Artists One Five West have developed an ambitious, interactive, community-led oral histories project for Bollington.
Working with local anthropologist, Zak Tanaml they have collected stories from local residents, capturing tales that have been transformed into sacred storytelling objects. The objects’ designs are inspired by the natural landscape, people of the town, and local industry; such as cotton and lace, wood and wool. People walking in front of these objects will trigger sensor technology, when activated the recorded stories will be played for those to hear.
This project is supported by a grant to One Five West from Innovate UK, the UK’s leading innovation agency.
The public exhibition will take place around the town centre from 2 – 4 June and will be accompanied by a family event at Bollington Arts Centre on 3 June.