Opportunity: Animating the Archives, Salisbury Cathedral

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival are looking for people to take part in their Heritage Lottery funded archives project with Salisbury Cathedral.

The archives and library of Salisbury Cathedral contain the Cathedral’s memory, the shadows of 800 years of life that have passed in and out and around both the Cathedral and Cathedral Close. All life is recorded here, from the illuminated manuscripts from the time of King Henry IV, to the registration of the birth of an illegitimate female in the workhouse, to wax seals from royal documents to black and white photographs of the spire renovation in the 1950’s.

For Salisbury residents/visitors the cathedral is almost always within sight but how often do you go in? Have you ever considered your life being recorded there? An archive is a living thing and is constantly added to.

Join Stephanie Jalland, Artistic Director of Hoodwink, to delve into the archives and library of Salisbury Cathedral and a unique opportunity to add yourself, the archive of your life to it.  What would you choose to record and how? What object, what memory, what significant moment or ordinary day from your life will you leave for future visitors to share?  Be inspired by what you discover and be creative about what you leave behind.

Animating the Archives offers a unique opportunity to explore and respond to the Cathedral archive, work with Salisbury based Hoodwink, to creatively document your life and be part of the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival.

You must be over 18 and available for three workshop sessions on either Thursdays or Saturdays:

Thursdays 4th, 18th and 25th May 2017, or Saturdays 6th, 13th and 20th May 2017, with all sessions running from 10am -1pm.

Download an application form here.


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