News Update …..
If you would like to see the artwork up close and personal its starting to get out there.
Currently at The Bog Visitors Centre ( SY5 0NG) are ‘Witch Pots’ and ‘Witch Mark’. Please do make a visit and as well as seeing the artwork try out the tea room !
Info from The Bog Visitors centre
The Bog Visitor Centre C.I.C, in the shadow of the Stiperstones in Shropshire, is a gas-lit Victorian former school which is one of the few remaining buildings of a lost lead and barytes mining village.
The Bog mine once had 200 buildings and featured an amazing aerial ropeway. It is set in a legendary geological landscape and noted in folklore for the exploits of Wild Edric. The centre is staffed by local helpers who are always happy to share their knowledge of the area and with nearly 20,000 visitors each year.
With ample car parking it is the ideal starting point for many walks around the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve, and is noted for its warm welcome and local home baked refreshments.
We are open 7 days a week from Wednesday 29th March 2017. Opening hours are 10 am to 5pm, except on Mondays when we open at 12 noon. In October and November we close at 4pm. We close for Winter on Sunday 5th November 2017.
Info regards Art/Story Events
I am pleased to announce I am collaborating with local storytellers Amy Douglas & Sal Tonge at the events and that the film made in response to the project by R&A Collaborations will be playing (technology allowing !) each event will be unique and we are hoping that in some way the audience will shape how it develops through collaboration with us.
Please contact me on email@example.com to book a place at these free events. Light Refreshments will be available to purchase at venues. Events will last approximately 2 hours.
I have confirmed dates and times (see below)
Saturday 30th September – Art & Story Walk– taking place on Stapeley Common – the landscape of Medgel. Meet by the Stone Circle about 2pm – all ages welcome. Come and get a sense of the place that inspired me and hear the response of Amy & Sal through verbal ramblings.(suitable for 14 +)
Saturday 30th September 7pm – An Evening with Medgel at The Bog Visitors Centre ( SY5 0NG) – experience the atmosphere of the gas lit centre, see the artwork, hear the responses of the storytellers Amy & Sal and come away feeling you know Medgel a little bit more. (suitable for 14 +)
Thursday 5th October -7.30 pm – Medgel at the time of the full moon – Bank House, Bishops Castle. See the artwork trailing around the historic Bank House and into the garden (weather permitting) whilst Amy Douglas unpicks tales, responses and re-imaginings on the night of the full moon. (suitable for 14 +)
Friday 6th October 7.00pm- Medgel- portrait of a witch- at Clare Wasserman’s studio in the Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton. Bringing the country into the town. Come and see the artwork presented as pieces of evidence that build the character Medgel and explore why she was called a witch and hear storyteller Amy Douglas respond to the artwork. (suitable for 14 +)
Tuesday 10th October- 1.30- 3.30pm – Medgel – portrait of a witch –Park Lane Centre, Woodside, Telford. Storyteller Sal Tonge will weave the audience into new responses to the artwork. (suitable for 14 +)
New Project underway . Medgel- Portrait of a Witch with thanks to the support of public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England @ace_midlands.
Art exploring what happens when fear and intolerance takes over our community/society.