2019
 

A Year of Nostalgia is a year long exhibition and events program taking place in two villages in rural Lincolnshire, running from summer 2018 to spring 2019. The four artists involved have been asked to create work for the Broadcaster noticeboards in Wellingore and Waddington, changing seasonally. Each artist will also host a Night at the Chapel event during their season at the converted chapel in Wellingore, where one of the noticeboards is located.

Nia Fekri (summer 2018), Anna Metzger (autumn 2018), Lulu Alyahya (winter 2018) and Sally Plowman (spring 2019) are the artists involved. https://ayearofnostalgia.wordpress.com/

Inherent in the rural setting lies a romantic idea of the English countryside, a sentimentality, and a nostalgic desire for seclusion and nature – no matter if this longing is founded in experience or not. The noticeboard format acts as a bedroom pin-board, a storage unit for memories, a public declaration of yearning. Over the year, each artist will explore these feelings through the boards, and bring the community together through the four Night at the Chapel events.

A Year of Nostalgia is curated by Sally Plowman

The Broadcaster in Waddington is at The Methodist Chapel, High Street, Waddington, Lincolnshire, LN5 9RF.

The Broadcaster in Wellingore is at Reading Room and Chapel, High Street, Wellingore, Lincolnshire, LN5 0HW. This is also the venue of the Night at the Chapel events.

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Thursday 14 March 2019

7 - 10pm
Reading Room and Chapel
High Street, Wellingore, LN5 0HW

On 14 March for the fourth and final event of the Broadcaster's Year of Nostalgia, Sally Plowman will be hosting an evening at the Wellingore Chapel. The event will coincide with a season-long exhibition of her work in the Broadcaster noticeboards outside the chapels in Waddington and Wellingore.
Expect a communal meal and an evening of multimedia performance.
If you are travelling from outside Lincolnshire, please remember to book train tickets early!
Also, there is space for people to stay overnight, send us a message if you want to.
 

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Tuesday 18 December 2018 7 - 10pm

Reading Room and Chapel
High Street, Wellingore, LN5 0HW

On 18th December, Lulu Alyahya will be hosting the third event as part of the Broadcaster's 'A Year of Nostalgia' curated by Sally Plowman. The night will coincide with the winter-long exhibition of Lulu's works in the Broadcaster noticeboards. The evening will consist of a meal, and multimedia works and experiences by Lulu and friends. 
The event is free. If you want to travel from outside of Lincolnshire, please remember to book train tickets early!  Also, there is space for people to stay overnight, limited spaces and sleeping bags will be required.

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Thursday 11 October 2018 
7 - 11pm

Reading Room and Chapel
High Street, Wellingore, LN5 0HW

For the second event as part of the Broadcaster's Year of Nostalgia curated by Sally Plowman, we will host a night of short films selected by Anna Metzger, coinciding with an exhibition of her work in the Broadcaster noticeboards in Wellingore and Waddington.
Join us for an evening of live music, food, and a screening of film works by artists based in Glasgow and London. 

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Thursday 12th July 8 - 11pm
Reading Room and Chapel,
High Street, Wellingore, LN5 0HW

Join us on Thursday 12th July to experience the first event that is part of the Broadcaster’s A Year of Nostalgia curated by Sally Plowman. Coinciding with Nia Fekri’s exhibition in the Broadcaster noticeboards, herself and Bea Macdonald will host an evening at the Wellingore Chapel. An evening spent with liminal traces of places, persons and fantasy in memory through writing and storytelling. The evening will consist of a walk with sound/song, a video installation, a performative reading by the artists and a meal.

2015
 
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B.talking

Friday 17 April 2015 
7-10 pm

The Reading Room and Chapel,

High Street,

Wellingore,
LN5 0HW

You’re very welcome to join us for the third B.talking event of our current B.professional programme. Come view and hear about the work of our B.resident artist Cedar Lewisohn plus our B.mentored artists Ellie Collins, Claire Morris-Wright, Alice White. You will be able to enjoy some wholesome food and refreshments together with stimulating conversations about contemporary art.

You can book for this free event here:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/btalking-tickets-15402988754

There is free return travel by minibus to Wellingore. The minibus will depart from outside The Collection, 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP at 5.45 and continue on to Wellingore stopping at villages along the A607 Grantham Road to pick up attendees if required. The return minibus will depart Wellingore at 10pm.

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B.talking

Friday 9 January 2015 
7-10 pm
The Reading Room and Chapel,
High Street,
Wellingore, LN5 0HW

You’re very welcome to join us for the second B.talking event of our current B.professional programme. Come view and hear about the work of our second B.resident artist Lorrice Douglas plus our B.mentored artist Scott Mason and invited guest artist Alec Shepley. You will be able to enjoy some wholesome food and refreshments together with stimulating conversations about contemporary art.

If you live within a 15-mile radius of Wellingore a free return travel by minibus is available and must be booked in advance by 8 January please email: info@beaconartproject.com.

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2014
 
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B.talking

Friday 10 October
7-10 pm

The Reading Room and Chapel,
High Street,
Wellingore, LN5 0HW

You’re very welcome to join us at this, the first B.talking event of our current B.professional programme. Come view and hear about the work of our B.resident artist Alexandra Parry plus our B.mentored artists Marc Renshaw and GÂST. You will be able to enjoy some wholesome food and refreshments together with stimulating conversations about contemporary art.

If you live within a 15-mile radius of Wellingore a free return travel by minibus is available and must be booked in advance by 8 October please email: info@beaconartproject.com.

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SEEN CREATED
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Terry O’Toole Theatre
NK Centre, Moor Lane
North Hykeham,

Lincoln LN6 9AX

Tickets: £3

 

To celebrate the work of contemporary live art performance, the National Centre for Craft and Design has commissioned Beacon Art Project to curate a programme of performance and film to complement their current exhibition Creating A Scene.

Friday 11 April,  6-8pm
Launch Event and Film Programme
An evening of short films featuring artist performances incorporating theatricality, props, costume and speech.

Amanda Coogan, Gillian Dyson, Doug Fishbone, Wayne Lloyd and Bob and Roberta Smith.

Saturday 12 April,  12-4 pm 
Live Performances
A sequence of performances by artists that are being re-staged specifically for the unique space of the Terry O’Toole Theatre. You will be served lunch, be engaged and enthralled by a range of exciting artist performances.

Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Clare Charnley and Vanessa Grasse, Gillian Dyson, Marcia Farquhar with Ella Finer and Kitty Finer, Fabiola Paz
 

2012
 
BEACON BI-MONTHLIES

This is a platform for early career artists and curators to test and develop new work and ideas alongside a more established artist. These three-hour evening events a diverse audience will experience three presentations, partake of the food and refreshments, engage in conversation within a social and congenial setting.

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Yelena Popova, RCA Installation, 2011 Photo: Yelena Popova

Beacon Bi-Monthly 13
Friday 2 November 2012

Reading Room & Chapel, High Street, Wellingore, Lincoln LN5 0HW

An evening of artists’ presentations and interventions
Guests selected in association with Primary, Nottingham's newest artists' space
Rebecca Beinart, Nottingham based artist and educator
Matthew Chesney, Nottingham based artist and director of Backlit gallery and studios
Yelena Popova, Nottingham based artist

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Mel Brimfield, Between Genius and Desire (installation view) 2012

Beacon Bi-Monthly 13

An evening of artists’ presentations and interventions
Friday 7 Sept 2012
Reading Room & Chapel, High Street, Wellingore, Lincoln LN5 0HW

Guests: Mel Brimfield, Scott Mason, Helen Stratford

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Sarah Staton, The Rain is Heaviest over the Hills 2011

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An evening of artists’ presentations and interventions
Friday 6 July 2012, 7-10pm
Reading Room & Chapel, High Street, Wellingore, Lincoln LN5 0HW

Guests: Sarah Staton Artist, Traci Kelly Nottinghamshire based artist, selected by The Summer Lodge (A Fine Art research event at Nottingham Trent University), Reactor Art group

PLOWMANS LUNCH
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PLOWMANS LUNCH : Visibility and Invisibility: Audience, Artist and Curator

22 June 2012

Reading Room & Chapel, High Street, Wellingore, Lincoln LN5 0HW

Food, conversation and debate were shared with guest speakers Penelope Curtis, Director of Tate Britain and Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of Mostyn, Wales. The programme for the day was structured around the lunch with questions before and answers after, incorporating contributions from two artists previously commissioned by Beacon, Doug Fishbone and Kelly Large.

Alfredo Cramerotti is a writer, curator, editor and artist working across a variety of media such as TV, radio, publishing, internet, media festivals, photography, writing and exhibition curating. He directs Mostyn, Wales’ largest and leading contemporary art centre, co-directs AGM Culture, roaming curatorial agency and CPS Chamber of Public Secrets, media & art production unit (co-curator of Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Region of Murcia, Spain, 2010). He is Research Scholar at the European Centre for Photography Research, University of Wales, Newport, Visiting Lecturer in various European Universities among others NTU Nottingham Trent University, University of Westminster, HEAD Geneva and DAI Dutch Arts Institute, and Editor of the Critical Photography book series by Intellect Books. His own publications include the book Aesthetic Journalism: How to inform without informing (2009) and Unmapping the City: Perspectives of Flatness (2010).

www.alcramer.net

Penelope Curtis In 1988 Penelope Curtis joined the new Tate Gallery Liverpool as Exhibitions Curator. In 1994 she moved to the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, where as Curator, she was responsible for a programme of historical and contemporary sculpture exhibitions, collections building in sculpture and archive, and research activity including events, fellowships and publications. She has written widely on 20th-century British sculpture, on European art and architecture of the inter-war years, and on many contemporary sculptors including Thomas Schűtte, Gerard Byrne and Isa Genzken. She is author of Sculpture 1900-1945: After Rodin (OUP, 1999) and Patio and Pavilion: The place of sculpture in Modern Architecture (Ridinghouse, 2007) and has recently curated Modern British Sculpture at the Royal Academy, London. Penelope Curtis became Director of Tate Britain in April 2010.

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S. Mark Gubb The Bewildered Herd: Text Works and Other Things 2004-2010

Bi-Monthly 10
4 May 2012

Reading Room & Chapel, High Street, Wellingore, Lincoln LN5 0HW

An evening of artists’ presentations from S. Mark Gubb and Jonathan Roberts and a Beacon Conversation: Collaborative working with Kate Genever.

2008
 
BROWN MOUNTAIN COLLEGE
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