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Le Dédale and Belvès’ (open air) Art trail

La Filature de Laine –

calling all craft and wool lovers!

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Belvès is well known for its medieval history. History is always re-energised for re-visiting and so why not through the medium of contemporary art? Why not contemporary art, in the open air, arranged as a trail (maze) throughout the town?

f you love wool, crafting and being creative and are keen to see the development of traditional skills. Or, you love industrial history particularly of the Périgord then you will love La Filature de Laine, close to Belvès. This former 19th century mill, in the Nauze valley, has been restored and now makes a base for teaching, learning and preserving all the skills related to wool, its processing and use. There’s a shop, exhibition centre, workshops, regular skills training and a lovely preserved water garden and café. Crafters, knitters, spinners, weavers and felters, indeed anyone with a love of yarn or fabric will welcome the vast selection of products available in this most imaginatively re-used piece of industrial heritage. This wonderful resource is open all year with an on-going programme of events. http://filaturedebelves.com

Le Dédale is an artistic group, led by dedicated people with an interest in having contemporary art shared by a larger audience. Their next exhibition will begin on May 26th this year. This will be the 3rd season and many of the popular exhibits from previous years will also be shown. The exhibition hopes to encourage people living locally and visiting this lovely town to view its heritage differently. Surprises and twists, remembering that Dédale translates as maze! http://lededale.com

Le Dédale

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