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 began in summer 2015 with a series of artist residencies in North Hykeham, Waddington, Welbourn and Sleaford. The residencies aimed to bring together communities to develop ideas for new arts projects.
In autumn 2016 the next phase of the project began with a programme of events and activities in Welbourn and North Hykeham. The project is now working with communities in Waddington to plan events and activities to take place in spring/summer 2017. 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.
Ridges & Furrows is currently working in Waddington with artists Grennan & Sperandio. A special celebration event and exhibition will take place on Saturday 24 June to showcase the work from the artists and drawings created by school children and residents in workshops.
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.