Saturday 24 June, 12 – 4pm
Waddington Village Hall & Redwood Community Centre (free vintage bus running between locations)
Waddington residents are currently delving into their history and sharing memories as part of the Heritage Lottery funded Ridges & Furrows project, which aims to celebrate local heritage and explore what makes this part of Lincolnshire distinct.
The Waddington stage of the Ridges & Furrows project will feature a special event, ‘Portraits and Places: A Waddington Celebration’ taking place at Waddington Village Hall and Redwood Community Centre, on Saturday 24th June. This free, family-friendly summer celebration will feature an exhibition of Waddington portraits created by artists Simon Grennan & Christopher Sperandio, together with their images of special places around Waddington (inspired by memories of the people who live and work there). The event will also include a bird of prey display, bouncy castle, face-painting, a guided walk and vintage bus between the two venues.
Artist duo Grennan & Sperandio were selected to work on the Ridges & Furrows project earlier this year. Since April, Simon Grennan has been working alongside project historian Dave Reeves, to deliver a range of different activities in the village, including conversations, drawing and walking, that help to share people’s knowledge and understanding of local history and personal stories. Grennan & Sperandio’s ‘pop-up’ portraits of Waddington residents will be appearing in shops, cafes and businesses around the village in June ahead of the final exhibition at the Portraits & Places event.
Grennan & Sperandio are also developing permanent artwork for the village inspired by their research, supported by Arts Council England Lottery funding awarded to Waddington Parish Council. The final artworks will form part of the planned Ridges & Furrows Arts & Heritage trail linking The National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford with the Terry O’Toole Theatre in North Hykeham and passing through many villages and places of interest along the way including Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, the Knight’s Templar Preceptory at Temple Bruer as well as Mrs Smith’s Cottage in Navenby.
To find out more about the Ridges & Furrows Arts & Heritage Project visit www.ridgesandfurrowstrail.org
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