'No Frost at Night’

Curated by Babylon Young Curator Sid White-Jones, the exhibition was formed of new artworks created by five East-Anglian based artists in response to a historical weather diary from 1963, written by Betty Mann, a lifelong resident of Soham in Cambridgeshire.

No Frost at Night Exhibition Banner

Named 'The Soham Weather Diaries' they feature daily temperature readings and a personal observation on the way the weather both felt and looked in the town of Soham, Cambridgeshire on each recorded day of the year. Betty Mann began taking these daily weather readings in December 1962 and continued right up until her death on the 20th February 2018. The diaries are currently held within the care of Heritage for All CIC.

No Frost at Night presented an artistic analysis of this diary, in the form of five commissioned artworks by:

‘No Frost at Night’ was curated by Sid White-Jones, a photographic artist based in Cambridge, during his time on the Babylon Young Curators programme; a year-long professional development programme for young people age 18 - 25. The exhibition took place as part of Babylon ARTS’ 2021 gallery programme in April at the Babylon Gallery.

“The exhibition presents audiences with ideas on how archival materials can be utilised within the context of contemporary art. Betty’s weather diaries are a wonderfully eclectic source of inspiration, each a unique time-capsule in its own right.”

- Sid White-Jones.

 If you missed the exhibition, you can still visit the virtual tour, click on the images below:

screen shot of exhibition virtual tour No Frost at Night - Promotional Image Betty Manns Diary Extract


This project was in partnership with:

BYC Supporters Logos

Ad Ad