Instagram Meet - Up at New UCLAN Student Centre
Nov, 27 2021
When musicians take time out for a couple of years they often recharge their batteries, draw inspiration from new resources and appreciate the place they live in.
In September 2019 InstaMeet Preston gathered together to a trip down the Miley Tunnel. Now after a two year hiatus the gang have reconnected to explore the multi million pound UCLAN Student Centre which opened September 2021.
Approximately 25 enthusiastic Instagrammers congregated for an introduction by UCLAN employees including PR Manager Chris Theobold who led a tour of the impressive building, which was designed with sustainability, accessibility and wellbeing in mind.
Chris discussed in detail the concepts behind the Student Centre - including the thread designs, which are a reference to the city’s cotton heritage - whilst the group took excellent shots with their phones and DSLRs.
He expressed his appreciation for those attending,
“It was an absolute pleasure to welcome everyone to our Student Centre for this InstaMeet gathering. The resulting photographs are absolutely outstanding, showing the building at its best and from some really unusual perspectives”.
Due to the pandemic a lot of these young individuals had been interacting with each other via Instagram so it was a real joy for them to finally meet each other in person.
Chris Darley, one of the photographers described the perfect setting to meet,
“The Student Centre is a wonderful architectural addition to the Preston skyline with incredible design and lighting, inside and out”.
The event proved to be a hit and there’s now talk of where the next one should be held. Suggestions include:-
- Miller Arcade
- St. Walburge’s
- The Bus Station.
^Alex Ashworth CCG Art Blogger