Boston migration project features in initiative led by renowned artist

Artist Dan Thompson
Artist Dan Thompson

A project on migration in Boston will feature in an arts initiative led by a nationally-renowned artist and writer Dan Thompson.

The Transported project has opened a space in the Community Rooms in Strait Bargate in collaboration with Mr Thompson, who founded Revolution Arts and was parised by David Cameron in the wake of last year’s riots for initiating the #riotcleanup Twitter movement.

Until Tuesday next week, animator Neil Baker will be in residence working on a project about migration in the area. The shop will be open from 9am-5pm each day, during which time anyone can go in and watch him work.

Neil Baker said: “Boston and South Holland is an area of mass migration of both humans and wildlife. Over the last 10-15 years the area has seen a significant migration of people moving to the area from across Europe, and this area around the Wash is also known as a place that thousands of birds have migrated to with a variety of species coming and going throughout the year. I am creating an animation that explores these different migrations.”

On Saturday, 10am-3pm, artist Tim Denton will host a workshop on pantographs and how they can make different kinds of drawings.

On Wednesday, July 17, from 10am-3.30pm, an origami workshop by art group The Eloquent Fold will create a fleet of boats.

There will also be another craft-based workshop, Pin A Petal, will be taking place at Wyberton Parish Hall on Monday, 12.30-4.30pm.

Elsewhere in Boston, keep an eye out for the Nu Urban Gardeners, who will be in various locations with their Transported ‘arts van’ - a converted ice-cream van - with their interactive performance workshop called Chugga Nugging.

Today (Friday) the gardeners will be at Fish Hill in Boston from 10am, at the Pilgrim Fathers Memorial from 1pm and RSPB Frampton Marsh from 5pm.

Finally, on Sunday, July 13, a textile-based workshops by David Mackie are taking place at the Guildhall Museum, at 10.30am and 1pm.

For more information about Transported visit www.transportedart.com