Today was the launch of Adam Speaks at Croome Court (National Trust). This is a project I have been working on as part of a team from Room 204, Writing West Midlands.
The Lead Artist on the project was Chris Alton. I will be writing a full blog post as soon as I can. I had a great afternoon at Croome, it was wonderful to see all parts of the collaboration come together and as for Adam’s Tree House (as it is now known), it was an amazing feat of art and engineering! A beautiful space that the NT team at Croome will be using well, I already have the inside line on a few possibilities.
Loved the fact that in the FREE cupcake Marquee there was an ideas board for how to use the art, which will now remain for at least a year.
To mark the opening of our new Chris Alton Adam Speaks exhibition we will be holding a launch day on Saturday 25 November with a packed programme of activities. The official opening will take place at 3.30pm by Artist Hew Locke.
Adam Speaks Tree House Launch Saturday 25 November 2017
From 12.00pm to 4.00pm, we have a full programme of activities inspired by the Adam Speaks project and its participants.
Church Hill Marquee: 12.00pm – 3.00pm Build a Robert Adam inspired structure and share it with #Adamspeaks
Poetry in the Adam Speaks Tree House 12.00pm – 3.00pm with Kurly McGeachie
Long Gallery Croome Court:
12.00pm: Birmingham Institute of Theatre Arts
12.30pm: The Sixth Form College Worcester
1.00pm: Birmingham Institute of Theatre Arts
1.30pm: The Sixth Form College Worcester
2.00pm: Birmingham Institute of Theatre Arts
2.30pm: The Sixth Form College Worcester
3.00pm: Formal opening speeches in the Long Gallery.
3.10pm: Birmingham Institute of Theatre Arts performance in the Adam Speaks Tree House.
3.30pm: Formal opening of the Adam Speaks Tree House by Hew Locke
Words for the Birmingham Institute of Theatre Arts and Kimichi School provided and inspired by Writing West Midlands Participants.
Adam Speaks themed cupcakes will be available in the marquee on Church Hill throughout the day. (Subject to availability).
© 2017 National Trust
Our poems were exhibited along with the Adam Speaks display in the participation area downstairs, which isn’t as bad as it sounds, they’re passed by everyone on the way to the Tea Room.
They also inspired the dancework of the Birmingham Institute of Theatre Arts and Kimichi School group, which was a delight to know. Every tree has a strong root foundation, no matter how invisible it becomes. Everything starts with a strong base and I for one am delighted that some of that was our ink.
It was a great opportunity and one I thoroughly enjoyed and Chris Alton’s Room 204 workshop is going down in history as the longest workshop I have ever taken part in. Time flies when you’re having fun!
© 2017 Nina Lewis
Immensely proud of my old mobile phone for managing such great shots!
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