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The Golden Apples recommends The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane.
“…For untold thousands of years we travelled on foot over rough paths,’ he notes, ‘not simply as peddlers or communters or tourists, but as men and women for whom the path stood for some intense experience: freedom, new human relationships, a new awareness of the landscape. The road offered a journey into the unknown that could end up allowing us to discover who we were’.”
The Old Ways introduces the ritualistic art of Steve Dilworth who lives on the isle of Harris
Listen to the sound-story of an overnight sea-voyage made one August, in an old open boat called Jubilee, to the Scottish Island of Sula Sgeir. Sula Sgeir – also known as the rock – it lies far out in the North Atlantic. It is forty miles due north of the Outer Hebrides. It is the jaggy black summit of a submarine mountain, made of three-billion-year-old Lewisian gneiss. It is a shockingly severe place, home only to gannets, seals, skuas and puffin. And it is also the site each summer of a gannet hunt carried out by the men of Ness. Listen Here
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 12:57:57
From: paul kaptein
To: golden apples
Hi Claude just wanted to let you and the Golden Apples crew know that I have a sculpture on show as part of Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe. I was working on last years piece when I heard the inaugural show last summer and loved the show straight away. The show became an influence on the work I made for this years exhibition. It’s site #62 if you get down there. Most people don’t seem to get he’s a Satyr – hence the fur from the waist down. I prefer the view from the back.
The Museum of British Folklore
“…We’re looking for material…”
“…Inspired by the launch of Simon Costin’s touring Museum of British Folklore, Britannica showcases rare archive footage of the age-old but oft-forgot traditions of the Sceptred Isle that form the crux of this unique new venture”…
Rites and Rituals is a short film that includes all that is wyrd and wonderful including scenes of “Cheese Rolling” the favoured spectator sport of the Golden Apples Collective.
Morris Child Picture from the Doc Rowe Archive