Fantasy coffin maker Paa Joe at Clumber Park: June 1st 2013

Date published: 25 Apr 2013

Posted by: Joe Pick

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In May 2013 fantasy coffin maker Paa Joe will leave Ghana for only the second time in his life and will travel to the UK where he will undertake an artist residency in the stunning surroundings of National Trust site, Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.  Here he will build his trademark lion coffin, one of the most powerful and important symbols of Africa.

Man carving a coffinYou can visit Paa Joe during the month of May and see him working in the grounds of Clumber Park. During the residency, City Arts will also be engaging local schools through a series of arts workshops; mask making with Stephen Jon, poetry with Panya Banjoko and music with Michael Davis.

On June 1st 2013 the coffin will be celebrated in a grand finale, featuring the mesmerizing musicians, Sabar Soundsystem.

The residency and grand finale are open to the public and the full event is supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England in partnership with City Arts, National Trust in the Midlands and Nottinghamshire County Council.

Venue:  Clumber Park
Age Restriction:  None
Event Date:  June 1st 2013
Doors open:  17:30
Start time:  18:00

Tickets on sale from 1st May 2013