East of England residents are encouraged to be the stars of the On Landguard Point film by coming together and sharing a giant communal feast and watching live events unfold at Museum of East Anglian Life (MEAL) in Stowmarket, Suffolk. These extraordinary weekend of events, taking place on Saturday 30th July and Sunday 31st July, will be captured for the On Landguard Point film which will be premiered across the UK next year as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad celebrations.
On Landguard Pont is a series of live large-scale, public outdoor events and activities that will culminate in a major feature film. Created by Pacitti Company as part of Artists taking the lead — a project at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad funded by Arts Council England — On Landguard Point explores notions of ‘home’, what it means to people in the East and is set to engage thousands of people as participants and audience across the East of England this summer.
The Museum of East Anglian Life will host a series of On Landguard Point preparatory events and activities from Monday 25th July, before becoming An Edible Compass – an extraordinary weekend of feasting, filmmaking and live events on Saturday 30th July and Sunday 31st July.
At 11:30am, Saturday 30th July, The Hayfield, Museum of East Anglian Life, hundreds of people from across the region are set to come together, share a giant communal feast made from recipes found in the On Landguard Point Cookbook and be stars of the On Landguard Point film. An Edible Compass – A Feast is an enormous banquet and mass participatory event, all of which will be recorded for the On Landguard Point film. Over 350 tickets to this event are available to visitors free of charge (on a first come, first served basis) to register for a free ticket visit www.onlandguardpoint.com/feastregister. Specially discounted tickets are available (Saturday and Sunday) once free tickets have been allocated on the: £5 Adults, £3 for children and £10 for families (up to 2 adults and 3 children) for all day access to MEAL.
Visitors can also help to make 205 scarecrows, which will be placed in a field after dark and filmed as part of the On Landguard Point film. The On Landguard Point team will be running professional scarecrow workshops from Monday 25th July to Sunday 31st July at MEAL where families, groups and individuals are all invited to participate. The Museum will also host the On Landguard Point Hub where visitors are given the opportunity to add their memories and stories to the ever-growing People’s Encyclopedia for the East.
On Landguard Point’s residency comes to close at 11:30am, Sunday 31st July, Top Field, Museum of East Anglian Life with An Edible Compass – The Ring. The event consists of a series of images, performed to camera, which will be filmed in front of a live audience. Audience members will be recorded on camera as the On Landguard Point film crew captures visual images including horses, tents, drawing, a large gathering of guitarists and much more besides!
On Landguard Point at Museum of East Anglian Life events:
• The Edible Compass – The Feast, Saturday 30th July 2011 at 11.30am
The Hay Field, Museum of East Anglian Life
Participants attending are reminded that The Feast will be filmed from 11:30am until the close of the event. Participants therefore may be recorded on camera for the On Landguard Point Film
• Scarecrow making workshops, Monday 25th to Saturday 30th July from 10am – 5pm and Sunday 31st July 2011 from 11am -5pm
The Pole Barn, Museum of East Anglian Life
• On Landguard Point Creative Hub, Monday 25th to Saturday 30th July from 10am – 5pm and Sunday 31st July 2011 from 10am – 5pm
Activity Room, Museum of East Anglian Life
• The Edible Compass – The Ring, Sunday 31st July 2011 at 11.30am
Top Field, Museum of East Anglian Life
Participants attending are reminded that The Ring will be filmed from 11:30am until the close of the event. Participants therefore may be recorded on camera for the On Landguard Point Film
Tickets for all On Landguard Point events at Museum of East Anglian Life are available at specially discounted prices: £5 Adults, £3 for children and £10 for families (up to 2 adults and 3 children) and can be bought on the day of the event at the Museum of East Anglian Life. Each ticket allows you a day pass into Museum of East Anglian Life. East of England residents are offered the chance to get a limited availability free ticket for the An Edible Compass – A Feast by registering online at www.onlandguardpoint.com/feastregister. Free tickets are available on a fi¬rst come, ¬first served basis only and terms and conditions apply (see website page). Specially discounted MEAL prices for tickets resume thereafter.
Museum of East Anglian Life is open from 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday. Please call 01449 612 229 for more information or visit www.eastanglianlife.org.uk. For further information regarding On Landguard Point events please visit www.onlandguardpoint.com or call 01473 216 545