Heres some further info about out new commission.....
On August 11th PECT are hosting a Green festival in Nene Park. Peterborough. We have been commissioned to develop and deliver a new participatory artwork that will take place before, during and after the event as part of PECTs wider program. The title of this artwork is: The Best Things In Life Aren’t Things - What Does the future Hold?
This artwork involves 3 major elements:
1. A series of interactive posters placed around the city prior to the Green Festival
2. A recorded sound piece shared with festival go-ers via wireless headsets generated by talking to Peterborough people during the summer of 2018.
3. The commissioning of a series of mostly Peterborough based artists/poets/makers to develop and deliver participatory artworks for the Festival.
Further artists commissioned:
Peterborough based Katy Hawkins will be leading a series of Wander With walks with card based prompts to encourage mindfulness, reflection on our city and the sharing of local knowledge. https://twitter.com/kghkaty?lang=en
Sandra Keating a Peterborough born photographer will be developing ‘snapped moments’ with Festival visitors as part of Wander With and creating an online visual essay. http://www.sandrakeating.com/
Peterborough’s Poet Laureate Clare Currie will be writing new poems to be shared in 3 ways across the day on August 11th. This will include a public reading, a dissolvable poem and a sound recording http://clarecurrie.co.uk/
Ann Bellamy and Jailbirds - a social enterprise within Peterborough Prison, are creating hundreds of ‘seed pods’ which will be given out during the day. Every pod will have a quote on to inspire and be full of seeds for you to grow your own green space. Jailbirds info
Alice Pool will be inviting festival goers to select there ‘perfect skimming stone’ from the stones she has collected for you to use. She’s keen for people to take time, choose a stone, skim it and in doing this create a memory. https://skimstones.wordpress.com
Processions is a group of women from across Peterborough who came together to make banners to celebrate the centenary of some Women getting the Vote. For Green Festival this group is inviting festival goers to sit, sew, talk and eat together with them. They will be making a giant picnic blanket to host a bring-and-share picnic.