Create giant virtual sculptures. Turn homes into castles. Subvert urban design: cover it with flowers. Pave the streets with gold. St Loye is the patron of miners and goldsmiths, so we created St Loyes in Minecraft… Come and play!
|Sat 26 May||11am–5pm|
Create giant virtual sculptures. Turn homes into castles. Subvert urban design: cover it with flowers. Pave the streets with gold.
St Loye is the patron saint of miners and goldsmiths, and St Loyes is the location of the Heavitree quarries, so of course St Loyes had to be forged in Minecraft!
We will open up the St Loyes world in mid-May, so people all over St Loyes, Exeter, and the world can build stuff together. Then come along for a meet-up, share what you’ve made, be inspired by others, and build more stuff. Come and find out what this Minecraft fuss is all about. Or simply come and play!
Please keep an eye on see the website and social media for links and the most up-to-date info.
St Loye is working with artist Clare Bryden. Last year she produced “Songs in the Neighbourhood”, a peripatetic choral performance by choir Sine Nomine in the area where the roads are named after English composers. The choir, with enthusiastic audience participation, serenaded the people of Coates Road, Grainger Close, Stanford Road, Sullivan Road, Walton Road, Delius Crescent, Purcell Close and Elgar Close with the music of each composer on their eponymous street corner.
“Minecraft my home” is held in partnership with Exeter City Futures, who created the St Loyes world in Minecraft. It is part of Working with Gold, a public art programme nurturing community and a sense of place in St Loyes, east Exeter. The programme is supported by a Grass Roots Grant from Exeter City Council, and by Digby Community Association.