As part of this years Wirksworth Festival Performance Programme, Town Hall Events, on Thursday the 20th of September, HILL, the story of One Derbyshire Hill will be re-told with a difference!
Now is your chance to meet some of the people featured in HILL, including the quarry workers, the shepherd, the pub landlady and the baker in this one-off special performance evening, directed by Debi Hedderwick. Kate Bellis' Photographic work will be shown as an installation, alongside live poetry by Lucy Peacock, music by Brian Boothby and Carol Fieldhouse, dance choreographed by Debi Hedderwick, film by Gavin Repton and the marvellous HILL Cow sculpture made by acclaimed sculptor Sally Matthews from the Hill itself.
It promises to be a real celebration of community and place, an evening not to be missed
tickets available online www.wirksworthfestival.co.uk or from Trade Links of Wirksworth tel: 01629 824393
Kate Bellis will be talking about her work at a Format PhotoForum at Quad, derby on Thursday 17th May 2018 6.30-8.30pm
Meet Kate and other artists at Buxton Art Gallery - Sat 12th May 2018 2-4pm
Come and see HILL at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5. Also open on Sundays after Easter.
As part of Wirksworth Festival, Kate talked about artists who inspired her at the Town Hall. p>
The Thought Sheep was out again at Wirksworth Festival Art & Architecture Trail, and we collected lots of contributions for her fleece from visitors, while Carol and Lucy performed some of their work so far. For a video of the performance, see Lucy's blog.
We were there to Celebrate Middleton, with photos, a performance of some of Lucy's poems, and our Thought Sheep for visitors to record their feelings about the Hill.
With Kate's photos on display all around the pub, the people of Middleton were invited to an evening of poetry and song, featuring some early Hill-related poems from Lucy Peacock and some of the area's most able wordsmiths and songwriters.
The event was followed by a well-attended photo share session, at which residents were invited to show and talk about their own photos. We found some gems, including the photo of Middleton's home guard in WW2.