Artists

Locally and nationally acclaimed artists involved in LW400

As the Lancashire witches history is so rich, there is lots of scope for different artists to respond to the subject matter and the issues it raises in different ways. Here's what they have to say...

Carol Ann Duffy

Wrights & Sites

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A renowed poet and playwright, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy is writing a new poem that will be displayed along the route of the new Lancashire Witches Walk.

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Phil Smith, Simon Persighetti and Katie Etheridge are members of Wrights & Sites Project Satellite Team preparing a 3-day installation at the foot of Pendle Hill

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Sue Flowers

Pete Flowers

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Sue is an environmental artist exploring our lost understanding of plant ecology and biodiversity along the route the witches took across the Bowland Fells.

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Pete is a visual artist exploring signs, symbols and superstitions in relationship to both the story of the witches and our contemporary lives.

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Kate Eggleston-Wirtz

Hilli McManus

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Kate is creating a interactive educational work symbolising the witches’ journey using three-dimensional assemblage/collage techniques.

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HIlli is a theatre designer working with local groups to create a mono-chrome quilt inspired by fusing 17th century woodcuts and Nigerian textile patterns.

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Helen Saunders

Julie Miles

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Helen is using a photographic collage method centering on the diversity of the walking route, and the villages, woodlands and farms around Pendle Hill.

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Julie is a ceramic artist creating thirty beautiful carved brick way-markers with members of the local community which will be embedded along the route.

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Jennifer Ford

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Jennifer is an audio artist who is capturing and recording local stories about the Lancashire Witches and documenting key elements of the programme.

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