Apparent North

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The seventh work in the current phase of The Seven Wonders focuses on the ‘stone edge’ that marks the border between Derbyshire and Sheffield: Stanage. Artist Paul Evans and Derbyshire Poet Laureate Helen Mort respond to this gritstone escarpment with a poem that references one of the climbing routes to be found on the steep buttress, and a painting that evokes the uncommon ground encountered at the end of the climb. Click here to view the poem and the painting. This is the first stage in an ongoing collaboration between Evans and Mort, informed by a series of visits to and conversations about Stanage Edge; click on the ‘Play’ button below to listen to an edited discussion about the collaboration (recorded in Evans’ Sheffield studio on 23 October 2013). Further work will be posted here in the coming months.