Apples and People is a digital response to a time of great uncertainty, bringing the amazing global story of the apple to all. Symbolising global connectedness, individual achievement, happenchance, and people and nature working closely together, the apple we eat today offers us hope as well as nourishment.
Based upon a specially commissioned map of the apple world that traces a network of stories about the apple from the ancient world to the present day, apples and people highlights just how significant the fruit is to people, and how vital people have been in selecting the rich variety of apples that are enjoyed around the world today. These 46 stories will be released between January 2021 and May 2023 on key dates in the apple’s own calendar.
Herefordshire grows more apples than anywhere else in the UK, and the UK plays an important part in the global story of the apple. The exhibition programme is a partnership between the Brightspace Foundation, the Museum of Cider and the National Trust in Herefordshire. It is being helped by a panel of some of the world’s leading apple experts – from USA, China, New Zealand, Italy and across the UK.
Funding has been received from the John Ellerman Foundation, Howard Bulmer Charitable Trust, Hereford Cider Museum Trust, East Malling Trust, Hereford City Council, Friends of Herefordshire Museums and Arts, the Becket Bulmer Fund managed by Herefordshire Community Foundation, the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers, individual donors, Heineken and Thatchers Cider.
This online digital engagement preludes a programme of exhibitions at four sites in Herefordshire, UK, to bring together visual art & culture, sound, community engagement, science, and the natural environment to explore the fascinating history of this symbolic fruit. It will be a resource for all those interested in the history and future of the apple as well as its culinary uses – with suggested reading and links to other information and networks.
Bagging Cider Apples Credenhill, Herefordshire
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Our latest Apple Story, 'Eve and the Apple - How artists have interpreted the forbidden fruit' includes this work Albrecht Durer - Adam and Eve 1504 Engraving Courtesy of THE MET. #met #applesandpeople #apples #appleart #applestories
Our latest Apple Story, 'Eve and the Apple - How artists have interpreted the forbidden fruit' includes this work Albrecht Durer - Adam and Eve 1504 Engraving Courtesy of THE MET New York USA.'Purgatory Plucked' by musician Hilary Norris sets together two old texts about Adam and Eve into a short choral work. This is an Apples & People commission....#applesandpeople #apples #applestories ... See MoreSee Less
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