The Lure of the Lost

Creative Scene comes to Calderdale for this special Summer’s evening of artists talks and homemade pies! Guest speakers include artist/pilgrim Anthony Schrag and Claudia Zeiske from Deveron Arts.

Creative Scene is the Arts Council England’s ‘Creative People and Places’ project in West Yorkshire. We are working with a cluster of towns and a huge range of artists and people to make art a part of every day life in North Kirklees. Our SceneMakers - enthusiastic advocates and ideas people , who shape and commission projects- will be joining artist Anthony Schrag as he walks through Calderdale, to find out more about his participatory practice.

Anthony is spending the next three months walking to Venice, and in the process questioning the value of the Venice Biennale . ‘The Lure of the Lost’ will see Anthony walking for 2,500km and 450 hours, collecting small relics which he will leave at the “sacred site” of the festival.

You can support Anthony via his we fund page, here:

‘The town is the venue' is the motto for Deveron Arts, an arts organisation based in Huntly, a seemingly ordinary market town in the north east of Scotland - where the contemporary pilgrimage will begin. We’ll be joined by collaborator Claudia Zeiske, Director of Deveron Arts, who works with the history, context and identity of the town to run an ongoing programme of truly remarkable public art in some unusual and ordinary places.

Every artist who works with Deveron must also contribute a piece of work to the Town Collection – a permanent and growing exhibition housed by the shops, hotels, cafes and garages of Huntly. Claudia will share some of the stories and successes of their anchor project 'The Town is the Venue'.

The Famous Dewsbury Pie Shed will be providing Pie and summer Salad for all – let us know if you have dietary requirements when you book

Birchcliffe Centre, West Yorkshire on Tuesday 7 July 2015
From 6:30PM to 9:30PM
Place Price: £2.00 - £7.00