be a place we have not visited for a long time, or perhaps never at all.
For some of us, it's just part of a personal history we create for
ourselves, but for others there really is somewhere like that described
by Robert Frost:
is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you
though its meaning is strongly rooted in a physical place which we can
visit, in these days of frequent re-location the real power of Home
is often defined more in our heads than by buildings, countries or landscapes.
Of the several meanings given in the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary,
perhaps the most germane for the global village is a definition from
as far back as 1548:
place, region or state to which one properly belongs, in which one’s
affections centre, or where one finds rest, refuge, or satisfaction."
can frequently be found more in memory than in geography or more in
imagination than in reality, and a song, a flower, a word, or a mouthful
of food can be all it takes to bring to life a whole theatre of recollection.
invites you to contribute your own memories and imaginings of Home:
the sound of it, the scent of it, the feel of it, the taste of it. The
place where *you* go for rest, refuge and satisfaction. The site is
designed as a series of questions to help focus your thoughts - please
answer as few or as many as you wish. Your responses will be added to
the collection immediately, and you can also read the contributions
of others. Together we are building a Home Page with a difference.
What does the word ‘home’ mean to you? Read entries
Please describe the home of your childhood.
Please describe the scent, taste or feel of home.
Which object most evokes home for you?
Where do you feel you ‘properly belong’ now?
project is now closed to contributions.
Home Project was sponsored by trAce
and East Midlands Arts and
was developed from a collaboration with New Perspectives Theatre Company,