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In 2017 three artists opened our eyes to new ways of seeing and understanding our fragile south Shropshire hills landscape. Spectators and participants were given the opportunity to explore and appreciate the history, the stories and the future of this beautiful rugged upland area and understand what part we humans play in caring for it.

On Saturday 16th September there will be a Heartland Celebration held at Carding Mill Valley, SY6 6JG. All are welcome to come and enjoy the Shropshire Hills Heartland project with FREE events throughout the day – we encourage people to come for one event, or stay for them all and make a day of it! 

11.30am - ‘Walk & ’Talk’ with land artist Tony Plant. Walk with him to see his work on the hillside and then return to the tea rooms to see his sketches and enjoy a talk about how his work & ideas evolves.

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7.00pm - Come and enjoy listening to songs that Mary Keith has composed, heard in the landscape that inspired them, performed by around 40 singers. Also on at this time ‘Light Path' - where you can see coming & goings of runners & walkers as we attempt to film & photograph an illuminated dynamic response to Tony’s land art as dusk falls. 

From 3pm there will be a refresher workshop session in the education room for anyone who has participated in any of the ongoing Heartland singing workshops over the summer.

Heartland is a partnership project between:


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