‘Inspiring Bosworth’ is a separate project, which has run in parallel with the development of the art trail. It has been made possible by funding support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Dixie Educational Foundation.
The ‘Inspiring Bosworth’ project has worked with local communities and schools to engage and inspire them with and about the development of the Bosworth 1485 Sculpture Trail. The trail is a rural route which will link the six key locations of the Battle using rights of way, canal paths and village lanes. Each location will be represented through sculpture and other art forms. Work on this major capital project is now under development.
‘Inspiring Bosworth’ has provided an opportunity for local schools to shape the interpretation of the trail through education, outreach and creative activities. The project has focused on the archaeology, artefacts and landscape of the battle scene. There have been opportunities for people to handle artefacts and listen to and learn from historians and archaeologists. There have also been opportunities for schools and communities to create their own works of art, with professional artists, based around the themes of the sculptures.
The project has engaged and inspired the communities of Market Bosworth, Sutton Cheney, Dadlington and Stoke Golding and further afield. It will leave a lasting legacy of the Battle of Bosworth and the events since which still continue to shape our communities today.
An exhibition, showcasing the work from the project is at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre until September 2020. However, the Centre is presently closed due to the Covonavirus - as soon as the Centre is open the exhibition will be accessible once again.