Ridges & Furrows is a programme of cultural events and arts experiences exploring and celebrating the landscape of the ‘ridge’ and local heritage across locations in North Kesteven, Lincolnshire. Ridges & Furrows brings together artists, historians and local people to delve into the heritage of these locations, revealing hidden traditions as well as exploring their present day identities.
The project began in summer 2015 with a series of artist residencies in North Hykeham, Waddington, Welbourn and Sleaford. In autumn 2016 the next phase of the project began with a programme of cultural events and activities in Welbourn and North Hykeham, followed by a programme of events in Waddington in spring 2017. Following on from their work with communities in Waddington, artist duo Grennan & Sperandio are currently developing permanent artworks for the village.
The longer-term legacy of the Ridges & Furrows project will be the creation of a new arts and heritage trail that links the Terry O’Toole Theatre in North Hykeham with The National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford via the ridge.
Ridges & Furrows is delivered by The NK Arts Partnership – artsNK, Design Factory, Design-Nation, the National Centre for Craft & Design and the Terry O’Toole Theatre.
Ridges & Furrows has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.