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2nd-3rd November 2018: Light Up Lancaster at Lancaster Priory - 02/11/18

As part Light Up Lancaster 2018, Lancaster Priory is hosting a site-specific performance-installation by Louise Ann Wilson entitled Remembrance: Returning, We Hear The Larks.

This work will mark the centenary of the end of World War One, and reflect on lives changed forever by that conflict and the loss of those who never returned home to Lancaster. Remembrance: Returning, We Hear The Larks will use artefacts and objects found in and associated with Lancaster Priory in combination with a paper installation of red-roses to create an immersive candle-lit performance-installation involving singers from the Priory choir.

If you would like to be involved in the making of 2,000 paper roses, please join Louise on 22 September (2–4pm.) and 13 & 27 October (11.30am.–2pm.) in the refectory.

The two photographs below have inspired Louise’s work. One photograph taken in 1887 shows a band of all male Lancaster Priory bell ringers whilst the second photograph taken on Armistice Day, 1918, shows how young women have joined the band to fill the gaps left by the male ringers killed in the war or who have not yet returned from action.

Light Up Lancaster 2018: 2-3 November 2018

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