Sowing Seeds – Walk the Plank and Burscough Community Farm
Screening, Exhibition and Q&A
Sowing Seeds is the photographic documentation of an Arts Council funded performance which took place earlier this year.
Edge Hill University students, graduates and members of the West Lancashire community developed and delivered a live processional piece encompassing mass movement, music and puppetry at Burscough Community Farm. Collaborating with the Learning Division of acclaimed outdoor arts company Walk the Plank, the performance takes the audience on a journey to explore the elements, the natural world and sustainability.
The performance and exhibition asks spectators to consider an individual’s relationship with the land and with food: how we grow it, consume it and identify ourselves through it. In an ever-changing world, Sowing Seeds demonstrates the importance of nurturing our roots. It showcases the history of Burscough Community Farm with help from many magical creatures performed by students and the local community.
The photographs will be on display in Hale Hall from Monday 19th June – Friday 30th June and will then continue touring the local community. A screening of the performance, followed by a Q&A with researchers and participants, will take place on Tuesday 20th June.
Sowing Seeds is supported by Arts Council England and is seen as a flagship project bringing together HE institutions with national arts organisations in order to support the growing outdoor arts sector.
Further details about Festival of Ideas 2017 can be found here