Special Events

Sat 12 Oct 2024

Spirits of Place



Approx running time

10am - 5pm


Williamson Art Gallery

Ticket Price

Early Bird (£15 from 1st August) - £12.00

Student - £10.00

Spirits of Place - A day of talks and presentations on the theme of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight's connections to Wirral and the North West

As part of the Material Matters artists’ collective and co-operative’s into the wyld residency at the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum Birkenhead, Spirits of Place is an exciting one-day programme of talks and presentations.

Exploring the connections between the region and the medieval poem Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, Spirits of Place brings together a wide range of guest speakers across the fields of academia, literature, art and archaeology following an acclaimed first symposium held in Liverpool in 2016.

Stories are embedded in the world around us; in metal, in brick, in concrete, in wood, and in the very earth beneath our feet. Our history surrounds us, and the tales we tell – true or otherwise – are always rooted in what has gone before. The ‘spirits of place’ are the echoes of people, of events, and of ideas which have become imprinted upon a location.

Spirits of Place speakers will delve deep into the incredibly rich folklore and history of the Gawain poet’s Wyldrenesse of Wyrale, the North West, and beyond.

Guest speakers will be announced closer to the date.

Please note that the Early Bird ticket discount will be applied at the checkout.

Dates & Times

Sat 12 Oct 2024

Williamson Art Gallery

Slatey Road
CH43 4UE

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