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A World of Good

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Artwalk

29/09/2021 - 29/09/2021

Opening hours on Artwalk 4.30 - 6.30pm

Venue details

Wakefield One, Burton St, Wakefield, WF1 2EB

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Monday
10am - 4pm
Tuesday
10am - 4pm
Wednesday
10am - 4pm
Thursday
10am - 4pm
Friday
10am - 4pm
Saturday
10am - 4pm
Sunday
CLOSED

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A World of Good is a new exhibition based around the work of pioneering 19th century environmentalist Charles Waterton, who built the world's first nature reserve - the title comes from one of his letters.

The exhibition is a multimedia experience of sculpture and sound, where visitors can explore and interact with issues that Waterton dealt with (which are all too familiar to us in 2021) including pollution, hunting, deforestation, changing weather patterns and more.

The exhibition features paper sculptures by local artist Andy Singleton, which are then animated by local animator Charlotte Blacker.

Accompanying the animation is an immersive soundscape which includes readings by well-known eco warriors Sir David Attenborough, Michael Palin, Chris Packham, and Liz Bonnin, plus interviews with local environment heroes, too.

Talented singer/songwriter Ali Bullivent will be performing her new song, The Earth is Singing, which takes inspiration from the environmental themes of the exhibition. Performance of the song at 5pm and 6pm.

A newly commissioned film about Charles Waterton’s nature park with also be screened.

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