Laurence Payot is a French born, Liverpool based artist. She creates subtle yet challenging works in the public realm, short-circuiting our everyday routine to spark new ways of perceiving the world around us.
Dunstable Wind Charming is back for its third year on Sunday 30 August on Dunstable Downs, The event invites the people of Dunstable to dance with the wind, become part of a collective performance, and create the folklore of tomorrow.
On Saturday 29 August 2015 for a free costume and message making afternoon at Dunstable Library to help Dunstablians get ready for the day. Bring a black, grey or white t-shirt and our team will help you create your very own wind charming costume. Or drop by and write your own message to the wind. 1-5pm, No need to book.
“The magic of Dunstable Wind Charming Day is that it brings people together to create something beautiful and out of the ordinary. It’s about celebrating this special place and the people who make it, using the strong local wind as a metaphor for the invisible forces that connect us to each other and to our environment. Each wind charmer will bring their own interpretations of what this new folklore means to them – through the creation of their costumes and personal stories, and become part of a collective visual performance, leading up to the flying of a giant kite-like sculpture. For me, this event is about feeling alive, here and now, together.” – Laurence Payot