Artists from over 30 native American tribes will take part in a month-long project in Plymouth, a port city in Devon in southwest England, to mark the 400th anniversary of Mayflower voyage to the New World, organizers announced Tuesday.
Settlement, as the event is called, will be a large-scale contemporary art and events program based in Plymouth's Central Park starting on July 6.
The event, including performances, installations, film, poetry, dance, immersive theater and others, has been organized as part of Mayflower 400, a year-long program to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the famous voyage in history.
Plymouth was the starting point for the epic voyage of the ship named the Mayflower to what is now the United States in 1620.
Settlement is a collaboration between US-based lead artist Cannupa Hanska Luger and Plymouth-based arts collective The Conscious Sisters.
"It allows artists complete control to explore the effects of the colonization of North America from a Native American perspective," said a spokesperson for the organizers.
Artist Luger will take up residence in the Plymouth park to enable the Plymouth community to gain a deeper understanding of the complex living indigenous cultures that have survived settler colonization in North America.
Luger said: "The project creates space and time to address questions and traumas through contemporary artworks and engagement, while also presenting a radical and complex living example of indigenous resilience and intersection."
Today over 30 million U.S. citizens can trace their ancestry to the 132 pilgrims, settlers and crew aboard the Mayflower when it landed in Plymouth bay, Massachusetts in the United States.