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.
Date: Tuesday 20th June 2017
5.30pm Registration and Refreshments
7.15pm Reception and Networking
Festival of Ideas 2017
Hosted by Edge Hill University’s Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P) this date is part of a wider programme of events taking place at the University throughout the month of June 2017 as part of the Festival of Ideas. The Festival explores themes of Identity and Belonging in a stimulating programme of debates, talks, films, exhibitions, round-tables and performances. Read More about the Festival of Ideas here.