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Storey's Field Centre

The Lost Words: Forget Me Not

Thursday 17th October
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

An exhibition from The Lettering Arts Trust; inspired by The Lost Words: A Spell Book by Rob MacFarlane and Jackie Morris.

The book was created in response to the Oxford University Press deleting natural words from the Oxford Children’s Junior Dictionary, initially in 2007 although – as they have reprinted – more words have disappeared.

This exhibition is not  a protest against the OUP deleting the words, but as insurance for the future against the words never being spoken or understood again. The stone carved pieces will reside in people’s homes or gardens, maybe in a woodland or marshland, but they will be there, quiet and unobtrusive, but strong and relevant for another 100 years or more.

To see these artworks will evoke a sense of loss, but also of determination to value what we have and attempt to hold onto their meaning and significance.

This will be on display in our foyer between Monday 30th September and Wednesday 23rd October.

Viewing times vary depending on what events we have on at the Centre, some of these times might change if we have other events on.
Every Monday to Wednesday 9:00 to 21:00

Thursdays to Sundays at these times:
Thursday 3rd 9:00 to 20:00
Friday 4th 9:00 to 17:00
Saturday 5th 10:00 to 14:00
Sunday 6th 10:30 to 17:00
Thursday 10th and Friday 11th 9:00 to 16:00
Sunday 13th 9:00 to 17:00
Thurs 17th to Sun 20th – 9:00 – 17:00 (we have a beer and gin festival on but we can maintain access to the exhibition during the day)



Lost Words