Stockport Arts Trail 2

Community and Public artist Karen Allerton working in partnership with Stockport's Youth Offending Service, Public Health and Sustrans to create Stockport Arts Trail 2.

The trail aims to encourage people to explore Stockport and its surrounding green spaces and hopefully a little further afield, to gain an insight into elements of its history and a glimpse into the lives of its people and its past.

A group of young people working with the Youth Offending Service have been involved in all aspects of the project from the initial research stage through to the design and production of the artworks.

The trail focuses on the Rivers Goyt, Tame and Mersey and the silk industry that they helped to bring to the area.

The Rivers artwork aims to celebrate and appreciate our dependence on our rivers and waterways and the wealth of nature they support. Trips with the young people to various different locations along the 3 rivers gave us the breathtaking photographs in this piece.