Thursday, 9 May 2013
A Walk Through the Underworld
Deep beneath the streets of Nottingham lies a hidden world that has been forgotten. The subterranean labyrinth has been developing for hundreds of years and there are currently over 450 known caves with a rich history. The caves have served as dungeons, houses, beer/wine cellars, tanneries, secret tunnels, air-raid shelters, and many more intriguing things. We are creating an interactive art walk that explores some of these mysterious spaces and re-imagines what may have occurred in these secret chambers.
Mythology is particularly important to Nottingham, a city known for its hero Robin Hood. The event will encourage participants to imagine the activities that may have occurred in these secret chambers through storytelling and through installation artworks posing as relics. Unlike other existing cave tours, ‘A Walk Through the Underworld’ is an imaginative experience, weaving tales and dreaming of otherworlds. We ask our participants to contribute their own ideas in response to our own, making each event unique. A publication will record our experiences.
In ‘A Walk Through the Underworld’, participants will gain special access to Nottingham’s hidden caves that are usually closed to the public. We are still confirming the exact caves we will visit, though we think we have 2 out of 3 sorted, so we are close! As soon as we have all the details we will post again, so keep following for details.
We are also looking for additional funding and sponsors to realise all aspects of the project. There will be rewards for anybody who donates, which will be listed on a page on this blog in the next few weeks. Rewards will include guaranteed entry to one of our cave walks, exclusive artworks and publications relating to the event.
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We hope you can join us for an imaginative subterranean adventure!