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Pontefract Castle: Pontefract Giants - 26th September 2021

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Pontefract Castle

Castle Garth

Pontefract

WF8 1QH

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Wakefield Council and Installation artists James Bulley and Mathew Rosier present: Pontefract Giants.

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Wakefield Council and artists James Bulley and Mathew Rosier present: Pontefract Giants.

“And there was dancing of Giantes; and musick prepared to meet us.”

Those were the words written by playwright Ben Johnson more than 400 years ago.

This September, at the turn of the year, when the veil between the worlds begins to grow thin, visit Pontefract Castle and experience a connection across 300,000 years of history as giants once again dance in the castle grounds.

Pontefract Giants is a sound and light show featuring modern-day Pontefract residents who will transform, with the aid of the castle’s trees, into the “Giants” - the ancestors of Pontefract - each one representing a period of the town’s history, from the misty, forgotten depths of Pontefract’s very first human habitation, through Iron Age farming, to post-Civil War liquorice cultivation and more.

Be guided by the poetic narration as the Giants come to life before your eyes, accompanied by the natural forces that shaped the human lives in Pontefract’s story - fire, rock and rain - and a moving, atmospheric soundtrack.

Each performance of Pontefract Giants will last approximately half an hour, with live music between showings. Performances start at 7:30pm, with the last performance at 9:30pm

The event is free, and while booking is recommended, it is not essential. Tickets represent an entry time, but you are free to stay until the end of the last show (approx. 10pm). This is an unique opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of Pontefract Castle as night falls.

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Where can I park?

Pontefract Castle car park is located on Beech Hill a short distance from the castle entrance - a walk of approx. 5min. Car park post code is WF8 2JF

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Call 01924 302700 and leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

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Castle Garth

Pontefract

WF8 1QH

United Kingdom

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Wakefield Museums and Castles, Wakefield Council

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