DOVER CALLING – Our first podcast introduces some of the themes we’ll be examining as part of the Fort Burgoyne project in Dover…

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ALBION Inc have been appointed by Pioneering Places East Kent and The Land Trust to embark on a year of engagement around Fort Burgoyne in Dover, Kent, England.

A well-preserved Victorian fort, built in 1860 to defend Dover from invasion, Fort Burgoyne was in military use until the early 2000s when it was handed over to The Land Trust.

The Land Trust, with Pioneering Places East Kent have commissioned a team to stabilise the historic structure and to develop the site for public use and enjoyment.

Albion inc. will be working alongside specialist heritage architects Lee Evans and DAD (Dover Arts Development) in conjunction with Charles Holland Architects.

Albion will, through public consultation, PR and social media develop ideas for the future use of the site, commencing with an art-based project on the West Wing Battery curated by DAD.

In the first year, Albion will consult with the local community, local and international artists, local businesses and social groups and begin to create a culture around the Fort that will light the touchpaper for the exciting future of Fort Burgoyne and a bright new vision for the town of Dover.

*Pioneering Places East Kent is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, the Creative Foundation, Canterbury City Council and Turner Contemporary.

Pioneering Places is part of the national Great Place Scheme, an ambitious project that will make East Kent an even better place to live, work and visit by exploring heritage, developing civic pride and connecting artists and communities. Four projects in Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Ramsgate are being led by cultural organisations to encourage local people to get involved and shape the place where they live. Supported through Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with Historic England and Artswork, the South East Bridge.