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Green Croft Arts

Green Croft Arts

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Green Croft Arts is a not for profit organisation, offering arts, culture and wellbeing activities to visitors and rural communities on the Northumberland / Cumbria border.
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We are inspired by the landscape and heritage of the area.
We are motivated to ensure rural communities have the same access to high quality activities and services.
We are keen to offer experiences for visitors to engage with local communities more deeply.

We do this by creating installations, and immersive experiences that engage people more deeply in a place or a space and offer activities that connect the mind with the body.
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corpse road

Also known as corpse way, coffin route, coffin road, coffin path, churchway path, bier road, burial road, lyke-way or lych-way. “Now is the time of night, That the graves all gaping wide, Every one lets forth his sprite, In the church-way paths to glide” – Puck in Midsummer Night’s Dream. A path used in medieval times to take the dead from a remote parish to the ‘mother’ church for burial. Coffin rests or wayside crosses lined the route of many where the procession would stop for a while to sing a hymn or say a prayer. There was a strong belief that once a body was taken over a field or fell that route would forever be a public footpath which may explain why so many corpse roads survive today as public footpaths. They are known through the UK.

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