From The Stove
The Stove Network is delighted to present a new arts event at Wigtown Book Festival 2014. Historically, Wigtown was an important county town. With its harbor and location at the lowest fording point of the River Bladnoch, Wigtown was at one time part of a major important network of land and sea routes, including a pilgrim route to Whithorn. The layout of the town is notable for its large market square, a reflection of its importance in the cattle trade in the medieval period. Taking this history as a starting point The Stove has devised a programme that breathes life back into these trading routes.
Artists from across the region are travelling to Wigtown following new and old routes to Wigtown by boat, horse and pedal-power.
Alice Francis and Uula Jero will be setting up camp for the afternoon in Southfield Park where there will be workshops and the opportunity craft a spoon mould to be cast in metal later in the day.
Once the boats arrive into the harbour and process up into the town with Mark Zygadlo, they will be joined by Uula, Alice, a drumming band, horse and cart and pedal-powered foundry.
At the corner of the town hall the mobile foundry will be lit and spoons cast using charcoal brought by the boats from Creetown Primary.
A surprise performance closes Trading Journeys.
For full details of the event head to our website here