The People's Guidebook to Lens

Strange Cargo are working with Compagnie Hendrick Van Der Zee (HVDZ), a Lens based theatre group who are collecting the stories from the general public, which will form the artwork. A huge publicity drive is underway helped along by the Pays d'Art et d'Histoire group. Strange Cargo ran a workshop with Ben Hills, the photographer responsible for the wonderful images in the Folkestone Guidebook, to share our experience with a local french photography team, Dans la Boite, who have the responsibility of visually representing the stories that are selected in this exciting new project. It is very much a work in progress and will be completed later in the year. The artwork will eventually be on sale here at Strange Cargo and at the Louvre in Lens.