21st – 23rd July, 2017
Earls Hill, Pontesford, Shropshire
An Iron Age fort is reoccupied by visitors from a post-silicon age.
Two worlds overlap on this dramatic location high in the Shropshire Hills. Four strangers from a far future time are briefly visible to us and us to them. They have arrived with their fires, shelter and flag. They are living their lives, cooking and sleeping on this ancient site.
Visitors are welcome to come and join the strangers and appreciate this spectacular place with its amazing views. The strangers have questions, food and drink to share, objects to trade, stories to tell. Their only time is with the sun and the stars, they give us a chance to escape our time.
Visitors are welcome to stay overnight on the Friday and Saturday nights subject to prior booking.
Commissioned by Heartland, a collaboration between:
Arts Alive, The National Trust (Trust New Art), Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Corndon and Stiperstones Landscape Partnership Project and Ben Osborne.
Devised and Performed by: Amy Ann Haigh, Graeme Rose, Craig Stephens and James Yarker
Costume: Denise Stanton and Kay Wilton
Structure: Yinka Danmole
Pre-publicity Photographs: Craig Stephens
Production Photographs: Ben Osborne
Administrator: Laura Killeen
Executive Producer: Roisin Caffrey
Many thanks to Kadai Firebowls, all our commissioners, Friends of Pontesford Hill and Ben for his help and photos.