• The Wire Works

The Wire Works – Bewsey Lodge session – poems

Laurence Payot is working with Bewsey Lodge Primary School to create a video inspired by the wire heritage of Warrington.

They will create a wire factory for the future, thinking about how wire can be used to connect but also filter and divide, and imagine a new wire world, more connected and less divided…

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Wire Works is a Warrington project designed to unearth, discover and celebrate Warrington’s industrial wire heritage through oral histories, creative workshops and large local events.

Below: Images from poetry session with Y5′s at Bewsey Lodge Primary School, exploring the concept of wire being a connecting material (telegraph poles, electric cables…) and a dividing material (barb wire, cage, filters). How do we connect as humans? What divides us? What feelings would be want to filter in or out of our metal safe box?.

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