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Global Footprint & Field CZ%PNJOJD8JMDPY 29 Sept – 4 NOv GLOBAL FOOTPRINT is a new initiative that for the first time aims to deliver a countywide project that celebrates Northamptonshire’s defining creative economy, its boot and shoe industry. It is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and regional IGNITING AMBITION Festival, supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Northamptonshire County Council and Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and

Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK. Partners in the project include Northampton Museums and Art Gallery, Northamptonshire County Council, University of Northampton, Northampton Arts Collective and a number of independent museum and heritage organisations across the county. In addition to recording heritage stories there is a programme of contemporary visual and digital artworks, which will explore the county’s

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long-standing boot and shoe industry and its continuing importance to the national and international economic, creative and cultural profile of the county. Visitors to the Northampton Museum & Art Gallery will also be able to see FIELD, an eco-artwork by artist Dominic Wilcox. FIELD represents the people of Northamptonshire, their lives and their connection with Northamptonshire’s shoe industry, and symbolise the resilience and re-emergence of the county’s boot and shoe industries, and can be viewed at the museum until November 4th. It has been kick-started with sizeable contributions from local footwear designers, Jeffery West in Northampton, Grenson in Rushden and also not-for-profit organisation Planet Aid UK. Alongside the exhibition, artist Dominic Wilcox will be running two workshops at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery on November 2nd. The first workshop at

10:30am is free and will involve participants making shoes for the Field installation. The second workshop at 2pm & 3pm allows children 8+ to make models out of biscuits, as earlier this year Dominic made London icons out of Jaffa cakes.. Tickets for this workshop are £3.50 per child and are available to buy from Northampton Museum & Art Gallery in person or by telephone: 01604 837397.

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WOW What's On Where October 2012  

Whats On in the Midlands, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Nottingham, Birmingham, Market Harborough, Competitions, Theatre, Cinem...

WOW What's On Where October 2012  

Whats On in the Midlands, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Nottingham, Birmingham, Market Harborough, Competitions, Theatre, Cinem...

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