A Close Tongue Keeps A Safe Head
“A close tongue keeps a safe head said the Finfolk to the fisherman” – as if the act of sharing was somehow dangerous, but we think story-telling is a vital part of exploring the context within which you situate yourself.
Keeping this in mind we launched the Reading Room, a curated selection of publications and artefacts that will broaden the context of our ongoing programme beyond the gallery space – as well as be a space to access a range of creative publications, many of which are by artists and writers with links to Nottingham.
We celebrated the launch with the help of local folk band ‘Fred and Friends’ - well known for their regular folk sessions at the King Billy – they put on a generous, fun and stirring performance full of clog dancing and traditional songs that had everyone singing together by the end of the night.
The event was accompanied by a text piece by Chloë Laycock, linking the folk tradition of story-telling to our intentions of disseminating information through the Reading Room with the use of an Orcadian non-sense counting rhyme that her grandfather taught her. The text now resides in the Reading Room as part of our growing collection of zines.
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