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Re-Imagining the Ring Exhibition
June 25 - September 9Free
The Rollright Trust is holding an temporary exhibition of sculptures at the Rollright Stone King’s Men Stone Circle. Young artists have helped the project by filling in the gaps in the surviving stone circles that have been left by Britain’s prehistoric ancestors.
West Oxfordshire is home to the mysterious and well preserved prehistoric rocks, as these limestone boulders and a stone circle date well back to the Neolithic & Bronze Age. The Rollright Trust looks after this area to keep the remains in good condition for future generations to enjoy.
The Whispering Knights are believed to be the remains of a Neolithic burial chamber and lie approximately 400 metres east of The King’s Men stone circle.
The Whispering Knights pre-date the stone circle by about 1300 years, while across the road (Warwickshire) the King Stone a single standing stone marking a Bronze Age burial ground from around c.1500BC is about 1000 years later than the stone circle.
It is hoped that this exhibition will make people think differently about prehistory and demarcation of space. While also inspire young participants to creatively re-image the original designs of this ‘Cumbrian’ style stone circle.
The Rollright Trust Ltd. was established in 1997 and has set goals to:
- To protect and conserve the Rollright Stones and their environment in a manner that promotes their long term physical preservation for the benefit of the public.
- To facilitate and promote research and educational activities relating to the Rollright Stones and their environment.
- To promote the conservation of megalithic and other sites and monuments and of their environment and to facilitate and promote research and educational activities relating to such sites and monuments and their environment.