- The Workhouse, Southwell
- Friday, May 13, 2016
- Upton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0PT
- East Midlands
‘A Ballad for Southwell’ is an eight-month creative residency project curated by Lincoln based cultural collective CommonAs, and hosted by the National Trust at The Workhouse, Southwell. Musician Chris T-T has been selected as the lead artist for the residency and will collaborate with volunteers and visitors to the site to create a series of audio-works exploring the stories of past residents of The Workhouse, which was built in 1824, and the contemporary relevance of this fascinating location.
He will introduce the project as part of ‘Museums at Night’, after-hours storytelling evening on 13 May.
The project has been initiated by CommonAs and developed through a period of consultation with volunteers and staff at the site. It will be used to pilot series of annual Creative Fellowships planned by the National Trust for the site as part of its ‘Re-imaging The Workhouse’ programme, shaping the way visitors experience The Workhouse. The finished work will be performed at a public event at The Workhouse in the autumn and will be installed on audio-guides available to visitors. It will also be available to download free via the project blog.
‘A Ballad for Southwell’ is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.