‘Around 5 years ago, NEON began as a vehicle to deliver fantastical art, architecture and design projects that would elevate the everyday life of a place. For us, there is a sense of irony that we would present a retrospective of our practice in a gallery, given that most of our projects take art out of this space! That said; we are excited about this exhibition as it has allowed us to take stock of our accomplishments as a practice and consider what the next 5 years might look like’. NEON (Mark Nixon and Viliina Koivisto)
Commissioned by the Canal &River Trust as part of “The Ring” arts programme for the river festival in Worcester (June 2018), The Weorgoran Pavilion is showcased as a film piece for NCCD. Over 100,000 sequins that respond to the environment create a 'water like' appearance and shimmering spectacle.
Six sculptures inspired by the history of the village and stories that have emerged from community workshops will be sited on buildings in Waddington along the heritage trail. The series of sculptures is entitled ‘Emblems’ - as with emblems, each of the sculptures refers to something that is perhaps known about Waddington but is either unseen or hidden.
"Simon Grennan commented “We work all over the world and haven’t had a better welcome than in Waddington. In the process of making ‘Emblems’, people of all ages and life experiences contributed almost 500 drawings, showing significant and favourite aspects of their lives. Cited on the Heritage Trail, the new sculptures will create a link between past and present in the village.”
All of the artworks, as well as interesting facts and historical information about the village, are covered in a new Waddington Heritage Trail guide, which has been written by Ridges & Furrows project historian Dave Reeves. The guides will be available ready for a celebratory launch event taking place on Sunday 22 July.
The Waddington Trail forms part of the Ridges & Furrows Arts & Heritage Trail, which extends from The National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford to Whisby Nature Park, travelling along the Lincoln Edge and visiting numerous villages and places of interest along the way.
For more information about the Emblems artworks, Waddington Heritage Trail and the full Ridges & Furrows trail visit: www.ridgesandfurrowstrail.org or facebook.com/ridgesandfurrows
The Waddington Trail and Emblems are supported by funding from Arts Council Lottery and Heritage Lottery.
There’s a number of visitor venues scattered around the district as well as great things to see and do offering you a great day out you’ll never forget! Explore fascinating history or enjoy the great outdoors; here’s just eight great ways to spend your summer holiday! Don’t forget you can always find out more at www.heartoflincs.com or by calling the tourism team on 01529 308102.
Milling days this season are Sunday 8 July, 12 August and 9 September, 11am to 4pm.
Free admission. Open every day from 10am to 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays).
Free admission. The park is open from dawn till dusk (please check the gate for actual times). The centre is open 10am to 5pm. Parking £2 all day.
Admission prices vary. The Hall and Gardens are open every Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, 11am to 4.30pm.
Admission: Adults (includes Museum Guide): £5, Under 18 (must be accompanied): free. Open Monday to Friday: 11am to 4pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays: 10am to 4pm
Inside the Chadwick Centre you’ll find state-of-the-art technology and interactive displays that tell the story of Bomber Command, through the eyes of those who witnessed events first-hand.
Admission: day passes range from £4.50 to £23.50. Admission to the Memorial Spire and Gardens is free. Parking £3 for first 3 hours.
"Being part of the national programme marking 250 years of Circus has given us the opportunity to explore the rich 'design' aspects of the artform through contemporary costume, photographs, original posters from the 1800s to the present day in conjunction with live acts and more.
The showcase is complemented by an ongoing programme of live aerial acts with star attraction pieces by Performers in Residence, Claire Crook (Madam Mango) and Rio Willett. On the rope, Claire
Crook explores the idea of body image in Circus; focussing on what the body can do, not what it looks like, that makes you special. Rio Willett’s aerial hoop displays are a feat of strength and spectacle.
This exhibition is open until Sunday 8 July and is free admission. The National Centre for Craft and Design is open daily from 10am to 5pm.
This walk is walk 19 of the Stepping Out Collection and is 6 miles long. Why not try it today? Here's our directions to get you started.
Don't forget you can also download the iFootpath app and get turn by turn directions straight to your phone!
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