Walking in Time: The Artis Trail
We are creating a new digital walking trail to celebrate the Roman history through to contemporary history of the Artis Trail in Castor, along the River Nene with Nene Park and Nenescape
In September 2021 we undertook two community consultation days to explore ideas for the trail and get feedback on some of our initial ideas and concepts.
We set up in Lynch Lake Community Hub with a mix of photos/artwork on exhibition, an AV screen, a gaming console and screen, and an iPad. The Hub was decorated with bunting and there were tables with roman inspired illustrations for children to colour in. The exhibition/consultation included:
- Concept designs for the walking app
- Demo (working) QR codes to test
- Illustrations of Roman artefacts found locally
- Photographs of the environment/flora/fauna
- Drone footage of Normangate
- Video footage about the walk
- Skylark – a video game concept
- Augmented Reality Roman soldier
In the two days, over 100 people visited our Hub, including individual walkers, older couples, family groups, single parents, and teenagers. In addition, we were visited by Nene Park staff and project partners.
Everyone that visited became engaged in multiple facets of the project, including looking at the Normangate route, testing the video game, being photographed with the augmented reality roman soldier, filling in questionnaires, talking about ideas, colouring in the art sheets, watching the drone footage and testing the QR codes to the app.