Projects / Let's Get Married Today

2003

This ambitious event brought two couples from very different backgrounds (along with their families and friends) to get married outside, in Grizedale Forest. Each couple created ceremonies of their own devising and then went on to celebrate the weddings together in the evening. They were entertained by a wide mix of material from family and friends and from favourite performers and contemporary artists arranged by Grizedale Arts.

Kerry Stewart's work 'Crow' became an enduring highlight of the Grizedale programme - with writer Jonathan Griffin citing it as his all-time 'art highlight'. At the climax of the boozy reception, onto the dance floor came a man-sized crow performing a lascivious mating ritual to the strains of Paul McCartney's 'Mull of Kintyre', bonding the entire disparate audience for a brief moment.