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Works of art c elebrate heritage in Moulton, Pinchbeck and Spalding

By John Lavery

Three works of art celebrating South Holland’s heritage are set to be officially unveiled next week.

The art installations have been created at Chain Bridge Forge, Pinchbeck Engine and Moulton Mill as part of a South Holland Industrial Heritage project.

Funded by the Arts Council, the artworks tell the story of the site and have been inspired by the surroundings, history, traditions and the people who worked there.

South Holland Industrial Heritage (11233910)
South Holland Industrial Heritage (11233910)

On Saturday, June 8, invited guests will be able to board a bus for a tour of the three sites for the official opening event.

Members of the public are also being invited to join the tour, but places are limited.

Each work of art has been created by contemporary artist Jeni Cairns, with community group Mulberry Craft Consortium and Claire Hart also playing an integral role, creating the mosaics which are incorporated into the artworks.

People from within the community were able to get involved too at a series of events, including a chain link forging session at Chain Bridge Forge. Jeni even opened her studio and gave a demonstration of plasma cutting.

Chain Bridge Forge director Geoff Taylor said: “The outcome of all this work is that we have created three wonderful art installations.

“Jeni Cairns provided a fantastic artistic lead and steered us through the process of creating public art, which will stand us in good stead for future projects.”

The official unveiling event begins at Pinchbeck Engine. The pumping museum’s art installation will be officially opened at 10am on June 8.

The itinerary for the day includes the unveiling at Chain Bridge Forge at 10.30am and a visit to the Learning Curve digital studio to see the VR technology and 3D printers at 11.45am, followed by the official opening of the Moulton Mill artwork at 1pm, then tea and cake in the mill’s tea room, before returning to Pinchbeck Engine around 2pm.Anyone interested in joining the bus tour should email chainbridgeforge@gmail.com. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


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