Japanese artist Seiko Kinoshita’s immersive contemporary textile installation combining hundreds of bobbins, cotton thread & soundscape at Strutt’s North Mill opens on the 18th October followed by an illuminated lantern walk on 26th October.
These events are produced by Beam as part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Great Place Scheme funded by Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund.
THREAD by Seiko Kinoshita
Threading through time – Exhibition
Strutt’s North Mill Basement
18th October – 3rd November 2019
Open Wed – Sun : 11am-4pm
Free with admission fee to the museum (£5), under 16’s free.
Come and experience Japanese artist Seiko Kinoshita’s immersive contemporary textile installation combining hundreds of bobbins, cotton thread and a soundscape.
Free entry on Sunday 27th October as part of the Discovery Days Festival – a chance to meet the artist!
Part of Japan Season of Culture
Please note the basement is not accessible to wheelchair users.
Threading through communities – Lantern Walk
Start: George Street, Belper / End: St Peter’s Church
6pm – 8pm: Saturday 26th October 2019
Free /drop in
Visitors will be guided by 100s of lanterns along George Street and at St Peter’s Church where refreshments will be available. The lantern walk will include poetry performances by Captive Audience Theatre Company. There’ll also be a short film of Seiko’s artistic journey through this commission including images from the lantern making workshops and Seiko’s research trip to a Japanese World Heritage Site- Tomioka Silk Mill and Usui Seishi Silk Mill.
Inspired by surrounding historical connections to Strutts North Mill, Seiko has engaged over 500 local residents and children in making Lanterns influenced by the original cotton bobbin design to illuminate this historically significant area in Belper.
Please note the route has uneven ground, but venues are wheelchair accessible
Part of the Discovery Days Festival 26th October – 3rd November
There’s 130 events to experience & enjoy during the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site’s annual Discovery Days Festival! Find out more: www.derwentvalleymills.org/discovery-days