Working in partnership with St Wulfram’s Church in Grantham, the award-winning Islamic Street artist Mohammed Ali and a small team of brilliant local creatives, my colleague Emilie Nunn and I are due to deliver the first arts project under the ‘Wulfram 2020’ banner, a year long programme of activity to celebrate 1300 years since the death of Wulfram and approx. 900 years since the building of the church was started.
The Wulfram Spring project has been funded by Arts Council England and was due to take place in spring 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic. The project will see the creation of a series of art works made by Mohammed and local communities working with local artists. All the work will be inspired by the story of Wulfram and the ‘Stations of the Cross’ and will form an exhibition that will be held inside the church for 2 weeks, with (we hope) a special live launch event led by Mohammed and award-winning musician Cleveland Watkiss.
The event was originally due to take place in the run up to Easter 2020 and we are hopeful that it will be possible to deliver it for Easter 2021 but if that is not possible it will happen soon…