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Jeremy Deller - The Last of the Industrial Revolution, from Procession, 2009. Banner made by Ed Hall.

Jeremy Deller is the Keynote Speaker for the Reimagining the Industrial Revolution symposium

Faye Claridge

Roy Edwards & Faye Claridge discuss Economics, business and the artist

John Davies - Viaduct, Stockport, 1986

John Davies and Roger White talk about the Landscapes of Industry

Nathan Tromans - The Trail of Thomas Love

A performance of music and photography on Saturday evening

Clare Mitten - Carousel, 2011

Matt Thompson & Clare Mitten discuss The Aesthetics of Industry

Shifting Worlds Symposium

Reimagining the

Industrial Revolution


9 - 10 Oct 2015

Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Deller

Enginuity, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7DQ

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A two day event bringing together academics, artists, poets and musicians to explore the impact of the Industrial Revolution and its significance today.

Day One will include talks, workshops and performances at the historic Coalbrookdale site, including keynote speaker Jeremy Deller.
Day Two will include free access to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums; Weighty Friend, a unique 'wrapping' of the Iron Bridge by Faye Claridge and free admission to the evening musical performance of The Trail of Thomas Love.

Tickets cost £15 and include:
- All talks and workshops
- Refreshments and lunch on 9 October
- Free access to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums from 8 - 15 October
- Faye Claridge's Weighty Friend event
- Free entry to 10 October performance The Trail of Thomas Love

Enginuity, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7DQ


To find out more about the symposium please contact

The Symposium is open to all; tickets at £15 per person must be pre-booked online at

For additional information about the symposium contact Dr Matt Thompson on 01952 435900.

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Symposium Schedule

Friday 9 October

09.15 - 09.50   Registration, tea & coffee

09.50 - 10.00   Welcome: Anna Brennand & Anne de Charmant

10.00 - 11.00   M. Thompson & C. Mitten: The Aesthetics of Industry

11:00 - 11.45   Jeremy Deller: Keynote Speech

11.45 - 12.00   Tea & coffee

12.00 - 13.00   R. Edwards & F. Claridge: Economics, business and the artist

13.00 - 14.00   Lunch

14.00 - 15.00   R. White & J. Davies: The Landscapes of Industry

15.00 - 16.30   Workshops      

- Poetry workshop with Pele Cox
- Walkshop with Nathan Tromans and John Powell
- House of Fairy Tales: tales of industry and performance
- Curators' Tour of Landscape with Machines

16.30 - 17.15   Closing Session Anne de Charmant and Matt Thompson



Saturday 10 October

Free access to all Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust sites.

Daytime: 10.00 - 12.00 Faye Claridge's outdoor work Weighty Friend to be held on the Iron Bridge.

Evening: 20.00 (doors open from 19.00) Nathan Tromans' performance The Trail of Thomas Love at the Engine Shop, Coalbrookdale.


More information on the delegates and speakers


Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
Coach Road