Blog Takeover: Melanie’s back!

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by Tricycle

Melanie’s back! We had such a positive response to trainee producer Melanie’s last Takeover 2016: Paradise vlog, we’ve asked her to come back and update us on what’s happening on her art installation project, FOUND.

The good news is that now you can get involved in Melanie’s project!

How do you offer a tribute to a place? Your love to a borough? How can a road be paradise?

FOUND is a living art installation, that will bring every corner of the Tricycle to life, with stories, photography, film, poetry and art from the communities both within, and local to, the Tricycle Theatre. FOUND will be an opportunity for new audiences to discover the Tricycle, and for artists and creatives to explore, collaborate and create. 

As a project, FOUND is a celebration of the beauty of Brent, why it is loved by so many, and how the places we call home can often become a sort of personal paradise for us. FOUND will be displayed at the Tricycle Theatre as part of Takeover 2016: Paradise, existing as a display of postcards, written by local people from the Brent community, who are working with the poet Simon Mole to explore and express the ways in which Brent is their paradise.

While FOUND is about and for the Brent community, it is also an exhibition written by the Brent community, and this is where YOU come in, where we’d love your help. We want to hear what you love about Brent, your favourite smells, sights, places, moments. Maybe it’s the smell of your local baker, or perhaps it’s that moment you caught between two friends outside Tesco last Tuesday. What is it that makes Brent BRENT for you and what is it that you love about it?

To contribute your thoughts, please either tweet us @BrentFound with #loveletter2brent or email them to us at Our favourites will be in with the chance of winning 2 x tickets to The Invisible Hand!

Find out more about Takeover 2016: Paradise and see the full line up here.

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