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Events for Thursday 5th of October 2017

East Riding Artists

East Riding Artists warmly invite you to this exhibition. Our theme of ‘Mixed Messages’ has been carefully chosen to allow us to show off our talents in widely various and imaginative ways. The works show a wide range of media and subject, which we hope will delight and inspire you.


Peter Heaton

Over the past eighteen months I have spent many days walking in the Yorkshire Wolds trying to connect the idea of an inner landscape with the reality of outer ones.
The images produced for this project overlay layers of text, which relate to thoughts, ideas and observations made during this time, over black and white images of the distinctive Wolds landscapes .

The Text layers in the images are key and function on several levels, often the words used to describe aspects of a landscape can also be use to describe feelings or mental states, isolated, harrowing, edgy, inacessible, whilst our obsession with the weather is dominant in all the images, set fair, clearing rain, overcast. The limits of a photograph are tested, as events happening outside of the frame, and indeed the time frame of the image are referred to , white noise falls soundlessly, kites soar out of view, a smell of rain in the ears… the structure of the composition and indeed the media is explored, distance flattened, a Wet Colloidan glow, extreme cropping. Whilst the issues of our stewardship of the countryside and access to it, are integral, hedgehogs still missing, a pattern of refusal, agitation necessary.

The unique Wolds landscape has not been immune to the effects suffered across the county as a whole due to intensive farming methods, increased pollution and population growth. There has been a consequent drastic decrease in the numbers of some species of birds, animals and butterflies which were previously common sights in the Wolds grasslands. Between 1972 and 1996 Skylarks have declined by 75%, Curlews by 64%, many previously common species of butterflies such as the Dingy Skipper and Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak are now extremely rare and seldom seen in the Wolds. The water vole population in the Wolds has dropped by 90% percent due to the intrusion of American Mink.

There are twenty pieces of work in the project, they are printed as limited edition prints, size 66cm x 44cm, on Aluminium Dibond material.


7.30pm

Branaby Rudge By Northumberland Theatre Company

Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, Charles Dickens' ‘Barnaby Rudge’ is absolutely a play for today. A story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder, goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution, and features Grip, a talking pet raven . Fathers and sons become opposed, apprentices plot against their masters and there are violent clashes on the streets. And, as London erupts into riot, Barnaby Rudge struggles to escape the curse of his own past. With its high drama and strange secrets, Barnaby Rudge is a powerful blend of historical realism and melodrama.

Told through Stewart Howson’s unique interpretation, this will be NTC at its physical and Gothic best.

A triumph, the finest theatre I’ve seen for years, dynamic, powerful and highly enjoyable, two hours of riveting entertainment

£11.00, £10.00 & £7.00 (Under 21)