Tickets to book a time slot to watch a large scale projection celebrating the Eden community’s acts of kindness and care during the coronavirus crisis have gone on sale.
The newly-created work Face.Masks, which is part of a reimagined Winter Droving festival, will be projected onto the walls of St Andrew’s Parish Church, Penrith, from October 28th to October 31st.
Earlier this year Eden Arts, organisers of the cancelled Winter Droving festival, asked community groups, businesses and members of the public to nominate people around the theme of care.
Out of more than 100 nominations, around 50 members of the Penrith and Eden community that have gone ‘above and beyond’ have been filmed and photographed by Cumbrian artist Zoe Foster to feature in the piece. The event will also feature another projection work called The Faery Trail which has been filmed by Lucas Chih-Peng Kao, who was an artist in residence at Eden Arts as part of the company’s artist spare room project.
Adrian Lochhead, director of Eden Arts, said: “We really wanted to do something special for this year’s Winter Droving as we were unable to do the usual event.
“Through the public call out over 100 people have been nominated and it’s fantastic to hear all the stories and how people in the community go above and beyond in their jobs, for their friends and neighbours and also strangers.
“We really do have a fantastic community here and it is a great opportunity to be able to showcase that this year.
To see the projections, people must book an entry timeslot so Eden Arts can safely monitor capacity and maintain social distancing.
The churchyard projections will be open each evening between 6pm and 9pm.
For more information and to book tickets go to www.edenarts.co.uk/wd2020.