Sharing Heritage

Sharing Heritage – supported by Big Lottery Sharing Heritage Fund

‘The Web of Water’, explores the theme of water, why it is critical to life on earth, its use and misuse. It has various strands and engagement levels through community participation, historical exploration, artistic practice and environmental discussion. On the heritage side, we will examine traditional architectural water structures and the heritage of ‘Well-Dressing’ still practised in Derbyshire today. Through activities, we intend to create awareness about this regional tradition and rituals and customs related to water, amongst younger generations and the diverse communities residing in Derbyshire. Project activities include visits to Well-dressing sites, talks and presentations, and demonstrations by Derbyshire residents. Participatory activities including researching, capturing and recording popular legends , through creative and innovative ways like writing poems and stories about them. We hope to create an informed group of community who understand the larger issues of water availability in today’s world, but also become sensitised to the heritage of water structures in our own regions, how clean water was valued and how architectural structures came to be built around these. Some may even keep the tradition alive by continuing the practices and traditions themselves and the different means to capture these stories.

This heritage strand includes opportunities for involvement for all ages and abilities. This includes talks, presentations, demonstrations, visits and tours to places of interest, research sessions, volunteering projects, creative participatory workshops, celebration events and much more.

Oral History Training

On Wednesday the 16th of April, Colin Hyde from the East Midlands Oral History Archive came to Artcore to deliver a training session about Oral History, how to capture it, how best to record it and how it is practised in the community. The session ran from 11.00am till 2.30pm,…

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Visit 2: Clay Mills Pumping Station

On the 29th March, Artcore organised a trip to the Claymills Pumping Station as part of the web of water project. Claymills Pumping Station is a restored Victorian sewage pumping station on the north side of Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England. It was designed by James Mansergh and used to…

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World Water Day Celebrations, Art Exhibitions & Artcore AGM

Artcore would like to give a big thank you to all who came to the event on Saturday 22nd, and for being part of the celebrations towards the World Water Day. Thank you Artcore trustees, Staff, Volunteers and members for their continued support. A successful start with Artcore AGM was…

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Blog Sharpe's Pottery Museum

Visit 1: Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

On the 21st February, Artcore organised an exciting trip to Swadlincote for 22 people to visit Sharpe’s Pottery Museum. Sharpe’s Pottery originally made cheap household pots known as ‘yellow ware’ and ‘mocha ware’. The factory later switched to making water closets and wash basins. Participants considered the history of water…

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Blog Sandiacre Canal Trusty

The Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust & Society Talk & Creative Activity

Artcore held a creative event, during which a fascinating talk took place from members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust and Society, in regards to the restoration of the Derby Canal. The Derby Canal was opened in 1796 and consisted of three arms that ran from the centre of…

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Bill Tidy Workshop

Drawing Everybody’s Attention ‘Drawing Everybody’s Attention’ is a fresh and innovative project funded by Awards for All using cartoons and illustrations to: • Develop powers of lateral thinking • Create integration between different nationalities • Develop a competitive spirit in a friendly environment • Reveal the power of cartoons as…

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Blog Walk And Talk

Walk And Talk

Artcore delivered the ‘Walk and Talk’ session this week as part of the Web of Water project. We followed the trail of the River Derwent in Derby. Local historian Jane James gave us a whole new insight into the way the water was used and how it has dramatically shaped…

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Blog Derby Feste

Derby Feste

On the 28th September 2013, Artcore delivered activities on the theme of Water at Derby Feste as part of our larger project ‘The Web of Water’. Participants created different paper sculptures in the form of Origami in the Market Square. Participants got involved in the wonderful craft of origami and…

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Blog Derby Football County

Derby Football County

Artcore attended the Pride Park Stadium on the 21st of September 2013 to deliver an origami activity while promoting Derby Feste this Saturday. Families and individuals came along and made water related origami, and were in with a chance to enter their work into a competition, and get the artwork…

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Blog BBC Radio Derby

BBC Radio Derby – Satvinder Rana – The Web Of Water

On 1st September 2013, Artcore went live on BBC Radio Derby – Satvinder Rana’s show to talk about The Web of Water project. Have a listen at the snippet clip from BBC Radio Derby:

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