A collaborative project between Kingfisher Poets and LinkUpArts, two groups who meet regularly at Salisbury Arts Centre, have won a £250 Wessex Watermark Award. Their Award will support a storytelling workshop that will take inspiration from a famous local landmark Stonehenge. Duncan Forbes Wessex Water’s Education Advisor met members of the group when he visited Salisbury Arts Centre with their Watermark Award on Friday 23rd September.
The motivation behind this idea comes from a little known collection of artefacts that the team at Stonehenge have developed, known as the ‘loan’ box. The replica objects can be handled and give an insight into Neolithic and Bronze Age life before, during and after Stonehenge was in use.
The ‘loan’ box is particularly useful for people who find it hard to visit the historic site. LinkUpArts is the Disability Arts organisation for Salisbury and South Wiltshire and its members are artists interested in contributing to and being part of a dynamic programme for the creative arts.
The Watermark Award provides funds for environmental projects within the Wessex Water area. Now in its twenty second year, it has supported over 900 environmental initiatives. Organised by The Conservation Foundation, all projects are judged by a panel chaired by its President – David Bellamy.
Join us on 5th November 11-4pm where poet Grace Gauld will lead a workshop with opportunities to explore creative processes in an informal and relaxed way and to inspire writing around a sense of place, locality and history.