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A series of site specific works have been created and located in areas listed on the British Govenrment's 2004 Index of Deprivation.

An accompanying web site entitled 'English Deprivation' has been produced, which gives further details of my visits to these communities since April 2005.

A selection of the images below are on show in the 'Metal' house in Kensington, Liverpool. They can be viewed by apointment by visiting 6 Clare Terrace, Marmaduke Street, Liverpool L7 1PB or telephoning 0151 261 0514.

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Ancoats, Manchester 2006
LARGER PICTURE

Two boys, Broxtowe, Nottingham 2005
LARGER PICTURE
Edge Lane, Liverpool 2006
LARGER PICTURE
Filwood Brodway, Bristol 2005
LARGER PICTURE
bh kenny market linbridge manchester
House, Broxtowe, Nottingham 2005
LARGER PICTURE
Kenny Market, Liverpool 2005
LARGER PICTURE
Six Ways, Nottingham 2005
LARGER PICTURE
 
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St Anns, Nottingham 2005
LARGER PICTURE
Royston Street 2006
LARGER PICTURE
   
       
       
 

What is the Index of Deprivation?

The British Government currently gathers statistical information from all areas of England and Wales, which enables it to target regeneration funds. Electoral wards are divided up into smaller 'Super Output Areas' comprising of around 1500 people. From this the so called 'Index of Deprivation' has been published, listing the least and most deprived areas of the country. I am collecting cultural information from the 10 most deprived cities in England. Presently, cultural information is not included in the indices, whereas crime, health and unemployment are.This project has been funded by the Arts Council of England and co-commissioned in Nottingham by the NOW Festival and Metal in Liverpool.

Further reading on deprivation in the UK | notes about the work below | all images Simon Poulter ©2006

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