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Legend of the Edge.

Updated: Apr 8, 2021

Call for Participants for Online Creative Workshop on the Legend of Alderley Edge, 13th April 2021. An exciting new project that you can be part

of. Dr Victoria Flood is asking you to share your version of the legend of the Edge, with photos , pictures and be used in an app. Victoria explains

"The final Augmented Reality resource will work

as an app to be downloaded onto smartphones or tablets, so visitors can walk across Alderley Edge and see images, and hear music and storytelling, enacting the legend across the site. This content will also be visible on the project website as well, for visitors who don't have access to a smartphone.

There is more information on the participant info s

heet for those who sign up, but the workshop will last for 2 hours, and participants will be guided by our creative writers, Beth Underdown and Tom Lee, to tell their own legend of the Edge using as a starting point images of Alderley Edge provided by the National Trust and the Caving Club, but encourage participants to bring their own images or other prompts with them (whether in digital form or just present by the screen). The final narratives (with participant consent) then go to the project's creative teams as points of inspiration for the commissions that will populate the AR resource, and are archived (again with participant c

onsent) on the project website."

Your stories of the Edge are a vital part of the Invisible Worlds project, and we would love to hear about your experiences with the Edge, and its legendary history.

National Trust Images/Robert Morris

If you have stories about Alderley Edge, and its legend, then we would like to hear from you! We are seeking participants in creative workshops conducted as part of Invisible Worlds, an exploration of the legend of Alderley Edge led by a team of researchers at the University of Birmingham, Institute of Historical Research at University of London, and University of Lincoln.

In the context of an online workshop with Beth Underdown (bestselling author of The Witchfinder’s Sister), and Thomas Lee (a doctoral researcher of Arthurian legends at the University of Manchester), we invite you to explore your own accounts of the Edge’s legendary history, in relation to key features in the landscape: whether the Wizard’s Well, the Devil’s Grave, or elsewhere.

The Invisible Worlds project brings together digital and creative responses to explore contemporary and historical placemaking strategies to trace the legends associated with the Edge and the network of mines beneath its surface. Invisible Worlds frames a new intervention in the representation of the site’s invisible history through a publicly participatory Augmented Reality resource for use at Alderley Edge (accessed via smart phone or tablet) and a remote access resource (both launching in 2022). Your versions of the legend will be vital to the final resource, and we are keen to hear from

you. For further information, please visit, and for any queries, please contact Dr Victoria Flood, Senior Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Literature at the University of Birmingham ( Dr Victoria Flood

Senior Lecturer in Medieval & Early Modern Literature Crossing Borders in the Insular Middle Ages (2019) Crossing Borders: Database and Visualisation

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