The latest blog from Spodden Valley Revealed artist in residence, David Chatton Barker, tells a magical tale from Brown Wardle Hill of the Queen in the Well. Featuring Whitworth Vale & Healey Band, the children’s choir at St Anselm’s School, Lancashire dialect poet Michael Higgins and musician Alison Cooper. The recording also involved many associated musicians of Folklore Tapes and features handmade instruments whose sound perfectly evokes a magical landscape. Read more and listen to the recording on the SVR blog.
A snapshot of what’s been happening as part of Spodden Valley Revealed recently, from this SVR blog. Featuring drystone walling; artist in residence; Rushcart; researching the stories of Spodden Valley..
via the Spodden Valley Revealed blog
On the weekend of 2 – 4 December an exciting new phase of the Spodden Valley Revealed project started, with field survey work by Archaeology team Dig Ventures and volunteer Explorers.
Starting out from Whitworth Library and Whitworth Museum the team recorded heritage sites such as Facit Incline and Peel Chimney, Healey Dell, Cowm Reservoir and a ruined farm and exciting standing stones at Brown Wardle.
Interesting finds included a fully intact cellar at the ruined farm site, with vaulted ceilings, and intriguing standing stones that are exactly nine metres apart with curious indents and uniformed points, are these stone tenter posts as part of tenter frames to dry cloth as part of the cottage industries? More to come as we investigate further – it has certainly caught the interest of our archaeology team…
It was such a great weekend, especially with our younger Explorers who really enjoyed being a part of the team, learning new skills and getting out into the wonderful landscape of Whitworth.
Keep an eye out in the New Year for more family based archaeology activities and for more ways you can get involved.
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We are looking for a very special individual to join our team and work primarily on Spodden Valley Revealed but also to contribute to a dynamic team initiating and managing a busy portfolio of visual arts, creative learning and community engagement projects. We are seeking an experienced, versatile project manager, initially on a short term agreement, but with the opportunity for extension. If you have a strong track record of developing and delivering high quality, project-based work, and would like to contribute to the work of our team, we would love to hear from you.
You can find out more about the wide range of our projects by visiting our website and our Vimeo and Flickr pages. The following project pages on our website are the most relevant:
All the information and documents you need are listed below.
Whitworth – Aerial View
Please apply using our standard job application form to highlight your most relevant experience and your reasons for wanting to work on this project and with MPA. Only applications on our official form will be accepted, please do not send CVs.
Send your application (preferably as a PDF, although Word docs are acceptable) to:
Please submit your application by 9am on Wednesday 13 January 2016.
There is no formal timetable for recruitment, but we aim to act without delay. We will acknowledge all applicants. If you are shortlisted, we will invite you for interview as soon as can be arranged.
SVR – Project Manager – Job Description & Person Spec
MPA Application Form – SVR Project Manager – Dec 2015
SVR – Summary of project
SVR – Project Manager Post Information – Dec 2015
We look forward to hearing from you!
Posted in Heritage, Opportunities, Public Realm, Spodden Valley Revealed
Tagged arts job, arts job opportunities, mid pennine arts, mpa, Rossendale, spodden valley, valley of stone, whitworth, work opportunities