Arts project captures keepsakes

L-R Kate Genever and Katie Smith with their ArtsNK moveable museum in Sleaford market place. EMN-150206-123803001

L-R Kate Genever and Katie Smith with their ArtsNK moveable museum in Sleaford market place. EMN-150206-123803001

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An ambitious arts project is exploring and celebrating the history and heritage of four towns and villages in North Kesteven.

Ridges and Furrows is a series of contemporary arts events which began in spring. Five artists are working with communities in these locations to develop artworks and generate ideas and energy for a new multi-arts festival dues to take place in 2016.

Throughout May, artists in residence Katie Smith and Kate Genever found out what local residents crafted and collected. They have now documented handcrafted treasures and have created an antique-style archive of Sleaford’s most interesting objects.

They said in their blog: “We have met the lovely Johnie the veg man, seen a wedding, some gymnastics and a blind Pomeranian. We’ve had some tricks shown to us by a Magician who had Tommy Cooper’s exploding cane.”

This Saturday Katie and Kate are back at the NCCD to share this archive with the community from 2-4pm. Their 80’s caravan will be parked in front of the building.

Entry is free.