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Save the Date: Red Herrings and Chinese Whispers 2013

Date uploaded: April 3, 2013

Save the Date: 25th-27th May 2013

This Summer, Lincoln Art Programme embark upon a new crusade of investigation in their upcoming season Red Herrings and Chinese Whispers, investigating Lincoln Brayford's lone island and its mysterious histories. Bringing together a series of new artist’s commissions across the Brayford Pool and its surrounding rivers and canals, and an associated programme of talks, presentations and films from invited artists, historians and archaeologists; Red Herrings and Chinese Whispers looks to solve some of the isle’s lingering mysteries and attribute the site a new voice.

Established in the 1960s the small mysterious island is inhabited by a single willow tree and provides annual nesting ground for the Brayford’s mute swan population. Formally the city’s trading port, the Brayford Pool now sits in the centre of the city’s on-going urban development, fuelled by the commerce to the north and the University to the south of its waters. Yet the island remains, its historical presence forgotten and its spatial presence neglected, but rumours of its underwater treasures persist to capture local attention.

Red Herrings and Chinese Whispers Writer in Residence
Thomas Darby - Deeds

Lincoln Art Programme welcome artist and writer Thomas Darby as their new writer in residence, in which Darby will be assembling stories in response to research into the Brayford Waterfront site. Mixing frozen snapshots with historical facts, news stories, rumours and illusive chronologies Deeds will create an unstable montage of the area, eventually creating a singular project on its own terms.               

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