Artefact 1: Mr Muscle
by James Walker. Artwork by Izaak Bosman.
"He could cook, he could sew, he could darn a stocking and milk a cow, he was an efficient woodcutter and a good hand at embroidery, fires always burned when he had laid them and a floor after he had scrubbed it was thoroughly clean." Aldous Huxley.
A Model of Neatness and Precision
You wouldn't find Lawrence locked away in the garret - not unless he'd build it himself
Loves the Jobs You Hate
You don't know your floor until you have scrubbed it on your hands and knee
Road to Happiness
Lawrence has the ability to absorb himself in the moment, performing mundane tasks with a radiating creativeness which was contagious.
We are Transmitters
To make 'Bejahad' life you must be absorbed in the task at hand.
Artefact 2: Lawrence's Alphabet
by James Walker. Submitted by Jackie Greaves.
The second artefact in the Memory Theatre is the D.H. Lawrence alphabet, which is rooted in Nottingham's distinctive dialect. This handy reference will have you breezing through Lawrence's works and might even inspire you to create some of your own.
Thar't a Mard Arse
Dialect in written form is Lawrence’s most precious gift to Eastwood and its community.
Like Lawrence, dialects do not stand still. New words appear and old words vanish. Wherefore art thou duck?
What is the Nottingham dialect and where does it come from?
Some words can be used to indicate ‘Nottinghamness’. Lawrence uses many mining terms which tie in closely with his background.