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Ty Pawb: The multi-storey art park

A section of a car park in Wrexham has been converted into an arts centre to broaden access to culture as well as revitalise the multi-storey and its ground-floor market. To help this mission, the local authority has given the Ty Pawb centre managers control over the parking facilities and revenue, Rhodri Clark discovered when he paid a visit

Rhodri Clark
05 May 2019
Ty Pawb

Photo credit: Rhodri Clark
Ty Pawb Photo credit: Rhodri Clark


Art and car parks are not natural bedfellows. The association between the two would not normally go beyond provision of parking as an ancillary facility at an arts venue or festival, or commissioning some public art to beautify a car park. In Wrexham, however, the arts have been transplanted into a multi-storey car park through the conversion of some of the structure to form galleries and performance space. The local authority, Wrexham County Borough Council, has handed operation of the car...

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