A People’s Peculiar

A People’s Peculiar is a compendium of objects, artefacts and stories collected and created during the making of On Landguard Point. This compendium of material drawn from all over the East has been curated into a permanent public exhibition at the newly refurbished Abbot’s Hall at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, opening in 2012.

Inspired by the histories and culture of the East, Pacitti Company has worked with thousands of people across the region’s six counties. We have created a feature film, presented a series of site specific events and gathered many stories and local knowledge with help from East of England residents and visitors.

Through this connection with people throughout the region we have created 205 symbols to represent the East and the peculiarities of what it means to live and work here – including flora and fauna, myth and legend, history and geography, everyday life and popular culture. You can explore these symbols in A People’s Peculiar exhibition or online, read what others have written in response, and make a contribution in your own voice.

These symbols have also been made into 205 silver charms which will also be on display for the first time: An identical set of these charms will be buried during Dig & Sow, tagged with details of how any finders could locate A People’s Peculiar, so that what we leave in the present might be of use or comfort or interest to people of the future. A People’s Peculiar will also feature unusual items that can be found at the museum.

 

Information for visitors…

Abbot’s Hall, Museum of East Anglian Life, Iliffe Way, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1DE

The opening times for the museum are Monday – Saturday 10am until 5pm and 11am until 5pm on Sundays.
Admission to Abbot’s Hall and A People’s Peculiar exhibition will be free of charge. A small charge for entry to the rest of the museum site is applicable.

The Museum can be reached on 01449 612229, directions and other visitor information is available at www.eastanglianlife.org.uk/visit-us/