Wayfaring at Basildon Park
Step into the unknown this summer at Basildon Park, as we depart with art collective And Now: on an artistic journey played out over four days in July, interacting with the landscape and environment in the park. Book online to join And Now: on the final night on Saturday 21 July for an evening event celebrating the installations with live performance and music.
Update on Saturday evening event
Due to the prolonged hot weather and the grounds at Basildon Park being exceptionally dry and at risk of fire, we are unable to have a fire with fireworks on Saturday night as previously described.
(Un)Fortunately, we can’t control nature, it will have its way and we will respond!
Access on Saturday night to Basildon Park will still be free. Come from 7pm onwards if you are having a picnic on the lawn; because of the hot weather and dry ground we ask that you do not bring a BBQ or anything with a flame, including cigarettes. Then at 8pm pack up your picnic in your backpack (or you can leave your picnic things with a steward) and gather at the house for 8.30pm.
The characters of Wayfaring will welcome you and take you on a dusk journey through the woods into the landscape of Basildon Park, discovering the Wayfaring installation. Come together and get involved in a beautifully intimate evening and a very special moment in Basildon Park history.
Tread ancient routes
Art collective And Now: will explore the nature of time and journeying and the notion of boundaries in a series of installations and performance inspired by the chalk landscapes and ancient routes of the Icknield Way.
Artists Mandy Dike and Ben Rigby will create installations responding to the ‘conscious aesthetic’ of the parkland at Basildon Park, built over four days from Wednesday 18 July until Saturday 21 July. Local communities and visitors to Basildon Park are invited to come along and witness the installation’s progress, and interact with the sculptures and structures.
‘What exactly will happen is yet to be discovered but Wayfaring will be us reacting to the Basildon Park landscape and bringing people together for an unforgettable experience.’ Mandy Dike and Ben Rigby
Wayfaring at Basildon Park will be a performance using found materials and objects and, working alongside local volunteers, they will create something special ready for the main event on the Saturday evening
This event will culminate in an evening event celebrating the installations, as they are animated by live performance, music and song. It will be a rousing celebration of people coming together and of paths crossing for a single night.
The Resolution will start at 8.30pm and will end at 11pm. Basildon Park will open its gates at 7pm, and we recommend getting here early and to bring a picnic.