

The award-winning centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a raft of special activities and discounts from Tuesday 20 May.

And residents are invited to join in the fun by making an A4-size bunting flag for display inside and outside the Station Road gallery.

The gallery opened in May 1994, after the redevelopment of the semi-derelict Clitheroe Rail Station.

The station building was turned into a multi-award-winning travel hub and art gallery called the Clitheroe Interchange and Platform Gallery that received an official opening by His Royal Highness Prince Charles in 2002.

In 2012, the gallery incorporated the award-winning Clitheroe Visitor Information Centre.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s arts development officer, Katherine Rodgers, said: “The Platform Gallery has become one of Lancashire’s premier venues for contemporary crafts and we are delighted to be celebrating this landmark anniversary.

“We are inviting residents to join in the fun by making bunting and the more colourful and eye-catching the better!”

The Platform Gallery and Clitheroe Visitor Information Centre is a one-stop shop for visitors and art and craft enthusiasts, with the latest information on events and accommodation, a shop selling maps, souvenirs and craftwork by local and national artists, and a gallery exhibiting the best contemporary art and hosting workshops throughout the year.

It is hosting a raft of activities and initiatives from Tuesday 20 May, including 20 per cent discount off all items and 20 craft activities, while the work of 20 selected artists will be showcased.

Bunting patterns are available from the gallery, which is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 4.30pm, or by phoning 01200 425566.

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