Thursday 9 August: Welcome the Nation
The Welcome Day kicked off with a conversation between artist Adam Chodzko and Alex Hartley, the artist who devised Nowhereisland. Adam's paddled passengers on his beautiful wooden kayak, Ghost, around the island all afternoon. Adam is artist-in-residence at the Tamar Arts Project.
Local football team Hope FC, a team from Plymouth's Nowhere Inn and citizens of Nowhereisland played a football mini-tournament with Hope FC winning.
Members of Young Plymouth Arts Centre recited their stories of Nowhereisland and planted a juniper tree along with a time capsule to mark the occasion, and the Ambassadors greeted hundreds of new citizens at the Embassy.
There was also a performance of the Nowhereisland Song, written and performed by members of a Red Cross and Plymouth Music Zone project.
Nowhereisland Radio, set up by Take A Part, was broadcast at Jennycliff and at the welcome event, their reporters recorded interviews for later broadcast. Click on Nowhereisland Radio to hear the podcasts of Nowhereisland’s visit to Plymouth. This temporary community radio station featured drama, interviews and reports all relating to and inspired by Nowhereisland. For more information, see www.nowhereislandradio.com
CENTRE CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
At Plymouth Arts Centre from 20 July – 31 August an exhibition, Citizens Advice Bureau, about Nowhereisland, contains video, photographs and other background information about the project before and after it arrives in Plymouth.www.plymouthartscentre.org