Looking back to look forward – a project exploring what Mayflower means now

LAND-ING is a new short film and public art commission, currently in development, led by curators and producers Kate Stoddart and Jo Wheeler, artist Hetain Patel, and the people of Bassetlaw. This collaborative project was initially developed throughout 2019 with a group of local young people from the Inspire Learning Course. It explores North Nottinghamshire’s connection to the historical sailing of the Mayflower, reflecting on the stories of the few who made the journey, and unravelling the impact they still have on the many today.

Featuring volunteers from the local community working alongside professional artists, LAND-ING will premiere at Savoy Cinema, Worksop in 2022. Please check back for updates and for further information about how to get involved.

We’re excited to be working with and supported by a number of regional and national partners, including: Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries; Arts Council England; Transported; Writing East Midlands; Bassetlaw District Council; and Nottinghamshire County Council. LAND-ING is part of Mayflower 400, a national project to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the journey of the Mayflower from England to America.