Tebay Services is to host to a unique lecture and exhibition called “Rethinking the Rural Landscapes” on Wednesday October 9th from 5:30-9:30pm at Tebay Services Northbound. The exhibition will run from 9 – 23 October 2019.
The lecture opens an exhibition from students at Manchester Metropolitan University entitled ‘Rethinking the Rural Landscape,’ presenting new and innovative ideas for the future of upland, agricultural and peri-urban landscapes in the North (West) of England in a time of environmental, social and economic uncertainty.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to hear from industry experts Stephan Petermann and Tom Lonsdale, and view the winning entries for the Royal Institute of British Architects competition to find innovative solutions for rural housing.
The venue, Tebay Services, overlooking the Lune Gorge, provides a case study in how landscapes can find new purpose but remain true to their environment. Tebay Services grew out of the family farm when the M6 was built through their land in 1972. Today, millions of visitors each year stop and recharge at the services, taking in the remarkable views as well as sampling local food produced from the region.
Danny Martin, Brand Director said “As a unique business, in a unique place that evolved from rethinking the rural landscape, we’re delighted to host this lecture and exhibition at Tebay Services. We’re keen to see what the students have created and exchange ideas to help united communities and keep these remarkable places special. As the exhibition will live on to 23rd October this is another great example of a motorway service area doing something different in a space you wouldn’t expect #artonthemotorway.”