Last week, us Surface voles were kindly invited to the launch of The Samuel Morley Programme (supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund), down the road at Backlit. So volunteers Megan Bonser, Megan Lynch and Rachel Page headed down for some cake and chat...
Backlit have recently been "awarded the funding to deliver a project that will reinterpret the heritage of Samuel Morley, and his radical approach to social activism in the late 19th Century...As a project it looks at BACKLIT’s site-specific historical past, profiling the Nottinghamshire Victorian philanthropist and social reformer Samuel Morley....The Samuel Morley Project is a new approach to exploring heritage and how this relates to our lives today. Backlit will manage his legacy in Nottingham and beyond through this innovative project during 2014/2015".
We were delighted to support and celebrate such good news with the Backlit team, and its great to see so much positivity for a organisation a little similar to ourselves.
We also had the opportunity to chat so some of their lovely studio artists, and have a nosey around their spaces. Theres some fabulous work being produced by some very talented artists...one of them being former EM14er Ali Morgan Tansley, who we enjoyed a catch up with.
Thank-you Backlit for the Invitation and congratulations! We look forward to seeing what 2015 holds for you guys and supporting you some more.
Written by Megan Bonser.