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Sat, 23 Oct


Gold Hill Museum

Care for the Future

An exhibition at Gold Hill Museum. Three different contributions from participants in Planet Shaftesbury. Open 10.30am - 4.30pm daily.

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Care for the Future
Care for the Future

Time & Location

23 Oct 2021, 13:00 – 31 Oct 2021, 16:30

Gold Hill Museum, Gold Hill, Shaftesbury SP7 8JW, UK

About the Event

This exhibition brings together three items that have been created earlier this year by separate members of the Planet Shaftesbury network. They are:

No Going Back 

Together we face a climate and ecological emergency. The COVID 19 pandemic has changed our way of life overnight. Having quickly adopted such drastic measures to save lives, we now know what is possible, both from our government and ourselves. Now is the time to create a new future.

With this statement in mind, Karen Wimhurst (Composer) and Ed Bersey (Sylvafield Studios) created an audio collage of spoken voices from Shaftesbury North Dorset, underscored with original music.

Members of Planet Shaftesbury were invited to make recordings of themselves, their neighbours, and friends at the onset of the pandemic through to Spring 2021 when people were asked these questions:

· What are your new priorities?

· What do you love?

· What can you let go of?


A display of Christina Strickland's photographs of Dorset wildflowers (& some insects)

Christina is passionate about providing positive messages in the context of environmental campaigning and uses her photographs to focus attention on the nature around us. This display was first used as part of Planet Shaftebury's stand at the 2021 Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show.

The Backdrop 

A colourful compilation of photos, soundbites, poems and charts that illustrates the situation within which we’re now living out our lives. Attention is drawn to specifics – Shaftesbury, Dorset or UK - but the images here span the globe. None of us can escape the consequences of human impact on climate and damage to the natural world of which we are part.

This collage was first compiled to provide a backdrop to the more tangible activities offered at Planet Shaftesbury's G&S Show stand in 2021. It was compiled by Rachel Bodle with the selection of images and order of presentation  being informed by the work of Climate Outreach.

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