|A series of free artists’ talks about the new artworks they are creating at Dorset Wildlife Trust's Powerstock Common begins on 23 October with a talk by artist filmmaker Anna Lucas. Anna makes films which explore the everyday social networks and interconnections between people in the different places where she works. She will present her earlier films and show extracts from them, and discuss the new work she is making at Powerstock Common. The talk is at Powerstock Hut from 5pm to 7pm on Sunday 23 October.
The talks are part of Road for the Future, a year long collaborative project, developed by artist Anna Best, who lives and works in West Dorset, in partnership with the Dorset Wildlife Trust and Sustrans. The project was launched this April with the Energy Café, and a horse drawn procession onto the old railway line. Forthcoming projects combine commissions by three artists with educational and participatory opportunities for children and adults.
Road for the Future looks at different ideas about the countryside and our impact on it, and contributes to the debate about its future sustainability. Road for the Future is based at Dorset Wildlife Trust's Powerstock Common, a publicly accessible, wildlife rich reserve which sits at the heart of the proposed cycle Trailway being developed by Sustrans between Maiden Newton and Bridport. Other project partners are the Architecture Association at Hooke Park, PVA MediaLab and Treewise Co-op.
Minimise your impact with free minibus transport from Bridport
A free minibus will run from Bridport to Powerstock Hut with a specially designed artist’s intervention to entertain passengers during the short journey. The minibus will leave the Nationwide bus stop, West Street, Bridport at 4.30pm sharp on 23 October. There will be two return trip options: Leaving Powerstock at 7pm, arriving Bridport at 7.30pm, or for those wanting to continue talking in the Three Horseshoes in Powerstock over a drink, 8.30pm, arriving back in Bridport at 9pm. Seats are bookable on a first come, first served basis by contacting Jo Morland, Project Manager, by email email@example.com or on 01305 860461.
The next talk in the series is by Judith Dean at 5pm to 7pm on Sunday 27 November, also at Powerstock Hut.
Adam Chodzko and Anna Best complete the series with talks on 12 February and 9 March 2012.
For further information please contact: Anna Best, 07810 374745, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Dorset Wildlife Trust www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk
Working for a secure future for Dorset’s wildlife enriching the quality of life
Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.