On Landguard Point – Archived Site

This site is the archive for On Landguard Point, while all of the information is correct, some of it may be out of date – the most up to date information can now be found at www.pacitticompany.com/on-landguard-point



World Premiere Tour – On Landguard Point

After much anticipation, from June through to September 2012 you will be able to see ‘On Landguard Point’.  There will be screenings around the East of England.  Take a look at our current events page to find out where you can see it!

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Submit your People’s Peculiar entry!

Have you got a story? Maybe you’ve been part of our Dig & Sow project and have a find with a history to share?

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Guardian’s Stage section features On Landguard Point

From flag raising to dulcimer playing, professionals and amateurs will work together in a giant slice of community art.  Robert Pacitti, On Landguard Point’s Artistic Director & Chief Executive, writes a revealing blog





We’ve been in the paper…here’s what The Independent had to say:

From Freud’s Civilisation and its Discontents to the Indiana Jones films, digging has long been a metaphor for cultural and psychological processes. From tomorrow, archaeology and art will become one when the performer Robert Pacitti curates Dig and Sow, a series of public digs across eastern England. 

The man whose biennial Spill Festival has presented the likes of the Italian live artist Romeo Castellucci being mauled on stage by eight Alsatian dogs will collaborate instead with senior bowling teams and scout groups at 205 excavation sites across six counties, in the hope of uncovering hidden treasure. The digs will be part of On Landguard Point, the east of England’s Cultural Olympiad offering and will be conducted under the watchful eye of Dr Carenza Lewis, a Cambridge University archaeologist and Time Team regular.

“Carenza talks about digging as an umbilical link to the past,” says Pacitti. “She predicts some of the things we’ll find, like clay and pipe ware. But it’s also a giant metaphor. I’ve spent my career not making new things but editing a load of stuff that’s already on the table, or in the ground. And in the physicality of the ‘dig’ there is a real sense of performance. It’s as far away from culture-house culture as you can get.”

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/on-landguard-point-offers-culture-that-anyone-can-dig-2347487.html


An East Of England Adventure In Real Life And Film

On Landguard Point (or OLP) is a project about HOME. It explores how we construct our diverse notions of home, what home means to each of us, and what it means to host others in our home.

OLP is also a series of extraordinary live large-scale outdoor events and activities taking place this summer, engaging thousands of people as participants and audience across the East of England. These events then collectively form the content of a new feature film, which will premiere in 2012 

Pacitti Company is creating On Landguard Point as part of Artists taking the lead, a major project at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, funded by Arts Council England.

This website features details of our public events, including performance, music, dance and crafts being made by professional and non-professional performers and participants. It gives information on activities that you can get directly involved with, from today onwards. It also shares details on a series of private events and performances that are being made especially for camera as part of the On Landguard Point feature film.

Inspired by the histories and culture of the East, On Landguard Point exists at an intersection between live performance, community and cinema – where the people and places of the East of England really do become the stars of the show.