Saturday, 4 June 2016
A Moveable Feast
Saltaire Arts Trail 2016 - Bradford based artists Burnett and Catt brought a Carnival vibe to the Arts Trail with a participatory installation entitled 'A Moveable Feast'. They had a tented workshop in the grounds of Saltaire URC and were leading a community effort to create banners, flags, puppets and models. It was part workshop, part celebration and every now and again an impromptu parade took place. They draw inspiration from folkloric tales, mummer's plays, banquets, processions and the idea of a Feast as a time for the community to come together to celebrate. I wonder what Sir Titus would have made of it? He was certainly in favour of huge community get-togethers and banquets. There were 3500 guests (mostly ordinary mill workers) at the inaugural banquet when Salts Mill was opened in 1853.