Canute's Palace Transformed for ArtVaults: Live

Saturday 1st September saw Mad King Ludwig perform at the launch of ArtVaults: Live. Amanda Moore’s new installation within Canute’s Palace was unveiled and beautifully lit in the evening light for the occasion with the Butcher’s Hook providing refreshment for nearly 200 people.

On Sunday the space was taken over by artist sarah filmer’s ongoing Knit the Walls Project, around 40 people participated in an informal knitting session to create the community art work.

This weekend’s activities sees Vivian Chinasa Ezugha, who will be exploring the concept of the masquerade. With performances at 11am and midday on Saturday. Ezugha will perform a ritual wearing a garment inspired by her own traditional African heritage and the rare and beautiful, endangered native British bird, the Capercaillie.

On Sunday from 11am artist Wilfred Tomescu invites visitors to take part in a 30 minute audio tour. The ‘theatre of the mind’ will transform Canute’s Palace into an archaeological museum. Intertwined narratives create overlapping and collective audio interpretations. Audiences are presented with a guided aural exploration within a mobile sound installation, which begins with the distribution of headphones and a guiding pamphlet. Places are limited so book your place for free.