1st September 2018 – 16th December 2018
The Listening Station
A visually stunning and powerful installation inspired by World War One stories and memories of conflict is the result of a programme of creative engagement facilitated by the artist Robyn Woolston. This took place in various community centres in Cheltenham during the past few months. Robyn took copies of original archive material out-and-about to act as a springboard for discussion and creativity.
Some of this fed into part one of the project, a series of bright red ‘Listening Stations’ in different locations around town, part two delves deeper into the stories and the conversations this material provoked. Components of the gallery installation include a ‘Shrine to War and Peace’ alongside banners inspired by material from The Wilson’s archive and newly discovered stories, and imagery from the workshops. Protest placards proudly display original quotes alongside community interactions.
There’ll also be space for conversations to continue and we’d like you to add your memories and thoughts to the ongoing conversation via sketchbooks and notebooks found within the gallery.
Part of Cheltenham Remembers, supported by the HLF and Cheltenham Borough Council.
Further Info: https://thelisteningstationcheltenham.tumblr.com