Artists, Farmers and Philosophers
Based at the magnificent Bowes Museum, with walks, talks, screenings, performances and a special Museum Late this 3 day event from 7-9th September explores types of grassroots expertise important to understanding the character of cultural landscapes. Speakers include Lord Barnard, Lord Inglewood, Tom and Kay Hutchinson and Magali Pettier from 'Addicted to Sheep', Steve Messam and Meg Peacocke.
Whilst the full event currently has a waiting list there are still places available for the 'Farmers' event, with Lord Inglewood as keynote speaker, and other contributions from Lord Barnard, the Hutchinsons, Richard Betton and Dr Margaret Bradshaw. This event is from 2.30 - 5pm on Thursday 8th September at Mickleton Village Hall. This part is free but booking is essential so please ring HoT on 03000 260842.
On the Thursday evening from 6pm the Bowes Museum is hosting a Museum Late open to all. During the event there will be performances from Kando Arts, 'Crossings' (a refugee band from Newcastle), and talks by artists such as Steve Messam and Harriet and Rob Fraser, as well as an opportunity to view the V&A exhibition 'Shoes - Pleasure and Pain'. Normal admission charges to the Museum apply.
More information can be found on www.ncl.ac.uk/mccordcentre/research/projects/afp_symposium.htm.