A BERGH APTON ARTS PRODUCTION 2021
A welcome from King Harry, Diddleton Frank, Gowk, Gled, Frenchman, Kitty Coot, Cob, Doo, Billy Wix, Jenny Wren, Betsy, Bob Robin, Mavis, Jeremy Joy, Tot o’er the Seas and Bumbarrels.
The out of the ordinary is under your nose.
One for the Rook, a collaboration with Charlotte Arculus, Mary Lovett, Hugh Lupton and Liz McGowan will be a trail like none other. It takes place over ten days in September - 8th-12th and 22nd-26th.
Tickets will go on sale on 1st July and will be available via this website from Eventbrite or by telephone. Be sure to book early as tickets are strictly limited. The trail will be accessible only to Pre-booked Ticket Holders.
This ancient land is a palimpsest of tracks written by paw, claw and hoof. Swallows and swifts weave the clear air into pathways as they swoop and soar as intricate as Celtic knots and larks gild it with song. We have stitched a new track trodden by shoe and boot and conjured from song and story, music and memory, film and thought, it is marked by runes. Walk it in silence, listen with the ears of an owl, see with hawk sharp eyes. Walk it as a charm, a summoning to fox, owl, snail and wild flower, all those outlawed by a human fear of the wild. ‘One for the Rook ‘ is a call to arms to remember we humans are but a part of life on Earth.
‘One for the Rook’ is an acknowledgement and celebration of the wild world around us, the creatures, plants and insects which are our ‘neighbours’. We follow in the footsteps of those beautiful and influential books, ‘Lost Words’ and ‘Lost Spells’ written by Robert Macfarlane and illustrated by Jackie Morris. Although ‘following’ it is very much our own pathway we have created.
The event is a ‘trail’ of about 1 ½ miles in the countryside around the village of Bergh Apton. There are a dozen ‘stop, look and listen’ places, some with music and words to enjoy. The ‘trail’ opens in the church porch which becomes a tiny theatre and then, the intrepid ‘travellers’ go off to be interested, intrigued and inspired and, to keep wits sharp, there is a puzzle full of trickery to solve. The trail finishes in the body of the church where there is music and readings to listen to, lanterns to admire and a CD to buy! This is no ordinary CD, it has been made by one of us and the covers designed, painted and printed by us. Collector's items.
The ‘One for the Rook’ trail is quiet, contemplative and can be walked as a meditation. Do come.
INFORMATION & TICKET CONDITIONS
Wednesday 8th September - Sunday 12th September &
Wednesday 22nd September - Sunday 26th September
Weekdays 10.00 – 2.30pm Sundays 12.00 – 2.30pm
‘One or the Rook’ is an acknowledgement and celebration of the wild world around us, the creatures, plants and insects which are our neighbours. We follow in the footsteps of those beautiful and influential books, ‘Lost Words’ and ‘Lost Spells’ written by Robert Macfarlane and illustrated by Jackie Morris. Although ‘following’ it is very much our own pathway.
The event is a ‘trail’ of about 1 ½ miles in the countryside around the village of Bergh Apton taking about two hours. There are a dozen ‘Stop, Look & Listen’ halts, some with music and words and, to keep your wits sharp, there is a cunning riddle to solve, with prizes.
Please take the ‘Trail’ quietly, contemplatively, meditationly.
BOOKING Groups of 6 are invited to arrive at 20-minute intervals. You may either form your own Group, start or join another Group. Please select Day & Time of your arrival and the Number in Group. If your preferred time has already been booked, please select an alternative.
Early booking is recommended - tickets are limited.
Tickets £10.00 No concessions.
Follow this link. (Purchases will incur a handling charge)
Telephone Enquiries: 01508 480-696
Returns: Once purchased, we regret refunds will not be possible. (We may be able to assist with selling returns.) The Trail will go ahead come wind, come weather, so bad weather will not be a cause for cancellation or ticket refunds. In the event a further Covid Lockdown results in postponement of O4tR, alternative dates will be offered or refunds made.
Confirmation: You will be sent a receipt which will be your Ticket with arrival directions.
Location: Bergh Apton Church Car Park - NR15 1BX
Arrival: Please arrive punctually with your tickets at the Reception Tent. Only those with Pre-booked Tickets will be admitted. Trail instructions with a Programme /Map will be issued to those with Tickets.
MOBILE: Remember to bring your mobile smartphone.
QR Codes: The trail uses QR codes to access readings and music via your smartphone, which should be with IOS.11 or later (or Android 11) upgrade. Prior to your arrival download a QR Code reader app (lots of options on the Internet). In ‘Camera’ settings, ‘Scan QR Codes’ must be set at GREEN (on’). To access recordings, scan password protected QR codes to be found around the Trail. Per Group only one smartphone is needed, to which all can listen.
Terrain: Most of the O4tR Trail will take place over rough ground; overhanging branches & roots create hidden obstacles or hazards. Ground may be marshy & wet; plus a steep bank with steps. We cannot accept responsibility for accidents where due care and attention has not been paid to the conditions. Bear in mind that nature does its own thing.
Attire: Please use stout footwear – appropriate for the terrain.
Wheelchairs: We regret that wheelchair use will not be possible, owing to the rough terrain.
Refreshments: Light Refreshments will be available and/or bring a Picnic.
Riddles: Around the Trail there will be a series of Riddle clues. Prizes for Riddle solvers – if too many – random selection will be applied.
CDs: CDs (or Downloads) of One for the Rook music and readings will be available to purchase from Reception using a credit card. Each CD will have a unique hand-crafted cover.
Dogs: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times – there are sheep locally. Dogs must not be left in cars.
Alterations: BACAT retains the right to make alterations to any of the above at any time & without notice. Keep an eye on Social Media & websites.
Website: Bergh Apton: https://berghapton.org.uk/home/arts/
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To help you enter a One for the Rook frame of mind you will receive with your ticket an especially written short story, The Elder Fable.