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Sidelong are proud to announce that tickets are now on sale for A Walk Through the Underworld.
Nottingham based artist & curator collaboration Sidelong present a unique art walk exploring hidden chambers deep beneath our feet. Rediscover the caves of Nottingham through art interventions, fabricated objects and storytelling. This participatory experience explores some of these mysterious spaces and creatively re-imagines what may have occurred in the secrecy of sandstone walls. A Walk Through the Underworld resembles a treasure trail, alternating between underground and overground and revealing artistic surprises along the route. Exploring the notions of relics, Sidelong will present a series of objects of curiosity, encouraging all cave explorers to convey myths and fictionalize history. Bring along your own intriguing objects and share a peculiar story of Nottingham.
Working with Nottingham based writer, Wayne Burrows, the walk will unveil a fantastical parallel world, simultaneously based in history and imagination. Taking some inspiration from cave history, myths and legends, the walk is also fictitious, proving things aren’t always as they seem. The events will inspire a publication that will be released in December 2013.
The walk features a series of caves that are not usually publicly accessible including: Willoughby House’s circular wine cellar, Brewhouse Yard’s cave adjoining a cosmic ray laboratory and The Salutation Inn’s haunted chambers. We will explore the very unique identities of these environments which have served diverse and unexpected functions over the course of history. Join us in our exploration!
A Walk Through the Underworld is supported by Arts Council England, Nottingham Cave Survey, New Art Exchange, Writing East Midlands, and The Salutation Inn.
When: 1-3pm 14th, 21st, 28th September, 5th October
Where: Meet outside Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
Admission: £7 (£5 concession)
14th September- Free launch event as part of Heritage Open Days
Bookings: Tickets are available from New Art Exchange through calling 0115 9248630.
Spaces are limited, booking essential.
Some of the caves have steep staircases, uneven flooring and low ceilings. Please contact Sidelong at email@example.com if you are interested in the project but have health or mobility issues or suffer from anxieties which may prevent you entering the caves.
Sidelong is a collaboration between Jo Dacombe and Laura-Jade Klée that explores the identity of Nottingham’s landscape through artistic interventions. sidelonguk.blogspot.co.uk