At dusk on the autumn equinox, a glowing circle of sculptural forms waited on the Hurst Water Meadow at Dorchester-on-Thames for the approach of a silent, torchlit procession of 130 people. Drumming and music gradually became heard. The procession wound its way around the circle to form the audience for a performance of poetry under a star-pricked sky, accompanied by the impromptu soft hoots of an owl.
Henge19 was the inspiration of Adrian Brooks, and was centred on his illuminated sculptural forms. The idea for the sculpture came from the prehistoric henge monument which once existed at Dorchester-on-Thames.
Adrian worked with composer Tim Cook, artist Miranda Creswell, poet David Burns, and the help and collaboration of many, many others, to deliver not just the main event, but two art exhibitions and a programme of arts workshops at St Birinus Primary School.