Elsecar by the Sea

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Elsecar by the Sea

In days gone by, families from Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley used to flock to Elsecar for a day out at the reservoir to enjoy boat rides, picnics and games on the shore.

Experience what it was like to live and work in Victorian Elsecar in this astonishingly detailed digital reconstruction. Fly through ironworks, collieries, workshops and village streets, surrounding by beautiful Yorkshire countryside. See Earl Fitzwilliam speaking to his workers, iron puddlers by their furnaces and the families who lived on our canal.

The Mute Still Air – a film by Ed Carter and Grimethorpe Colliery Band

The Mute Still Air – a film by Ed Carter and Grimethorpe Colliery Band

The Mute Still Air is a sculptural sound installation, musical instrument, and graphic score project by artist and composer Ed Carter, performed with Grimethorpe Colliery Band, and filmed by James Lockey.

Originally commissioned for Elsecar Heritage Centre, the piece reflects on the significance of social responsibility within a brutal commercial industry, taking inspiration from the cultural impact of Benjamin Biram’s pioneering engineering work at the Elsecar coal mine in South Yorkshire.

Find out more about the instalation here 

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