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Inspiring Bosworth

‘Inspiring Bosworth’ is a separate project, running in parallel with the development of the art trial. It has been made possible by funding support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Dixie Educational Foundation. bosworth1485

 

The ‘Inspiring Bosworth’ project will work with local communities and schools to engage and inspire them with and about the development of the Bosworth 1485 Sculpture Trail. The trail is a rural route which will link the six key locations of the Battle using rights of way, canal paths and village lanes. Each location will be represented through sculpture and other art forms. Work on this major capital project is now under development.


‘Inspiring Bosworth’ provides a unique and exciting opportunity for local communities and schools to shape the interpretation of the trail through education, outreach and creative activities. The project will focus on the archaeology, artefacts and landscape of the battle scene. There will be opportunities for people to handle artefacts and listen to and learn from historians and archaeologists. There will also be opportunities for schools and communities to create their own works of art, with professional artists, based around the themes of the sculptures. This work will feed into and influence the interpretation boards that form part of the sculpture trail and be used for on-line information and other digital representation.


The project aims to engage and inspire the communities of Market Bosworth, Sutton Cheney, Dadlington and Stoke Golding. It will leave a lasting legacy of the Battle of Bosworth and the events since which still continue to shape our communities today. There will be more details about specific events and activities, in these areas, available soon.

Bosworth 1485
Bosworth 1485