Colm Cille’s Spiral is a present-day re-imagination of ideas from the distant past spread by the sixth-century Irish monk Colm Cille, or St Columba, through an ambitious collaboration of artists, writers and academics.

“A project which uses the inspiration of the past to fuel creativity in the present and collaboration in the future.”
Michelle Brown, Professor Emerita, University of London

Following an imaginary spiral, six contemporary artistic interpretations will link revered and significant sites from the furthest reaches of the UK and Ireland along once-vital perimeters and sea routes, to be re-presented at the end of the year in Derry-Londonderry as part of City of Culture 2013. The artworks and performances will be accompanied by talks and discussion in each ‘knot’ of the Spiral, enlightening and inspiring new understandings of a fascinating shared history of these islands.